The membership committee is responsible for increasing TEAM Punta Gorda’s contributing individual and business memberships by effectively promoting membership and communicating its advantages. A tax deductible annual membership helps TEAM offset operational costs and provides financial support for worthwhile community initiatives that are not easily self-funded. A contributing membership provides an effective way to become involved in the TEAM effort. It does not imply an obligation to volunteer, and volunteers do not have to be members. All are welcome on the TEAM in any capacity.