Six members were in attendance, accompanied by four partners.

Shievon Smith represented the urology department.

Matters Arising

Further measures to attract and retain members were discussed. These included placing reports of meetings in local papers; advertisements in various media; encouraging newspapers to write articles about the club; other hand-outs such as in business card format.

Extensive discussion took place regarding the redesign and distribution of the poster advising of the club’s Aims and existence. It was felt that the original one which was distributed to GP surgeries was not sufficiently eye-catching and the subsequent “flyer” version was bland and short on content. A number of ideas for layout and content were put forward and the wife of a member volunteered to do a re-design.

Funding

A member offered to apply to a local charity for a grant towards speakers’ expenses and administration costs.

Publicity Locations

Ideas for distribution of publicity materials were put forward, such as local football clubs; doctors and clinics; golf and bowls clubs; churches; libraries; fitness clubs; and community newspapers. Further suggestions will be welcome.

Meeting Reminders

As there is no meeting in May due to the Bank Holiday, members should be emailed in the week before the June meeting to remind them of the meeting date.

New Member

Members present offered help and advice to a new attendee who came in part way through the meeting.

Next Meeting

Those present were reminded that there is no meeting in May due to the Bank Holiday.