by Kim Reem, President, IowaFRW
If someone offered to give you $1,000 per day for 30 days or give you a penny today and double it each day for the next 30 days, which would you choose?
Thirty thousand dollars is a nice tidy sum, and when you consider that doubling a penny each day for a week would yield $1.28, it might be convenient to quit doing the math and settle for $30,000. However, in just 30 days, that measly $1.28 would become $10.7 million. Pretty impressive, isn’t it? One little penny doubled again and again becomes quite powerful in a relatively short amount of time.
Consider the power of doubling up when it comes to you and your club. Doubling our IowaFRW membership statewide means more Republican victories in 2016, more clubs, more empowered clubs, more possibilities for leadership and more voices being heard. These are all great reasons to Double in 2015.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
I know a young woman who is a great volunteer for our local party. She definitely wants to be a member, but she has limited financial resources. I paid her dues and I look forward to both mentoring and sponsoring her this year as she gets more involved. I urge you to have at least one person you are encouraging and mentoring, even if it includes helping financially.
Most adult females in my family and many friends have received a club membership from me as a gift either for a birthday, Christmas or special occasion. You could do this, too. It is a great way to show family and friends the benefits of club membership, and give them a chance to try it out for “free.”
A lady in our county made the millionth call for Romney in 2012. While she was enjoying her “15 minutes of fame,” I presented her with a paid membership and thanked her on behalf of our club for all her hard work. Republican women succeed in your community every day. Look for ways to acknowledge their success and bring them into your club at the same time.
As potential presidential candidates hold meetings across the state, you will have many chances to partner, network and invite others to join your club. At these events, walk down the rows of people and talk to each one about Republican women. This is a terrific way to meet new people and share what you are doing.
For more information, visit http://nfrw.org/documents/membership/handbook/handbook.pdf. The username is federation and the password is nfrw1938.
Bring someone with you and join us in this effort. Let’s Double in 2015 so we can help lead Iowa to victory in 2016.