REPORT FROM THE MEMBERSHIP SECRETARIES YEAR ENDED 31 AUGUST 2007Sue and Jon Goodland
CHIS is continuing to thrive and prosper with a healthy membership approaching 1,000 members, representing 669 households and organisations.
The Society is fortunate to have such a dedicated and loyal membership. Even moving out of the county and country has not dampened their enthusiasm. This is clearly demonstrated by the fact that around 15% of our members live outside the area.
Like all good organisations, to remain successful, new members need to be encouraged to join the society. This year we have welcomed another 50 members.
Equally important is the prompt annual receipt of your subscriptions. This year we needed to send out 38 reminders to people who had forgotten to do this task. In order to avoid this happening to you, why not join the 80% of our members who pay their annual subscriptions on 5 May by bankerís order. Also, just a gentle reminder to those of you who already pay by bankerís order, that subscriptions were increased this year to £8 per household and £15 per organisation, which is still excellent value for money.
The Society appreciates your support over the past year and without it would not continue to flourish.
Bankerís order forms can be obtained from your membership secretaries
Sue and Jon Goodland, 63 Downs Park East, Westbury Park, Bristol, BS6 7QG, telephone number 0117 962 8932 or from the CHIS web site