[sac-board] Re: A SAC Roster

  • From: AJ Crayon <acrayon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: sac-board@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 18:00:20 -0700

Paul, although I'm not a board member I'd like to pass on my opinion 
about the PDF roster.  Having a roster available is a convenience when 
you want to call someone on the phone - where else can this be found for 
SAC members.  I know that most of us have e-mail and use it a large 
percentage of time.  We also have most friends' numbers for talking on 
the phone, but there's the case when you want to speak with someone and 
don't have the number.  Here the PDF roster is very handy - and it has 
been that for me at times over the years.  Please, let's have the roster 

Still wishing for clear skies and calm winds,

Paul Dickson wrote:

>Last week I rewrote my program for generating the roster in programming
>language Python (it was originally in Perl).  It now has more features
>including sorting.
>I sent an interim PDF roster to some of the board members.
>Currently I can get the entire membership on two pages (which could be
>printed on a single double-sided page).  Do we want to continue this, or
>do we want to include complementary and/or newsletter-only subscriptions?
>If so, should I separate these into sections or go with the entire sorted
>Privacy:  currently I've sent a request to Al to add two fields to the
>database, one for designating office (board members and chairpersons) and
>the other for privacy.  The latter will hold which database fields to
>withhold from the the roster.  Currently, I only have two people who
>requested such limits and they were coded into the Perl program.  With
>these two fields added to the database, I won't have to edit my program
>after elections or member updates.
>       -Paul

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