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Posted by bpc on November 08, 2002 at 07:49:41:
In Reply to: Re: My response to Ray's outbrust. posted by crotalus on November 07, 2002 at 22:02:41:
:Birds who flock together. It would be nice to see a real newsletter in the mailbox though. By the way, are any of the ads that are taking up space in the newsletter actually bought and paid for? Just curious because if it cost a dollar twenty to print and mail the newsletter and dues are $20 per year and only 12 newsletters go out in a year, we should be in the red right there. Plus we have all the revenue from all those ads. Who monitors the cash box at the door, counts the renewals, etc? Then who takes the cash box home with them? There should be a check and balance every meeting night. Just my opinion, doesn't reflect the opinion of cfhs, kingsnake, entities living or dead, imagined or real
Please don't say birds of a feather. I'll have to go pluck myself. Anyway, the ads in the newsletter are SUPPOSED to be paid for. One of the first things we did after I came along was to lower the advertising rates to a resonible level. This is one issue we have discussed (or tried to discuss) with Ray. We, the rest of the board, feel that there should be more revenue showing from the newsletter, but we can't make heads or tails of the income the society receives, because Ray absolutely refuses to itemize deposits. In fact, Ray won't even agree to make a deposit every month. He makes them when he feels like it.
There's one other factor about the newsletter that costs us money. Ray's salary of $400 a month. A year ago it was $700 a month, I pushed that issue and got it reduced. Frankly, I still think $4800 a year is little extreme for a 12 page newsletter in which all the articles are written by someone else. Basically we send out somewhere around 350-400 newsletters a month and Ray makes a dollar or more off each one.
As far as the door, that falls to the treasurer. Ray handles that when he's there. Patty has been handling it when he can't make it. Ray's method involves throwing cash into the box, and then when he feels like it, going to the bank and depositing some of it. Again, nothing is itemized, so not even Ray knows what money comes from where. Jeff has promised to change that next year when he takes over. Checks and balances is what I've been BEGGING for for the past year and a half. Right now there are NONE.