In 2021 we welcomed 1,756 new members, recording our best recruiting year since 2008! A special thanks to the 217 members, dealers, clubs and societies who referred collectors to join our community. Of the new applications received, 758 were a direct result of their recruiting efforts – proof that together we can grow!
Our top ten recruiters during the 2021 Together We Grow Campaign are listed here as well as our top ten recruiting sources. While I feel it is important to give a special shout out to our recruiting champions, I also want to stress the importance of “ONE.” Of those 758 referred new members, 170 were the result of a single referral. This may not seem like much, but each one does make a difference. Just think how strong we could be if each of us recruited just ONE new member. That’s my challenge to you.
We want to continue our growth in 2022 and have introduced our new slogan “Membership Matters,” stressing that together we can make the hobby strong.
Introducing new members to the APS introduces them to our entire network, strengthening our connections and the hobby.
So make it a goal this year to recruit a friend, family member or colleague that you know has an interest in the hobby. We have recruiting tips and tools on our website at www.stamps.org/together-we-grow. Or, feel free to contact the membership team who can provide you with brochures and applications to share.
Let’s also take a moment to thank our membership team, Nora DeGeorge and
Sarah Myers, who were instrumental to our success in 2021. They have spent
countless hours prospecting group/dealer lists, mailing hundreds of membership
invitations, and providing recruiting materials to members.
Congratulations to Drawing Winners:
We want to say a special congratulations to our life membership drawing winner - Arthur Luther. Arthur joined APS in 2005 and became an APS dealer member under the name "Luther's Stamp Box" in 2009. He currently sells on Hipstamp.com - you can find his store here. Thanks, Arthur, for recruiting 4 new members in 2021!
We would also like to take another moment to congratulate all of the 2021 winners of our monthly $25 gift card drawings:
2021 TWG Campaign Monthly Winners
Monthly $25 Drawing Winners:
- January – Karen Rowe, VA
- February – Joseph Zec, MA
- March – David Fordham Jr., NV
- April – Irving Adams, PA
- May – Anthony Mancuso, NC
- June – Brian Holthouse, AR
- July - Mark Rosenberg, NC
- August - Bobby Liao, CA
- September - Michael Mules, WI
- October - Peter Hoffman, Bellmore, NY
- November - Lewis Burchett, Perryville, AR
- December - Kees Adema, Stratford, CT
For each new member you refer between now and December 31, 2022 you will receive:
- $5 credit - use towards next year's dues, shopping for stamps, or receive a check once a $25 threshold is reached.
- Sponsor at least five new APS members during the campaign, and you will also get one year's FREE dues.
Visit the membership matters page for more information.
Thank you to everyone for a great 2021! Let’s work to make 2022 even better!