Recruiting new members to the Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs is an activity recognized and rewarded through the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Spike Club program. Those who participate are called Spikes, and they are among the most active members of the association.
Member-to-member recruitment and retainment efforts are highly valued because of the grassroots growth and stability they bring to the association. These efforts lend to the development of the general membership and our leadership pipeline, keeping the face of our association true to that of our industry and the wide scope of interests we represent.
For more information on earning credits and achieving Spike status, Shirley Rouse at (719) 592-1800, ext 17.
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What are the benefits of becoming a Spike?
The real benefits are intangible — you will be recognized for your contributions to the association and regarded as an accomplished and connected member. Additionally, Spikes receive:
• A coveted invitation to the biggest party of the year, the Spike Party/Directors Reception at the annual NAHB International Builders' Show. Invitations are sent only to eligible Spikes who have recruited at least one new member during the year.
• Increased visibility, recognition and networking opportunities at industry events.
• Unique and valuable rewards for each level of achievement, including lapel pins, plaques, trophies, wearables, jewelry and more.
• Additional VIP treatment throughout the year.
• Local Spike VIP party and special events.
• Discounted or free registration to select HBA events and programs.
• Nationwide prestige upon obtaining Spike Club membership.
• Valuable NAHB rewards: pins, plaques, sweaters, blazers and MORE!
How do I become a Spike?
Before becoming a Spike, you are a Spike candidate. That means you have earned between one and five Spike credits. Once you earn your sixth Spike credit, you become an official NAHB Spike!* Spike credits are earned by recruiting and retaining NAHB and NAHB Council members.
To retain your status as a Spike you must earn a minimum of one Spike credit (new or retention) each year until you reach a total of 25 credits, at which point you are elevated to Life Spike status.
*Providing you have earned those six credits within two consecutive membership years.
How do I earn Spike credits?
Members earn one Spike credit for each new member they sponsor. When that member renews after his or her first year of membership, the sponsoring member automatically gets one retention credit. Every year the member renews thereafter, the sponsoring member will receive ½ renewal credit.
For Affiliate members, Spikes receive ½ credit for recruiting them and ½ credit for renewing them. These credits count toward achieving and maintaining Spike status, but do not count toward Spike Party invitations.
Will I earn Spike credits for recruiting and retaining members into a Council?
Yes, when the Council membership is activated in conjunction with a new NAHB membership, the recruiter earns ½ credit, and when that member renews his or her council membership, you earn ¼ retention credit.
Note: Credits earned for recruiting and retaining Council members do not qualify you for Spike status or for the Spike Party, but they do count toward your total credit accumulation.
How can I get a ticket to the Spike party?
You must be a Spike in good standing as of October (having at least six credits), and you must have earned at least one new member credit from Jan. 1 through Oct. 31.
During events such as the International Builders' Show and all NAHB Board of Directors meetings, the colored ribbons on your name badge will show off your Spike status as a proud accomplishment among your peers.