Did you know there is such a thing as official RFI Clubs? Up until now, they have always been French clubs, but now we want to open them up to all our listeners, and open up we have! There are already seven brand new official RFI Clubs: in Kisii, Kenya, started by Mogire Machuki; in Dhaka, Bangladesh, started by Wali Ahad, and in Holguin, Cuba, started by Ivan Carralero. There are four new RFI clubs in India: in Murshidabad, with Mr Najimuddin as president; in Medinipur, with Dr SS Bhattacharya at the helm; in Hyderabad/Miryalguda, headed up by Mrs P Sreelatha Reddy and Sandeep Jawale has created an RFI Club in Maharashtra. Welcome one and all!
What about you? You can either transform your existing radio club into an RFI Club or create a brand new one. Then, any time you plan special events – be they humanitarian, cultural, or sports-oriented, if you want to host an environmental programme or a day dedicated to health issues, RFI will help you with ideas and free promotional items for your members. If you are interested in either changing your radio club into an RFI club, or if you would like to create a brand new RFI club, the first step is to read the RFI Club Charter:
If you are willing to abide by the charter, write to my colleagues in the Listener Relations Department and let them know. They'll help you with the rest of the process.
RFI – Relations Auditeurs
80, rue Camille-Desmoulins
Which leads me to another item of interest: the RFI Listeners Club. Our Listener Relations department has decided that everyone can belong to the RFI Listeners Club but you will only be issued a membership number, not an identity card. Only members of an official RFI Club will have identity cards. As an RFI Listeners Club member, you will still win a premium prize if you win a Sound Kitchen quiz. So no reason not to join – although having an official RFI Club is really far cooler.
If you only want to be a member of the general RFI Listeners Club – that's great, too! Just send me (or Sébastien and Chrystelle) your full name, your postal mailing address, and if you have one, your e-mail address. You'll receive an RFI Listeners Club number; include that number every time you enter a quiz, and if you are a winner, you'll get a premium prize!
Nota bene: The RFI Listeners Club used to be called "Club 9516." So if you are a member of the "Club 9516," you are already a member of the RFI Listeners Club. Your "Club 9516" membership number still works – no need to reapply. Just include your membership number on your quiz entries.
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Via Susan Owensby