President’s Column – September 2018
Social media is how the modern world communicates. It comes naturally to most but is overwhelmingly confusing to anyone around my age. NPS has a good mix of social media with our web site, public and ‘members only’ facebook pages https://www.facebook.com/NaturePhotographyNZ/,
and even a Flickr site where members can post their images from field trips
The ‘members only’ facebook page has a good following with some 86 members signed on. Flickr is not as popular with only 42 members actively using it.
The fact that social media is constantly changing and evolving has led to discussions on how to keep up and how to best promote NPS and attract new members. The feeling is that if we do nothing there is a possibility the club may stagnate and could face dwindling membership. Our club is unique in New Zealand and we must continue to strive to preserve our ideals and long term survival.