The Postal Measurement
The Postal Measurement Survey is undertaken by individual members
of Rotary clubs from the Republic of Ireland, which in turn
generates contributions to the Annual Fund for their respective clubs. This is a relatively simple task, for
which Rotary volunteers can earn substantial donations to Rotary Foundation.
Since 1997, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) have being carrying out a study for An
Post, designed to monitor the performance of mail collections and deliveries
throughout the Republic of Ireland. In
order to conduct the study they have recruited a network of 2000 participants
around the country who send (droppers) and receive (receivers) mail. They measure
the performance of this mail and report it weekly to An Post.
In order to do this, they need a
panel of volunteers, and members of Rotary Clubs have joined that panel, but
the panel does need constant refreshing. Most panellists choose to stay
on the study for 4 years at which point they have to retire them. They need to recruit in excess of 300 new
panellists annually, from all 26 counties, in both a private and business
There are two types of panellist within the study
A dropper will receive 1 package from PricewaterhouseCoopers each week
containing 2 bundles of test mail pieces to post within the week.
A receiver can expect to receive up to 3 pieces of test mail per
Both are required to record a small amount of information and return it to PwC
in a freepost envelope.
For each participating
panellist a donation/payment is made to the Rotary Foundation. So a person who acts as a dropper will
receive €125 per annum. A person
who acts as a dropper and a receiver will receive €250 per annum.
survey earns significant funding for our Foundation, and enables participating
clubs to more easily meet their Foundation contribution targets. It makes sense
to get involved!
To find out more contact Una Kane from the Rotary
Club of Dublin North - firstname.lastname@example.org