Paul provided the summary below of the results of the recent members survey.  
We had 22 club members return their answers to our survey request and this is a majority of Club members and therefore the results will be upheld by the Board. With so many members voting we received lots of different opinions - which is great - and everybodys' opinions are valued.  Our main objective is to try to make the Club more inviting to new members and an awesome sustainable club in the future.  Here are some of the results:
1/ How well do you enjoy our meetings?
14 Good-            
 7  Very Good     
What we don’t like are:
1/ Kitchen making so much noise when they are cleaning up.
2/ Meetings and reports not quick enough.
3/ Members talking during reports
4/ Some members moving into larger lounge after meals.
5/ Not enough Projects.
6/ Meetings not organised.
7/ Meetings to regimented.
8/ Some meals and guest speakers.
What we do like:
1/ Fellowship
2/ Guest speakers
3/Variety of speakers
4/ Fine session.
5/ Vocational visits to workplaces.
6/ Projects we do.
7/ Sitting next to a different member each week.
2/ Happy moving main Club meetings to 2nd & 4th weeks of the month.
14 members voted – yes
7 members voted -   no
1 member undecided 
Two meetings a month may be more attractive for new members. The other meetings are optional . We will still be having a social meeting on the first week and on the 3rd week will be our planning night (previously Club Assembly) and if there is a 5th week in the month we will discuss this.
3/ Most members were very happy to promote our Club in a very good way, again the idea that we meet at a retirement home came up but why can’t we tell them the address without mentioning Rice Village.
4/ Our venue is still very well received as a meeting venue
13 members voting very good,
8 voting good and
1 undecided.
5/ Meals received a variety of votes and we are in the process of talking to the kitchen so we keep up the good results.
6/ The size of meals received good results as well and those who cannot eat the whole meal please don’t feel guilty if you cannot eat it all.
7A/ Do we drop the toast at the start of the meeting? 
14 members voting yes and
6 against.
7B/ Do we drop the fines session?
14 members voted no and
 5 members voted yes so the fine session stays but we may streamline it a little.
8/ Would Club members like to be able to vote for Rotarian of the year?  
15 members voting yes and
7 members voting no but the final choice will stay with the President,
9/ The choice of trimming the Committees from 6 to 4 was voted in. 
21 members voting yes and
1 voting no.
This will enable more members to be on committees with us then being able to choose a Deputy to help when the Director is absent.
10/ Communication from the Board regarding information on Board voting, who we donate our money to or anything that influences the Club is not reported as good as it could. So we will work to inform all Club members  of any outcomes from these meetings.
11/ Do you feel pressured to attend meetings?
20 members voted no,
2 voting yes,
12/ Do you feel pressured to volunteer for fundraising events?
17 members voted no and
5 voted yes.
No member should feel pressured. Sometimes we are under the pump to fill spots. If you do not want to help there is no problem.
13/ With our Fundraising activities do you think our mix is right?
Due to the answers on this we really need to have a big discussion as the votes went this way,
11 members think it was just right, 8 members think we do too much and 2 members feel we do not do enough. The main consideration was the Aldi BBQ, do we keep it going? This is a discussion for another night.
14/How often do you read the bulletin?
17 members advised weekly and
4 advised fortnightly.
15/ What part of the bulletin is most useful.
Upcoming events won out but most areas of the bulletin were looked at.
16/ The Bulletin being published on the 2nd & 4th weeks.
11 members were ok with this,
7 members want weekly.
17/ 11 members have said they will help supply Information for the bulletin, and 8 said no, so look forward bigger and more informative bulletins in the future.
18/ Anyone wanting to be President elect 2019? Most of the Club said no - but there was some interest. So you will have to wait and see.
19/Comments about running the Club. We had a few varied ideas and these will be looked at by the Board.
Thank you all for your input to the survey. Please don’t be upset if things you voted for were not taken up but we are hoping the things decided on are going to help build the Club from strength to strength.
A big thank you to Peter C for putting the survey together and thank you to Christine for collating all the answers so we could have it ready for our meeting last Wednesday night.