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Re: new AKA roster & KMI
The point was new members were posted in the BNL every few months.By other
member chairman are you going to discontinue this practice???
From: Joe Bulterman <jbulterman at earthlink_net>
To: killietalk at aka_org <killietalk at aka_org>
Date: Friday, March 24, 2000 10:35 AM
Subject: Re: new AKA roster & KMI
>I'm all for treating all members the same. But the facts is that people
>with computers and internet experience have a leg up in this
>post-information age. Whether that is fair or not does not burden my
>conscience - that is simply the way it is. I will not significantly
>increase my volunteer workload to accommodate those who choose not to catch
>the last plane out (for whatever reason). But I will accept all help from
>those who think that things aren't fair.
>Joe Bulterman, AKA Membership Committee
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Karl Doering <kilikarl at bignet_net>
>To: <killietalk at aka_org>
>Sent: Friday, March 24, 2000 10:19 AM
>Subject: Re: new AKA roster & KMI
>> Are we thinking about putting this roster up dates in the BNL for our
>> computer members They pay the same yearly due's??
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Joe Bulterman <jbulterman at earthlink_net>
>> To: killietalk at aka_org <killietalk at aka_org>
>> Date: Friday, March 24, 2000 9:57 AM
>> Subject: Re: new AKA roster & KMI
>> >Thank you for your willingness to help. I am all for it. I current use
>> >Access 2000 to maintain the database and save it to an Access 97 version
>> >transmittal to BOT members.
>> >What should be our first step?
>> >Joe Bulterman, AKA Membership Committee
>> >----- Original Message -----
>> >From: William Vannerson <William_Vannerson at ama-assn_org>
>> >To: <killietalk at aka_org>
>> >Sent: Friday, March 24, 2000 9:22 AM
>> >Subject: Re: new AKA roster & KMI
>> >> The current On-Line roster on the AKA web site is of nominal value.
>> >is not a slur against Barry or the BOT that approved it at the time.
>> >rather, it is a reflection of the data in it. If the data is old or
>> >incomplete, it's not very valuable as a resource. It's also a redundant
>> >system as AKA members report their demographic information on their
>> >application and then have to report it on the web site.
>> >> I would propose an electronic roster that's distributed periodically
>> >members only. I don't know the software Joe uses to track members, but
>> >guess it runs under DOS or windows. It would be a relatively easy task
>> >print a roster report to an Acrobat PDF file (I know we've debated the
>> >merits of that software before, but bear with me).
>> >> An email list could be set up so that Joe, or someone designated,
>> >broadcast the file as an attachment to AKA members wishing to receive
>> >> These members could then keep the file on their computer, or print out
>> >hard copy at home if they wish. The cost of distributing updates under
>> >strategy is almost nothing.
>> >> Personally, I would love to get the data in a databse type of file
>> >could then import into my address book. But an electronic text report
>> >workable comprimise.
>> >> I would be willing to work with Joe to develop the report and
>> >the BOT is interested in a pilot/sample.
>> >> Also, Karl's comments on the KMI strikes home as well. I can truly
>> >appreciate the amoung of labor involved in producing this tome. Again,
>> >computer background sceams to me that this should be loaded into a
>> >application, like the memebership database (if it isn't already loaded
>> >one). Then incrimental updates in an electronic format can be provided
>> >less effort than it takes to produce a printed volume. I beleive that
>> >folks would gladly subscribe to such a product. I know I would pay an
>> >annual fee to get a new release of the KMI on CD-ROM every year. Such a
>> >model increases the cash flow from regular, annual subscribers at a
>> >production cost. PLus, it gets the latest information into the kellie
>> >keepers hands, thereby making it easier to use accurate names.
>> >> In both examples, the membership roster and the KMI, I would stress
>> >printed version is still needed. Not only for those without PCs, but it
>> >often easier to pick up a book. People still like the tactile feel of
>> >in their hands, myself included. :-)
>> >> Bill Vannerson
>> >> http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/william_vannerson
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