RMASFAA’s Membership Committee is tasked with recruiting and retaining members within the eight member states by promoting the benefits of being part of RMASFAA. This committee is also responsible for updating and maintaining the member database. We are the ones who hound you mercilessly with emails, Facebook and blog posts from January until mid-March to renew your membership, pay your dues and clean up your institution’s roster of members! We also specialize in using RMASFAA’s President for marketing…remember this?
Your hard-working Membership Committee this year is:
- Ofelia Morales, University of Colorado-Boulder (CO)
- Brandon Winters, Manhattan Christian College — Vice Chair (KS)
- Alexa Freeburg, Health Works Institute (MT)
• Margarita Gurrola, Western Nebraska Community College (NE)
- Susan Cordahl, Mayville State University (ND)
- Bob Prouty, Mount Marty College (SD)
- John Garrigues, Wells Fargo (UT)
- Susan Stephenson, Eastern Wyoming College — Chair (WY)
Membership can be one of three types: institutional, associate and individual (we are fortunate to have several retirees keep up their individual membership!). Membership is per calendar year and dues are established annually by the Board of Directors and are due by March 15 of each membership year.
This year we are delighted to welcome six new associate members: CampusLogic; Goal Structured Solutions; Denver Scholarship Foundation; Attain, LLC; cuLearn with Thrivent; and Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA)! We are also excited to welcome back several institutional members who have not been part of RMASFAA for a while: Central Wyoming College (WY); Haskell Indian Nations University (KS); National American University (SD); Nightingale College (UT); Washburn University (KS) and Wyoming Technical Institute (WY).
Check out the RMASFAA Exchange Blog archives to learn more about newer RMASFAA participants in the Membership Committee’s Spotlight on New Members feature! https://rmasfaa.wordpress.com/
Something the Membership Committee relies on its members to do is to update their RMASFAA profile information annually. You can do this any time by logging on to the RMASFAA website here: http://rmasfaa.org/docs/forms/memIndivUpdate.html. Also, the primary contact for your school or company can add or delete members from your institution’s listing and clean up your organizations information by going to RMASFAA’s Member Services site and logging into the Administrative Services section: http://rmasfaa.org/docs/toc_memberservices.html.
Volunteering for the Membership Committee is a great way to start being involved in RMASFAA. There is no travel involved (except for Chairs) and doesn’t involve as much time commitment as other committees might. Most of the work is done right at your desk through emails and phone calls. I highly recommend every RMASFAA member volunteer for a committee; those who haven’t been involved regionally before should consider trying the Membership Committee! Volunteer forms are available at http://rmasfaa.org/docs/forms/memVolunteer.html
RMASFAA Membership Committee Chair