¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 By September, 1988 more than 1,793 members had renewed their memberships. Seven hundred seventy-eight memberships were suspended, but 535 new members were added, bringing the membership up to 3,650. Special flyers were developed to be exhibited at such organizations as American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the American Home Economics Association, Family Service America, and others. During that year, the first Exhibit Screens for NCFR were purchased and sent to various other organization meetings. With these marketing efforts, by the end of 1988 membership had increased by 13%, to 4,085 members (including 570 new members) with a retention rate of 81%.