gazman Posted January 13, 2008 Share Posted January 13, 2008 In my view the key feature that makes an association thrive is that it has members who are prepared to put a lot into running it. Anything else is secondary. Of course, an association with a large membership is more likely to have such members, and will thus tend to thrive. Being in an organists' association is rather like going to the pub with your friends. Unless at least some of you are prepared to get up and go to the bar, none of you will get much out of it. Who would be to blame? All of you! My experience of it is that it is always a very few who have to put in all the hard work because most of the membership isn't willing. I well remember at an AGM when I was President of our local Association (of which I'm no longer a member) almost begging the assembled company for somebody to volunteer to do some of the secretarial work as the Hon Sec wanted to stand down, having served a long time. Nobody was willing. It was just a few of us who put a lot into running it. The membership (mostly retired) just wanted to attend monthly meetings. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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