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Re: Badges

Postby Rostra » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:18 am

I am in favour of badges both personal and on the car - b eing an elderly person who never remembers anyone's name. When I get back in April will be happy to take on the job of producing longer-lasting-than-sticky-lables personal name tags, and windscreen badges too - MUCH more sensible to see if the oncoming car is in the club, than have to follow it into a car park to find out.

this offer is made on the basis that I am not thereby treading on anyones toes - If I am then please forget I spoke (just tell me nicely) :(
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Re: Badges

Postby Allie » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:30 pm

Hi, being a new member and having an aged memory, I think name badges are an excellent idea
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Re: Badges

Postby The Pram » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:01 pm

Time for me to have a go...........

All AC's get a name badge, probably so you can pick us out at pubs, clubs and events. When I went on my first CS run they all had badges too, but not the magnetic kind the AC's have. They were solid plastic jobbies right enough, but made up to suit. There was no club logo or anything. Speaking of which, just to put a huge spanner in the works ( cos sometimes it's good fun), would club badges be for members or not? I certainly have folks that attend events that are either not club members or have been but have not paid up again.

So, if we were to ask the NC to pay for member badges then non members won't get so sort of missing a bit of the point. If we make our own then I guess we can't use the club logo. Would anyone mind I wonder?

As for the general idea, I like it. I'm crap at remembering names too, remembering anything really when it comes down to it. But I think we need to maybe buy the badges ourselves and add a sticky label of our own making. I check my membership list quite a lot and names come and go fairly frequently. I'm not really in the market for making them up or whatever every time a new name appears. They might never turn up to an event or come to one then not come back.

The other option is for all NS AC's to request money from our AC fund to buy the solid badges and then folk can put on their own name. But then again it would be members only I reckon if the club are paying for them.

Damn, who would know, just call everyone Bob and me Sheriff :mrgreen:
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Re: Badges

Postby Malc » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:45 am

Good God - what have I started? :shock:
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Re: Badges

Postby Rostra » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:12 am

Malc wrote:Good God - what have I started? :shock:


Don't worry Malc - it's a topic well worth exploring.

Is it not the case that new members' most often expressed reservation about membership is the existance of 'cliques' - which is often a reference to other members knowing each other while the newbies don't? I know this is how I felt when I first joined.

Would not name badges help to level this playing field?? :?
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Re: Badges

Postby The Pram » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:27 am

I'm more than happy to have badges but I'm not sure how they are to be bought etc etc. I'm not sure the club would pay for them if non-members would need them too. So where does that leave us other than to buy our own badge. There is a thought. How often do you go for runs, end up in a wee cafe and they sell those silly mugs, pens, keyrings - you get the picture - with your name on it. Even some are kind enough to say "they didn't have my name" on them. We can be all individual and buy our own preferred name badge?

SORTED......................I'll get my coat :lol:
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Re: Badges

Postby liathach » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:26 am

I know where Angie is coming from re cliques but I must say, I was made most welcome when I first went along to a NSE pub meet. Badges would be useful though! I have a good memory for faces but a rubbish one for names. I need to write wee notes as an aide memoire!
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Re: Badges

Postby The Pram » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:42 am

liathach wrote:I was made most welcome when I first went along to a NSE pub meet


Yes, we lull you into a false sense of security then on the second visit we ignore you - but only because we didn't remember your name :mrgreen:

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Re: Badges

Postby liathach » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:52 am

"but only because we didn't remember your name "

Like it!
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Re: Badges

Postby The Pram » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:55 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Badges

Postby Rostra » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:56 pm

Thanks for the support, Malcolm (I'll always wear it! :wink: :wink: ). Let me do some research about badgemaking. I have a vague memory of seeing something somewhere which would chuck out badges at very little cost once you got it set up. But all my memories are vague these days, so I'll have to hunt it down again. We arent the only organisation to need to make outselves known to each other.
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Re: Badges

Postby The Pram » Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:42 pm

I've been having a google about and it seems we either buy a badge that lets you put in your own name on a paper slip, so we can buy in bulk, or we need to each buy our own badge.
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Re: Badges

Postby IanH » Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:29 pm

Before committing to anything maybe worth canvassing local areas as I expect not everyone may be into badge wearing?
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Re: Badges

Postby Rostra » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:15 pm

I did say 'do some research' ...... :roll: Not rush out and buy a machine!
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Re: Badges

Postby The Pram » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:18 pm

Why don't we all just go to the pub? What a good idea Lorraine, make mine a pint! :offtopic2:
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Re: Badges

Postby The Pram » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:39 am

I have some sample badges that I requested. They were only asked for yesterday :shock:

I'll take them to the next pub meet and between them and Angie's home made badge idea, I'm sure we can cobble something together. :D

Just as a simple question - would everyone be happy to buy their own badge once a style was agreed?
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Re: Badges

Postby aging eejit » Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:32 pm

What's all this about buying badges? I'm off to get my stickyback plastic and crayons :D

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Re: Badges

Postby Rostra » Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:45 pm

aging eejit wrote:What's all this about buying badges? I'm off to get my stickyback plastic and crayons :D

Alex.

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That's why I'm talking about making them myself!!
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Re: Badges

Postby mnp1962 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:44 pm

What's wrong with a "post it" note stuck on your forehead! :D

On a serious note I do think some sort of badge/sticker is a good idea. The run I went on had badges made up by Angie which as it was my first meet was a great idea, my memory for names is rubbish but on the other hand it is quite embarrasing staring at someones chest to see who they are!!!! :shock:

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Re: Badges

Postby IanH » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:55 pm

What's wrong with a "post it" note stuck on your forehead!


Martin, I think you've got it, minimal expense, a post it pad and a felt tip pen, :lol: what more is required :D People can then stick them where they feel most comfortable :shock:
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