NGAUS Membership Challenge

Accept the challenge! Our goal is to increase NGAUS national membership a minimum of five percentage points, or 2,750 members in 2014.

The Challenge is broken down into three categories:

Large States: More than 1,200 officers
Medium States: 700 – 1,199 officers
Small States: Less than 700 officers

Large States

Medium States Small States
Alabama Arizona Alaska
California Arkansas Connecticut
Florida Colorado Delaware
Georgia Hawaii District of Columbia
Illinois Iowa Guam
Indiana Kansas Idaho
Minnesota Kentucky Maine
Mississippi Louisiana Montana
Missouri Maryland Nebraska
New York Massachusetts Nevada
North Carolina Michigan New Hampshire
Ohio New Jersey New Mexico
Pennsylvania Oklahoma North Dakota
South Carolina Oregon Puerto Rico
Tennessee Utah Rhode Island
Texas West Virginia South Dakota
Virginia Wisconsin Vermont
Washington   Virgin Islands


In each category, up to four places will be paid out to state associations that have the highest increased membership percentage in 2014.

1st Place: $5,000
2nd Place: $3,000
3rd Place: $1,500
4th Place: $500

Challenge Rules:

1. To qualify for the NGAUS Membership Challenge, a state must increase its membership percentage by a minimum of 5% based upon its Dec. 31, 2013 Active Life and Active Annual membership. 

2. Membership categories used for the 2014 NGAUS Membership Challenge are Active Life and Active Annual membership.

3. Only applies to NGAUS dues-paying members in Active Life or Active Annual categories.

4. In the event of a tie, states will equally split the payout for each place. For example, if State X and Y tie for 2nd Place with an 8% increase, they would split 2nd and 3rd place payouts ($4,500 total) and each receive $2,250.

5. Payouts to qualifying state associations will be made in January 2015, based upon final Dec. 31, 2014 membership numbers.

For more information please contact Gil Roberts at