Who are the members?
What do we need to think about when defining membership?
2. Membership Criteria – such as:
a) Geographical (i.e. live in a particular neighbourhood, county, estate etc)
b) Status (i.e. single parents if you’re a singe parent group)
c) Age (i.e. pensioners for a pensioner group)
d) and a whole range of other criteria i.e. those with a disability, users of a particular facility, parents of children at a play group etc etc.
e) Any exceptions to the above (for instance you might want the ability to co-opt 1 or 2 others – your choice will be limited if all criteria have to apply to them.)
3. If there are annual subs and if so how much and when they are collected.
4. What members do (i.e. vote in the committee, approve the annual accounts etc)
5. How you stop being a member. (Removal, retirement, resignation etc)