Fly On The Wall - Update On What The Committee Is Up To
Reporter: Caroline Brown
The Club is continuing to attract new members and the increased publicity generated as a result of gaining Snowmark accreditation (see report) and the advertising of Club activities such as Ski Fit and the TDC Training Days through the Ski Club of Great Britain is likely to attract even more.
This influx has prompted the committee to think of how best to ensure that all new members are made to feel welcome and fully briefed about our various activities. So, a buddying scheme has been proposed. Each new member would be contacted by a New Member Co-ordinator and put in touch with an existing member who has volunteered to be a buddy and who can chat about our activities and maybe meet up with the new member at a CFe ski session or one of our Friday evening socials. Because the idea is new and more people are joining up by the week, the committee have agreed to get the ball rolling by being the first wave of buddies until the Club can establish a larger pool of helpers among the existing membership.
Being a buddy is not time-consuming or difficult or a long-term commitment although it could lead to the start of some life-long friendships. Once a new member is happily settled in, mission accomplished and you can decide whether to buddy again or not. If you are enthusiastic about your club and want to pass that enthusiasm on to others then this is a job for you!
A volunteer for New Member Co-ordinator has come forward and number of buddy volunteers have already been identified through last season’s Skills Questionnaire, but if the idea is new to you and is something you think you would like to do please get in touch with one of the committee.
On an admin note we are always on the look-out for Speakers for our Friday evening socials and following the last committee meeting Jane Fairclough is the new point of contact if you have any suggestions.