New Members Essential If Gazette Is To Continue
By The Gazette Editorial Committee
From Issue 33: Winter 2017
After a long, good run (eight years; 33 issues!) The Gardiner Gazette finds itself at a crossroad. Three Editorial Committee members retired in 2016. Another departs early this year, and efforts to find new members have, so far, been unsuccessful. Our finances are strong, our advertisers are loyal and our donors are generous, but there are not enough of us left to continue. And so, we reach this moment …
Would you be a good fit? We’re very proud of the Gazette and we take it seriously. While it is a commitment, it’s a manageable one. Here are the basic requirements:
• attend four meetings a year (about one and a half hours; all scheduled a year in advance);
• write one or two articles per quarter (i.e., interview someone or research something). No need to be a great writer. We have good editors;
• review and comment on a rough draft of each issue;
• occasionally take on proofreading an issue, or sending thank you notes to donors;
• respond to committee emails should an issue arise in between quarterly meetings.
Beyond that, members have an interest in Gardiner and ideas for articles. Above all, they play nice with others! (The Gazette Committee operates on a “rule by consensus” basis and we have yet to exchange a harsh word.)
If you think you’re a candidate, call 845 235-2327 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If this effort to find new members fails, this will be our last issue! We want to thank our advertisers, our donors and every resident of Gardiner. Your support has been wonderful. It’s been a great run.