I'm wondering if other states are having the same issue as us....membership? Why aren't more art educators involved with their state organization? How do we encourage others to join? WHY SHOULD THEY? WHAT IS THE PURPOSE? I have been a member for most of my career (there has been a year or two where I let my membership lapse), but I love belonging. I don't need a reason other than I'm an art educator & these are my people. However, others need to have a greater understanding of why they should join, what is the benefit of membership, and how does it make a difference in our profession. I would love to hear your thoughts on this.