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WW&F Railway Museum Discussion => Museum Discussion => Topic started by: Kevin Kierstead on December 08, 2017, 01:05:29 AM

Title: newsletters
Post by: Kevin Kierstead on December 08, 2017, 01:05:29 AM
just a question from a new member:
are the newsletters mailed out or are they only viewed on line?
Title: Re: newsletters
Post by: Mike Fox on December 08, 2017, 01:14:29 AM
Hi Kevin.
Newsletters are mailed to all active members unless the newsletters get returned due to an address change or some other reason to be undeliverable.

Usually it is a couple weeks or more after they show up online before they start showing up in mailboxes.
Title: Re: newsletters
Post by: John McNamara on December 08, 2017, 05:28:03 AM
Hi Kevin,

Several years ago, it was determined that we could save a lot of money by sending our newsletters "standard mail" rather than first class mail. The savings were sufficient that we could afford to have Lincoln County Publishing handle the complete mailing process which, with over 1100 newsletters per issue, saved substantial labor.

The only major drawback was the substantial delay in delivery. It appears that the newsletters are put in an "aging bin" somewhere near Portland and then released, as people in New England (and as far as Pennsylvania) seem to get their newsletters, after about a 10-day delay, within a day of each other.

To compensate for these delays, we offer the newsletters to members via a special section of the WW&F Forum. Near-instant availability and full color production are the most attractive features, but only about 5% of our members make use of this capability. I suspect (and hope) this means that most members want to sit in a comfy chair while reading it and will file it after reading. I know I do.

Since our WW&F Forum and our Facebook page provide the "hot news," the WW&F Newsletter is directed more toward in-depth articles,  cash and in-kind donor lists, director elections, budget information, and other information. ("cool news"?)

John McNamara,
Title: Re: newsletters
Post by: Bill Baskerville on December 08, 2017, 02:56:51 PM

I know I read the newsletter as soon as it hits the electron super highway.  Then I get to read it again when it arrives, usually much later, in my snail mail box. 

The good news (pun intended) that at my stage of ageing mental deterioration it almost seems 'new' news.

Title: Re: newsletters
Post by: Kevin Kierstead on December 08, 2017, 08:24:13 PM
how are newsletters accessed on forum?
Title: Re: newsletters
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on December 08, 2017, 09:41:04 PM
Museum members (once I find out about them) get access to the Newsletters and other special discussion areas on the main forum page.

Kevin - welcome aboard - I have activated your privileges.

If there are other museum members who do not have Newsletter access, please let me know.