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February 1, 2018 Membership Count

Here is the table showing the number of members in each branch as of February 1 for 2015-2018

Congratulations to the following branches for exceptional success in recruiting/retention:

  • Seven of our 17 branches (excluding High Country and Statesville) have a three-year membership growth. The top five were Raleigh-Wake County (40%), Salisbury (25%), Orange-Durham-Chatham (18%), Brevard (15%), Hendersonville (12%). Special recognition to Asheville, our largest branch, with a 10% 3-year growth and 28 new members. The seventh branch was Winston-Salem.
    and the others were Twin Rivers, Tar Heel, Greensboro, and Charlotte
  • The three branches with more than 10%  1-year membership growth: Salisbury (35%), Orange-Durham-Chatham (31%), Bryson City (13%),.
    Two other branches had positive growth: Twin Rivers and Greensboro.
  • Fourteen of the branches recruited new members this year.
  • Asheville and Brevard maintained their status as our largest branches..

You may want to adjust these numbers by the number of dual members in the Tar Heel Branch who are primary in other branches in NC (and so are double counted on this list):

  • 2015 (40), 2016 (41), 2017 (41), 2018 (41)

If you do that, the NC totals become

  • 2015 (876), 2016 (916), 2017 (929), 2018 (893)

New this year, we will capture the number of national-only members in NC, aka members-at-large. They are not reflected on the February 1 count.

  • 726 members who join directly through the national organization (3/12/2018)

In the future we will try to capture this nearer to February 1. This may be artificially high given the dues increase taking effect on March 15. Contact information for the national members is available to the branches. Contact for more information.