All good members of the Society, and prospective new members for 2022.
I would like to make a direct appeal to you all to use the new online membership application system that I've produced.
Yes, the tried and tested paper form method is still available because the club simply cannot afford to have members not joining because the form has gone digital, but here's the thing. We need to electronically capture your details for several reasons, the most obvious of which for me is that I'll need to have a database with everyone's email address on if I'm going to stand a chance of fixing the less than ideal communication situation the club has found itself in over the past two or three years.
I haven't had a chance to research all the potential solutions to this issue yet, but I can guarantee that it's not going to revolve around dog-eared bits of paper.
What that means is that for everyone that goes down the paper form route, muggins here is going to have to get hold of them all from Mike and type them into the form myself. That's kind of adding insult to injury when I've just spent over 40 hours of my time building a robust and safe system for collecting your data.
Both our President and Vice President have already filled in the online form with no problem, so please, use the new form and feel free to leave me any feedback on how you found the process. I've trawled through loads of other UK clubs and societies looking at membership processes, and I'm totally convinced that ours is now the best system that I've come across and it doesn't cost the Society a penny.
OK, so I've begged and I've ranted, now it's over to you.
I will be sending out an email communication to all existing members reminding them of membership renewals in the near future.
Stay safe, and have a good Christmas