Over half the respondents had visited the website. About 50 were regular
users. A greater number used the listserv.
Publication of the Book
It will cost $8,000 to publish the book of our stories. The concept of
advance purchase may run afoul of an FTC mail order rule. Our contact in
Turkey said she can print it, but not publish it. It will cost $6,000 to
print a small quantity. Not that many persons who completed the survey
expressed interest. The issue is tabled until Sandy Pfunder investigates
Our plan is to publish the directory next January. It costs about
$6,000, and we had agreed to take 1/3 of the cost out of each year’s budget.
Thus, 1/3 will come from next year’s budget, and 2/3 from our current budget
We have for 2005:
That will leave us with an anticipated $4,312 balance to carry over to
2006. [Notice that we are working at a deficit: Anticipated income is
$6,975, while budgeted expenses are $8,600.]
We still do not have a president, and Dave Weinman declared that
collegial administration is ending.
A newsletter will be published in August. All information must be
sent to Marcia by August 10-19.
Atillas on Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30.