AFFINITY GROUPS comprise Full and RMC Associate
Members who share a common experience and skill
base. There are approximately fifty Affinity
Groups (click here for details) - most are industry
based, but some are function based.
joining an appropriate Affinity Group, executive
members will get to meet all the other members who
have a similar background to themselves. This is
obviously good from a networking point of view,
but Affinity Groups can be far more than this.
If the members of a particular group wish, their
Affinity Group can be a business unit in its own
right - the group can develop products and services,
based on their own specialist skills; they can combine
these with other CMR resources (including funding),
and market those services directly into their own
industry sector. In addition, by using the
generic RMC brochure system,
they can also use the entire CMR executive membership
base as a potential sales force for their products
and services (in return for a 10% introductory
Groups are a laissez-faire area of CMR's operations.
This means that whether or not a specific Affinity
Group is operationally active, will depend entirely
on the group's members. Some Affinity Groups
are very active, but others may not be as active as
others. The CMR Affinity Group system is
structured such that just one motivated individual
can drive a group forward. This gives
opportunity to those that have the drive to make
their particular Affinity Group a success.