Networking Newsletter: Issue 17: Spring 1998

Last updated: April-98

All Change
Thanks to everybody who completed the recent survey. Although the point was to find out what format you wanted from this wonderful publication, there were two big surprises in store for me. Firstly, two people actually thought the Networking Newsletter was "not useful at all", but then you just can't please some people. (I suspect that the reason they don't like the Networking Newsletter is that, unlike their own newsletter, we don't accept sponsorship from Earth-rapers like ICI, Atomic Energy Authority and Shell!) Anyhow, the remaining 88% of replies found the newsletter either "useful" or "very useful".

The second, and much more important, surprise was that all but one respondent said they subscribed to the newsletter. The truth is that less than a third of them have ever paid any money! Unfortunately, each issue costs £150 to produce and, to put it bluntly, I'm fed up of forking out well over £500 a year to keep the newsletter going. So, if you want to continue receiving the latest news and views through your letter box, complete the form on the back page and return to me with a cheque!!!

New Look
The main issue I wanted to resolve was the frequency of the newsletter. A small handful of people said they wanted a short monthly newsletter, another small handful opted for a large quarterly newsletter. But by far the most popular choice was a bimonthly newsletter. People also preferred not to have a full contacts listing in every issue.

So, as from now and until the money runs out, the Networking Newsletter will be produced every second month (see deadlines). Alternate issues will have a full contacts listing, with just additions & amendments included in the other issues.

And finally...
Can somebody spare some time to help me fund raise? Or to stuff envelopes? Or to go to events and take photographs?

Happy sunny campaigning!

Michael's signature

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News

This section covers news, information, and updates on campaigns and issues relevant to activists in the region.

People's Summit

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Clash Avoidance Calendar

The hardcopy of the Networking Newsletter includes a double-page colour pull out "clash avoidance calendar" which gives a graphical description of who's doing what, when and where.

Activities are spilt between


Contacts

Check out the most up-to-date and comprehensive contacts list
of campaigners in and around Manchester.


Focus

An (almost) regular feature in the Networking Newsletter is a spotlight on different groups working towards similar goals. Previous Networking Newsletters have focused on the following:

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Training

A selection of training events for campaign groups. Please let us know of any training you require, or can offer, so that we can include details in future issues

Training events on offer from the Networking Newsletter Project and other organisations


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