Ideas & Suggestions for the future of the MMOC

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Ideas & Suggestions for the future of the MMOC

Postby Judge » Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:39 pm

The following are just a few of my ideas to deal with a variety of issues from attracting new members, retaining existing members, and also increasing revenue for the Club.
1. Make use of every opportunity to obtain a wider audience of potential members.
2. Encourage Morris Minor owners to use their cars and promote the club by both example and talking to members of the public whenever possible.
3. Expand, regularly update, and maintain the Club Website. Encourage potential members to join by posting ‘tasters’ in the public area and the full articles etc within the Members Only area.
4. Create an online version of Minor Matters.
5. Combine as many MMOC events as possible with well established shows etc and actively seek new members there.
6. Encourage better attendance of solely Minor rallies, by seeking suggestions from the membership via Minor Matters, and non members via the website etc, and if feasible act on them.
7. Utilise other Morris Minor publications, such as Minor Monthly to reach non MMOC members.
8. Improve PR aspects by keeping Minor enthusiasts updated on Club promotional events, and also encouraging them to take a more active role themselves in approaching the various forms of media with Minor related items.
8. Invite younger members to take an active role at MMOC events.

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Postby jonathon » Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:50 pm

I'd go along with those Bill, but I see that many have been suggested for many years now and very little has been done.
Nice to see the inclusion of Minor Monthly which has often been seen as the 'enemy' for far too long.
I agree that the website is vital to the development of the club and its updating needs to be frequent and fresh.
It would be nice too if there was a link with 'the powers that be, as a few questions on the forum could be quickly answered rather than go through the procedure of letter writing etc. I do realize that folk are volunteers so maybe unfair, maybe a committee spokesman with website duties ??.


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Postby Judge » Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:53 pm

I have volunteered previously.

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Postby jonathon » Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:56 pm

Then I'll second you. Obviously your enthusiasm was not shared then Bill :( :( :roll:


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Postby FrankM83 » Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:20 pm

I stil add that the club make more pressure on manufacturers for better parts!!


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Postby bpr81a » Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:20 pm

Cam Shaw is the committe member with website responsibilites

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Postby Judge » Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:23 pm

........and appointed me Web Editor :wink:

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Postby jonathon » Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:24 pm

But Cam now seldom writes on here, he might well visit but really we need a well known face / contributor. By no means do I intend disrespect to Cam


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Postby Judge » Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:26 pm

The last time I spoke to Cam he was quite happy for me to update and add new articles to the website Jonathon.

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Postby jonathon » Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:30 pm

So what's the problem :o :o get on with in Bill :lol: :lol: :wink:


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Postby Judge » Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:32 pm

Ask Jon, I only wish I could :roll: :wink:

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Re: Ideas & Suggestions for the future of the MMOC

Postby Sidney'61 » Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:34 pm

Judge wrote:8. Invite younger members to take an active role at MMOC events.
Sounds good, I sure theres plenty of us 'younguns' to organize something. I don't mind contributing.
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Postby FrankM83 » Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:38 pm

yes in fact I noticed there re plenty of youngsters gaining interest in Morris Minors :)


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Postby Judge » Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:38 pm

The more the merrier Andy.

Incidentally I have just remembered another suggestion I made i.e. that we have practical demonstrations, such as simple maintenance, at rallies :D

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Postby jonathon » Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:44 pm

I think your wish has been answered this year then Bill.

Jon, why can Bill not update the website :o :( :wink:


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Postby Judge » Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:49 pm

jonathon wrote:I think your wish has been answered this year then Bill.
Yes, must have got tired of me harping on :wink: :lol:

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Postby jonathon » Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:04 pm

Obviously works eventually :wink: :D


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Postby Robins » Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:17 pm

Clubs are to much like councils, there's to many people that want to take the credit but nobody wants to make a decision, then if one person trys to make a dicision it needs putting to the vote and back to square one again. This for a start puts me off getting involved.
You clearly have enthusiasm and ideas Bill, but who is, and what does this 'Jon' person need asking for when Cam has said go ahead? Oh yes, let me guess, More red tape!

To get young people involved, you need to get the more elderly folk to except them!
It really used to put me off when you get them come round and pick holes with all the none original parts at a rally, if they stood back and looked, they would have seen I owned a modified moggie and originality was not the idea, but then thats wrong aswell, can't modify them.
Our local branch started up again a few years back, the older people all group together and yap amongst them selves, as a younger member got ignored most of the time, and then they come out with "how do we get more young members in the club". Can't think why I never went anymore :roll: . And that's why you won't have seen me at a moggie club rally. I will just add though, that I am a member of the club. I don't mean any offence by what I said but this is just my view as a young member. :wink:
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Postby Judge » Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:29 pm

As far as I am concerned, no offence taken. In fact I think you have made some very valid points, and what must not be forgotten is that you young members are the future of the club.

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Postby bigginger » Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:30 pm

This Jon person is the web editor - the man who. among other things, gets the site up and running again when the it falls over. I know it still says that next under my name too, but I resigned that position many, many months ago and it hasn't been altered yet, I've never understood why Bill wasn't adding to and updating the site, TBH. Perhaps it was lack of knowhow, I just don't know, but I'm sure he will start to soon - I look forward to it.


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