Actively solicits and evaluates potential DCA members and make recommendations on member programs and awards to help recruit and retain members. The committee works to welcome new members through orientation at the meetings, and through a Peer Guide process by which new members are paired with an existing member to help guide them through the first year of membership.Composition:
The Chairs of each committee are appointed by the President at the Mid Year Meeting. The Vice Chairs are appointed by the Chair at the Mid Year Meeting. The position of chair and vice chair alternate every two years between regular members and associate members. Members of the committee are self selecting, though the President can appoint members to the committee.
1. Mission Statement of the Committee Actively solicit and evaluate potential DCA members and make recommendations on member programs and awards.
2. 2011 Achievements
a. Regular Membership – Net increase of one (1) from 58 to 59
but actually replaced three (3), for a total of four (4) new members
b. Associate Membership – Net increase of four (4) from 89 to 93
The segment/industry continues to gain strength, compared to an overall struggling U.S. economy thus increasing the interest in DCA.
a. Mid-Year Meeting – attendance 2010 = 143 and 2011 = 153.
b. Fall Board Meeting – attendance 2010 = 83 and 2011 = 83
c. Convention – attendance 2010 = 299 and 2011 = 300
d. Auction results – 2010 = $228,400 and 2011 = $400,425
e. Professional Development Conference – New = 60
Participation in the auction for 2011 was outstanding, 2012 is also looking very good as a growth year for DCA. The Professional Development Conference was a great tool to gain new members.
We had a 40% response rate, which is in the average range of survey responses. The results showed an 8% increase in 2010.
3. 2012 Goals and Objectives
· Our 2012 goal is to increase the current member levels (of both Members and Associate) from 2011, with the market in a moderate upturn and the continued increase of acquisitions within our segment this again will be a challenge for us all in 2012.
o Our 2012 goal is to add five (5) regular members and five (5) associate members.
o To have each member of the membership committee sign up at least one new member in 2012.
o Push for 50% participation in 2012 Equipment Survey!
o Also retain 99% of our current members!
4. 2012 Initiatives
1.) How to increase the current membership
2.) How to grow in 2012 and beyond
3.) To continue to show value to our membership
4.) Written process for retention of members
5.) “Meet and Greet” for all new members (annual, mid-year & fall board meetings)
· Non attending members
· Not renewing membership
Scott Miller, Miller Pipeline, Chairman
Patrick Hunt, CNH Equipment, Inc., Vice Chairman
Douglas Banning, Jr., Miller Pipeline
Christian Brahler., T T Technologies Inc.
Rob DeRue, D.R.S. Enterprises, Inc.
David Dutton, McElroy Manufacturing Inc.
Rob Jackson, Caterpillar, Inc.
Oliver Klinger, III Underground Construction Magazine
Lewis Long, Volvo Construction Equipment of N.A. Inc.
Shawn Lowman, Vacuworx International
Brian Mattson, Digital Control Incorporated
Kevin Michels, Michels Corporation
Rich Prosser, American Augers, Inc.
Gary Smith, Mastec North America Inc.
John Weaver, John Deere Construction & Forestry Division
David Wisniewski, Vermeer Corporation
Greg Witry, FABCO Equipment Inc.
Members can view meeting minutes in the Members Only section of the web site.