From: "Ron Iles" roniles at eircom.net> on 2001.07.08 at 16:17:51(6986)|
Trying to keep up with the emails & still do my normal work, sing & assemble
the Spaths.. Your thoughtful help really was appreciated.
The emails are in chaos but don't wan't to neglect anyone out.
----- Original Message -----|
To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L"
Sent: Sunday, July 08, 2001 4:41 AM
Subject: Re: FUTURE MEMBERS COMMUNICATION
| Ron, it is very evident to me that you have taken exceptional efforts to
| Newsletter up and going again. I would hope that our members would no
| they feel, be civil about any suggestions that they might proffer about
| issue or the production of such. I might think you would want both
| positive and negative responses. Hopefully they will be written in a form
| is not personal and with respect to the fact that someone is making a
| of effort to do what the group wants. AS to waiting for a consensus, you
| well have to wait until Hell freezes over before such is obtainable. Just
| best you can, let the suggestions be listened to, do what is within your
| parameters, and let the rest go. There will always be opposition to
| listen and take what seems possible and appropriate, and let the rest go
| wherever such goes. Never take anything personal..... what others spew at
| their stuff, let them have it.
| Ron Iles wrote:
| > OPEN LETTER TO ALL MEMBERS
| > The first "Newsletter" for nine months was produced very time
| > over three weeks in May. It was sent by snail and some Members as far
| > as Florida(!) & Wisconsin still hadn't got their hard copies today 7th
| > I have emailed default email copies to all from whom I received
| > The reactions from some Members have been positive, generous &
| > Others have not been positive. Some have discouraging, nitpicking &
| > shall we say, politely, unhelpful.
| > Beside the unpaid "News Editor" you now have the unpaid graphics &
| > artist Jill Bell for your communication. This is YOUR decision time.
| > You can either leave the entire content & policy to us to evolve the
| > publication with your positive feedback after each "issue"
| > OR
| > We can wait until there is a consensus so as we can provide something of
| > which each of you want, some or all of the time....
| > The next "Newsletter" or as I called 23(1) the "World Member Dialogue"
| > contain mostly as I understand it all the details of the IAS Annual
| > in Miami and the residual space will contain a limited range of wider
| > material. We will soon have the information available to begin the
| > more week period of production. It therefore seems likely that Members
| > get 23(2) by snail mail at the end of August or the beginning of
| > As noted in 23(1) the Annual Meeting is on 22nd & 23rd. Except by
| > interaction through the Public Arena of Aroid L, a snail 2001 (2) "News"
| > cannot be interactive, nor can it be in colour.
| > I refer you to consider most positively the World Society Membership
| > implications of my 23(2) Editorial. Next week I will be requesting
| > of Member responses to that Editorial. We will need on-line feedback of
| > many Members as possible whether or not they are directly on line.
| > My position is clear. I would like to see the IAS Members communication
| > towards monthly, in colour, supported by consequently enriched
| > Members' Website, regionally ("Chapter") downloaded for non-on-line
| > with minimum snail mail for those who do not have Member Friends on line
| > local cost & time effective "Internet Cafe Book Shops".
| > For the next pre Annual Meeting News if you or your Member friends want
| > earlier copy of 23(2) by email then please email Aroid L with the
| > message:
| > "Please send News 2001(2) to me directly by email immediately it is
| > available", adding your Member name & email address
| > If most are willing to make the effort I will burn the midnight oil and
| > my best to get the Publication to you by email by the first week in
| > It will be in colour etc. All those who do not instruct me to email
| > receive their Publication two to four weeks later in black & white. I
| > that the IAS will more & more evolve into a great International Society
| > justifying the potential of its fine parochial origins. We need the
| > co-operation, generosity & public spiritedness of all Members to make
| > phase really successful. And as a result that the AGM & Show will be
| > successful as always.
| > Ron Iles World Member