At a recent strategy session with the Board, it was determined that
encouraging Member Engagement (in particular welcoming New Members) is to
be a key priority for the organisation in the short to mid-term.
As part of that strategy, we are creating a 'New Member /
to help increase membership engagement and
ensure our new members are welcomed with open arms.
Ann Marie Johnston has offered to head-up the committee, and she is
looking for other women willing to represent their 'region'.
Our membership currently breaks down into the following
Our aim is to have one committee member in each 'region' with that
committee member responsible for greeting (a personal phone calling and/or
taking to coffee) each new member for their region.
Eastern (far east): 7%
Inner East: 31%
All of North: 13%
We will also aim to organise 2 'regional' events throughout Melbourne each
year so that (for instance), where members from the a region can meet other
members from the same region. (I.e., the North region may (as an example)
host a potluck dinner at a members house in the North; where as the the
Peninsula ladies may decide to do a winery lunch). Details of the event
will be left up to the regional committee member - but will be aimed at
getting members of the same area meeting other local ladies.
Our aim is to have a committee member for each of the regions (in essence
7 volunteers - though the Southeast and Inner East could take 2 committee
If you are interested, can you please reply with your
name, contact details and the region you would like to volunteer for
Ann Marie will be in touch in the next week or two to progress the idea.
Thank you in advance for your interest to this vital new committee!