To get more sisters to attend? Hmmm...that is difficult hey?
Here's my brainstorm:
You may already have some of these ideas in place though.
*Offer babysitting. Often the YW or Priesthood or an older couple etc. will keep the kids in the nursery, older kids with a movie in one room, younger in the other.
*Early bird prize. Or a drawing, everyone who is there by 7
m gets their name drawn and gets a little prize. Then whoever is there from 7:30 on, same thing.
*We do a swap table each time. It's highly succesful. Outside the relief society doors, there are several tables set up against the wall, you can bring anything you want to get rid of (ie:garage sale type stuff, clothes, books, trinkets, food storage, toys, small furniture etc.) and put it on the swap table. Anyone can either take or leave what they want. The rule is, at the end of the night, you have to take back home with you whatever was not taken, no leftovers for the leaders to have to clean up. You don't have to participate, you can take stuff even if you don't bring things. Sisters LOVE this, it's a great way to declutter, or save money by recycling. People come JUST for this sometimes and end up staying when they smell the food or see everyone else there!
*Do a survey, have a list of tons of ideas of things sisters might enjoy. Classes or interests they might like. Things they want to see LESS of. Talents they might like to share. Search the internet for samples of these surveys. You can never please everyone but this can give you an idea of what the majority likes. Also, on the survey, ask..."If you do not come to enrichment...is there a reason why?" Or...do an anonymous little survey one sunday, maybe a non-threatening one. Just a little fun announcement at the beginning of R.S. saying that you are revamping enrichment and are working on trying to get the attendance up and would like to pass out a little questionairre, an anonymous one. They don't have to put names on it. Pass around a little basket with the paper in it, with a piece of chocolate attached (candy is always good!
) and have them drop the paper folded up in the basket before they leave.
Maybe have questions on it like:
If you were in charge of E., what would you do differently? (Don't worry, we won't analyze the handwriting, track you down and give you the E. leader calling!) --(Humor makes it more fun)
Would you like to see more food at E.?
Do you attend E. to get out of the house for a girls night out no matter what or do you attend based on what is offered?
If you do not attend E., why not?
Hope you can get a few ideas from this!