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Want to join?
More committee members and volunteers are needed to join our established friendly team. If you would like to make a difference and get involved please contact us via E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to:
Soham Museum, C/o 7 Churchgate Street, Soham, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5DS
If you would like to support us by becoming a 'Friend of Soham Museum'
You pay us an annual subscription, and in return, you will receive free admission to all History Group and Museum events* throughout the year, as well as advance notice of events, and a copy of our quarterly newsletter directly to your door. Members will also be invited to take part in our exclusive membership outings, private museum viewings, history walks and social events.
*This excludes admission to all fund raising events
What does it cost?
Membership runs annually from the 1st January. Renewal forms will be sent out before renewal is due. Members joining annually will take advantage of the maximum saving, whilst all members joining before August should make some savings. Single membership currently costs £10 per annum. Family memberships are also available and present the best savings throughout the year. A family group will consist of persons living at the same address, ie. parents with children, or a group of relatives who share the same house. Family membership costs £15 per annum. Each member, including group members will receive a membership card, which must be presented at events in order to gain free admission.
What are my duties as a ‘Friend’?
Neither Soham Museum, nor Soham History Group requires any commitment from 'Friends of Soham Museum' and you may attend as many or few events as you wish. However, we do appreciate that you may want to be a bit more involved with what is going on. We never turn away offers of help at events, and could always do with an extra pair of hands to sell raffle tickets or help with the refreshments. `Friends' might also like to get together and run fund raising events between themselves, such as car boots, jumble sales or cake stalls.
How can I help?
You might have skills to offer us, or just a good idea to share, or you might enjoy writing pieces for our newsletter. What ever help you can offer will always be gratefully received, so, please speak to a committee member or write to us if you feel you want more out of your membership.
Does my membership mean I am a committee member or have to attend meetings?
In short, no! Joining 'Friends of Soham Museum' means that you are supporting us by attending our events. This helps us to raise money towards the Museum Project. Although, `Friends' are always welcome to come to committee meetings as guests, they are not actually committee members, and therefore have no responsibility towards the organisation of the museum project.
Can I join the committee?
The museum is always looking for new and enthusiastic committee members. The committee meets monthly at 7 Churchgate Street (The Viva Arts and Community Centre) to discuss official and administrative matters, work in progress, new projects, and events. Our meetings are usually very lively and informal. Guests are welcome, and there is no obligation to join.
What are the benefits?
As a Committee Member of Soham Museum, you would be able to join in decision making, offer your own ideas and recommendations, and help to plan future projects. You may participate in meetings to a greater or lesser extent, and attend as few or as many events as you wish, although most members do take advantage of free admission to our events. As a committee member, you are expected to attend most committee meetings and help at events when it is convenient for you to do so. However, there is no time commitment or pressure, and most members greatly enjoy taking part. Members do not have to take up official posts, but there are always a few available to those who might be interested in something more challenging.
What is the next step?
We would be delighted if one or two readers would take the next step and contact us about joining the museum committee. It really does take up very little time, and can be a seriously rewarding hobby. However, if you just want to take part as a 'Friend' and enjoy our History group events, we would love to hear from you.
Help us to make a difference and invest in your heritage!