Shared Funding Project launch

Shared Funding Project launch

All Circle Membership Officers should now have received their email detailing the Shared Funding initiative and attached guidelines and application form.
The objective of the scheme is to assist Circles and Provinces with their Marketing and Membership plans financially so that there should be no reason why a Circle is not able to put such a plan into action. This of course fits very nicely with the Marketing & Membership workshop that the Province ran back in February and I am personally delighted that National Council have now recognised that Circles need this help. The application can be made by individual Circles, the Province and groups of Circles who may wish to undertake a Marketing initiative with a local Circle(s).
For smaller Circles with a low number of brothers or with limited financial resources, the Province may be able to assist further with resource or finance.
I am encouraged by the number of Circles in our Province that have already made considerable plans to market their Circles and therefore put themselves in a much better position to recruit new members and retain existing brothers. I do hope that every Circle in the Province takes advantage of this initiative and are able to access funds.
If anyone would like anymore information on the Shared Funding Project or need help with the application please do not hesitate to contact me.
I plan to contact each Membership Officer by the end of October to find out about your Circles plans and to see if I can help in any way.
With best wishes
Fraternally
David Prescott
Marketing and Membership Workshop

Marketing and Membership Workshop

On Saturday 29th February the Province held a Marketing & Membership workshop at Lea Marston Hotel. Circle marketing and membership officers were invited to attend and the response was brilliant!
All 22 Circles in the Province were represented with 43 brothers in attendance. They were treated to some very inspirational speakers on subjects such as Marketing, LinkedIn, Whatsapp, Strategy and Membership statistics & retention. Brother Ed Murphy from Hastings-Bexhill Circle travelled up from Sussex to talk about marketing our Circles in a positive way that brings the message to Catholic men in our parishes. Brothers Raymundo (Stafford) Tom Brassil (North Warks) and Bernard Baxter and Ciaran Convey (both Kenilworth) also gave very interesting perspectives on the use of social media, statistics and retention.  More information will be available in the summer edition of Newslink.

 

                                                                               

Provincial Marketing and Membership Workshop

Provincial Marketing and Membership Workshop

All Circles should now have received their invitation to the above workshop to be held on Saturday 29th February. The session will commence at 10.30 and will finish at 2.30pm. Membership is THE most pressing topic for all Circles and we hope that all Circle Membership and Marketing Officers will be able to attend. Please do make sure your Circle is represented if the Marketing and Membership officers are unable to make this date.    Topics covered will be:

  • How to effectively market your Circle
  • Social media including the use of Whatsapp
  • Linkedin
  • Membership Statistics
  • Writing a Circle marketing strategy

The workshop will be held at Lea Marston Hotel near Kingsbury B76 0BY.

Provincial Marketing and Membership Workshop

Provincial Marketing and Membership Workshop

Calling all Circle Membership and Marketing Officers………

Save the date!

On Saturday 29th February 2020 the Province will be holding a workshop that will help Circles develop or create a marketing strategy that will assist in the recruitment of new members and help retain existing brothers. Membership is THE most pressing topic for all Circles and we hope that all Circle Membership and Marketing Officers will be able to attend.

The workshop will be held at Lea Marston Hotel near Kingsbury B76 0BY. More details of the workshop content and timings will be published when confirmed.

David Prescott    djprescott@sky.com   07702 605611

New Brother for Stoke on Trent Circle.

New Brother for Stoke on Trent Circle.

Stoke on Trent Circle enrolled new brother Stephen Thomas at their May Circle meeting last night (21 May 2019). Newly installed President Anthony Birks (on the left) was delighted to enroll a new member on his first night as president.

Membership Officer Barry Tunnicliffe is hopeful that initiatives being undertaken in local parishes will bear fruit with more new brothers joining in the near future.

The enrollment of Stephen Thomas follows 3 other new brothers joining Circles in the province which is an encouraging start to the year. If any Membership Officers would like support in attracting new members for their Circle then please contact David Prescott on 07702 605611 or email djprescott@sky.com