WELCOME TO ASNE TIDEWATER SECTION!
Email: ASNE.tidewater.social@gmail .com
Office: (703) 836-6727
Fax: (703) 836-7491
American Society of Naval Engineers
1423 Powhatan St., Suite 1
Alexandria, VA 22314
How can we attract new members? What are young naval engineers and other engineering professionals looking for in such an organization?
This is a tough question. I am not sure there is just one answer or any simple fixes.
Change is hard for any organization.
My two cents:
Listening to new voices, ideas , trying new forms of communication, and being open minded can help members feel appreciated and apart of something bigger than them selves.
Personally I am looking an organization that I can meet new people, network, and give back to the community in some way. I want to be a light in the community to be a part of positive social change.
In an organization like this, a chance at leadership and development is also a big nugget that can help my resume and career in a different way.
The other membership problem is retaining our current members. We have several members who have not renewed. Need to look for reasons for non-renewal. i.e.: didn't know my membership expired/ getting too old/ no longer satisfying my requirements/ costs too much/ my company no longer paying my dues/ and what ever. Need to look at reasons in order to make changes in our process.
How can we get these benefits of ASNE membership advertised? Facebook?
Naval Engineers Journal subscription
Technical meetings and symposia
Opportunity to publish technical papers and monographs
Section affiliation included with membership
Local Section meetings, programs, tours, and activities
Opportunities for direct participation on committees
Technical library at ASNE headquarters
Video tape library at ASNE headquarters
ASNE Day and Regional Symposia exhibits provide access to state of the art technologies
Liaison with other professional engineering Societies
Achievement awards program
Sponsoring University Student Chapters
Algebra mentoring Program
Participation in Science Fairs
VISA credit card program
Group insurance plans