We also mailed all members who responded to the question regarding volunteering, at least where we could match e-mail addresses. The list has been circulated to the Board and we will contact people as specific needs arise.
The Board have also set a Business Objective for the coming year of selecting at least three of the areas raised by the survey and working on a plan for further action.
Should you have any comments or questions then please share them here.
Thank you for circulating the outcome of the Membership Survey.
The fact that only one in five members responded is obviously disappointing. No fault of the management. But it makes one wonder how accurate the poll is, and how much reliance the Board should place on it.
From what I can recall of a conversation 40 years ago with a professional polster after I had done some computer maintenace for him, it only requires a small sample (certainly less than 20%) of membership of a group to get a reliable result from a survey. This can be proved statistically but my knowledge of statistics is somewhat limited. The question is how accurate you need the result to be and I gathered that doubling the sample is only going to make a small difference to the accuracy. Something like if 20% has a 4% error then 40% will have a 3% error.