BoatUS Offers Help to Grow Boat Club Membership

BoatUS Offers Help to Grow Boat Club Membership
 
 
New Membership Recruitment Resources Available

ALEXANDRIA, VA, – Community boat and yacht clubs offer critical access to the water and significantly add to the quality of life for local residents. However, for some clubs growing membership is a challenge today. To help with the issue, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) offers two new resources – a five-minute video and comprehensive BoatUS Magazine feature – that can help clubs grow membership.

"Much has changed in the world in the last few decades and boat clubs need to change as well, and that includes how they grow membership," said BoatUS Vice President of Public Affairs Scott Croft. "Our video and BoatUS Magazine story share new ideas, tips and proven techniques to help any club increase membership." Croft, who is also a long-time boat club member and volunteer board member of an association of community boat clubs says these new resources "will get your members thinking about new ways to recruit and retain boating families."

Video: "Growing Boat Club Membership": With some up-to-date tips and ideas to help clubs grow, this short, five-minute video is great for showing to membership at club meetings, or emailing a link to club members to create a discussion. Go here to view: https://goo.gl/v5UORv.

BoatUS Magazine article "Building Up America's Boat Clubs": Why are some clubs struggling, while others are successful? To view or download a PDF copy to post to your club's bulletin board or to share via email with members, go here: BoatUS.com/boatclubs

In addition, BoatUS has a program for clubs that offers annual membership for $15 – half off the regular $30 dues – to those boaters who are members of a boat or yacht club that has a BoatUS Cooperating Group affiliation. In addition to range of membership benefits that helps club members get more out of boating lifestyle, the Cooperating Group program offers members discounts at hundreds of marinas, fuel docks, repair facilities, bait/tackle shops, sail lofts, and many other marine related businesses. To sign up or learn more, go here: BoatUS.com/membership/group.

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About Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS):

Celebrating 50 years in 2016, BoatUS is the nation's largest organization of recreational boaters with over a half million members. We are the boat owners' voice on Capitol Hill and fight for their rights. We help ensure a roadside breakdown doesn't end a boating or fishing trip before it begins, and on the water, we bring boaters safely back to the launch ramp or dock when their boat won't, day or night. The BoatUS Insurance Program gives boat owners the specialized coverage.

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