Welfare and our own ‘lost’ Branch Members
The coronavirus has shown that we are not able to communicate easily with members who seldom attend the Branch Meetings, Black Sunday or Grenadier Day.
How are they? Have they had or even now, suffering from the effects of the virus. ?
Do they need help in any way?
In truth we just don’t know. The first contact we normally have is with a family member who phones to say that Joe Soldier has passed away!
That doesn’t say a lot about us as Comrades does it
Many attempts have been made in the past but they have all failed because it was left to just one person to do the contacting and with the vast spread of our membership across Greater London
It just couldn’t be done physically by one person.
If all of us who receive and read the Review just volunteered to contact 6 Members who live in the same Postcode / Area we would be able to establish contact with nearly all of our latent Members and really help not only them but the Branch as well.
We would know if they require any assistance from the Association.
I am not suggesting big meetings with them but just a courtesy call to say hello and pass on any details of the Branch.
If you are prepared to help the Branch and the absent members just email me on email@example.com or drop me a line, or leave a message for me on my phone if I’m not in.
I will then select the names of the nearest members to you and a card for each of them giving my address and contact details for you to pass on to them. That is all you need to do but if they give you any information that is relevant just pass it back to me and I will ensure that it is dealt with through the Branch.
We need them probably more than they need us but it would certainly help the Branch if we found a few more ‘regulars’.
If you are not sure just give me a ring and maybe I can allay any fears you may have.
Thanking you in anticipation.
Mike Bunch Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 020 8302 4086