Bulletin and Yearbook Mailing Delay
The Bulletin and the Yearbook are mailed together to international members. This mailing was delayed for two reasons:
1) The Yearbook was printed at a subsidiary in Iowa this time and shipped to me via FedEx Ground. The shipping occurred as a major snowstorm hit Kansas City. Since it was shipped to me (a residential address), FedEx Ground refused to deliver it until Kansas City’s clean sidewalks ordinance went into effect—even though I live in Gladstone and it is the US Postal Service that gave me a Kansas City mailing address.
2) I found a cheaper (savings of $371.83) method of mailing to international addresses by using a company called International Delivery Solutions. It took me some extra time to do research and establish an account, but I think it will be well worth it in the future. If this method works out long-term, it is on the board’s agenda to lower dues for international members.
The mailing was picked up by International Delivery Solutions on 3/12. To help us assess the new mailing method, will you please let me know when you receive the mailing?