The New Zealand branch of the Clan Matheson Society is more than 30 years old. Does the model of three decades ago best suit New Zealanders today? It seems not: meetings and gatherings are fewer and less well-attended than in the past, and the number of paid-up members is slowly declining. People interact, learn and contribute in ways that were unimaginable when the society was established in the late 1980s.
Your branch committee has been discussing this for some time. Last year we surveyed members and others with an interest in Matheson heritage.
The branch committee has thought about the survey results some more, and how to support the aims of the branch into the future. We’ve come up with a rather radical idea, which you can read about here.
Please let us know what you think.