Saturday, June 21, 2008

AV Blast...Do you get it?

First of you know what the AV Blast is? AV (which stands for Arlington Village) Blast is the way Arlington Village gets important information about the Village to its residents. I'm sure that there are other people that live nearby that might be on it as well.

I have been in a couple different situations in the last 3 or so weeks where people have asked that their e-mail be added to the list. (The three different situations constitutes probably at least 10 or more people.) Many of them had asked previously to be on this list and others had requested to have their email addresses updated. Obviously there is some disconnect.

I think it is great that we have this feature...I just worry that the community doesn't embrace it. Plus, I'm not sure if the right information is always going out. I also don't understand why we get an e-mail about a wine and cheese reception but not a Board meeting. For some reason I don't have any AV Blast emails from October 2007 to March 2008. It's possible that I could have deleted some...let me know if I have. The point is...should we use this tool just for emergencies like security problems or would you like to get a reminder to make sure you have your pool pass submissions in on time?

I think it would have been nice to get an AV Blast about the last big storm we had. Part of 13th Road was blocked off because a tree had caught on fire. I don't need information about people's pet projects though. Posts should be about Arlington Village. I've been in situations where people want to use your organization to put out fundraisers and other tidbits about their interests to YOUR members...and it is never a good match. This is because then you have to choose what goes out from external sources and what doesn't. Someone is going to be really mad!!!

Any way...sign up for AV has some useful information. Plus, I see it only getting better and more informative. E-mail to get on the list!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree! The news blast is a good thing but I have asked twice to have my email updated to no avail. I hope they get a better system in place.