Agree Vin. There are 20 Branch members, yet only 4 are taking part in Branch meetings, online or otherwise.Is there anything else we could do to encourage participation? I personally don't wish to see the Branch fold!
There are members active on the internet and I don't know why they don't attend here. Is there a reason for this? I just don't get it.As you say steve, how do we encourage participation and I certainly don't want the branch to foldJust thought I would open up a discussion
I totally agree Vin. What is it about "our E meeting" that fails to enthuse members? One would have thought it would be an ideal Forum and meeting place, for such a large, widespread Branch. I would have thought members could have used it to prevent the sort of "isolation" many members feel when they are so geographically disparate!
It's relitively easy to sit in the comfort of one's own home and type on a keyboard. If you attend meetings, sooner or later you have to put your coat on and get physicaly active and that's not so easy.
If no absent members attend meetings then the future of the N.E.R.B. looks bleak, nevertheless we will arrange a meeting with the Green Party member, and perhaps, Steve you could offer a talk to their N.E. branch.