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Club Day & Open Forum

24/07/2013

Club Day & Open Forum

The morning saw a team a club members undertaking a number of running repairs and cleaning tasks around the club, Mike Evans in his piny, hoovering was a sight to behold.  The Emery team on their knees scrubbing the floors, Jimmy at home in the kitchen cleaning, Lou sorting out the noticeboards, Ali cutting the grass, Gibbo cleaning the gutters, Matt at home cleaning the bar and lots of other helpers doing their bit. However, there are always jobs to be done so please come along next time and lend a hand.
There followed a mixed match open to all with a nicely cooked BBQ, thanks to Mike Evans, and a few beers after.
Then began the first of the club “Open Forums” designed to give members a voice and input into how the club is run, your views and input is important and welcomed. WHAT HAVE WE BEEN DOING? Lots of activity has been happening over the closed season so far; Appointment of Jimmy Christmas as Coaching Manager
Winning the England Hockey Board “Best Marketing Campaign to Grow Hockey Nation”
Clubs 1st Re-accreditation
Charity 7s – Raising £450
Summer Camp – places still available
Club Survey
OPEN DISCUSSION – INCOME GENERATIONIdeas raised

  • Two tier bar prices, members and external functions
  • Appointment of a volunteer grant manager to look at possible funding sources
  • Sponsorship champion
  • Any members can provide leads to the management team for possible club sponsorship
  • Sponsorship brochures more readily available
  • More productive socials
  • Hockey dream team
  • Re-branding of shirts – once sponsor found
  • Subs to include cost of shirts
  • Raise profile of sponsorship on website

OPEN DISCUSSION – COMMUNICATIONIdeas

  • Captains job roles to be clarified
  • Support from team member for captains
  • Match reports – delegate to a team member to do and use them more, on website etc
  • Update database and preferences
  • Noticeboard is this in the right place
  • Twitter more for hockey followers outside club
  • 224 members on facebook a good tool for members
  • Too many emails
  • Website good new enquiries get to the right people
  • Update/Refresh website – to increase functionality

OPEN DISCUSSION – CATERING

  • Our catering is one of the best
  • Honesty box for donations for tea coffee and spare food
  • Last matches – away teams don’t stay – find out if they want tea before
  • As a club we are not as appreciative of catering as we used to be
  • Budget cut at beginning of season may have affected quality of catering provision
  • Sell food/drinks at tournaments
  • Catering is a strong point of the club
  • Meal tickets
  • No more than 1 sat per month for outside functions (excluding member events)
  • Not viable for casual catering – turnover not high enough
  • Is Billy still willing to do catering?
  • Tea and coffee should be free to visitors

THE NEXT STEP All the above points will be considered by the management group at their next meeting in a couple of week’s time and further feedback will come out to members

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