12 Feb 2007

STACC Membership Matters

Yes it does matter - the more members we have, the more influence we can exert.
When declaring our membership, we only state the number of committed paid-up members (unlike some organisations which claim to represent some wider community or people on a mailing list).

Membership stats over a number of years show a reasonable but not consistent growth.
Members can do their bit by introducing friends and neighbours to STACC activities, so they may be attracted to joining.

REPORT AT END OF
2006
2005
2004
2003
2001
2000
HOUSEHOLDS PAID
188
177
161
146
157
152
MEMBERS IN PAID HOUSEHOLDS
479
455
est 413
369
382
372
HOUSEHOLDS NOT PAID
32
33
40




As you see, a number of households don't get around to paying each year (not necessarily the same set). If all paid up we would have a total of 220 households and 644 members. We continue to hope that we can win them back sometime, but of course we can't count them when quoting membership figures.

2007
As at the date of this post...
Email or Postal subs requests have been sent to all households. A trickle of payments is being received.
Households paid so far 153 (not yet paid 66)
Membership cards have been issued to all who paid by 23 Jan (133 households, 352 members)
More membership cards will be produced when a batch of worthy size builds up.
Subs payments are not generally acknowledged other than by sending membership cards.

More and more members are electing to pay for several years in advance - many for 4 years. This saves a great deal of work.
More than 63% of payments have been by Standing Order - which also saves a great deal of work.

I will update this info by adding comments from time to time.

2 comments:

STACC memsec Tom said...

As at 8 Mar 2007 Paid-up Membership is
164 HOUSEHOLDS PAID (to whom thanks)
421 MEMBERS IN PAID HOUSEHOLDS
but there are..
56 HOUSEHOLDS NOT PAID
so there's work still to be done to harvest those 56 subscriptions which represents 134 members.

STACC memsec Tom said...

As at 29 Apr 2007 Paid-up Membership is
173 HOUSEHOLDS PAID (to whom thanks)
443 MEMBERS IN PAID HOUSEHOLDS
but there are..
44 HOUSEHOLDS NOT PAID
so there's work still to be done to harvest those 44 subscriptions which represents 108 members.