We live in a fast paced world. Information and issues of interest to woodland owners is often time sensitive; sometimes you need to know sooner, rather than later, about matters such as legislation impacting forestry, governmental program changes and deadlines, woodland educational events, and more. In an effort to provide more timely communications regarding issues and events of interest to Kentucky woodland owners, your KWOA board has decided to try out an email list service called Mail Chimp.
Have no fear, the KWOA Newsletter will still be published four times a year. We will continue to mail the hard copy to you and we also hope to offer you e-delivery options in the foreseeable future. The new email list service is completely optional, you can choose to subscribe or unsubscribe to the KWOA email list whenever you want. There will be a link on our website, kwoa.net and at the bottom of each message where you can opt in or out of the email service. All KWOA emails sent through the Mail Chimp service will also have our logo at the top, our Maysville mailing address at the bottom.
Our immediate goal is to be able to reach out to members and interested contacts regarding current matters of interest. We sent our first email message as an event reminder just before the Annual Meeting back in March. We imagine using the service to let you know about upcoming events and time sensitive action items. In the past contacting you by email has been downright cumbersome and extremely labor intensive. By using the Mail Chimp list service we can much more easily send well formatted email messages to all members and even to potential members or interested parties. This new technology also allows us to send membership renewal reminders and ultimately offer electronic newsletter options, direct information links, and more. Please bear with us as we are all volunteers trying to learn this new technology together. All in all we think using Mail Chimp will provide you with information you can use in a more timely manner, save us money (postage, printing, etc.) and a great deal of volunteer time.
Be on the lookout for a KWOA email and let us know what you think. We hope you will find our messages helpful and we are always open to your suggestions.
Growing Sustainable Forestry together,
Your KWOA Board