Set Goals for the New Year
6 ways your chapter can gain ground in 2016
By Don Blakley, Vice President of Eastern Operations
We’ve all made our New Year resolutions to lose weight, quit smoking, save more money, hunt and fish more, and maybe even be nicer to the neighbors. These are all great and can certainly make us healthier and happier individuals. But what if we also set some New Years’ goals for our chapters so we can all benefit from a happy and healthy RMEF?
The New Year is nearly upon us and banquets will be starting before we know it—in late January. Here are six good goals for every RMEF chapter around the country, large or small, old or brand new. Use these, set your own, or mix and match.
Our RMEF chapter will strive to:
1 — Increase cash donations for the 2016 banquet by $200.
2 — Ensure each committee member recruits one new committee volunteer by year’s end.
3 — Get all live and silent auction items either donated or underwritten.
4 — Participate in a volunteer rendezvous in your state or in another state.
5 — Whether you’re in an elk state or not, volunteer to help the state wildlife agency with a project.
6 — Increase the 2016 banquet attendance by 10 percent over the 2015 attendance numbers.
Set your chapter’s goals to be real and achievable. RMEF’s goal for 2016 is to increase our ability to achieve our mission.
If we can accomplish the goals in the list above, then RMEF’s mission becomes easier than ever. Elk country and our hunting traditions will benefit from our chapters’ New Year resolutions, just as we each benefit from the promises we make to ourselves. All we have to do is stick to it.