November 15, 2010 at 2:38 pm
It’s a newsLETTER and and not a newsPAPER. Confidentiallity counts.
Its potential publicity.
The more of us that contribute, the more the society membership can benefit from it. Obviously the people that actually do provide the content are going to derive the most direct benefit and publicity but I think thats only fair.
Is there anything that goes into the newsletters that is confidential? I recall some members asking for extra copies of the newsletters to pass to clients in the past.
JimNovember 15, 2010 at 3:01 pm
…maybe we could make the newsletters accessible through the forum, so they are public but only through registration – would encourage forum sign ups, normal members would be emailed a copy obviously.
Don, do we know how many times the newsletters are downloaded each month?
I will be putting a download link onto the forum in this topic, Joe. (“normal” ? 🙄 )
As for numbers of downloads, I wonder if Noel would answer this, Please. I’m aware that Noel looks in from time to time.
EDIT… I know what I would like to happen! That is for those who register, do so using their real name. I find it annoying trying to find out if they are SAI members or not. I’ve never understood why anyone should need to conceal their true identity, Kind regards, DogsBreath.November 15, 2010 at 5:49 pm
Just a thought on the newsletters, following on from John’s point, maybe we could make the newsletters accessible through the forum, so they are public but only through registration – would encourage forum sign ups, normal members would be emailed a copy obviously.
Sounds like a good idea, only members can access the American ASAI newsletter, it’s not on their website and their forum is members only too.November 16, 2010 at 10:01 am
I think if I were to put in the effort to contribute something to the newsletter then I would want as many people as possible to be able read it. Whilst I understand the need to have a lever that gets the members to join the forum, I don’t think the newsletter should be it. We need the world and his wife to be reading about all the great things that the membership do:
a) to generate publicity
b) to bring memebers more business
c) to raise the SAI profile
d) to increase the membership by making us more relevant
I bet you that if the Chinese ever get round to creating their own society, their newsletter will be reproduced in multiple languages and promoted everywhere.
JimNovember 16, 2010 at 10:13 am
We need the world and his wife to be reading about all the great things that the membership do…
…I bet you that if the Chinese ever get round to creating their own society, their newsletter will be reproduced in multiple languages and promoted everywhere.
My feelings exactly, Jim. How to get the membership to respond in numbers will need to be our aim from now on.
A letter I had from the Campaign for Drawing a couple of months ago said, “We are counting on you leading an SAI Brigade to the Festival – we need lots of expert drawers…”
Two of us were there in spite of many appeals. 😥November 16, 2010 at 10:16 am
I think it would be fine as a pdf, an online version
would offer more scope to include links and video/demos
(similar to the simonjones youtube video in the watercolour section).
Can always be printed off too….printer freindly though..
i.e. no black ink guzzling background.
GarethNovember 16, 2010 at 10:30 am
@Gareth Hughes wrote:
….printer friendly though..
i.e. no black ink guzzling background.
This subject was fully discussed at a recent meeting of the SAI Council, Gareth, and it will be our intention to back up the online version with a printer friendly option.
Any article, letter, announcements and so on should be submitted to President David.November 16, 2010 at 8:32 pm
At last I have logged on.
Some good feed back that inspires more thoughts about how the newspaper should develop. The idea of being on line means you can add in all sorts of links for example if I report on an exhibition i can add the link that allows the reader instant access to it. We ought to design the letter for the i Pad/book so it can be read at a comfortable size.
I will not ramble further but go away and develop with Joe an exciting format that is an excellent replacemnt for the paper version.
Good to meet with Jim on Friday last. Nottingham had changed a lot since I was a young lad there.
Glad to be part of it
President DaveNovember 17, 2010 at 10:35 am
Everything’s changed a lot since you were a young lad! 😉November 22, 2010 at 10:35 am
I don’t have anything particularly thought-shattering to say for my first forum post (apologies for the delay Don)…
– I edit & compile a charity magazine and I can appreciate just how much work goes into putting out just one issue. Well done and thanks to Don and David for all the previous newsletter publications; always an enjoyable and informative read.
– I would love to see an annual more in depth publication and would be very happy to contribute writing or images.
Over and out
John :mozilla_wink:February 13, 2011 at 8:54 pm
Any news on the next issue? or is the debate as to format still ongoing?February 13, 2011 at 10:26 pm
Any news on the next issue? or is the debate as to format still ongoing?
Good questions, Tim. Last I heard from David is that he’s handing over the collating job to John P who will hand the material over to Joe who will put it all together and publish it from the SAI site’s Publications area.
No further comments from the membership regarding format, frequency, distribution, content, ………
I know nothing. 😡April 3, 2011 at 8:23 pm
I thought the last newsletter nicely carried over the theme and style of the previous ones – well done.June 19, 2011 at 1:08 pm
The next issue is currently being put together and will appear in your inbox very soon.July 12, 2011 at 10:44 am
Summer 2011 newsletter, excellent Don. Job well done.
Out of interest what software is used to pull the document together. Is it Adobe Acrobat full version ?July 12, 2011 at 11:54 am
I don’t put it together, Neil, Joe does, after John has collected all available material. I’ll pass on you kind comments and hope/wonder if, they will read your post 😆
Adobe? More than likely!
It was a good issue, Thanks Joe.July 13, 2011 at 4:19 pm
Well done Joe it was good. There was no new members section though, was that because there weren’t any?July 15, 2011 at 4:16 pm
Yes, congrats, Joe. It was another real professional job.November 21, 2011 at 3:07 pm
Any news on the next one?November 30, 2011 at 3:39 pm
Had a Board meeting last Wednesday, Tim. It’s being assembled by Joe.
If you have anything for it, please email it to John Pumfrey who is Collator Boss.January 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm
Allan T AdamsParticipant
Thanks to everyone to everyone that contributed to the latest newsletter. I was particularly pleased to see Joe reporting on the uptake of hand drawing skills by the Bath students after the SAI meeting in October.January 20, 2012 at 5:34 pm
Hear Hear! (or is it Here Here? Or Hear Here maybe?)
Fantastic illustrations and some useful links to other websites.
The information on copyright was also very interesting. Good to see that logic prevails.
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