Several years ago, the Detroit chapter saw a sharp decline in member participation, like many professional, fraternal, and social associations these days. Our busy lives and less disposable time had created decision points on where to spend volunteer time and what organizations to join. Within these parameters, people look for the greatest good or best value based on their condition. We ask ourselves, if I have only a finite amount of extra time, where will I spend it, or most importantly, why spend it with NCMA? This question has been asked and answered by NCMA members throughout the years.