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August is 3 days away, so in 6 weeks we'll be well into Fall. So, how many people have joined a club or registered a sled?

Interestingly, I haven't received  any emails from the clubs asking me to renew my memberships. I guess they just wait for people to join.

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John,

I and my Wife had been doing the Moultonboro Membership Program for the past 10 years.

We normally start with a MEMBERSHIP PACKET that we try to get out to all of this past Seasons Members plus those that did not rejoin from the prior Season. Their application is headed with WELCOME BACK. You would be surprise how many rejoin.

We try to get the Packet in the mail by the third week of September. By this time the Summer has ended and the Kids are back in School. We normally start to see Applications coming back to us around the 3rd week of October. We get a good percentage of our Membership by the middle of December. From there the driving factor is the weather (SNOW). The end of January and the start of February can be a time for a high volume of Membership, School Vacations are the big factor.

We were hit with over 250 Memberships leading in to the first week of February most likely do to the fact we all had SNOW! This presented a question of where do you spend your time, Keeping the Club Membership up to date, getting out our MSC MEMBERSHIP CARDS or our Official MSC Voucher and at the same time keep the NHSA Database Current. Well I guess where my time was concentrated. I ended up putting a new column in my database and marking a "Z" in the column to indicate I needed to Enter them into the NHSA Database a few at a time over the next month or so. 

Our normal flow of "Mailed" in Applications can be any where from 15 to 100+ per week.

This past Season we added an online Membership Page to our Website. We had over 140 Membership processed through OUR Website.

We have multiple ways of generating Memberships

1st Our Mail out Application

2nd Our Online Application web page 140+ Membership.  We hope to see the Website used more frequently this season! I encourage all Clubs that have a Website to incorporate an electronic Membership Page in to it. It saves a lot of time transferring Data in to the Club Database.

3rd 3 local Sales Agents, DaSilva Motor Sports, Skelly's Market and EM Heath Hardware.

And LAST, NHSA, 6 members 15-16 and 11 16-17 Seasons.

Through all these avenues of Memberships we had 724 Members making MSC the 3rd largest Club in New Hampshire.

Posted to a Thread on Winnipesaukee Snowmobile Forum. 

The NHSA Online Membership program is basically there to shift the burden of maintaining a Member Database from the NHSA Office to EACH NHSA Member Club. It is now up to each Club to input and Maintain the Database.

I have been told by my DEEPSTATE sources that NHSA has logged in a little over 400 Members so far for 2017-2018?
 

The way I look at the position of Membership Chairman is you are a Salesman. Your objective is to SELL your Club. It maybe the Great Conditions of your Trials, The interaction of members, Meetings, Saturday Trial rides, Work Parties and other things that bring people of like interest together to enjoy all the aspects of Snowmobiling.

Oh and be ready for the Friday Night call from the Member that Joined early, put his cards in a safe place and now can not find them.

If the member has e-mail we simply send him an Official MSC Membership Voucher. If no E-mail we simply tell him we will meet you at 8:00am at Chuck DaSilva's with 2 Replacement Membership Cards.  

As Cheryl and I step down we hope to see MSC continue using this process?

 

 

I could go on for another 10 pages with my thoughts on how Clubs should get and KEEP Members.

 

 

Edited by WINNOCTURN

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Ossipee Valley used to try to get the renewals in the mail in early September.

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An old saying is that "most people don't buy things, they're sold things."

A person who's made their living in retail sales would be a good choice for a club membership chairman. 

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Got my Pittsburg Ridge Runner renewal forms about three weeks ago. Kind of gave me a shiver!!!!!!!

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Here is where my mind is till at least after Columbus Day!

My #1 Sled is on the Lift ready to roll out with the first 4" of SNOW here in Moultonboro! 

I took advantage of the Moultonboro Snowmobile Club online Membership Page and joined on July 1st. But I have not sent myself my Membership Card yet.

  

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10 hours ago, pekabu said:

Our (SNHSS) memberships run through the end of July.   We will be actively seeking memberships after the board rejoins Monday night.

Since the clubs have no control over the weather and  state regulations and laws, aggressive actions to retain and increase club memberships seems to be the only way the clubs will survive. It also seems that SNHSS is doing the work needed to be on the right track, and let's hope you're rewarded with a decent winter and no dumb moves by the state.

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On ‎7‎/‎29‎/‎2017 at 8:50 PM, jhwentworth said:

August is 3 days away, so in 6 weeks we'll be well into Fall. So, how many people have joined a club or registered a sled?

Interestingly, I haven't received  any emails from the clubs asking me to renew my memberships. I guess they just wait for people to join.

We have had our Online Membership Web Page up and Running since the 1st of July.

Moultonboro Snowmobile Club 2017-2018 Online Memberships

Last season you may joined through the NHSA Membership Website. This season you can join MSC directly through our 0nline Membership Page on the Club Website.  You can also order a Club Trail Map and or a Club Logo Decal at the same time.

There is no $2.00 Service charge as there is with NHSA. You can print out your MSC Proof of Membership Certificate which you can use for your Registration Discount.

You use PayPal or a Credit Card to purchase your Membership.

Your electronic Membership goes directly to the Membership Chairman. We have to hunt for it on the NHSA Website.


MSC Membership Webpage:

http://moultonborosmc.org/membership-online-form/

Click here if link does not open directly

Access a cached copy of

 

Please let me know if you find the MSC Membership page works the way you think it should in creating a Club Membership.

 

 

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1 hour ago, metaluc said:

MSC links go to a blank slednh page for me, at least on my cellphone running Firefox browser. :huh:

It seems to be working for me with Firefox on my laptop.

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