Originally posted by HuSSker:
I am. Don't get me wrong. I really have enjoyed the 2 national events I have attended. I REALLY enjoy reading the magazines. Through ISSCA, I have been able to do stuff that I never dreamed of in 2002. Not to mention all of the great folks I've met at past events. Heck, I can't even complain about the price--$40. That is $24 less than I WASTED at Stupor Chevy this year, my last time to ever attend that excuse for an event.
Then there's the flip side. I've received 4 magazines in the past 12 months. They are way (nearly 4 months) behind, but yet a letter reminding me that I need to renew is right on time. I'm not sure why, but for some reason, that really bothers me.
Anyone else feel this way?
I would guess that the dues letters are generated by dates stored in a computer. It is probably easy for an UNPAID person to spend some "free" time to print and mail them.
I know that one LOAD of work goes into the production of the magazine that the UNPAID "staff" puts out.
1. The ISSCA site is changed to reflect that each member will receive four magazines a year. Perhaps six a year is just too much to do.
2. Each club writes one article a year for the magazine. The editor will then decide what will be used.
3. We, as individuals and local clubs, all offer to provide any support the editor and our directors need. This might extend to giving them some $$$$ to travel to the meetings that are held all over the US each year.
4. We all spend some of our "free" time assisting the club in any way possible.
HuSSker, I did not get you wrong. I just happened to have a soap box here so I got up on it.
The short answer to your question: No.
The long answer: See the above.
This note is NOT intended to start any type of a "you know what" contest. It is just the way I see things.