If you accept that truth then it is worth the time to honor those local BDPA chapters who are demonstrating success in their efforts to recruit and retain members. Let's take a look at the ten largest chapters in BDPA-Nation:
- Chicago - president, Pamela Sexton
- Atlanta - president, Felicia Jones
- Philadelphia - president, Eileen Gadsden
- New Jersey - president, Goldie Bonney
- Cincinnati - president, Clarence Larcarte
- New York - president, Renetta English
- Los Angeles - president, John Malonson
- Dallas - president, Stacy Stewart
- Southern Minnesota - president, Melcon Hinds
- Washington DC - president, Perry Carter
The top two chapters - Chicago and Atlanta - are members of the 'BDPA Century Club', which means that they have over 100 members. One of the common denominators for each of these chapters is that they place a high premium on the delivery of quality programs and services to their members. These chapters work hard to ensure that there is a strong return on the $100 investment that each member makes thru annual dues.
What are your thoughts about the value of BDPA membership? What can your local chapter do to improve the value-proposition for you on a personal or professional level?