MERCHANDISE UPDATE – WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Tom Concannon will very soon no longer be in a position to continue as Merchandise Secretary. He has done a great job for the club for the past three and a half years for which we are all very grateful.
The role is multi-facetted and provides an essential service for club members. We sell a range of merchandise via the webshop, through mail order and at the various shows we attend. We have a wide range of products and keeping the range current and interesting for club members is a vital part of the role. The size and scope of the product range is also under review and likely to be rationalised to make it easier to manage and operate.
It is always difficult to find new members to be part of the TR3OC committee and the implications of losing a Merchandise Secretary are particularly serious.
If nobody comes forward in time we are faced with having to suspend all webshop and mail order sales and putting the stock into paid storage at a cost of almost £1,000 every three months. We would still be able to bring stock to shows, but apart from that many members will lose the ability to buy merchandise and the club will lose money.
This is obviously not where we want to end up, so if you think you might be able to help then please get in touch with a committee member. There is a great deal of flexibility about how we fulfil this role; we could appoint two people for example with one running web sales and the other managing the overall stock and supplying packages of product for the shows. So please do contact a committee member if you would like to be involved in any way.