I have recently set up a NYC Buddy System for new Members. The purpose is to use existing Members to assist new Members to integrate into the National Yacht Club Boating Community.
Over the past couple of weeks, I have matched many new Members with a Buddy. However, there are a significant number of Intro Crew Members, who have informed me that they agree with this program and would certainly like a Buddy to help them through their first year at the Club.
Although I got a good response with volunteer Buddies, it would be nice if some active racers would be willing to take on some of these Intro Crew Members.
This new program will certainly assist in the retention of these Members going forward, rather than having them leave us because they did not feel welcome in our Club. In the past we have spent such a considerable effort in obtaining new Members to the Club, but appear to neglect them once they are a Member.
Hopefully, by this method of helping them integrate, we will see an improvement in our annual renewals.
If you are willing to participate please contact me.
Linda Morley, VC Marketing & Communications