Can you help?

This article was published in 1997, in Newsletter 13.

Willing helpers are needed for the stall, as ever, and we need a means of carrying the clothes rail for the T-shirts, as its cardboard box is disintegrating. So if you’ve got an old golf bag or shopping trolley mouldering in your shed, or anything else that might do the job, please get in touch with Paula on 323057.

Newsletter production

Once we’ve sat back and recovered from producing each issue of this newsletter, a group of us get together to chat about the pros and cons of what we’ve produced, and to begin thinking about what we’ll put into the next one.

These very informal meetings are known as ‘newsletter post mortems’, and the one to work over this issue will be held on Thursday 7 August. Just for a change, we’ve decided to make it a breakfast meeting – 8.30 a.m. at 42 Catharine Street. Croissants, bagels, coffee and corn flakes will be supplied.

If you’ve got any suggestions or feedback, or have been wondering whether to become involved with the newsletter in any way, why not come along and join us – no commitment necessary – we’d like to hear what you have to say.

Newsletter stuffing and delivery

Can you spare a little time to help with putting newsletters into envelopes, or delivering them? If you can spare an hour or two, every other month, I’d be delighted to hear from you. You don’t need to be able to guarantee to help with every issue – we just need a few more people to call upon, to spread the load somewhat. (And I always confirm with every volunteer for every issue, so if you’re particularly busy, you can always skip one.)

We’ll be stuffing Newsletter 14 into envelopes on Thursday 25 September, from 7 p.m., at 8 Thirleby Close – and I’ll provide some refreshments.

We generally allow a week for hand delivery of newsletters, in time for the following monthly meeting on the first Tuesday of the month – so the next delivery will be Friday 26 September to Saturday 4 October. We’ve divided the city into 11 areas, and most delivery rounds take about an hour.

If you think you can help, either with stuffing or with delivery, please do get in touch. Thanks.

Thank you, too, to everyone who’s already delivering for us. It saves us a small fortune in postage each issue.

Clare phone 336024 e-mail