2009-2010 Retention Analysis

 

 

 

SOCIETY

JANUARY 1, 2010 MEMBERSHP

 

ACTUAL LOSS   1

NET CHANGE FROM JANUARY 1, 2009  2

RETENTION RATE  3, 4

1

Mexico

7

0

0

100.00

2

Nevada

155

6

20

98.14

3

Vermont

53

4

1

96.49

4

Alaska

25

1

1

96.15

5

Dakotas

92

5

4

95.83

6

District of Columbia

291

31

8

95.00

7

Minnesota

128

10

0

94.96

8

Colorado

266

23

18

93.40

9

Louisiana

512

44

23

93.32

10

Massachusetts

327

33

1

93.09

11

Ohio

1,380

141

(26)

92.75

12

Pennsylvania

1,562

160

26

92.69

13

Kentucky

686

64

31

92.27

14

Wisconsin

146

18

9

92.02

15

Washington

272

33

5

91.75

16

Maryland

699

85

8

91.54

17

Arkansas

205

21

5

91.52

18

Illinois

727

77

55

91.92

19

Rhode Island

145

19

(6)

91.41

20

New Jersey

463

48

7

91.03

21

North Carolina

694

82

29

90.72

22

South Carolina

684

90

17

90.59

23

Tennessee

818

108

15

90.14

24

California

1,425

191

59

90.03

25

Nebraska

84

11

(3)

89.36

26

Virginia

1,529

230

(34)

88.90

27

United Kingdom

21

5

(2)

88.55

 

NSSAR

24,783

3,804

10

88.55

28

Florida

1,510

263

(13)

88.23

29

Texas

2,251

384

(27)

88.04

30

Arizona

368

54

12

87.74

31

West Virginia

261

38

8

87.67

32

Wyoming

70

11

(2)

87.50

33

Montana

39

8

(1)

87.23

34

Oklahoma

206

41

(7)

86.59

35

Kansas

569

107

(17)

86.58

36

Delaware

244

44

(20)

86.51

37

Oregon

136

26

(11)

86.42

38

Maine

189

35

(26)

86.04

39

Hawaii

26

7

(7)

85.29

40

Missouri

508

98

17

84.77

41

Alabama

830

168

15

84.77

42

New York

944

188

(49)

84.73

43

New Mexico

92

19

8

84.68

44

Iowa

166

35

(9)

84.58

45

Georgia

1,256

262

2

84.06

46

Michigan

275

59

13

83.58

47

Connecticut

476

100

(19)

83.56

48

New Hampshire

114

25

(6)

82.73

49

Indiana

491

163

(76)

77.71

50

Idaho

40

12

(10)

76.92

51

Mississippi

253

90

(44)

75.80

52

Utah

53

25

13

69.23

53

Canada

20

13

(5)

60.61

 


Notes
  1. Actual Loss counts only Drops and Resignations since Transfers Out are not Actual Losses in overall SAR membership.  
  2. Net Change is the sum of Actual Growth (new members and reinstatements) minus Actual Loss
  3. Retention Rate is derived from taking Actual Loss and dividing by the sum of Beginning Membership plus Actual Growth.  
  4. Deaths are not included as a factor in Retention Rate.  Deaths accounted for a loss of 2.15% in the year reported above.

Observations
  1. 53 Societies are reported with 26 falling below the national retention rate of 88.55% and 27 falling above.  The Germany, International and Switzerland Societies did not furnish a reconciliation report.  The Spanish Society formed during the year and thus a retention rate is not applicable. 
  2. 23 of the 53 Societies reported a Net Loss for the year.
  3. Each Society can determine the money that it is losing and thus does not have available for the next calendar year by multiplying the Actual Losses number by the amount of Society dues.  For example, while the National Society had an Actual Growth of 3,813 members for total new revenue of $114,390 throughout the year, this was offset by the loss $114,120 due to Actual Losses of 3,804.  

Conclusion
  • The size of the Society does not have a bearing on the reported retention rate.