Making Newcomers Welcome
Early this year the ABF will be providing all new members with an Information Kit together with a welcome letter from our President.
This will provide them with, amongst other things, a brief history of the sport, an outline of our administrative structure, information about how to improve their bidding and play of the cards, information about our code of behaviour and an outline of the ranking and masterpoints system.
At a club level, they should make sure to create a friendly and welcoming environment for new players.
Perhaps consider a newcomer policy for their club which could include finding them a partner, providing a mentor, celebrating their completion of beginner classes etc.
You will also find tips on retaining members at the above website.
Want to see the VBA Affiliated Clubs Marketing Page? There is not much there but it’s a start.
VBA Marketing Webpage
This page will tell you something about the ABF Marketing page and you can go there to find out what Sandra and her team are doing.