Oh, by the way...

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Amphipoda

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I received a few newsletters back from the
post office looking like a Britney Spears G-
string... torn and shredded. Replacements
have been sent out with additional seals
in hopes that resolves the issue. Using
envelopes is still an option, but my damn
carpal tunnel syndrome may require this to
be farmed out to the neighbors kids.

Still over 130 amphibians have yet to renew
their IAOC membership!!! What up with that?

Our webmaster has been busy in PhotoShop
to ring in the new year... but it may cause
you temporary blindness. Also of note -
the website members only area login & password
is about to change for 2006... so if you're
not gonna renew NOW is the time to check it
out. Visit: www.amphicar.com

And thanks to all who have commented on the
newsletter's new format. I appreciate the kind
words very very much.

Amphipoda
 
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nelson625@aol.com

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John -
I have suggested in the past that if the Newsletter Editor ( and therefore the Roster Editor) make a timely plea in advance (ideally in the last two issues of the year ending) notifying members to renew by such and such a date such as by JANUARY 15TH, they will be included in the next year's Roster. Otherwise, they will miss out on this worthwhile listing.Such anincentive will induce a significant percentage of the slow movers to get it in the mail to you. Also, since computers can make this so easy, I personally feel that having a simple list alphabetically by states appended to the end of the roster ( the State list needs only have the member's name ) this is very useful in helping members see who is close to them geographically. This was done once or twice in the past and was wellreceived. In other words, using a heading e.g. ALABAMA and then alphabetically listing those members, then ALASKA,then ARIZONA, and etc. Vic Nelson
 
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Amphipoda

Guest
Vic-
Regarding membership renewal reminders ? I believe the last two 2005
newsletter issues did remind members and a bright orange neon renewal
form with self addressed envelope was also provided. Come 2006 we
opted not to send another reminder since the website "members only"
section had a change in passwords thereby removing some incentive for
renewing for those "slow movers." Also we're making great strides in
saving the club money to be better spent on 2006 paid members. I
periodically post reminders here on the Yahoo forum, much to the
chagrin of some and have even been lovingly called a "nag." I'm not
sure what more I can do or could have done, but I appreciate your
input.
Regarding the roster (also know as the member listing) ? Since the
2006 version will include both 2005 & 2006 members (but will only be
sent to 2006 paid members) it will be rather massive, nearly 380
members. Just like last year it will be listed alphabetically by
last name, then first name, the address, phone number and email. I
believe your suggestion has good merit, the ability to see regional
members at a glance, and I will therefore add a separate column for
State. This will save the added expense of additional pages and
provide an easier method for searching members in your area. So when
you peruse the roster simply take an orange highlighter to all the
fine finned friends in your fine state. I hope this is an adequate
compromise for you mate. I try very hard to accommodate all club
members and at the same time need to balance actions by taking into
account the financials, international universal benefit, and what the
next IAOC prez & board will inherit. Thanks again for your
suggestions Vic.

John Edelstein
Prez of the IAOC









--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, nelson625@a... wrote:
>
> John -
> I have suggested in the past that if the Newsletter Editor ( and
therefore
> the Roster Editor) make a timely plea in advance (ideally in the
last two issues
> of the year ending) notifying members to renew by such and such a
date such
> as by JANUARY 15TH, they will be included in the next year's
Roster. Otherwise,
> they will miss out on this worthwhile listing. Such an incentive
will induce
> a significant percentage of the slow movers to get it in the mail
to you.
> Also, since computers can make this so easy, I personally feel that
having a
> simple list alphabetically by states appended to the end of the
roster ( the
> State list needs only have the member's name ) this is very useful
in helping
> members see who is close to them geographically. This was done once
or twice in
> the past and was well received. In other words, using a heading
e.g. ALABAMA
> and then alphabetically listing those members, then ALASKA, then
ARIZONA, and
> etc. Vic Nelson
>
 
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