The Membership Committee, a collaboration of MPA and MSHP members, works to increase and strengthen membership by developing activities for members. To encourage new members, the Committee also organizes a student luncheon annually. In addition, they evaluate member benefits and work on developing strategies to target special interest groups, including new practitioners and pharmacy technicians, for membership. View the Membership Committee Annual Report.
2019 MPA/MSHP Membership Committee Members
|Kali VanLangen, pharmacist co-chair
|Chadi Abbas, pharmacist co-chair
|Dori Kern, MPA board liason
|Jason Williamson, MSHP board liaison
|Mary Farrington, staff liaison
2019 MPA/MSHP Membership Committee Charges
Implement at least two technology-driven recruitment or retention strategies in 2019 based on research and Committee recommendations in any of the following:
● Mobile friendly website
● Mobile friendly apps
● Social Media ideas to increase membership
● Instagram and Snapchat filters
● Non-traditional methods for reaching prospective members (texting, podcasts, etc.)
Promote membership recognition avenues/processes and utilize publications to highlight member accomplishments by June 1, 2019.
Develop an awareness campaign focusing on promotion of MPA’s Value, functions and accomplishments in accordance with 2018 – 2019 MPA Strategic Plan.
Produce a video to be sent to colleges and local associations/regional societies that can be utilized throughout the year to promote membership offerings such as Career Connect and Pharmacy Mentoring Network by September 2019.
Define member engagement within MPA and develop a sustainable system to measure member engagement and report the membership engagement measurement tool to the MPA and MSHP Boards.
If you have any questions regarding the MPA/MSHP Membership Committee, please contact staff liaison, Mary Farrington at Mary@MichiganPharmacists.org.