Academic journal article Manitoba History

Membership Survey Results

Academic journal article Manitoba History

Membership Survey Results

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Last December's newsletter and journal mailing also contained a survey for all 512 MHS members and 88 subscribers to Manitoba History. One hundred and thirty-five survey forms were completed and returned. The results were analyzed and compared with the result of a similar survey carried out in 1991 and reported in 1992.

The survey confirmed what had been noticed in 1992: MHS members are dedicated to the Society. More than half reported being members for more than 10 years and that they had joined to support the aims of the Society or to learn more about local history. Only eight percent had joined in the last year, but another 20 percent had been members for one to five years.

Members overwhelmingly reported Manitoba History magazine and the newsletter as the most popular MHS offerings with a readership of 91% and 85% respectively. Both figures are increases over 1992. Programs (33% of respondents), Dalnavert (30%) and the Macdonald dinner (27%) followed. Almost a quarter of respondents had both worked on a committee or council, and visited the MHS office or library.

Participation in Society activities seems to be lower, however. Respondents clearly indicted that they used to go to program nights and annual meetings more in past years than in 2004. …

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