SPARC compiles and produces its own newsletter called "Waves". "Waves" is a must-read for any keen SPARC member and features all the latest gossip, images and news as well as important dates to whack in those diaries!
If any member has any photos or other items for publication , please forward them on to Tim. (contact details via the current membership list or via firstname.lastname@example.org)
Newsletter Contributions: Contributions to the Newsletter are always welcome; it would be fantastic if we could have at least two member contributions each month. Articles, Items for Sale or Wanted, or other items should be sent in ASAP for inclusion in the next edition. It is preferable for any written pieces for the Newsletter to be submitted in “WORD” .doc / .docx format, rather than as the text of an email. This avoids a lot of “double handling” by the Editor. Also, keep in mind that photos make or break an article. It is far preferable for images to be sent separately, with a reference in the article as to where the image is to be placed. If photos are “embedded” within an article, I need to disconnect them from the article i.e. un-do / pull apart all the existing layout work you’ve done, before I can format things correctly. Please keep everything separate !! I always try to send a preview of the finished article to the author of a piece for checking and approval prior to publication. Please leave your image files unaltered (i.e. un-compressed) when you submit them for inclusion in the Newsletter. If they are several megabytes or more in size—FANTASTIC!!! I need lots of pixels to work with to retain image clarity. Send them through on individual emails if need be, or burn them onto a CD and post it in to me. Images that have been reduced in size before being sent are very difficult to work with, and will end up being very low quality in the final product, or possibly be un-useable. Thank you!! Timothy Mc Bain. Newsletter Editor; VK3MIT. 0428 387 599 email@example.com