Very nice photos they are too - that final "Bushes and Briars" was wonderful...
As to membership, I bow absolutely to your experience "on the job" Derek. However, in terms of psychology, most organisations try to get people signed up "on the day", especially after a really good showing like the RVW weekend.
If it *were* my shout, by this stage in the year, I'd be signing new members from now without charge for 2008 but getting their next year's money now, even if I didn't give them the publications for the end of 2008. Then they would be "on the books".
But hey, it's easy to organise stuff from the outside so I should let you get on with it, and we'll be there Jan 2009 as promised :)
The Yorkshire Polymoth