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    Thumbs up Results - Dec '11 Member Survey-Rally & Events

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    Here is the link to the survey that we sent to 2000 randomly-selected members in the end of December. 2011. We were amazed and delighted with the member-response: Nearly half of those contacted accessed the questionnaire, and 751 completed it. If you were one of those members, we thank you. Your input is invaluable as we look to the future of the BMW MOA national rallies.

    Some members emailed us back and asked if they should complete it if they have never attended a rally. As you can see, we definitely wanted their feedback as well.

    How did we generate the list of members? We used a computer program to generate the random-list of 2000 from the members whose email addresses we had. If I recall correctly, that was around 27,000.

    One of the key things we pulled from this survey was that the last three weeks in July continue to be the preference, although the end of June is certainly popular as well. The 4th of July week is definitely out.

    Not included in this survey was the feedback from the Key Committee Chairs, who overwhelmingly still prefer the last two weeks of July. While this is an important factor to keep in mind when scheduling rally dates, the members who took the time to fill this out showed us that the end of June should be a consideration as well.

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    One of the key things we pulled from this survey was that the last three weeks in July continue to be the preference, although the end of June is certainly popular as well. The 4th of July week is definitely out.
    unless i am reading it incorrectly it seems the members that responded prefer the rally to be held mid-June through end of June, followed by mid-July through end of July, after July 4th through mid-July and finally July 4th week or weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nytrashman View Post
    unless i am reading it incorrectly it seems the members that responded prefer the rally to be held mid-June through end of June, followed by mid-July through end of July, after July 4th through mid-July and finally July 4th week or weekend.
    July wins if you combine the time periods to match the single June time period.

    The main thing I got from the survey is the most important factor is the distance the rally is from the member questioned. With the way members are spread out, I think we're fortunate to have the number attending that we have.
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    This presentation needs to be tweaked some...for example, on slide 7 about the rally dates, what do the numbers mean within each block? They don't sum to anything that makes sense. And how come the left axis values don't really match anything? All the charts are that way. In some cases, the legend at the bottom doesn't provide any information as to the choices...it's just a number 1 thru 5, etc.

    Makes me wonder if the proper comparisons are being shown? Hmmm...
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    The more interesting statistic to me is why of the 2,000 members who were sent the e-mail survey in December (which is definitely not hot) less than half even accessed it and only 751 replied. If 1249 members out of 2,000 would not even take the time to reply to a survey that so many at that time seemed to have wanted, then what would make anyone think that any more than 15% to 20% of them would attend the national rally no matter what time of the year or where it is held?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lagator View Post
    The more interesting statistic to me is why of the 2,000 members who were sent the e-mail survey in December (which is definitely not hot) less than half even accessed it and only 751 replied. If 1249 members out of 2,000 would not even take the time to reply to a survey that so many at that time seemed to have wanted, then what would make anyone think that any more than 15% to 20% of them would attend the national rally no matter what time of the year or where it is held?
    Gator ...
    We sent it when we were working on the Rally Review committee. Would you rather have had us wait until mid-summer to get this information, and lose 6 months?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    This presentation needs to be tweaked some...for example, on slide 7 about the rally dates, what do the numbers mean within each block? They don't sum to anything that makes sense. And how come the left axis values don't really match anything? All the charts are that way. In some cases, the legend at the bottom doesn't provide any information as to the choices...it's just a number 1 thru 5, etc.

    Makes me wonder if the proper comparisons are being shown? Hmmm...
    This pdf is the power point presentation that the software offers as the report. We have all of the numbers, but I did not have the time nor the energy to try to figure out a practical way to display them. So I just chose this report, and saved it as a pdf. Here is another view, which was not incorporated into the power point.
    (You guys are killin' me!)

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