Membership demographics

I thought some of you might be interested in the makeup of the membership regarding type of membership, and where the members reside.

To determine this information, I maintain a database of the membership information provided on the cards filled out whenever a membership is paid. The first year of  the database was for 2000-2001. It contains the membership card number and the current “paid through year. When a member pays dues and is already a member, I just check that the personal data is still current, change the expiration date to the new year, and enter the card number. If the person is not in the database, I enter the complete information from the card.

Once a person is in the database they remain. Thus, I have the names of everyone who has paid dues for any year since 2000-2001. And whenever someone renews, I can see when they last paid dues. People seem to come and go, here for one year, not back for a year or more. As it shows below, if everybody paid every year, we would have over a thousand members! Don’t believe it? Come take a look at the database.

I last did these calculations in 2000, and now have done it for 2004.


The numbers -----

Membership as of April 17th, 2000

Total membership on record

494

Number of life members

80

Regular members

404

Junior Members

10

Renewed for 2000

311

Have not renewed yet

103

Residential demographics

State of Pennsylvania

472

Altoona addresses

184

Bellwood addresses

135

Tyrone addresses (all)

109

All other Pennsylvania

44

State of Indiana

1

State of New Jersey

1

State of Ohio

2

State of Virginia

1

State of West Virginia

1

No address provided by member

16

The numbers -----

Membership at close of 2003-2004 year

Total names on file in database

1023

Number of life members

78

Regular members

351

Junior Members

4

Renewed for 2003-2004

355

Paid in 2002-2003, but not 2003-2004

156 !!!

Residential demographics for 2003-2004

State of Pennsylvania

353

Altoona addresses

160

Bellwood addresses

79

Tyrone addresses (16686 ZIP)

64

All other Pennsylvania

50

State of New Jersey

1

State of Virginia

1

No address provided by member

13 (Life members)



Information compiled and published by Walt Lysinger on July 5th, 2004. . Please direct comments or suggestions to him.