Just a short note to show you all our prize from AIVC conference:
We won these chocolates for having one of the three best IVC websites (as judged by the outgoing publicity officer) which we will give to the member who last year built this site for us (thanks again GW).
We also won two other prizes (in uncontested categories 🙂 ):
I walked away with a bottle of Vodka for coming up with the winning mission statement of ‘The Spirit of IVC to to get out, make new friends and to have fun’.
We also won a small box of chocolates for the ‘Best Free Publicity’ so thanks to The Standard for that. Thanks to the other IVC’s too for not entering which I’m sure greatly increased our chances of winning 😉
The weekend was good (there are some photos in the member’s area) and we came away with a few ideas that might help us to retain newly attracted members and to attract more. We sat through a fair amount of silly politicing from some clubs who should have left their dirty laundry at home and learnt that most have trouble getting members to put on events. In one club the membership fee doubles if you don’t put on at least two events a year: maybe we should try that 😉
On the Saturday afternoon we went for a very nice walk down to the sea and on Sunday went to Tyntesfield which we liked. Saturday night’s 60s night was fun too so a big thanks again to out hosts Bristol and Bath IVC.
Don’t forget that next week is our AGM! (Free drinks! 8pm prompt)