Before I even start this thread, I want to remind everyone that this will not become a flaming political hate thread. It may be true that there were better ways to do things in the past but I do not want to see any "well we should have done XX two years ago" statements. I would like to see some positive, forward looking ideas on what the class can do to improve it's membership numbers. In the latest minutes I noticed Obviously, even the class EXCOM realizes there is a problem. So I pose this question to forum members: What should the class be doing to bring in more members? Should there be free giveaways at sign up? Maybe a raffle for free gear to existing members? Or some deal for a national discount at a sailing supply store for members? An exclusive forum area for class members only with useful content? Also, international forum members feel free to share your input. What has your local class organization done to bring in new members? What has worked and what didn't work so well? There are lots of different ways the class can increase its membership base. What say you?