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Re: [entrepreneur-1566] Hi HKBOers, please contribute your ideas for our coming meetup to be scheduled in February

From: user 2.
Sent on: Monday, January 19, 2009 12:32 PM
Hello All.
Maybe ill share a little insite with you, This is from another 
Organisation, but with the same kind of issues.
.
 From what I have seen over the years, Getting new members into the 
group is good, but old members stop coming, maybe some focus on how we 
can maintain the members interest to continue to join and continue to be 
interested.
 From my other observations in various areas, this is a common 
phenomenon, . and the solutions have been to have a method of promotion, 
and a way to show your experience. either escalating in levels, 
Promotion, rank etc. So the solution in other areas have been to have 
the standard group, and then have an elite or Senior group. it can work 
like this.
The Senior Group meets less frequently, as long term members may get 
bored of the weekly commitment of meetings. so the elite group would 
meet Monthly.
The Normal meetings would be Bi-Weekly. The purpose of the elite group 
will be to Meet, and then set the agenda and materials for the regular 
Group. People in the Regular group who show creativity or interest in 
arranging Topics, can be Promoted to the Elite Group, Thus a level of 
escalation, and those in the Normal group see that there is more beyond 
the normal meetings. (you could argue Pyrimad Scheme, but it isnt)
You get the idea? any way, as to the names of the groups that can be 
your Elite Groups first Job, to find a Promotion process and levels, and 
place a Name on them.

1 Idea can be.
New Members can wear a Yellow Label with there Name, indicating a First 
Visit, After the First Visit they get a Green Label, that Shows Regular, 
then those who are Signed up members or Contributors Get a Purple Label 
to wear, and those in the Organising Group get a Blue Label. Team 
leaders rotate, so everyone can be a leader in meetings. This should not 
interfere with the core organisational structure, but passing around the 
leadership should be positive, and allows each person to do there own 
version of a meeting, doesnt matter the location, but it should be known 
that the meeting leader has freedom to do it their way, and all members 
should not critisize, this then allows people to learn from others, and 
will help to improve relationships and meetings.
An additional motivational scenario can be New Member open Days, a Form 
of Shakubuku, this is wear we arrange activities, based on members 
business, or locations, and members get credits for each attendee, these 
attendees are then free to join meetings.
So Any way, a few ideas, and suggestions, feel free to discuss further, 
or through it in the bin.
Regards
Geoff

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