Council Membership Committee

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Council Membership Committee Duties

Many councils have a standing Membership Committee, or appoint a membership chair whose duties include growing and tracking the membership of the council. The council membership committee performs a key role by ensuring all chapters are following best practices for membership recruitment and retention, helping current members resolve membership issues, maintaining member’s contact information, and communicating changes or issues with members to TU staff. Using the roster and membership changes reports found in the Leaders Only Tools section of the website, the council membership committee tracks membership numbers and focuses on ways to drive membership growth in the state.

When Starting a Membership Committee or Taking Over as Membership Chair

  • Receive and review records from past membership chair. Ask the past chair for lessons learned and a full review of the prior year’s duties/activities.
  • Review the Membership Memo
  • Review the Membership Recruitment & Engagement Resources
  • Ensure your council chair enters you as the membership chair, or as a secondary membership chair if a committee is formed, in the Leaders Only Tools section of (so that you have access to the rosters, membership changes report, etc…)
  • Get into the Leaders Only Tools section and explore. Reach out to your Volunteer Operations Staff if you have any questions.

Ongoing Tasks of a Membership Committee or Chair

  • With the council executive committee, set membership growth goals for the state and develop plans for promoting this goal among the chapters, developing new member recruitment strategies and resources and supporting chapter membership recruitment
  • Report on status of council membership against these goals at each council meeting including: total membership, change from last meeting, new members, etc. This information is available from the membership changes report in the Leaders Only Tools section
  • Assist chapter membership committees with TU membership questions and problems
  • Ongoing quality control of the council roster


TU Volunteer Leaders trainings are a powerful way to connect with resources, learn from fellow volunteers and grow your impact locally. Join us for the following events:

In-Person Trainings:

2021 Annual Meeting
Due to increasing COVID-19 concerns and projections, the 2021 Annual Meeting is cancelled.

2021 Regional Rendezvous
Due to increasing COVID-19 concerns and projections, the 2021 Regional Rendezvous are postponed.

Online Trainings:

View past training recordings or join an upcoming live, online webinar, held at 8 p.m. EST unless otherwise noted.

February 23 — Virtual Advocacy: Using Online Petitions to Grow Impact (8PM)

March 4 — Filing the NEW Annual Activity Report & IRS Reporting Requirements (8PM)

March 15 — Embrace A Stream Grant Training (8PM)

March 29 — Effective Digital Communications During COVID (8PM)

April 8 — TU Event Registration Tools to Better Manage and Promote Your Activities (8PM)


Your Volunteer Operations Staff is here to help! 

Nick Halle
Volunteer Operations Coordinator
(703) 284-9425
Contact Nick for:

  • Volunteer Leader Login Issues
  • Insurance Requests / Questions
  • Fundraising Program & Support
  • Membership Recruitment Tools
  • L.L. Bean Rod Donations

Lisa Beranek

Leadership Development Manager
(907) 205-0974
Contact Lisa for:

  • Leadership Recruitment & Development
  • Embrace A Stream Grants Program
  • Strategic Planning Support
  • Diversity Event Planning