In order to get to know our recently joined members better, and to welcome them all to the CBYA, we hosted a New CBYA Members’ Lunch at the Restaurant A Bordo, Club Náutico de Jávea on Wednesday 9th October 2019. The event was attended by the majority of the CBYA Committee, as well as several other CBYA co-ordinators and organisers. The significant number of CBYA ‘representatives’ confirmed our strong commitment to continuing to grow the CBYA, and our interest in ‘on-boarding’ our new members.
The purpose was…….
To meet as many as possible of our new members who had joined during the last 18 months,
To update them on planned future CBYA sailing and social activities,
To help us better understand their expectations from joining the CBYA,
To encourage them to get involved in what the CBYA offers and to help run our association.
The lunch meeting arranged by Julie Benneworth (Social Team), and was planned and run by Amanda Topson (Public Relations Co-ordinator) and Monique Neyze. It involved a different and more dynamic way of managing a CBYA event. On arrival, new members were given a name tag with colour-coded sticky dots indicating their experience of CBYA activities, and providing a good talking point, as well as useful information.
Some ice-breaking activities included getting people to talk to the group in general about their sailing experience, and where they lived, and there were several groups of people hanging back together at the end of the event chatting, which was what we had hoped to achieve!