Central Adirondack Chapter Wins Friends Of NRA Contest
FAIRFAX, Va. –-(Ammoland.com)- The Central Adirondack Friends of NRA committee in Hoffmeister, New York, are the winners of a Friends of NRA Facebook contest.
Held with the intention of getting more volunteers and supporters involved with Friends of NRA on social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter, the contest saw nearly 70 Friends of NRA committees participate.
“Utilizing social networks is a great way to quickly and easily coordinate events,” said Jeremy Greene, Event Services Manager.
“With contests like this, Friends of NRA hopes to introduce its supporters to the advantages of these services.”
The rules of the contest were simple: “Like” the Friends of NRA Facebook Fan Page and make a post stating which committee you belong to. At the end of the week, the committee with the most posts would be declared the winner.
For having the most posts, the Central Adirondack Friends of NRA received a Special Edition Dick Kirby Turkey Call, 1 of 250, to auction off at their upcoming banquet. Committee member Paul Shaw was the critical element in its win, mobilizing friends and supporters to participate.
“He is such a motivated volunteer, the spark plug of the committee,” said Jay Rusnock, NRA Field Representative for Upper New York. “If anyone could win this competition it would be him.”
Shaw is no stranger to making his committee run smoother with technology.
“When we started the committee in 2004 we were sending out invitations by mail. We realized we were wasting a lot of money and time so we started collecting names and utilizing a database,” he said. “We use the Internet and emails to get our word out and we’ve been very successful. You have to seize the power of the Internet.”
Friends of NRA is a grassroots fund-raising program that fosters community involvement, raises money, and gives 100% of the net proceeds to qualified local, state, and national programs. Working with the NRA's field staff, thousands of volunteers nationwide participate in the program by organizing committees and planning events in their communities.
Central Adirondack’s Friends of NRA banquet will take place September 18, 2010, at the Morehouse Recreation Center in Hoffmeister, New York at 5:30 PM. For more information contact Dave Knapp at (518) 548-8550 or [email protected]
Visit the Friends of NRA website at www.friendsofnra.org. For more information contact Event Services Manager Jeremy Greene at (703) 267-1354 or [email protected]