Overall Survey Results:


Thames Valley TU - Membership Survey 2014


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Dear TU Member,Thanks for participating in the following Thames Valley TU membership survey. In addition to answering the survey questions below we encourage you to also provide comments in the comment boxes wherever applicable. We appreciate your feedback! Thames Valley TU Board of Directors
1Required Why did you join Trout Unlimited? (Please rate the following reasons in order of importance)
 
 1 = Extremely Important , 2 = Somewhat Important , 3 = Not Important
Answer
123
Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
To learn where to go fishing locally
   
53 1.5
To learn how to fly fish
   
53 2.3
To improve my fishing skills
   
53 1.8
To meet other anglers
   
53 1.7
To support cold-water conservation
   
53 1.3
To participate in TU sponcered fishing trips, events, and outings
   
53 2.2
To volunteer at river cleanups, stocking, restoration projects, etc.
   
53 1.9
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.


2Required What's your preferred method of fishing? 
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Fly fishing
   
47 66.1%
Spin or bait fishing
   
1 1.4%
No preference, I like both equally
   
6 8.4%
Other
 
0 0.0%
 Totals71100%

3Required How often do you fish in freshwater and saltwater?
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Freshwater most of the time
   
31 58.4%
Saltwater most of the time
 
0 0.0%
Freshwater only
   
15 28.3%
Saltwater Only
 
0 0.0%
Equal amount freshwater and saltwater
   
7 13.2%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals53100%

4Required Please indicate how much time you spend throughout the year participating in the following types of fishing.
 
 1 = Most of the time , 2 = Sometimes , 3 = Once in a while , 4 = Never
Answer
1234
Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
Cold water (trout & salmon)
   
53 1.3
Warm water (bass, perch, pike, etc)
   
53 2.8
Salt water (striped bass, blue fish, bonito, etc)
   
53 2.9
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.


5Required Approximately how often do you fish for trout each year?
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
More than 50 times a year
   
13 24.5%
Between 26 & 50 times a year
   
14 26.4%
Between 11 & 25 times a year
   
13 24.5%
Between 6 & 10 times a year
   
11 20.7%
Between 1 & 5 times a year
   
2 3.7%
Other
 
0 0.0%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals53100%

6Required Approximately how often do you fish for Atlantic broodstock salmon each year?
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
More than 50 times a year
   
1 1.8%
Between 26 & 50 times a year
 
0 0.0%
Between 11 & 25 times a year
   
4 7.5%
Between 6 & 10 times a year
   
5 9.4%
Between 1 & 5 times a year
   
29 54.7%
Other
   
14 26.4%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals53100%

7Required Where do you go trout fishing most often?
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Local rivers & streams (within Thames Valley TU area)
   
36 67.9%
Housatonic River
 
0 0.0%
Farmington River
   
4 7.5%
US destinations within 4-6 hours drive
   
6 11.3%
US destinations that require lengthy travel
   
3 5.6%
Destinations outside North America and abroad
   
2 3.7%
Local lakes & ponds
   
2 3.7%
Lakes & ponds out of the area
 
0 0.0%
Other
 
0 0.0%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals53100%

8Required Estimate the number of days per year you spend trout fishing based on the distance traveled.
 
 1 = None (zero days) , 2 = 1-10 days , 3 = 11-20 days , 4 = 26-50 days , 5 = more than 50 days
Answer
12345
Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
Approximate drive of 1 hour or less (local)
   
53 3.2
Approximate drive between 1-3 hours
   
53 2.1
Approximate drive between 3-6 hours
   
53 1.5
Approximate drive over 6 hours
   
53 1.4
Travel to the remaining United States (excluding Alaska)
   
53 1.5
Travel to destinations abroad (including Alaska)
   
53 1.1
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.


9Required Estimate the number of days you spend trout fishing on either the Farmington or Housatonic Rivers?
 
 1 = None (zero days) , 2 = 1-5 days , 3 = 6-10 days , 4 = 11-25 days , 5 = More than 25 days
Answer
12345
Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
Farmington River
   
53 1.9
Housatonic River
   
53 1.4
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.


10What's your favorite local place to fish and why?
 
 Number of
Responses
  42
11Required What Thames Valley Chapter events have you attended or participated in over the past two years? (choose all that apply)
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Monthly meeting
   
33 47.1%
Fly tying clinic
   
10 14.2%
Casting clinic
   
5 7.1%
Fishing and/or cookout events, (i.e., breakfast & campout at Sandy Beach on Shetucket River)
   
13 18.5%
River cleanup events
   
10 14.2%
Trout or Salmon stocking
   
11 15.7%
Other conservation, stewardship, or stream restoration projects
   
3 4.2%
Womens events
   
1 1.4%
Youth & Teen events
   
3 4.2%
Have not particpated in any TVTU events
   
16 22.8%
Other
   
5 7.1%
 Totals70100%

12Required In reference to the previous question, how would you rate the TVTU activities you've attended or participated in?
 
 1 = Excellent , 2 = Good , 3 = Fair , 4 = Poor , 5 = Not applicable
Answer
12345
Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
Monthly meeting
   
53 2.9
Fly tying clinic
   
53 4.3
Casting clinic
   
53 4.7
Fishing and/or cookout events (i.e., breakfast & campout at Sandy Beach on Shetucket River)
   
53 4.0
River cleanup events
   
53 4.3
Trout or Salmon stocking
   
53 4.2
Other conservation, stewardship, or stream restoration projects
   
53 4.7
Womens events
 
53 4.9
Youth & Teen events
 
53 4.8
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.


