Rick

VP Membership

Rick Gray

VPMembership@nownj.org

 

 

I've been a member of NOW since 2001 and a member of South Jersey NOW—Alice Paul Chapter since 2002.

For 2-1/2 years I was South Jersey NOW's Clinic Defense Coordinator and escorted at South Jersey Women's Center 3 days a week.

From 2007 to 2013, I was the Chairman of ALICE's List, the chapter's political action committee which has been helping feminist, pro-choice candidates get elected at the local and county level in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties since 1994.

Since 2008, I've been the chapter's Data Processing Manager. In that role, I maintain the chapter's membership database, print labels and postcards for our newsletter mailing, produce membership lists for the chapter officers, produce any specific label sets and/or membership lists that the other chapter officers might require on an ad-hoc basis, send out email blasts at the direction of or with the permission of the chapter president, build and upload our newsletter to our website and notify the approximately 100 members who get their newsletters electronically when it's available to download.

Since the spring of 2010, I've been the chapter's Membership Vice President. In that role, I process the new membership applications that come in thru the chapter.

From the fall of 2010 thru the fall of 2012, I was the New Jersey NOW state Leadership Vice President. In that role I helped start up state task forces, and maintained the state leadership list.

Since the fall of 2012, I’ve been the New Jersey NOW State Membership Vice President. In that role, I get a membership list each month from National and add a “county” column which I populate from each member’s zipcode. I divide the roster by chapter code and send chapter rosters to each chapter in the state. I also divide the At-Large membership by county and send At-Large rosters to the closest chapters. I maintain the New Jersey NOW membership database and provide each chapter with their chapter and at-large rosters, chapter and at-large membership lists and chapter and at-large label sets. I also send each chapter the monthly transactions for the chapter and the at-large members in their area. I also process the new membership applications, renewals and reinstatements that come in thru the state.