A big thank you to all those people who took the time to complete the survey. It is important that we gather information about you so we can understand better your needs and wants. We would possibly know more if we had more respondents – out of 350 members we received 95 completed surveys.
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Summary of Results
The survey suggests that our membership consists of three quarters women however when we examine the actual membership list we find that it’s only two-thirds women. Maybe men don’t fill in survey forms. Nearly two thirds of you are between the ages of 55 and 74
Most people join for social reasons and learning is a secondary element. The majority have been members for less than 5 years and most learned about us by word of mouth.
It appears you find information from a number of places – monthly meetings, newsletter, website and group convenors; therefore we will continue to keep you informed in these various ways and we’ve now added the monthly “Mailchimp” email so hopefully we’ve got all the bases covered.
Friendship and Learning were the main features and nearly 60% enjoy new experiences.
Our speakers were well received with nearly 80% giving positive feedback and attendance of monthly meetings indicates that nearly half have attended eight or more times.
Nearly 97% thought we offered an excellent or good range of activities. We had a number of suggestions for new groups: Architecture; Accordion; Creative dancing using classical music; Drawing/painting; Nature/wildlife study; Polish language; Politics; Saxophone/Clarinet playing; Science, Technology and Mathematics; cooking/baking- trying new foods/ improving skills; Learning Russian; Painting; GCSE Maths; Bird Watching; Philosophy; Languages for less experienced; Whist; Archaeology; Country dancing; Table tennis; Quilting; and Understanding which stars and planets can easily be seen without a telescope. All we need now is the volunteers to run the groups – let the Groups Coordinator know if you’d like to set up any of the above.
We will undertake another survey in two years time so please participate – it will enable the committee to understand you better and meet your needs.