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Offline vic303

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#3--How can we women encourage participation in Range Work days?
« on: November 01, 2009, 09:20:52 PM »
Folks, I was asked to split out the 4 main questions I had originally posed into separate questions, so to better organize everyone's thoughts on a particular topic. Please post your replies to question #1 below.
Ladies, the title says it all--what CAN we do to improve participation in Project Appleseed?  I know we have some women IITs/Instructors etc, a fair number of AS attendees are women, Riflewoman does a TON of stuff, but what can you & I do?


3.  How can we reach more folks to participate in Range Work Days?


What suggestions do y'all have?  What ideas of your own are you willing to share here?

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Re: #3--How can we women encourage participation in Range Work days?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2010, 06:02:03 PM »
I am unsure of the question being asked. Do you want to know how to get more women involved in Appleseed while participating in Range work days?

I volunteer on my Range. Actually both BD and I do. They need people to help walk the line when the days are busy. We qualify for that, and are happy to do it. This is a good time to talk to couples about Appleseed. The more I put myself out there as an Appleseed member, the more questions are asked of me.

If you were asking how to get more women involved in Range Work Days, I can't answer that. Every Range has it's own needs and personality.

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Re: #3--How can we women encourage participation in Range Work days?
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2010, 07:28:56 AM »
Range is being the matter of participation.The need of every range is different with respect to personality and all. :)

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Re: #3--How can we women encourage participation in Range Work days?
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2010, 11:29:09 AM »
Our range saw a surge in participation at range work days when they announced (in advance) that all attendees would be given free participation in a raffle.  The raffle item was a handgun that the club had won at a "friends of the NRA" event.  Tickets were handed out at the end of the work day and the drawing was done at that time.
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Re: #3--How can we women encourage participation in Range Work days?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2010, 10:40:39 AM »
My experience with any gathering is that you have to do a few things:
#1- network network network. Get the information in as many hands as possible.
#2- specifically invite 4 times as many folks as you want to see arrive.  If you would like to see 25 folks show up, send "engraved invitations" to 100 people.
#3- create excitement.
#4- reinvite. Don't assume because you invited them that they'll come. Follow up.
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Re: #3--How can we women encourage participation in Range Work days?
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2010, 11:26:45 AM »
My experience with any gathering is that you have to do a few things:
#1- network network network. Get the information in as many hands as possible.
#2- specifically invite 4 times as many folks as you want to see arrive.  If you would like to see 25 folks show up, send "engraved invitations" to 100 people.
#3- create excitement.
#4- reinvite. Don't assume because you invited them that they'll come. Follow up.

I will add to the list:
5.) Food- I have noticed that our range here provides a lunch at our range days
6.) Be organized, assign people task prior to the event or have a list of task
7.) Keep it short- start in the morning and end after lunch
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