Numbers are looking good but at tbe end of the day its all about the dollars. If we have lost a lot of high value members and have only replaced them with 3 game members its not going to yield the revenue the club needs.
I hope we are setting records in money in and the public numbers figure will take care of itself.
Do you honestly think we've lost a lot of high value members? This year? pls. Everyone I know is upping their level or maintaining it.
And I do wish people would stop passively sniping the lower level memberships. It isn't all about the dollars. It's about being a club people are proud to put some of their hard earned towards in order to be called a member. The lower membership levels are the gateway drug.
If you are trying to pay down large debt levels, and have the finances to compete at the top end of the competition, it is pretty much all about the dollars. Big membership numbers are great for marketing purposes, and to give supporters the warm and fuzzies, but it's the dollars that pay the bills.
And that is not 'passively sniping lower level memberships' (of which I have had a few when finances dictated that was all I could afford), it's just fact.
Yep, we've disagreed on this topic a number of times.
It isn't that I am opposed to your view, and I understand that money pays the bills. You will never see me arc up against your viewpoint unless it in some way undersells the lower level memberships. Bombadear has taken what can only be considered good news and thrown out the reduced level of membership warning. I understand why this has affected the club in the past 3 years but that time is over.
I consider it more important to convert supporters into members and think the natural progression is that the value from that will come.
To turn Bombadears statement on its head, I hope we are setting records for public numbers, and the $s will take care of itself.