National Membership Officer

NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP OFFICER - DUNCAN KENNEDY

No organisation can exist without members and the aim should be to at least re-place the members annually who leave for one reason or another. So, how do we do that?

RTBI appear to be increasing in number. It will be some time before we see the benefits of this in 41 Club. But we need to attract those members who will be leaving by having regular meetings that are fun and with a varied programme. The current Tablers anticipation is that a varied event schedule will continue in 41 Club. Let’s get these Tablers to joint events early.

We may have lost track of some members who left Table in the past 5 to 10 years. If we speak with our local Tables and Area Membership Officers, we should be able to track these potential members to attend an interesting event designed to bring them back into the fold and make sure 41 Club is their Club of Choice. If it’s not the right 41 Club, then we need to work with them and encourage them to create a Club that meets their needs. Around 80 Round Tables that do not have a 41 Club in their Town currently exist – these are obvious targets for me and my team of National Councillors.

Jim Smith has set in train a number of excellent initiatives. We need to build on those and continue the success stories to see more new Clubs affiliated, and others return to the Association.