Email was a wonderful way to reach out in our early days. But, the open rate of our emails began declining to where only 1 out of 5 of you were ever actually opening the emails. Given the amount of time it takes to format the email messages to look nice and to test the links and proofread the copy, it seemed to be an inefficient way of getting the word out.

We have a growing Facebook and Twitter following. Automatic text alerts are now available via Abby (Item # 99 for Volunteer Support, and then select the menu item called Turn ON Text Alerts).

We can resume email as an experiment. But, it would be great if everyone could find the last email from us and add us to your Safe Senders list and to your address book so that your email service provider doesn’t mark our emails as spam.