Member efforts and willingness to get the newsletter by email have resulted in an estimated monetary savings of over $2,421 in postage for 2017. Imagine what our club does with that savings for other programs for 2018. This also takes some pressure off our manual resources of having to print, fold, stamp, and mail.
Overall, for 2017 we printed 2,331 newsletters and sent thru the USPS. We delivered 4,941 emails with the newsletter. Thank you, for helping with the environment, too.
How to Receive the Buzzer Newsletter via Email
Snail-mail is a thing of the past for some members. If you would like to receive your Buzzer by email, please send send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. Remember to print your newsletter at home.
Members are increasingly taking advantage of the benefits of getting their information electronically. Delivery is faster, clutter is eliminated, and the risk of damage through the mail is reduced. A few tips to make the most of this service: Be sure to add applicable companies to your "trusted sites" e-mail list. That way, important information won't be delivered to your spam or 'junk' folder and discarded. Save key documents in an electronic file by scanning. Finally, back up your computer files onto an external drive of a CD, in case your computer crashes.
To quote Buzzer Editor, Joli Winer, "It takes me about 1 minute to send the Buzzers by email. By email, you get them in color! and in the memo line please type “Buzzer.” That way our Treasurer gets the correct email address, and can easily add your request to the membership list. Last month we sent 320 by USPS mail and 307 electronically via e-mail.
Not only does it take a lot of paper to mail the newsletter but it takes us [volunteers] nearly about 5 hours each month to fold, tape, label, and put stamps on the newsletters. Be sure to add my email address to your address book, so that it doesn’t go to your spam box, email@example.com." Thank you!
....Personal satisfaction to our members.
By improving local, regional, and independent beekeeping practices through better animal husbandry, recognition skills of diseases and pests, improved colony management, improved honey production and pollination, we hope to see significant increases in beekeeper enjoyment and, in general, overall managed honey bee colony health. We thank you for joining us in this endeavor, and your financial support through membership and educational enterprise. We are glad you found us!
Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers
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