By Irene Luck - August 2020
As we begin the 2020-2021 fiscal year, the Lake Anna Civic Association is embarking on a push to increase our membership to 1,000 households. How do we plan to do that? In the next few months the Membership and Marketing Committee will roll out its strategy for increasing the membership with incentives for our current members who encourage friends and neighbors to join. Those details will be laid out in the next few months but we realize that the best and most efficient way to get a new member is for a current member to ask them to join. You, the member, have the history and experience of how a LACA membership has benefited you and are our best promotional tool.
But, what exactly do you get for your annual membership? LACA strives to keep you informed on what is happening within the lake community, including notifications that impact your enjoyment of the lake, such as swim advisories due to Harmful Algae Blooms.
On July 22 the Virginia Health Department issued the first such advisory for 2020 and LACA sent an email to its members as well as posted the information on its website (www.lakeannavirginia.org) and its Facebook page (Lake Anna Civic Association).
You also get occasional emails (e-grams) on items such as important meetings impacting the lake, a monthly digital newsletter thanks to our newly updated website, the ability to pay for memberships online as well as order dock signs through the website and an easier way to contact your Regional Director or other member of the board.
The best thing about a LACA membership is that it is fairly inexpensive. A household membership is $15 a year – less than a week’s worth of Starbucks coffee – with discounts for longer terms -- $28 for two years and $40 for three years.
If you know of someone who is not a member or someone who is new to your subdivision, consider downloading the application for them or encouraging them to visit our website and join through there.
Have other questions or want someone to visit your association meetings to explain what LACA does more thoroughly? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or through your regional director whose contact information is found on the website.
Be on the lookout over the next couple of months for our Drive to 1,000 Membership Campaign contest – you could be eligible for a great prize from LACA for helping us reach more people.