These focused on matters of key importance to clubs, including volunteering and membership retention. The two sessions, which were run simultaneously, provided clubs with an opportunity to discuss experiences and ideas both with other clubs and RYA staff, enabling them to help shape their 2020 plans. In total, around 60 members from approximately 25 East Region clubs attended the Forums in February and March. 

Robbie Bell, Regional Development Officer for the East Region said “The Club Development Forums have been a fantastic opportunity for the team to reach out to clubs in the region and help them with their planning for 2020 and beyond. The matters discussed are very topical and relevant to clubs, and the evening sessions provided thought-provoking and productive discussions”. 

If you missed the forums but would like to know more, please get in touch with Robbie on Robbie.bell@rya.org.uk or phone 07747 563298.