Originally Posted by sundiver
I have a habit of forgetting to renew my membership. I'm often several months late, and then I don't get the newsletters and don't know what's going on. My own stupid fault. I'm the same with magazine subscriptions and annual checkups.
I have renewed, and got a confirmation, and after that got another reminder to renew.....
Can someone please send me the link to any 2010 newsletters? My old link just goes back to Feb 09.
Wendy and Rainy,
Unfortunately there have not been any 2010 newsletters. The reasons are many, but there has continued to be turnover among the few volunteers working to keep things going.
I am working on getting a newsletter out sometimes this week (
) and hopefully we will get things back on track.
Our growth as a society has been faster than we have been able to change and expand participation.
Hopefully over the next months we will see progress in getting feedback from members on directions they think we should be going and try to evolve an infrastructure that will encourage more participation from members, expand the ways people can get involved actively and help tackle some of the structural problems that have confronted the "staff" in recent months.
The prospectus for the new show should be out soon and hopefully will also be contained in the upcomming Oil Spiel.
The OPS is going through growing pains and I hope members will not only bear with those involved behind the scenes but find ways to help contribute to the future evolution of the society.
These are my personal observations and I am speaking only for myself. We have relied on just a handful of stalwart members to keep the society moving and we are at a point where we need to get more member involvement, IMHO.
I hope this helps.