October 1, 2016
Membership Survey Preliminary Results
First: thanks to everyone who took the time to complete our membership survey. While the number of the responses wasn’t huge (38 responses, or roughly 15% of our membership), we did get some interesting feedback from the most engaged members and those who are most likely to participate in our programs.
Demographics: Age of respondents:
55% were 60 or older
29% were 45-59
16% were between 30-45 years old
We had no responses from members under 30, which I hope means they were too busy to participate, rather than indifferent.
If our Chapter were to try new things, what would you like to see us do? The top five responses were:
Wilderness First Aid (18)
Potluck barbeques or picnics (15)
Multi-day excursions (12)
Cooking classes for camping cuisine (10).
What types of Chapter outings would you like to see more of? The top five responses were:
Fire tower hikes (20)
Wildflower walks (15)
Adirondack High peaks hikes (13)
Canadian hikes and snowshoes (12)
Bird watching (12)
Other trends: We had some great ideas that we hope to implement into our regular program. Some of the top requests:
Young Adult programming
Short walks after work
Beginning hiking and paddling
Family Friendly outings
Social and cultural events
The Laurentian Chapter Leaders do a great job in volunteering their time and expertise, for which we are all grateful, but we could always use more help. If you have an interest in one of the areas listed above, you could lead an outing! To find out how, contact Outings Chair: Marianne Hebert firstname.lastname@example.org, 315-265-0756.
A complete membership survey report will be posted to the Chapter website in the next few weeks.
Oct 1, 2016: Membership Survey Preliminary Results