Welcome to the revised Buckeye Triumph website. In the last newsletter I spoke about change that happens in life and mentioned that’s true even in a club established to promote the preservation of Triumph automobiles. Here is what I wrote, which summarized what is going on:
For some time I’ve been thinking about the future of the newsletter. Since its beginning, the newsletter has gradually gone through changes. For example, it started as a print publication mailed to all members. Today we post it as a PDF on the website for members to download.
It was with these changes in mind that I, as editor, began to wonder about the place of the newsletter with regard to how the club communicates in the modern internet age. If you look at the older newsletter issues, you’ll see that one of its primary functions was serving as a means of communicating with members – letting them know of upcoming events and such.
But as time has passed, our website, Facebook page, and emails have really become the primary, and much quicker, vehicle for such communication. And as for news, tech articles, photos, etc., the Facebook page, You Tube page, and website have become the repositories for such things.
With those thoughts in mind, along with Ann Gillman’s request for someone to take over as web editor (and a well-earned kudos for Ann’s work over the years), I approached Bruce with this idea – what if we ended the newsletter and moved everything that traditionally would be in the newsletter to the Facebook page, You Tube page, or the website. As part of this, we could then combine the positions of “Newsletter Editor” and “Web Editor” into one new position – possibly “Media Editor” or some other name. It made sense to both of us, so at November’s monthly meeting we presented the idea to the group, which was unanimously approved.
So where does this leave us? As much as it pains me to say so, this will be the last newsletter. But fear not! We won’t be losing anything. Everything that we’ve traditionally included in the newsletter will be moved to either the Facebook page or the website. This means that instead of waiting a long period of time in between newsletters, and then receiving all the content in one large document, we can begin to post articles, pictures, etc. on a more frequent basis.
So take the website for a spin and let me know what you think. This is definitely a work in progress, so let me know what suggestions you have!