I have thought for some time that a membership card would be a good idea but the thought and expense of sending out 700+ each year proved to be a block! Then I hit on the idea of “membership participation”. Obtaining a membership card will be voluntary and up to the individual member who may or may not think it a useful idea. After getting support from your committee, the scheme will work like this: –
Every member who wants a membership card should contact me by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or as a “Comment” on this post. I will then produce a personalised membership card and send it back as an attachment.
Important: Please state file format e.g. “.docx”; “.doc”; “PDF”. The member is responsible for printing the attachment either on card or paper and preferably laminating it or covering it with transparent sticky plastic (available from stationers). This can be kept safely at home or in the wallet and can be referred to when necessary. If the scheme proves successful, it will be extended for 2011.
A list of members and numbers can be viewed at http://www.midlandmasters.org.uk/current%20members%20web%20030810.pdf