SWOA's restarts as Devon's ends
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/ organisation||Name of newsletter / Link||When last published||Frequency|
|SWOA||SINS *||July 2017||previously bi-monthly, now monthly|
|Quantock||The QuOnicle||April 2016||not produced currently|
|Devon||Devon Orienteer |
& monthly e-newsletter
|July 2017||last edition, apparently- it was bi-monthly|
|Bristol||BOK news||(still going)||members receive it bi-monthly|
|Sarum||Scan||October 2015||has ceased|
|Wimborne||Waffle Online||(ongoing)||Electronic only, up-to-the-minute|
|Kerno||(a range of e-newsletters)||(ongoing)|
|North Gloucester||The Legend||March 2017||published 3 or 4 times a year|
|North Wiltshire||(a range of e-newsletters)||(ongoing)|
|Wessex||Wessex Extra||March 2015||has ceased|
* stands for Southern Independent News Sheet
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