Report to Members

So I was skimming USAA’s 2013 Report to Members a couple weeks ago, and it got me thinking… They clearly put a lot of time into producing it. I like how it really focuses on its members’ stories to show what the company is really doing. It also extends advice, acknowledges its financial accountability, and demonstrates its impact to the community. It made me think to myself… what would my family “report to members” look like?

I am so, so thankful my wife has been blogging since we’ve been married about all that our family is doing. And each year she publishes the posts into a beautiful book for us. They are some of our most valued possessions for sure. Here’s what they look like.
blog books

What I would like to do now is try incorporating some of this “report to members” concept by adding a few parts to our future 2014 book. I anticipate adding a few sections to make a “family report to members”. The new sections will be along these lines:

  • Highlights of family member accomplishments
  • Financial stewardship
  • Living our family core values
  • Becoming self-reliant
  • Giving service
  • Testimonies on family

I know this concept will definitely help our family better focus on what matters most each year and provide a more valuable record of our progress. I’m excited to see how it turns out. I also have hope this small investment will strongly demonstrate our commitment to our family’s success in such a way that will pay huge dividends to all our posterity that will come. And by the way, “to help [my family] find success” is why I do what I do. 🙂

What would your “family report to members” look like?


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