13Required How would you describe your attendance at TVTU chapter monthly membership meetings?
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
I attend every meeting I can
   
18 33.9%
I attend only when the speaker or topic is of interest to me
   
7 13.2%
I attend meetings once in awhile
   
8 15.0%
I am not able to attend meetings
   
13 24.5%
I do not wish to attend meetings
   
3 5.6%
Other
   
4 7.5%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals53100%

14Required How convenient is the monthly membership meeting location for you? (Meetings are currently held in Bozrah at the Moose Lodge)
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Very convenient
   
13 24.5%
Somewhat convenient
   
24 45.2%
Not convenient at all
   
11 20.7%
Other
   
5 9.4%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals53100%

15Required Would you attend more monthly membership meetings if the location was more convenient for you? 
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Yes
   
16 30.1%
No
   
27 50.9%
Maybe
   
10 18.8%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals53100%

16If you answered "yes" or "maybe" to the previous question, what town would you prefer monthly membership meetings be held? *(Feel free to include a specific venue and any other suggestions related to the monthly membership meetings)
 
 Number of
Responses
  18
17Required Please select which day of the week you prefer the monthly membership meeting to be held? (Choose all that apply)
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Monday evening
   
5 7.4%
Tuesday evening
   
31 46.2%
Wednesday evening
   
13 19.4%
Thursday evening
   
10 14.9%
Friday evening
   
5 7.4%
Saturday evening
   
2 2.9%
Sunday evening
   
3 4.4%
Saturday daytime
   
2 2.9%
Sunday daytime
   
2 2.9%
Other
   
6 8.9%
 Totals67100%

18Required Please rate your level of interest on the following monthly meeting speaker topics listed below. 
 
 1 = Extremely Interested , 2 = Somewhat Interested , 3 = Not interested at all
Answer
123
Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
Fishing local rivers & streams (i.e., within TVTU district)
   
53 1.2
Fishing elsewhere in CT (i.e., Housatonic & Farmington Rivers)
   
53 1.5
Fishing locations throughout Eastern US and New England
   
53 1.6
Fishing trips throughout the remaining US
   
53 1.9
Fishing trips abroad
   
53 2.4
Specialty fishing trips (i.e., stealhead, salmon, etc)
   
53 1.9
Fishing techniques and skills, (i.e., casting, leader construction, knots, etc)
   
53 1.6
Conservation, stewardship, restoration
   
53 1.8
Fly tying
   
53 1.8
Matching the hatch, insect ID
   
53 1.7
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.


19Required In your opinion, what should the Chapter priorities be? (please rate accordingly)
 
 1 = High Priority , 2 = Medium Priority , 3 = Low Priority
Answer
123
Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
Research and data collection to protect fisheries (i.e., temp monitoring, culvert surveys, redd surveys)
   
53 1.6
Stream habitat and restoration projects (i.e., bank stabilization, stream flow improvement)
   
53 1.2
Involvement in local & state regulatory proceedings to protect habitat and fisheries
   
53 1.4
Outreach, advocacy, and awareness (i.e., who is TU and what we do)
   
53 1.8
Volunteer opportunities for members (i.e., stream cleanups, stocking)
   
53 1.7
Fun events and outings (i.e., fishing trips, cookouts, camping)
   
53 1.9
Clinics and skill building activities (i.e., casting, fly tying)
   
53 1.7
Youth educational programing (i.e., Trout in the Classroom)
   
53 1.8
Events specifically designed for woman
   
53 2.2
Events specifically designed for youth and teens
   
53 1.9
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.


20Required What's your preferred method for receiving the Thames Valley TU newsletter?
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Electronic copy via email
   
32 60.3%
Posted to TVTU website
   
3 5.6%
Both e-copy via email and posted to the website
   
15 28.3%
Hard copy in the mail with fee (approx $10/year)
   
3 5.6%
Other
 
0 0.0%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals53100%

21Required Are you interested in volunteering for TVTU? (i.e., educational events, stream cleanups, conservation projects, outreach events, etc? 
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Yes
   
24 45.2%
No
   
16 30.1%
Perhaps, but I need more info (please respond to question #27 below)
   
13 24.5%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals53100%

22Required Are you interested in volunteering for a TVTU leadership position? (i.e., board of directors, commission chair)
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Yes
   
6 11.3%
No
   
38 71.6%
Perhaps, but I need more information (please respond to question #27 below)
   
9 16.9%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals53100%

23What is your age?
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
70 or older
   
12 22.6%
60 - 69
   
22 41.5%
50 - 59
   
7 13.2%
40 - 49
   
8 15.0%
30 - 39
   
1 1.8%
20 - 29
   
1 1.8%
19 or younger
   
1 1.8%
No Responses
   
11.8%
 Totals53100%
24Required What town do you live in? 
 
 Number of
Responses
  53
25Required Approximately how long have you been a member of TU?
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
20 years or longer
   
12 22.6%
10 to 19 years
   
17 32.0%
5 to 9 years
   
8 15.0%
2 to 4 years
   
6 11.3%
1 year or less (new member)
   
8 15.0%
Other
   
2 3.7%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals53100%

26Please offer advice on how to improve the chapter newsletter. 
 
 Number of
Responses
  21
27Please offer advice on how to improve the chapter website.
 
 Number of
Responses
  14
28Is there anything else you'd like us to know? 
 
 Number of
Responses
  8
29Are you interested in volunteering for TU activities or would you like to be considered for a leadership position? Please provide your contact info below and a member of TVTU will contact you to discuss your interest. (your information will not be distributed or shared with any third parties)
 
AnswerNumber of
Responses
First Name 18
Last Name 18
Work Phone 10
Home Phone 13
Email Address 18
Address 1 14
Address 2 2
City 15
State/Province
(US/Canada)
16
Postal Code 17

   
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