On Monday 24th June 4 members of Grantham Camra joined members of Lincoln Camra for a visit to Castle Rock Brewery in Nottingham. A good time was had by all including the free drinks at the end of the tour.
Grantham Branch members attended The 5 Bells at Claypole Beer festival and hog roast on Sat 15th June. A presentation was made to owners Martin and Kay to mark their 20 years ownership of the pub. Despite the weather the event was well attended and it was good to see the support that they got.
Grantham Branch Club of the Year 2018 was presented to Ancaster Sports and Social Club on Friday 27th April.
Grantham Branch Wins the 2017 Branch Membership Award.
Congratulations to us all!!
At the National AGM this weekend we won the Branch Membership Award!!
Above is the speech that was read out commending the efforts of our branch.
The National average for recruiting was 3%…. Grantham…. 21.1%!!
The National Average for retention was 88%…. Grantham…. 94.7%!!
A resounding pat on the back from the Membership Committee who recognise all the hard work put in by our members.
The above document reads :- The Branch Membership Award is being given to a branch that has excelled in a combination of both recruitment and retention during 2017. Although there are other branches that have a higher recruitment growth or higher retention rate this branch has been well above the national averages in both these areas with a 21.1% growth in membership in 2017 against a national average of 3% plus a retention rate of 94.7% against a national average of 88%.
Increasing the membership by recruitment is an important revenue stream, and in some ways, increasing retention levels is an even more important part of growing our membership as retaining a member costs significantly less than recruiting a member thus further boosting our campaigning funds.
This is an excellent performance and shows the hard work that has been done to get the message of the CAMRA benefits over to the public and existing members and I can only applaud them for what they have done.
I am therefore pleased to announce that the Branch Membership Award winner for 2017 is the Grantham Branch.
Members of Grantham Branch attended Beerheadz on Friday 6th April to Present them with the Town Pub of the Year 2018.
Grantham Branch members attended the White Swan Barrowby on Wed 21st March 2018 to present John Fairhurst an award for reaching 25 years as the landlor