Hold a big event that will bring back lapsed members and attract new ones. Here are some ideas:
- Bring in a big-name speaker. Invite someone from a major think tank or another university that will bring a lot of students out.
- Hold a debate with another organization. Come up with a major topic that will entice them, like the future of Obama's presidency.
- Go on a field trip. Taking students away from the university is a great way to entice membership. Go to a public debate downtown, go paintballing together, or even just a trip to a show.
- Hold an inauguration event. Since most every student plans to watch the inauguration of Barack Obama, make it an organizational event. Invite the organization to one of the Exec Board members' apartment with some food and drinks and either celebrate or mope together.