It is approaching that time of year again when we ask you to renew your membership of the Friends of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. It is hard to believe that it is more than a year since the reopening of TMAG following the first stage of its redevelopment. In that time visitation has grown, as has membership of TMAG.
Your committee has been hard at work implementing a new, very 21st century membership management system that will, in due course, enable those of you who have the inclination to manage your own subscriptions via a website, as well as access news, information about forthcoming events, make payments and donations and generally stay in touch with the activities of the Friends of TMAG.
We will be using the system from this membership renewal onwards. On this occasion we will be writing to all members and asking you to complete the information a pre-filled form and return it to us by post.
We will also be asking you to provide your preferred method of contact. We know from our survey of a couple of years ago that many of you are keen for contact to be via email and the web, which this new system will soon be providing. Those who are not so keen, never fear; we shall continue to allow you to subscribe, receive news and make payment by post and cheque for as long as the banks keep accepting them.
However, given the increasing costs and workload associated with mailing to our growing membership, we do ask that if you have access to email, that you do seriously consider using that channel; the more money we can save on postage, the more we have to support TMAG and its work.