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Growing Your Astronomy Club
Part 1: Welcoming Visitors

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Help visitors find you!

Do you have a sign (or signs) that directs people to your meeting location? This is particularly important if you meet in a location that has multiple buildings or rooms, like a school campus, museum, or community center. 

Quality Refreshments

cookiesProvide a table with quality refreshments. Serving food is a time-honored tradition at social gatherings and contributes to a welcoming atmosphere. Many clubs provide a budget for refreshments and have a member who is responsible for bringing them. Some clubs put out a refreshment donation jar that the refreshment person uses to purchase goodies, beverages, and supplies.

Make it easy for everyone to become a club member

Are you driving away younger adults before they even have a chance to join?

Do prospective members need to print out an application, write a check, locate an envelope and a postage stamp and mail it in? For many people, and particularly younger adults, writing a check and mailing it is considered outdated and inconvenient.

How to streamline becoming a club member:

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