VERY IMPORTANT SURVEY - PLEASE RESPOND BEFORE THE END OF MAY
In an attempt to get the newsletter to you faster, and at less expense, we are considering digital delivery as an option. Digital delivery includes any of the following three methods: 1) having the newsletter emailed to you in Acrobat PDF format, 2) getting an emailed notice that the PDF file is available for download from the EAS website, or 3) viewing the contents of the newsletter directly off the website, without downloading anything.
Here are the advantages of digital delivery to you and the Association:
Each member may choose whichever method best suits them: regular mail, or one of the three email methods listed in the top paragraph, above. I need to get an idea of how many of you would be willing to get your newsletter delivered digitally, so I can make a proposal to the Board to change our operating procedures. If you would be willing (and you're a current EAS member), please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know. If you don't want it digitally, do nothing. If you have any comments or questions, contact me by email or my daytime phone (510) 587-6052.
Thank you for your time and consideration!
ANOTHER VERY IMPORTANT SURVEY - PLEASE ALSO RESPOND BEFORE THE END OF MAY
Why should anyone want to join the EAS? Our monthly meetings,
newsletter (on the web), star parties, library access, telescope makers'
workshop, access to Rachel and Leah (and someday, Nellie, the 36"
reflector), are all totally free and open to the public. We don't even
really charge for the cookies at the meetings. The EAS Board is considering
increasing the value of being a member by making some of EAS's assets
more for "members only." We'd like your input as to what you
think of this idea.
Issues: If it's viewable, Friday and Saturday evenings have heavy public
foot traffic; this can make going out to the telescopes to view after
the meeting difficult. Also, EAS volunteers are not available to help
Conrad with public viewing while they are attending the club meeting.
Having the meeting on Saturday at 5:30pm allows us to meet in a nicer
space (TMT), but we'd have only have 90 minutes to work with; that's not
really enough. Meeting on Thursday nights allows us to meet in the TMT
with plenty of time, and have free access to the telescopes afterwards
Do you think we should do this: yes? no?
Again, email me or call me and let me know. (My contact info is just
to the left of this paragraph, in the other column on this page.