Many people have asked for talking points, to explain the importance of the Industry Leadership Council and IHRSA's Advocacy Efforts to their peers.
After reading the below and this "ILC Update" document, please let Meredith Poppler know if you have any questions, or need more information. And, please feel free to share the "ILC Update" early and often.
The Basic Message
I'm an ILC member because I am proud to financially support IHRSA's advocacy efforts to Promote physical activity and Protect the industry from harmful legislation. You should contribute to the ILC as well. Here's a pledge form. (Available as part of the ILC Update).
The Slightly Longer Message
IHRSA's advocacy efforts protect clubs from legislation and taxes that could seriously hurt club operations and profits. And IHRSA works to grow your business by creating and supporting policies that encourage physical activity and club membership. Your IHRSA membership dues do not come close to funding all of IHRSA's advocacy efforts. Therefore, contributions from ILC members are needed to track legislation, educate lawmakers, submit testimony, and set up grassroots campaigns.
Not only is the financial support important, but IHRSA's message is stronger when more clubs are involved to show industry support. So I would like you to join the ILC and pledge your support. Here's a pledge form. (Available as part of the ILC Update).
What is the ILC?
The Industry Leadership Council is a group of club operators and industry professionals — competitors and friends, independent clubs and large chains, franchisors and franchisees, individuals and suppliers — who work together, contributing time, expertise and funds, so that IHRSA and the industry have the resources needed to achieve common goals. See the complete list of ILC members and contribution levels.
Benefits of ILC Membership
Aside from the knowledge that your contribution helps foster the success of the industry, Industry Leadership Council members enjoy exclusive benefits such as:
- Early access to Hotel Reservations for the annual IHRSA Convention
- Private sessions with keynote presenters at IHRSA Conventions
- Preferred seating at the annual Convention
- ILC Member Only updates on important issues
- Additional ILC Member Benefits are available by contribution level (to include complimentary publications and reduced or complimentary convention rates)