We had 90 responses out of 458 members, which is almost 20%. However, only 62 (69%) completed the entire questionnaire. At weekly intervals, we sent three reminder letters to those that did not respond.
Listed here are some details of the Survey:
28 (35%) out of 81 said that they attended a section Dinner Meeting last year. 35% of 458 members surveyed is 160. We certainly never had such numbers at our meeting. We must conclude that these 28 respondents are more active in the Section than the non-respondents.
When asked why they did not attend, a number responded that they were not aware of the meetings. “I did not get any invitation” was a common response.
The other major reason was that the meeting was too far from home or work. When asked for an alternate location most answered New York City. One said, “Every time I was interested it was in NJ”. We need to over-communicate to our members that they can reach NJ by public transportation. Continue reading Results of the August 2013 Membership Survey
One item that was echoed in the survey was to have more meetings and events in NYC. The Education and Program Committee (EPC) has been diligently searching for a restaurant in NYC to replace Murano’s/Delmonico’s. We had EPC meetings in several NYC locations that were either too small to handle our average meeting attendance, not private (quiet) enough to hear a presentation or did not have an appropriate space to set-up a screen to view a presentation. If you have suggestions for a location that would meet our needs, please answer that survey question in our 2013 Membership Survey coming in August.
You answered that 92% of the respondents do not attend refresher courses. We removed that category from the survey for this year.
We need to find out why only 58% of our respondents attend Section Meetings.
We shortened the survey to make it easier to complete (5 – 10 minutes).
This follow-up survey is an attempt to get more information from you to help us focus in on your priorities and to deliver:
The courses you are asking for and to find out what days, nights, or weekends are most convenient for you.
What type of Social Events would you find Fun and Entertaining?
You told us that you enjoy Plant Tours. We need to know who can lead a Plant Tour Event.
The Education and Program Committee (EPC) is excited to hear about your needs and wants for the upcoming year. Please look for the 2013 Membership Survey coming in August via e-mail
and on the Section website.