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Re: PC: PCHS -- Listmaster comments

when this does start up .... do like the other societies and advertise for
free and a fee ad in MR RMC Mainline Modeler et al.. new members arent
necessarily limited to those who use this list, and all on this list arent
necessarily society member candidates.

the survey does point to individuals who are most interested and from where
the "10%" might possibly come from.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry Jordak <jer -AT- smellycat.com>
To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com <penn-central@smellycat.com>
Date: Thursday, October 08, 1998 7:58 PM
Subject: Re: PC: PCHS -- Listmaster comments

>For those of you fairly new to the list, the idea of a historical
>society was tossed around on this list for a couple of weeks back
>in the spring. At the time, there was plenty of interest amongst
>the list members, so I don't think a survey on the list is really
>needed, because a) we're all PC fans here, so I'm sure everyone here
>would have at least some interest (whether or not interested in
>joining, I dunno), and b) I want to cut off the flood of "me too"
>posts clogging things up before it starts.
>If I remember right, Lister Jim Hebner was looking into details of
>how to go about the incorporation of a society, but I haven't heard
>anything definite from him yet. Jim, do you have anything for us?
>So I don't think at this point we're looking at "if", but more like
>"when" a PCHS will be formed. What we need now are the bodies to step
>forward to volunteer with the task of getting the PCHS off the ground.
>This will probably take a lot of work. Unfortunately, in most societies
>such as the one proposed, the end result is that 90% of the work is done
>by 10% of the people. But without those 10% who do all the work,
>nothing will get done.
>As I have said in the past, all of the computing resources that I have
>(web server, mailing list server, etc.) are available for whatever need
>the society may have, and I will assist the effort in any way I
>possibly can. But I myself can't in good conscience volunteer to take
>on a lead role in this effort based on the obligations I currently have.
>Another thing to consider is selling this idea to the masses. This
>mailing consists of roughly 150 people with some interest in the Penn
>Central. Obviously there will be some support for this idea within our
>forum (if there isn't, then it's obviously going nowhere). But are there
>enough interested people out there across the continent to make this
>thing fly? That's something that will have to be determined.
>I know most of this post is a summary of what was said for several
>weeks back in the spring, but I wanted to toss this out for the newer
>listers to see, so we don't go reinventing the wheel all over again.
>PC Listmaster
>Jerry W. Jordak               Time has little to do with infinity
>mailto:jer@smellycat.com      and jelly doughnuts.
>http://prozac.cwru.edu/jer/                      -- Thomas Magnum
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