We have 114 members (60 in Auckland, 35 in Wellington, 4 in Greater Waikato, and 15 in the South Island), down from 143 last AGM. This is a significant decrease - about 20% across all regions, and more in Greater Waikato - and I am concerned that people are failing to rejoin. While the reasons for the drop are obvious in Greater Waikato - no projects, so no benefit from membership - they are less obvious in Auckland and Wellington, and I am hoping that the membership surveys will shed some light on it. If we can find out why people aren’t rejoining, we can move to correct things.
The membership system is working well, and most memberships are processed within a day (the exception being weekends). Apart from that, my time this year has been spent on supporting other committee members and the regional committees, providing information to them, and developing guidance on health and safety and privacy for GMs.