John Bailey of the NRA's Membership Division is a busy man. In fact, a popular comment around NRA headquarters as the NRA's Annual Meeting nears each year is, "At least I'm not John Bailey!" As the Manager of the NRA's Shows and Events, Bailey oversees numerous activities.
NRAblog is teaming up with Bailey and his staff to bring NRAblog readers more information than ever before. Membership Monday will be a recurring feature here on the blog, so don't go away. Below, our very first installment features a very special man who drives up from North Carolina on a regular basis to recruit members during the Nation's Gun Show here at the Dulles Expo Center:
Congratulations to Dave Fitzmorris, 2008 Gun Show Recruiter of the Year! Dave had an incredible year in 2008, recruiting more than 8,000 members, which was well over 2,000 members more than he recruited in 2007.
Dave has been a Gun Show Recruiter for the Southeast Region since 1998, and since then he has been breaking records and setting the bar high for Show Recruiters. Dave encourages every recruiter to do their best when signing up members. “Every member we bring into the NRA only strengthens our voice as gun owners and strengthens our fight defending our freedoms,” Dave says.
The secret to Dave’s success lies in his use of the “Join Here, Get in Free” promotion at gun shows. This promotion works by allowing anyone who joins or renews NRA to get into gun shows for free. This promotion brings in a lot more members for Dave and has helped him maintain the top spot in the Southeast Region for several years.
With his great success in 2008, Dave has now recruited more than 27,000 members over the last ten years. Dave, we know that you are on your way to breaking the 10,000 mark in 2009! Our thanks and congratulations go out to Dave Fitzmorris for his continued efforts in building a stronger NRA.
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