This was the last post at our website by an officer, back in May. You could post questions at the NEAPS site also, but unfortunately it doesn't get visited much either.
The Future of NEAPS
Submitted by dennis on May 2, 2007 - 11:31am. NEAPS Newsletter
A club's strength depends on the membership's involvement in both online discussions and participation at monthly meetings. Unfortunately for our group, we have seen a steady decrease in interest partly due to the inability to attend meetings as a result proximity issues associated with the New England region. Although we have attempted to remedy these issues by spreading the meetings around the New England area, the attendance and involvement of the members has steadily faded.
Because of this decline in attendance, our officers are forced to reevaluate the need for our monthly meetings and would like input from both members and nonmebers for a solution to the issue that plagues this group. One suggestion has been to make the meetings quarterly and to advertise well in advance to allow adequate planning for people to attend. There are also other clubs that work strictly as an online group based on the same distance issue and our officers would welcome any feedback with regards to these groups. Until we obtain some information with which to make an informed decision, our meetings will be suspended for the time being and interactions will be limited to the website's forum at www.ne-aquaticplants.com
We would like any ideas that might improve the membership involvement and participation.
Thanks in advance.
New England Aquatic Plant Society www.ne-aquaticplants.com