Inviting an elected official, or their staff, to a chapter meeting is a great way to introduce legislators to golf’s story, and for chapter members to explain their profession and environmental stewardship, as well as the philanthropic and health benefits of golf. This is an opportunity for chapters to talk with legislators about issues that most concern them. It is important to plan carefully and follow these steps:
- Send a written invitation.
- Develop a schedule.
- Share information about the group. This includes the size, what population they serve, any community or philanthropic involvement, and the kinds of specialized services they provide.
- Send a thank you note and any photos from the event to the legislator.
Personal visits with lawmakers
Resource: Ed Nash, GCSA of Cape Cod government relations committee