Posts Tagged ‘Fowa membership’

Kelly you are a star! by Bev Starkings, Membership Co-ordinator

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

It’s not often you get the chance to draw attention to the wonderful work that your colleagues do! Well after a week of finding myself doing it all, I now announce to the world what an excellent job that Kelly does in the two and a half days she is here. Kelly is experiencing her very first half term and despite having the whole week off, she even came in on Tuesday to help. What dedication! Kelly you are a star!


Membership Frenzy by Bev Starkings, Membership Co-ordinator, FOWA

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

March has arrived and for the first time since any of us can remember, the trauma of our January renewals is over already! Our in-trays are empty and we are now able to see our work desks! Keyboards and phones have cooled down and stopped smoking … sanity is slowly returning. This time last month we were going home in the cold and dark, crying into our gin glasses and wondering when would it ever calm down!

When I started here four years ago we were still inputting January membership forms in June! Much has changed since then and we feel much more efficient, more in control of what we do and how we do it! This means fewer problems for our members and therefore, happier members.  The rolling year is proving a great success, as is our new 10 Year Friend membership. We feel gratified that our members and visitors have so much confidence in Westonbirt Arboretum that they are willing to support us regardless! We whole heartedly thank you all! (Sounds like an Oscar’s speech!)

Now we can look forward to spring and seeing Westonbirt at its most extravagant; bursting with colour, sound and fragrance.  Time to claw back the lunch break and see what nature’s renewals are like!