Over a Third of UK Members Polled Respond to the recent OMRS Convention Survey
In December the OMRS Committee sent out a survey to all UK based members with an email address to ask what exactly members wanted in a future convention.
This survey has received an overwhelmingly positive and useful response and the Committee are extremely grateful to all who took the time to respond.
Additionally, efforts have been made to reach out to the medal trade, both retail and auctioneers, who are a key stakeholder in any event, in order to get their input.
The survey allowed participants to highlight the activities and features that they want to see at convention. In a huge show of support for the convention, the members' exhibits are the most favoured aspect of the convention, closely followed by the talks and the medal fair.
When asked about location outside of London, members said their preferred location would be Central England.
Members have given us a clear steer as to the future of convention and we will be factoring all these into our planning for the next convention.
To identify a venue, create a programme for the convention and do the detailed work will take some time, but our hope is to have more information available as soon as possible, and we plan to give regular updates on progress.
It is perhaps worth mentioning, at this point, that the convention will be open to non-OMRS members and we hope that anyone who has a passion for medals, medal collecting, and, of course, research, will come along and enjoy the experience.
Apologies to those Overseas stalwarts who take part in the convention – please feel free to pass any comments to the general secretary.