How your Local Group can benefit by affiliating with
The Herb Society
HERB SOCIETY LOCAL AFFILIATE GROUP SCHEME
The Herb Society is an educational charity promoting the use and understanding of herbs for the benefit of the community. We recognise that many people want to meet locally to fulfil their interest and that many of our purposes are delivered locally. Therefore, the Herb Society operates a scheme where related groups can become affiliated to the Herb Society and gain a number of benefits by so doing, especially in terms of free publicity and discounts. The details of the scheme are given below and were revised in 2011 to make it as simple and informal as possible.
Benefits to your Group:
*Discounts of 15% if a minimum of three people from your group book jointly to attend a Herb Society event.
*A free place at our Annual Conference if your group has recruited the most new members to the Herb Society during the previous twelve months (minimum of 5 applies).
*A web page on our website giving information about your group and, if you have a website, the right to a mention on our Groups page in the magazine ‘Herbs’ in exchange for a link from your web page.
*The opportunity to have items on your group included in our journal 'Herbs' & on our website.
*Permission to use the designation 'Herb Society Affiliate Group' or 'Affiliated to the Herb Society' on your publicity material and correspondence and/or website.
*The opportunity for us to contact our members in your catchment area to publicise your group's existence and event calendar.
This costs you NOTHING but we do require that:
*at all your normal events (excluding social events or field trips) you have on display copies of the Herb Society leaflet/application form and information on our forthcoming events (which we will send you).
*that you give us details of a contact person who we can deal with when required and who can receive information from us.
*you must never infer or imply that you are able to act on behalf of the Herb Society.
*your group must always contain at least ONE fully paid up member of the Herb Society in order for it to be included in the Local Group Scheme & receive the benefits listed above.
Your Group or the Herb Society has the right to terminate your affiliate status with one month's notice in writing.
How to become an Affiliate Group
You need to be a group whose aims and activities are compatible with and relevant to the Herb Society as set out on our website. We don't have any set rules, so just let us know about your organisation so that we can assess the compatibility. Attached is an application form that we invite you to complete and send to us. Affiliation will be for the life of the group unless one of us chooses to terminate the arrangement as described above.
HERB SOCIETY AFFILIATE GROUP APPLICATION FORM
Name of your group or society:
Aims and objectives of your group or society:
Titles and dates of some of your recent meetings:
Your website address: (if you have one)
Details of nominated contact and deputy:
Name and Membership number/address/email of your nominated Herb Society member for the group:
Declaration: We apply to become an Affiliate Group of the Herb Society. Our group agrees to abide by the requirements of the Herb Society Affiliate Scheme as set out above.
Position in Group:
Please return by post to: Local Groups Co-ordinator c/o The Herb Society, Sulgrave Manor, PO Box 946, Northampton, NN3 0BN or via email to email@example.com - a scan of your application form is acceptable.
You are welcome to send us representative copies of your publicity material and a list of your upcoming meetings.