What is your Post Image?
Is your Post a welcoming gathering place for your community? Do you belong to the Chamber of Commerce in your town, city,village? Does someone from your post attend meetings?
Does your post interact with local middle schools, high schools, and talk to them about the Voice of Democracy, Patriot's Pen, Scout of the Year, Teacher of the Year.
How about helping a church with their blood drive?
The works not done until you tell the world! Talk to your cable company in your town. They have a community access channel, you can post a video, community calendar to promote your event, your village/town/city website should allow you to put events on their calendar.
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got.
Get excited (when the snow melts (6 inches here in The Snow Covered reaches of Lake County) but when the weather warms, go knock doors talk to neighbors, make sure your town/village/city knows what you do. It will sure make it easier to find, recruit and retain members.
An effective comprehensive Public Relations Program will have vets coming to you asking to join. Make sure you make them feel welcome.