Re: [RLC-Action] Re: RLC Membership Growth
- The only sensible way to measure progress is to have an explicit plan, with measurable goals, and measure how well they are attained.Is there an RLC plan with measurable goals?Is there a strategic plan?Thx,TCS=======================================In a message dated 1/11/2006 3:24:35 PM Pacific Standard Time, westmiller@... writes:
From: John Pankratz <pankratz@...>
> We are so few in number that it is not in our interest
> to advertize the figure.
Agreed. It was only distributed to RLC officers on this
eGroup. There are many reasons for the small number,
although it has grown in most of the 15 years of our
Because of executive abuse, the Board suspended
all dues renewal notices for two years, pending efforts
to recover the membership list, charter states, and get
control of resources. We've made lots of progress, but
still have challenges. Dues renewal notices will likely
be issued with the next edition of the printed newsletter,
> What, then, are our prospects for any action that will
> materially advance the cause of liberty?
The same could be asked of an organization of 5,000
or 50,000. We have had an impact on state and federal
legislation (supporting RLC candidates, officials and
Advisory Board members), public discussion (with news
releases and cooperative letters on current issues), and
a wide range of participation in GOP and public events.
There's always more than could be done ... if we had
more resources and activism. We take it one step at
Note that, in addition to dues-paid members, we
have almost 5,700 "Associate Members", who have
indicated support for our goals, and a mailing list of
8,800 members and prospects. That (of course) is
the number I use for public purposes.
> The only group that I know of that has small
> numbers and makes much of an impact is
> media writers and producers.
Or, the 118 signers of the Declaration and
Constitution ... or the handful of people who have
contested critical individual rights issues to the
The object of any organization is to pool all
of the individual resources for a cause. With
coordination and cooperation, everyone gets
the benefit of a few volunteers and advocates
who do most of the work.
Those who are willing to work have the RLC-
Action eGroup to coordinate efforts. If you have
ANY interest (even short of pledging your life,
fortune and sacred honor) in helping, just post
and you'll get whatever assignment you please.
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