I have been the Voter editor for the LWV-South Hampton Roads for the last two years. I estimate I put 20-30 hours into each newsletter. I also maintain the Facebook page. The nominating committee has been unable to find a candidate for this position. I have sought feedback from the members about what forms of communications are most effective. The result is that I want to propose that we send out a calendar + officer contact document monthly and follow up with email announcements of specific interest.
The state League president believes that producing a newsletter is an obligation of the local League. If that is the case, I would like to suggest that methods of member communications may need to be re-examined now that we have so many new options. I feel strongly that members need to be informed and encouraged to get involved, but I question that a formal newsletter is the most effective use of effort to make that happen.
Thanks for any guidance you can provide on this.