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Are there any plans to allow newsletters submitted for evaluation to be sent electronically?

This is a trend that many organizations are adopting and with the costs involved with printing and mailing, it makes sense in these economically challenging times.

Roy Ireland

Editor, Sandblast

Tucson Region

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Not anytime soon, Ray.

Our committee members on average score around 30-40 newsletters each month. Flipping through newsletter pages for scoring proposes is pretty easy after some practice. Doing so with a PDF is near impossible. As an example, I am the Assistant VP of Web Sites, under Sharon Lee, so I also score AACA Region and Chapter Web Sites. This was my first year. I worked on my task my first night for 2 hours, and went to bed with severe eye strain and a headache. Believe me, it's not as easy as it sounds.

As for newsletters, most are 10-12 pages each, more than doubling the work involved with a web site. Personally I get about 110 newsletters a month, 10-15 a week. It takes a lot of time to handle the scoring.

I hope you now understand why we require mailed versions.

Wayne Burgess


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  • 2 weeks later...

There's a lot to be said for a PRINTED newsletter.

Isn't it great, on a cool dark night, to curl up in a

favorite corner with some good reading material?

A warm dog and a crackling fireplace add to the atmosphere.

Besides, we strive for good publications--and good

quality printing and photography are part of striving for

excellence. Printing an electronic newsletter from a

home printer wouldn't give the same impression--

for judging or for enjoyment!

Now I need to go out and buy a dog--

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