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Old 08-26-2012, 02:01 PM
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Membership Milestones, like 100,000th member, etc

I have noticed that while NPHC organizations will state publicly that they have over ______ initiates, I rarely see a big to-do being made in the form of a press release when that milestone has been reached. (It's possible that no major milestones have been reached since I've been an NPHC member; on the other hand, I am certain that Sigma Gamma Rho has reached 100,000 in the past decade.)

On the other hand, APO makes a pretty big deal of our membership milestones historically, from including them in our 1993 history book, to making a release/blog entry about them via social media.

What do you think about publicly celebrating such milestones?

(This is not a quantity vs quality debate because I presume that everyone tries to only initiate quality people.)
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:13 PM
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We initiated our 100,000th while I was a collegian. She got a blurb on the website. I wouldn't call it a celebration, though.
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Old 08-26-2012, 03:57 PM
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SigEp definitely celebrates milestones too! In my new member materials (and every updated edition), there's always a picture of the 100,000th initiate. On top of that, we got an email when we hit our 15,000th active a year or two ago. I also think I got an email or announcement of some sort when 250,000 was hit a few years ago.

I think it's just a cool thing to celebrate. It (hopefully) shows positive trends and a positive image for the org.

Plus, everyone loves numbers. I feel like our brains just work that way.
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