Thursday, April 1, 2010

Top 10 BDPA Chapters (Membership, Apr 2010)

BDPA is focused on Taking Membership to the Next Level over the course of the next year.   It is going to take some hard work on the part of everyone in the organization.   BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is committed to do our part.   Are you willing to do your part? 

I have confidence in our National BDPA VP-Membership Management -- Mildred Allen.  Membership is the lifeblood of any organization.  We need to dig deep within each of our local chapters to determine what we need to do in order to build membership.   More members provide more revenue and more volunteers.  If your chapter is gaining membership ... then you have reason for celebration.

Let's celebrate those 10 chapters with the most membership!  The 45 BDPA chapters in BDPA-nation average 34 members (down 3 from last month).

There is some good news in the membership numbers. We welcome BDPA Los Angeles (president, John Malonson) back into the top ten list for first time since December 2008. In addition, BDPA New York (president, Judaea Lane) moved up one spot in the rankings since last month ... the 5th place ranking is the highest for the chapter since October 2008.  Also, BDPA Dallas (president, Chris Johnson) moved up one spot in the rankings since last month ... the 7th place ranking is the highest for the chapter since January 2004.

BDPA Southern Minnesota (president, Charlie Perkins) and BDPA Detroit (president, Markita Wade) each dropped one spot in the rankings since last month.  The largest drop in membership over the past month was experienced by BDPA Richmond (president, Jamar Arvin) ... it is the first time since July 2004 that this chapter has not been in the Top 10 rankings.

BDPA Chicago (president, Pamela Sexton) maintains its place as the largest chapter in the nation for the 36th month in a row!

The top ten chapters in terms of membership as of 4/1/2010 are:

  1. Chicago
  2. Triangle
  3. Philadelphia
  4. Atlanta
  5. New York - (jumped one place since last month)
  6. Southern Minnesota - (dropped one place since last month)
  7. Dallas - (jumped one place since last month)
  8. Detroit - (dropped one place since last month)
  9. New Jersey
  10. Los Angeles - (jumped one place since last month)
The first two (2) chapters on this list are in the BDPA Century Club with at least 100 members. BDPA Chicago chapter tops the list with 226 members!

Feel free to ask about the ranking of your chapter. In the meantime, we would love to know what you think about membership in BDPA?

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