One of the key focus areas for Reps at the moment is building up the membership base, an exercise that will bring in more members – including those who are theatrically inclined and those who will be social members. The result of a successful membership drive will be a stronger society, not the least in financial terms. Reps needs all its current members to help in this drive – and if anyone can explain why Reps is a great society and a pleasant group of people to be associated with, it is you, the member. You know why you are a member. You know how important Reps is within your own life. Tell people! Ask them to join us and become members.
Membership forms are available on request in the Reps office, as well as in the Members’ Bar and in The Spotlight. They are also available for download on the membership page of Reps’ website (http://www.reps.co.zw/members.php).
But we thought that it would be nice to reward you for bringing in new members, too!
Reps has been given the kind donation of a week at the Blue Swallow Lodges at Troutbeck, Nyanga from 18 – 25 November. In all, the Lodge can sleep up to eight people. The time has been given to Reps by a member (for which we are hugely grateful) and we are covering the fees that go with the use of the facility. All you have to do is pack your walking shoes, golf clubs and fishing tackle and get your party up there.
To qualify for a draw for the week at Blue Swallow, you need to introduce a new member. For every new Reps member you propose or second between June 1 and September 30, you will be allocated one ticket in a draw to win the week in the mountains.
If you have not been a member for a full two years (and therefore not able to propose or second), you are not excluded. Speak to someone on ExCo or in the Office. We will accept the new member on your behalf and ensure that you get the Blue Swallow entry ticket. To make it fair, those members who, by nature of their role in Reps get to sign up new members routinely (e.g. Chairman, Theatre Manager and so on) will only receive a ticket for members they introduce personally – not for any that they sign for ex officio.
The draw will be held in the Members’ Bar on Friday October 14.
We are hoping that you will respond enthusiastically to this opportunity. Unallocated tickets in this draw will be sold as a fund-raiser between September 30 and October 14. We’ll have more details on this nearer the time if it proves necessary.
Please feel free to contact the office or me if you have any questions, but in the meantime, go get some new members!
+263 77 220 2228