May 1998 Newsletter
The Cover of the Newsletter
The Address Label
Ever wonder what the little numbers mean on the top of your mailing
- The barcode at the top of the label will save us money on the next
newsletter - because our address-list will be "certified" by the U.S.
Postal Service; making us eligible for at least a six-cent discount on
each newsletter we send.
- The next line on the label has several fields, the first one says
"Last Update" and is the last time we updated your address.
The next field: "Dues Expire" is one year from the date you
last paid your dues. This field is included to let you know when you
may pay your Voluntary dues again. Finally, the "Last Bioupdate" field
is the last time we received updated biographical information (not just
an updated address). (Remember, you can currently file a bioupdate via
email, snail mail, fax, or our Web site. And the next printed
bioupdate form will be included in the first newsletter of 1999.)
- The next lines on your label are your name, up to two address
lines, and your city, state, 5 or 9 digit zip code. Some addresses also
include a c/o line (if your newsletter is being sent to parent's rather
than your current address).
"Address Service Requested"
This important new designation is printed just below the NYSCAA return
address. This designation (since July 1, 1997) causes the mailing to be
forwarded for a year to a new address, returned to NYSCAA with the new
address attached for another half-year. In addition, during the year the
mailing is forwarded, we also receive a separate notice of the new
address for a $0.50 correction fee. (Although these correction fees
added up to almost $45.00 after the last mailing, we will now know when
you have changed addresses, regardless of whether you inform us of this
Because of new nationwide Emergency 911 requirements, all addresses
which currently are listed as "Rte ##, Box ##" will
eventually be given a name, and the postal service will no longer
deliver to the old listing. Please send us any changes to your address,
so we don't have to spend an inordinate amount of time tracking you down
(this takes time away from other important tasks our database volunteers
need to work on).
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Updated 7 July 1998 by
Copyright © 1998 NYSCAA and
Karen R Sabog.
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