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SWOA's restarts as Devon's ends

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Last edited: Sat 8 Jul 2017

Our regional association SWOA has just restarted producing a regular newsletter, albeit electronically. This follows Devon's proposal this week that their latest newsletter is to be their last. Our club's last magazine was issued in April 2016. So what do all the other clubs do?

(see the table below)

Instead repeatedly sending out emails to club secretaries, SINS* editor and outgoing SWOA chair Christine Vince is producing a monthly downloadable newsletter in order to communicate issues with a bearing on the South West clubs e.g. training courses.

Many other clubs, not least our own, will be able to relate to Devon OC's debate about communication methods. Devon chair Bryan Smith details his club's aim of digitising more news in some detail in his Chairman's Chat in the final newsletter.

Who does what

Some newsletters, such as Bristol OK's, might be only available to members but the majority of clubs appear to make them "open-access".

Club/ organisationName of newsletter / LinkWhen last publishedFrequency
SWOASINS *July 2017previously bi-monthly, now monthly
QuantockThe QuOnicleApril 2016not produced currently
DevonDevon Orienteer
& monthly e-newsletter
July 2017last edition, apparently- it was bi-monthly
BristolBOK news(still going)members receive it bi-monthly
SarumScanOctober 2015has ceased
WimborneWaffle Online(ongoing)Electronic only, up-to-the-minute
Kerno(a range of e-newsletters)(ongoing)
North GloucesterThe LegendMarch 2017published 3 or 4 times a year
North Wiltshire(a range of e-newsletters)
WessexWessex ExtraMarch 2015has ceased

* stands for Southern Independent News Sheet

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