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Public Relations

The Public Relations Adviser for Hampshire East Trefoil Guild is:

Mrs Avril Stouse

email:    hantseasttrefoilpr@outlook.com

We now have our own County Trefoil Facebook Page entitled‘Hampshire East Trefoil’

The aim of Hampshire East Trefoil Facebook page is to use it for PR & publicity purposes. It is a Public Group so that members of the general public can access it, as well as our members. It’s a great way to keep our current members informed about what is happening and target potential new members, especially as most people now have access to social media.

Being a public group may cause concern for some but we have safeguards in place. Members of the public will be able to see its content but will not be able to write anything on it until, or unless, they become members of the Facebook Group. Members of Trefoil will also have to apply to ‘join’ the group in order to post.

The Administrator (Avril) & the Moderator (Eunice) will monitor those wishing to become members. For existing Trefoil members there will be no problem in becoming members of our Facebook Group but if any applicants are unknown to us, Eunice or I will check their own Facebook pages, to make sure they are suitable, before accepting them.

As our Facebook Page is for members of the public as well as our Trefoil members, we must be mindful of what we share and make sure it shows positive and engaging posts. By doing this, it makes for an easy way of putting Trefoil ‘on the map’ and hopefully, to gain new members too.

If any photos or posts are deemed to be inappropriate, they will be removed by Avril or Eunice.

We hope that as many people as possible look at it regularly and that Trefoil members will post interesting photos and comments. It’s such a good way of sharing our news, events, activities and all the fun we have, and who knows:      we may gain new members of Trefoil. Let’s Be Seen In 2019

E-News

You will by now, I hope, have received your copy of E-News. The idea for this came because it was evident, during our 75thbirthday celebrations last year and whilst taking part in the Train Trek, that the majority of the general public did not know we existed, though they had all heard about Guiding & Scouting. So many people had never heard of Trefoil and wondered what Trefoil was all about.

I thought E-News would be a simple way of keeping everyone in touch with what we are & have been doing  – but we do need your help please.

We see E-News as an easy way to communicate and keep in touch with members and non-members and it is planned to produce E-News termly.

It will be cascaded throughout the county by sending to Trefoil Chairs, who will then forward to each ‘emailable’ Trefoil member. Hopefully, members will share E-News with those not on email. Girlguiding members will receive their copies in the same way.

I have already sent to all the MPs covering our County, local councillors in Havant, Angel Radio & The News. Please would chairs send it on to their local councillors (unless in Havant), also clergy, Parish Offices, libraries, and more. We need to spread the word.

We aim to circulate to as many people as possible and for this we need every member’s help please. When you receive your copy, please would you forward it to anyone you feel might be interested, especially those not in Trefoil.  There are 31 subscribers on the list at the moment but it would be wonderful if we could reach at least 100 and more.

Encourage them to subscribe through the link at the end of E-News. It would be good to share with Mayors, local councillors, M.P.s, Clergy, Community Centres, Libraries, Health Centres, to name but a few, but we must be mindful of GDPR.

E-News in Word Doc

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Let our strapline for 2019 be:

Let’s be seen in 2019

With this strap line in mind, though I appreciate the wearing of Trefoil items of clothing is purely a matter of personal choice, it would be good if we could take every opportunity to wear our Promise badges (the miniature ones often start a conversation), name badges, scarves, carry Trefoil bags around for shopping etc. so we drip feed the general public into noticing us & ask questions. The wearing of our ‘Red’ would be perfect too, especially when out & about. It’s up to us all to spread the word.

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Publicity Events

1. We are anxious to re form our strong link with Hampshire East Girlguiding &, with this in mind, we have been invited to take our display board to the County Training Day on Saturday 18thMay at South Downs College, as well as provide the refreshments.

2. A space has been booked for our display board at the Summer Fair at the Church of the Resurrection in Farlington Parish on Bank Holiday Monday, 27thMay from 11.am – 3.00pm. It would be wonderful if some members of Hilldown could be there too please.

3.  A space has been booked at M.P. Alan Mac’s ‘Community Groups & Older Person’s Fair’ at the Meridian Centre, Havant on Thursday July 14th Again, it would be good if one or two Havant members could be there with me, to spread the load please.

Please would Chairs be mindful of local opportunities & let me know about events happening in their areas so we can make contact.

We need to be seen.

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Recruitment

 We hope to attend the Freshers’ Fair at Portsmouth University in the Autumn, with a view to recruiting membership amongst the students by encouraging them to start their own Guild.

We are also going to target parents of girls throughout the County with an emphasis on:

‘Why should your daughters have all the fun

when you can too’.

‘Let’s be seen in 2019’