AFLMA Newsletter #2 :: 13 September 2001
In this issue:
1) A growing membership
2) What we are doing
3) AFLMA activity over the second weekend of the finals
4) Queuing for Preliminary Final tickets?
5) Do you have any old Membership literature
6) Spreading the word
7) Contact details
A GROWING MEMBERSHIP
The AFL Members Association (AFLMA)
is only three weeks old and
it already has about 3,000 members. Something tells us that the
AFLMA is an idea that has arrived.
WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING
Since forming the AFLMA the
committee have been working hard.
We are currently meeting on a weekly basis and there is always
a flurry of emails that fly thick and fast between us. And
every week there's another one or two people who join the
Our current focus is on spreading
the word and reaching as many
AFL Members as possible. We believe that putting together a
large database of AFL Members is the first step to getting the
ear of the AFL.
To this end we've been leafletting
at many football games and
have managed to get some media attention. Each of these
activities puts us in touch with more and more AFL Members.
Along the way we have discovered that there have been other
groups of disgruntled AFL Members. Meeting with them and
learning of their experiences has helped us determine the
direction we are taking.
At our most recent committee meeting
a website sub-committee
was formed. By this coming weekend the AFLMA will have its own
website up and running. On the website you'll find copies of
our Press Releases and Newsletters, contact details, FAQs, and
a form with which people can use to join the AFLMA. In time
other features will be added to the site.
AFLMA ACTIVITY OVER THE SECOND WEEKEND OF THE FINALS
This coming weeekend we will be
continue our activity of
trying to connect with more AFL Members. We'll be meeting
under the 'ugly sculpture' at 12:45 on Saturday. It shouldn't
be too difficult to spot us: we'll be the people with
Why don't you come past, put in
half-an-hour or an hour of
effort, and help us help you. If nothing else, at least drop
by and introduce yourselves; it'll be good to put faces to the
If you want further information (or
have other ideas you want
to share) please drop an email to email@example.com or
QUEUING FOR PRELIMINARY FINAL TICKETS?
Carolyn Rance wrote that on Monday
(the 17th of Sept) she will
be joining the queue for Preliminary Final tickets. While
there she intends to promote the AFLMA, hand out contact
details and so on.
If you're joining a queue next
Monday why don't you do the
same? It would be good if you got a bundle of leaflets from
us. If you are at the match on Saturday come past and get some
from us. There'll be a new leaflet issued this weekend. If
you're not going to the match on Saturday please contact us
and we'll see what we can do about getting you a supply.
DO YOU HAVE ANY OLD MEMBERSHIP LITERATURE
(firstname.lastname@example.org) is trying to put
together a collection of AFL Membership literature. He is
trying to plot the history and development of the AFL
Membership and the way that things have changed, with the
intention of seeing if anything can be used from the
information put together. If you have any old newsletters,
annual renewal notices, application forms, etc, please
contact Terry, and he'll try to work out the best way of
getting copies from you. He isn't after originals, just
SPREADING THE WORD
Do you know other AFL Members?
People at your work,
friends, relatives, etc? Tell them about us. Email or give
them a copy of this Newsletter. Encourage them to get in
touch with us, via the contacts listed below. In a couple
of days we'll be launching our website; when that happens
pass on the URL.
The Purpose of the Association is
simply "To promote the
interests of AFL Members". Membership to open to any
financial AFL Member (Full, Restricted and Absentee) and
there is no cost to join.
- Irwin Hirsh, on behalf of the AFLMA Committee