Communications Committee

 

The Communications Committee is a consolidation of the various Newtown Meeting communications functions: announcements, press releases,  monthly newsletter, display media (bulletin boards), digital media (Mailchimp newsletter), social media (Facebook) and the website. By having these functions together under one umbrella we are able to streamline communications processes and create systems for curating and updating information in a timely and efficient manner. These systems enable Newtown Meeting members and attenders to access the information they need in the way that works best for them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who receives emails at communications@ newtownfriendsmeeting.org?

Five members of the Communications Committee receive all messages sent to this address.  Each member oversees different channels of communication and distributes the message through that channel as appropriate.

  • Sharon Hulihan – Bulletin Board, Website page “Events Happening in the Larger Quaker Community” and Facebook.
  • Gene Borish – Weekly Announcements, Mailchimp and Facebook.
  • Rich Richardson – Newsletter
  • Tim Mammel – Website
  • Andy Rowan – Recorder

When should I email communications @newtownfriendsmeeting.org?

Use this address to submit information you would like posted to the website; included in the newsletter; announced at the rise of meeting;  displayed on the bulletin board; and/or emailed to the community. Use this address to communicate news, information, events, or photos about events relating to Newtown Meeting or in the wider Quaker community. The Communications Committee will curate items and determine which are the most appropriate channels for information-sharing.

Additionally, use this address to communicate changes in address, phone numbers or email. If you move, change your email address, or get a new phone number it is important that you let us know so that we can update our records to stay in touch with you.

Are there submission deadlines?

Yes! Items must be received by the dates listed below: 

Announcements         Friday noon before Sunday.

Bulletin Board           No set deadline.

Mailchimp               Wednesday before the first Sunday of the month.

Newsletter                 Friday following meeting for business.

Quakerphernalia        Email must be received by 9thday of the month preceding the event.

A word about Announcements – If you will be present at the rise of meeting you are invited to make the announcement yourself. Announcements are often most meaningful when shared by those who are most closely involved. If you will not be present at the rise of meeting, submit the information to the communications email address by noon Friday.

A word about Facebook – If you are on Facebook and a member of the Newtown Monthly Meeting Updates and More private group, you are invited to post the item to the Facebook group yourself. Facebook posts can include events happening at Newtown Meeting or in the larger Quaker Community.  You are welcome to post photos. If you are not already a member of the group but are on Facebook, click this link and then click the “Join Group” button.

A word about the Newsletter – Anyone can contribute content to the newsletter, including articles, member features, photos and book reviews directly to communications@newtownfriendsmeeting.org. Follow this link for current and past monthly newsletter editions.

What is the best way to find information on the Newtown Meeting website?

There are two ways to navigate your way around the website. The first is to use the tabs at the top of the webpage. The other is to use the search bar. Just type your search terms into the bar and the search results will be displayed.

 

 

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