President - Jen Woods #21395
Vice President - Peter Baulch #27672
Secretary - Henry Rokx #28636
Treasurer - John Osborne #41785
Committee - David Wright #51871
Committee - Allan Pratt #9186
Committee - Blue Knowles #33140
We've talked before about how to attract new members and we know it's not always easy, so here are some suggestions for you to consider in your Branch Committee meetings:
We are often our own worst
enemies and aren't inclusive towards new members – think about what it
was like when you first walked into the meeting.
We've talked about it before…
We will have the Members Guidebook finished soon (yes, it's been a time consuming update) and all Branches will be sent a copy.
The Heavy Stuff
It is timely to remind Branches that we are one club and the Branches are a mechanism for members to come together, and not a mechanism for a power struggle. Branch Committees are elected to serve the members, and to enhance their time spent with a Branch so that a members experience as part of the Ulysses Club is an enjoyable and positive one.
Happy members are the best advertising we can have.
Sadly the National Committee hears comments from our members about Branch stacking to manipulate the result of a Branch committee at an AGM, or members simply not being open to new ideas because "it's the way we've always done it”. We need to be mindful that although committees may have a different approach, they should operate in accordance with the Club Constitution and within the parameters of the Members Guidebook. At the same time, if you are unsure about how things work, please contact us – the best way is via National Secretary Mark, [email protected]
Helena, Jen, Mark, John, Henry, Allan and Peter