AGS Events: Local Groups Discussion Meeting
Started by: Chris McGregor
A meeting for representatives from local groups.Go to latest contribution by Martin Rogerson, 18 November 2009, 17:27. Go to bottom of this page.
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The Society held a meeting on Saturday, 14 November 2009 of AGS local group representatives. The purpose of the day was to discuss how groups may attract new members and also to explore ways in which the Society could support groups in their activities.
Every AGS local group was invited to send two representatives and meeting was well attended - pictured below are some of the delegates arriving.
Members were divided into groups for discussion. Amongst the topics discussed they explored issues such as 'What makes a successful local group?'
I gave a short presentation to outline the different ways in which AGS Centre currently supports groups - these include provision of publicity materials & posters, group stationery (local group award cards, medals & prize stickers etc), insurance, targetted mail shots, local group voucher scheme for new national members, local group areas on the web. Pictured with me below is John Noakes, who led the meeting.
All Groups will receive a summary of the discussion points raised during the day and a full report will be considered by the Society's Committee at its next meeting.
Initial feedback indicated that the event had been extremely useful as well as providing a social occasion in which groups could meet each other and share experiences.
Pictured here are members of the Taskforce who initiated the day and will be carrying the work forward - left to right are Lorraine Birchall, Sandra Rice, Val Lee (President), John Noakes (Taskforce Chair) and me.
Thanks Chris, the sort of event which most of us were probably not aware. It's good to see people taking an active part in discussing the future and how to improve things. I look forward to some feedback at our next group meeting having spotted the back of our chairman's head!