Below is a sample message that you can copy, paste, and send to your colleagues. Strengthen the message with your own story about why you joined the WCMA and how you have benefited from membership to help drive home the value proposition.


Dear <name>,

I'm a proud member of the WCMA, the leading association for hardwood components and dimension manufacturers. WCMA is dedicated to the professional development of manufacturers by providing networking opportunities, plant tours of manufacturing plants similar to yours, as well as promotion of your company through trade shows and publications.

I would like to personally invite you to join the WCMA, as I’m sure your company would benefit by participating in the many promotional, educational, and networking activities. I am attaching a brochure that highlights the benefits of WCMA membership. The easiest way to join is online at

And, one more thing—drop me a line when you decide to join so that I can be one of the first to welcome you to the organization! Don't forget to include my name and phone number on your application under "Who may we thank for referring you to WCMA."

If you have questions, I would be happy to discuss the benefits of membership with you. Please don't hesitate to reach out.

<your name>