CAMRA has broadened its focus considerably over the past 45 years, particularly in recent times, when there have been many more issues to tackle besides real ale.
There has even been a change to CAMRA's articles of association to recognise this broader role and remit, which now includes cider, perry, pubs, taxation and other government policies.
The question now is how broad and inclusive should our campaigning be?
This was the subject of our first survey of members. This survey (and the 50 consultation meetings we are holding throughout the country) demonstrated that members hold a wide range of opinions on who CAMRA should represent and how it should go about representing its members. It showed that members see support for real ale and consumer representation as central to what we do.
We now need to know how CAMRA should position itself in relation to the type of drink it advocates, and the places it encourages people to drink. CAMRA members can take our second survey now