To Neil Tank
"Neil thank you for your stewardship of MAAA. You have left it in a better place that it was when you first took it on.
The previous Club Presidents edition contained my own opinions on a few subjects I think anyone considering volunteering for active duty on a model club committee interesting in attracting and retaining new members might consider. I am having one last tilt at getting a big Capital City event to fly.
Enjoy your retirement, hope to see you at a flying field one day.
Cheers Stephen Green AUS 5932."
Good to hear from you and glad to hear that things are getting back on track. If I am looking for a motorhome I will give you a ring.
You are right in what you say and we must focus on the grass roots to keep aeromodelling alive. The initial reception at a club goes a long way in retaining members. It is normal human reaction, receive a warm welcome and you stay - get shunned and ignored and you don’t come back.
As you have highlighted one of the biggest problems is the recruitment and retainment of members, on saying that membership this year has surpassed this time last year so things may be looking up. It will be interesting to read your thoughts.
Thank you for you kind words and thank you for your support. Sandown was a very good initiative and I believe the two events MAAA was involved in were successful both from a flying and promotion perspective. I backed your initiative as I considered at the time and still do, that these large events put aeromodelling out there and wet the appetite of prospective members. They reach a far greater audience and add support to club come and try days.
Stephen I wish you well in the future and perhaps will have the opportunity to catch up with you some time.
Stephen Green AUS 5932