[SCA-AE] Fw: NMS - Wider Consideration
gilamere at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 23 16:57:12 EST 2010
Well, not seem shady, in least.
Presenting the option (with disclaimers that it is "unofficial"), and having the website on hand at an event for, at least, showing a newcomer the "actual" information, can only make us seem more respectable for being so upfront about how things work and what is expected of a newcomer. Even if they do not choose to sign up right then and there, they might then consent to having the link to the membership form sent to them right and there, for future use. It would also take some the "make the sale" feel out of the conversation. Again this is simply, IMHO.
From: "fridrikr at rochester.rr.com" <fridrikr at rochester.rr.com>
To: discussion at aethelmearc.org
Cc: Lindsay Baldassano <gilamere at yahoo.com>
Sent: Tue, February 23, 2010 4:39:18 PM
Subject: Re: [SCA-AE] Fw: NMS - Wider Consideration
Not a problem, Elli.
My only question to my suggestion would be how "legal" it would be to do any of this. Perhaps our Kingdom Seneschal & Kingdom Exchequer could comment.
---- Lindsay Baldassano <gilamere at yahoo.com> wrote:
> This was supposed to be for all to read, sorry Fridrikr!
> When I was a local officer I did have pre-addressed envelopes with membership forms in them, I would put a stamp on them as I actually handed them to a person, so I wasn't wasting stamps. I have no idea if it actually helped get them to send it in though, I guess I could have just collected the envelopes to send them in myself to see if it worked.
> Wouldn't it be wonderful to just purchase memberships right there at an event! To dream...(lol). Though I suppose a chatelain with an internet connection and a personal laptop can offer this as well at a welcoming booth at an event.....
> From: "fridrikr at rochester.rr.com" <fridrikr at rochester.rr.com>
> To: discussion at aethelmearc.org
> Cc: Lindsay Baldassano <gilamere at yahoo.com>
> Sent: Tue, February 23, 2010 3:38:46 PM
> Subject: Re: [SCA-AE] NMS - Wider Consideration
> ---- Lindsay Baldassano <gilamere at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > I can say an idea like this worked better on the local level, than on the Kingdom level. Our local tollner worked in tandem with our office, so that the newcomer was directed to the chatelain's table to get the reimbursement for their NMS fee (from donations from the populace members) and then also received their newcomer packet and knew where to go for that event if they had further questions and concerns or needed anything (as I used to have extras of certain essentials that people tend to forget, in addition to the extra feast gear and some snacks).
> > Elli
> My suggestion as an add-on would be to offer memberships, on the spot, right there and then. Have forms & be willing to accept checks or cash, then mail them all in the next business day. That should be legal.... heck you can even have the addressed, stamped envelopes right there with you.
> (Even neater would be to have an electronic option, if you have net access at the site.)
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