The SHPC Club Card


For 2015 and beyond we've decided to try something new to help encourage member participation, bring in new members, increase retention and organize more club activities and events. With that in mind we present to you the SHPC CLUB CARD. Here's how it works:

Starting in January 2015, each active member will receive an SHPC Club Card (or at your first yearly meeting attended). You will receive a punch on your card for different types of club involvement and participation. Whoever has the most punches at the end of the year will receive a $200 gift certificate to an online pipe and tobacco store. All punches will be tallied in November and if there is a tie there will be an additional $25 gift certificate added and the $200 winner will be determined by a drawing. The runner up will receive the $25 gift certificate. If 3 or more members are tied with the most punches there will still only be 2 gift certificates awarded and each selected by a drawing for winner and runner up.

Here are the ways you can add punches to your Club Card:

Attend a meeting - 1 punch
1 punch for every meeting you attend. Since we tally punches in November, members with perfect attendance will automatically get the December meeting punch.

Bring in a new member - 1 punch each
If you bring in a new member you will get a punch and the new member will get a punch when they receive their Club Card.

New Member Retention - 1 punch each
If a new member comes 3 of the 4 following meetings he/she will receive their Club Card and get an additional punch (2 total). The member that brought the new person in will also get an additional punch.

Club Activity Planning - 1 punch

If you plan and carry out one of the following activities, you will receive 1 punch.

  • Plan a field trip where members sign up and the trip actually takes place. (Kaywoodie not included)
  • Put together and execute a well thought out presentation for a club meeting.
  • Organize someone to come and speak at one or our meetings. Note: This doesn't have to be pipe related if members find the subject matter interesting. Club funds may or may not be available if cost is involved so check first).

Club Activity Participation - 1 punch
If you participate in one of the field trips organized by another member you will get 1 punch. If you take a major active role in the activity planning listed above you will get 1 punch.

Newsletter/Website Support - 1 or 2 punches
If you submit an article for the newsletter/website you will receive 1 punch. If you submit more than 5 articles for the newsletter/website you will receive 1 additional punch.

Club Office or Consistent Club Role - 1 punch
Club Officers will get 1 punch. Members who takes on a consistent role in the club (club pipes, club photographer, etc) will get 1 punch.

Committee Volunteers - 1 punch
If you volunteer to be on a committee you will get 1 punch however, you must be completely involved in the business of the committee.

Miscellaneous - 1 punch
If a member does something notable for the club that is not covered above, the club officers may determine if that effort should receive a punch.

Club Elections
In order to be fair, the club office positions and other roles can be taken on by other members through an election or general club vote. In order for this to take place, one member should make a motion for an election at one of the club meetings with the majority of the members in attendance in favor. If an election is approved, the process to determine how that will be carried out will begin. For other club roles, if an agreement is made between members to take over a role that decision should be officially announced at a club meeting.

Holiday Meeting Tobacco Giveaway & Gift Raffle
In order to be included in the tobacco giveaway and gift raffle at our holiday meeting in December, you must have attended at least 6 club meetings (6 punches in the monthly meetings portion of your club card). If a member does not meet these requirements but would still like to participate in the holiday raffle, tickets will be *$15 each with a max of 3 purchased. (* ticket amount may change without notice).

Based on the availability of club funds and as determined by the club officers, the food provided at the SHPC Holiday Meeting will be paid for with club funds for all members (and 1 guest each) who let us know in advance that they will be attending the meeting. Additional guests will be required to pay for an individual portion of the food cost (TBD). We may however, require that guests and members who did not make their attendance at the holiday meeting known in advance, pay for an individual portion of the food cost. The individual portion cost will be determined each year (approx $8).


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