BFA's Dean Rieck accepts NRA Top Recruiter Award

On Saturday, September 13, 2014, Dean Rieck (on the right in the photo) accepted the Top Recruiter Award in the "club" category at the NRA Board Meeting in Arlington, VA.

NRA Top Recruiter AwardThe award recognizes Buckeye Firearm Foundation for recruiting 1,637 NRA members in 2013.

"I'm honored to accept this award," said Dean, who serves on the BFA Board of Directors. "Our supporters really stepped up and helped us smash the recruiting record. We asked for their help and they came through."

Here's the official announcement from the NRA:

Since late 2008, Buckeye Firearms Foundation has been on a mission to become the top recruiter in the Club category. In 2013, they finally achieved that goal by recruiting over 1,600 NRA members. Not only did they set a new Club category record but they also earned 2013 Recruiter of the Year honors!

By taking advantage of every opportunity to increase NRA membership, Buckeye Firearms Foundation has become a model for NRA Recruiting success. They make NRA membership available at every event that they host. Memberships are available in their newsletter, on their web site and in every email that they send out. Not an opportunity goes by where they are not offering people the option to join or renew.

Making membership available is only half the battle. Recruiters still need to get members to follow through and join. Buckeye Firearms Foundation has a unique approach. They made it very clear that their goal, in addition to supporting NRA, was to be the number one club recruiter. Simply informing people that they wanted to be the top recruiter certainly paid off as members joined in droves! It’s this kind of outside-of-the-box thinking that will ensure that Buckeye Firearms Foundation will remain a force within the Club category for years to come. Congratulations to Buckeye Firearms Foundation on winning 2013 Recruiter of the Year honors!

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