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Membership Drives

MEMBERSHIP DRIVES
  • Employees and military members may engage in membership drive activities of non-federal entities in their personal capacity if the employee or member does not use his official title, position, or authority to further that effort or to personally solicit membership or other support from subordinates or from anyone known to him to be a prohibited source for purposes of the gift restrictions. (Same rules that pertain to fundraising apply to membership drives)
  • Commanders may factually announce membership drives, but should not indicate preference for one organization over another
    • EXAMPLE: You may notify members that the Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) membership drive is beginning and explain what the AFSA does, but you may not tell members that you hope they will support the AFSA by joining. You also may not permit on-duty, in work-place solicitations or recruitment.
  • The head of a DoD organization may authorize membership drive activities outside the workplace in such places as public entrances, community support facilities, and personal quarters
    • EXAMPLE: The local AFA chapter wants to conduct a membership drive on base and asks permission to circulate flyers in duty sections. That request may not be approved, but you may authorize them to set up a table/booth in a common area such as the BX/shopping mall area and military members may volunteer to help man the booth in their off-duty time in civilian clothing.
  • Membership affiliation by Air Force members must be totally voluntary
    • Commanders may not use any form of pressure to encourage personnel to join a private organization. Thus, no lists may be maintained of who has or has not joined an organization



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