Regional Membership Officers Report – April 2022
Penny and I decided that it would be very helpful to create a Regional Membership handbook for guidance for new Officers taking on the role of Regional Membership Officer.
Within this handbook we included a Club Membership handbook, covering Mentoring, Recruitment, Retention, Safeguarding, Risk Assessment and Long Service Award/Certificates. We have felt that most clubs would have their own Membership guidelines but hoped that by putting this information together it would be beneficial to clubs in the Region who wished to have a copy.
A Federation Membership Webinar was held on Saturday 2nd April, attended by myself and three other members from our region and lead by Federation Director of Membership, Chevonne Agana. Much of the material covered familiar ground but there was a strong emphasis on starting new clubs in our Federation, particularly in India and the Caribbean. Key words were flexibility, leadership, communication and commitment and the need for all members to feel useful!
There was, however, a new recognition and awareness or the need for ‘outward facing communication’ , that is an external marketing campaign. Jenny and I both felt that the videos produced for Membership month last year were an opportunity wasted as the ones selected were only shown within SIGBI. Some outstanding promotional material just waiting to be used!
Attached are the current membership figures for our region. Seven clubs have increased their number of members, five have reported a loss of members whilst two clubs have retained their membership numbers, an overall loss of eight members since July 2021. Sadly, SI Wallesy has closed although some members have visited other clubs near by with a view to transferring.
Jenny Wilson and Penny Clarke
Joint Regional Membership Officers
|SI Cheshire North Wales and Wirral – Membership Numbers|
|Bangor and District||31|
|Denbigh, Ruthin and District||11|
|Ellesmere Port and District||17|
|Heswall and District||39|
|Llandudno and District||35|
|Nantwich and District||23|
|Northwich and District||25|
|Rhyl and District||24|
|Runcorn, Frodsham and District||17|