The Harwich Society
Founded in 1969, the Harwich Society now has a membership of over 2000 in a town with a population of 18000. A vigorous Society, all Committee Members have a job to do and monthly reports ensure they do it well. People are slow to volunteer, so post holders are selected with care and then invited to fill a vacancy. The system has worked well.
Another unusual characteristic of the Society is our policy of carving out areas of responsibility and then giving it to someone to look after. In this way over 100 different members are involved in running their Society. The responsibility increases their interest.