There is no legitimate reason for not putting our newsletter out in electronic form. There is no good reason for not having a for sale section on our website.
Material in both formats are the sole properties of the MVCC members or better put the content is the sole property of the MVCC.
I have said before the best way to do this is with a log-in members only area on the website were we can sell vehicles, parts and go withs as well as post the newsletter for download. After a month of first look if the members want the ads can be put on the "outside" to widen the "customer base".
You can post MVCC members ads for free and all others for a fee or you could charge for an ad with pictures and make it free without. We are non profit and can sell club items to generate cash for the clubs treasury. The ad space will bring in more bussiness members if they want to reach our broad membership. This could make money for the club to use for hosting fee's.
Once the club goes world wide we will get more members because they will want to get to that rust free metal thats for sale on the otherside of the firewall. The electroic members will also not need to pay for newsletter postage if they live out of state or country because there will be nothing to mail.
PDF's the most common document posting/reading software works well with dream weaver and other website publishing software and the Adobe Acrobat reader software is free.
The only reason we do not have these services for our members that I know of is the burden it would put on our webmaster Sean.
Sean can talk to this better than I although it would create a larger month to month workload than is needed at present. I have managed several large company websites with large sales and support pages pushing software and once the basic format is in place and the site is live the burden is much less but there is still more housekeeping than with the static website the MVCC now has that only needs occassional static updates.
Our club has a very wide range of age groups and many different geographical area's many of these have limited internet connectivity and some older members are not going to get "on line" ever in there lifetime. Its a very small demographic but it cannot be ignored anymore than hosting large files or pushing "live content and not allowing slower options for those with slow analog modem's connecting by dial-up.
Long story short eventually those standing in the way of progress will see its hurting the clubs growth and see the trees and give the "go world wide" a green light.
This will cause a small cascade effect when some of the brick and mortor types hear they are missing the deals on line and they will get on line just to see what is for sale.
It should also be noted the MVCC is a mom and pop organization and just a few do all the work for the many who enjoy the fruit of the fews labors but never actually pick any for themselves. (Thanks go out to the few).
Also as an IT director in a couple fortune 500 companies with Many techies (propeller heads as reports) it IMHO if you have time to read a newsletter in electronic form you have time to read it in hard copy. What you are talking about is your convienence as an individual.