I've set up a new committee, 'The Newsletter Committee,' which is intended to address the full range of issues that confront NARGS Chapters as they create, maintain and improve their Chapter newsletters. Newsletters are one of the most effective means of building Chapters, and even with the internet, retain their historical role as the major connection medium between members. Unfortunately, the job of newsletter editor is a difficult one to fill, as there is a perception that the job is both difficult and time consuming, when in fact, it can be quite easy and can take just a few hours a month to complete.
Sally Boyson, the Editor of the newsletter of The Rocky Mountain Chapter, is one of the best editors we have today. Her newsletters are uniformly well designed, interesting and relevant to her Chapter members, and she has agreed to accept the Chair of this new committee. I will serve as well, and we're soliciting at least one other current editor to fill out the 3rd position. This thread will (hopefully) be one important way for editors, chapter chairs and NARGS members to communicate about issues they may have with their newsletters. Sally and I will be checking in often to answer questions, offer suggestions, and generally serve as resources that will help our Chapters improve their newsletters, to the benefit of all NARGS members. So please welcome Sally, and if you have anything to offer, please do. Thanks in advance.