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    Posted: February.16.2008 at 6:25pm
In view of the reality that regional newsletters no
longer carry the entire load in regional communications,
May I suggest a renaming of this department to recognize
the change from newsletters to "Web pages and
Newsletters"?
   But it should be noted many regions continue to use
only a newsletter to talk to their memberships.
--John Kelly, San Francisco Region
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Or you could be from Houston where this section is entirely unnecessary
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pat Kelly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February.18.2008 at 11:17am
Please explain by 'unnecessary' Do you mean there
is no communication with Houston's members, or is
a webpage the only way Houston communicates?
I've seen many regions who produce newsletters in
pdf format so the printing cost is put directly on to the
members (If they desire to hold the info in their
hands). Or does Houston region communicate via
chat groups, which can be a hit or miss method?
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Wayne Hill said:
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Or you could be from Houston where this section is
entirely unnecessary
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Your response is confusing to me. Are you razzing Houston
Region's management? Or perhaps justifying the concept of
driver's meetings as the sole comunications method?
How do you persuade your existing folks to re-join?
--John Kelly, San Francisco Reg
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ur2loud Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February.18.2008 at 11:39am

In a nutshell, my region is uncommunicative, and does not appear to be willing to change i.e.: learn from others.

EXCEPT:The solo folks do keep up part of the website that affects them.

But racing, meeting notices, etc are not maintained.

1 print and 1 pdf newsletter in 2007.

Last member directory was 5 years ago online and 10 years ago printed.

I do not hear complaints from others so I guess the BOD is right and I am wrong.

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Drivers meetings are fine at events.

What is lacking here is the kind of exchange of information that makes us a club with some kind of esprit d' corps.

Example- We have had no rally program for years. It faded in the 90's due, in part to lack of good quiet rally roads anywhere near the city. A person is seeking to start rallying again. Only regular readers of the forum know of his interest.  I wanted to put him in touch with folks who were active in rallying here when it was active.  No newsletter to put out a call for help, no directory to look up contact info. My assistance to him was limited to what I could remember.

In the"good ol' days" we could have mustered up some help for the man.

 

That's the kind of stuff that is missing.

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In vivid contrast to the Houston Region program, the San
Francisco region newsletter (8-1/2x11) prints its cover
on glossy with 4-color ink. The publication's interior
pages are a version of newsprint and include 4-color
pages. Most recent issue says the annual publication
budget is $84,000/year. When it won some 13 "Best" awards
in the '70s the budget was something like $2,000/month
including postage which covered over 5,000 members
compared to just over 3000 members today. The times they
are a changing, some popular singer once said.-J
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