Our ESU membership year begins July 1 and ends June 30 (this is also our fiscal year for financial reporting purposes). In June, you'll be receiving membership renewal notices for our next membership year that begins July 1, 2014.
Even though our current fiscal year is nearly over, it is still a good time to bring in new members. If a new member enrolls during the fourth quarter of the fiscal year, that is, during April, May or June, their membership will carry over into the new fiscal year. That means the new member gets one, two or three extra months in their first-year membership depending on what month in the fourth quarter they enrolled. This only applies to new members.
Our fourth quarter begins in a couple of weeks and we are sure many of you may know of someone who is right on the edge of deciding to join and maybe these little extra "bonus" months would encourage them to join now rather than wait until the new fiscal year begins.
For example, if a new member joined on April 1, 2014, their first-year membership would actually be 14 months long—from April 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. Of course, they could still join on July 1, 2014, or in any other month for that matter and we always encourage new members to join anytime. Again, these extra months of membership might encourage them to not wait to join until the new fiscal year begins.
So, if you know someone who has been thinking of joining, please mention this to them. Many of our new members are referrals from current members so we encourage you to talk to your friends and invite them to join.
If you need any ESU membership brochures to give to your friends who may be interested in joining, just let us know and we'll get them to you ASAP. Or, if we can assist with the recruiting of your friends, please let us know. Initially, since these potential members are friends of yours, we would encourage you to approach them first to explain the benefit of enrolling in the next three months.
An ESU membership means that you are part of an important organization that has a mission to promote the English language by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators and members—a goal that should appeal to members of all ages.
Contact Jeff Schnabel for 4th Quarter Membership Bonus Assistance: (816) 442-7007 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org