Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Survey Results

Dear Members,  Thank you all for completing the survey last week.  As Alf and I will be away for the next two meetings I thought I should send you a summary of the results.

To sum up:

Most members would like the meeting to stay exactly as it is.  Only two members wanted to delete Rotary Grace.  5 members requested we delete the International Toast or at least restrict the time to just one minute. Three members suggested we have fines for the Sergent’s session.

7 members opted for meeting fortnightly.  This would require special permission but all other  members requested to continue weekly meetings.  Two members did suggest we have an occasional more relaxed meeting ie the gathering last week in Ben Bennet Park.

Unfortunately no-one raised their hand to take office as President, Secretary or Treasurer.  Quite a few members suggested that they were happy to serve on the Board in a less onerous capacity.  This will very shortly become an important issue because Anna will be looking for someone to support her next year as the future incoming President.   As a club we shall need to think long and hard about this issue. 

The names of three prospective new members were submitted.  Once again, it is very important for the life of our club that we look for new, young and enthusiastic members.  So we shall all need to put more thought into membership.   An expanded membership would help our office bearer problem which has arisen because most of our current membership have already served as President and of course many members wish to be able to travel without having to think about club commitments.

While most members are still willing to participate in our BBQ fund raisers only a few members are able to tow the trailer.  The responsibility to purchase food, keep the trailer tidy and set up is still a heavy burden on just a few willing members. 

Several members are endeavouring to make up tables for our Melbourne Cup Function but there are a few members who felt unable to support this event. Judy and Daryl have put quite a bit of work into this function and with the support promised it will be a success.

The Melbourne Cup Sweep tickets will be dealt with in the same way as last year.  ie all members will be asked to personally take 25 tickets.  As well as this we shall need a band of ticket sellers to “work the street market” and other established spots to sell the considerable balance.  This  is neither a popular or easy task but in the past we have always managed to sell all the tickets so we need volunteers for this fund raiser.

Our Golf Day will be organised by a team comprised of Gerry, Gordon and John Hanley and the usual additional support of club members on the actual day. This event is badly in need of corporate sponsors.   We need people like car dealerships, law firms, and local organisations who would feel they could benefit by being a sponsor.  If you have any ideas about potential sponsors could you please tell Gerry.

Really the best money made on a golf day is from sponsors who will pay big money to enter a team.  Unfortunately Caloundra Pacific have already scooped the pool and found at least 20 businesses willing to sponsor a team at $1000 a pop.   Somehow we need to find another 20 businesses in Caloundra who will support our day.  Thinking caps on everyone. 
The money is not made from trying to get tired golfers to contribute money to buy raffle tickets it is made in advance from sponsorships.

Ian Nye has very kindly offered to contribute to a “Seafood” dinner early next year.  This is a wonderful and very generous offer on his part and I am sure as a club we shall step up and turn his offer into a fabulous “fund raising earner”.

The last question was “what is  most important to you as a club member".

We all seemed to sing from the same song sheet here.

The camaraderie of our meeting was the most important part of our club.  Followed by

The meeting

The Guest Speaker

The amount of funds raised by our fund raising activities.

The breakfast.

Thank you all for completing the survey.  I think the responses will give us all a good idea of the health of our club and where we need to place our energy in the future.

Cheers,  Sue Muller


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