EVENTS - EVENT02 - BROCHURES

We hope to produce at least one hard copy brochure each year that includes:
- a version of our Online Directory,
- one or more articles about what what we or certain local community-support groups are doing and/or other issues that interest us.

We have so far produced 2 brochures. We report on them below: #1 (18.11.18) and #2 (22.11.19).

 

  FRONT COVER CONTENTS PAGE
 
 

#1.

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Our first brochure was produced to accompany our first Societies Fair which was held on 18th November 2018. As you can see from its Contents page, it included some information about what we were doing in general and about the Societies Fair in particular, some articles about some of the issues that concern us (in this case: Loneliness, for which 'The Three Ages' was relevant, and Community Transport), and some of the organisations we think people should be aware of (the Community Halls and those groups that 'Support the Supporters'). It is likely that future brochures will take a similar approach. However, we did make a mistake with this brochure. We charged 50p for it. We intend to make all future brochures FREE so that people will pick up a copy when they see one without hesitating to consider whether or not it will be worth paying for. We hope that they will then read it, enjoy it and benefit from it, and tell others about it. That does mean that we will have to attract sponsorship and/or advertising to cover cost for them. Should you be interested in sponsoring a future brochure, please contact Peter@GoldenValleyGroups.UK.

#2.

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The first edition of our second brochure was released on 22nd November 2019. [Our present intent is to release a second edition in January or February and possibly a third in June or July.] Although its front page highlights that it is intended to help people find Groups to Join & Things to Do, we think of it as our 'Open Letters Brochure' as, apart from the normal inclusion of a hard-copy version of our Groups Directory, it includes Open Letters that aim to:
* promote our Online Directory.
* encourage people to support their local events, with this being relevant to both Event03 ('Supporting our local online Events Diary providers') and Event04 ('Supporting our local information-providing periodicals').
* seek help with preparations for a Societies Fair in 2020.

Most of the costs of printing the brochure have been covered by the kind sponsorship of NFU MUTUAL and STIRNET LIMITED. They have enabled us not just to print a one-off edition of the brochure and make it available in good numbers across South-West Herefordshire (at least) but also to be able to anticipate releasing different editions of it, over a period of several months, as input/feedback is received from the Public.
   

 

Notes.
* We use the word "brochure" for the sort of thing we produce but we accept that others might think that 'booklet' or 'pamphlet' would sometimes be more appropriate. Our use emerged from our first production, mentioned above, for which the word "brochure" did seem to be the most appropriate. We have kept to it since then simply because it is convenient for us to do so.
* We are printing (or have printed) the above brochures ourselves as that enables us not only to produce them as & when they are needed but also to update them as we obtain fresh or correcting input. It is also much cheaper than getting them professionally printed! However, if we obtain enough sponsorship to make it feasible, we will certainly consider using professional printers for the brochures of future one-off events such as Societies Fairs.
* We are having to distribute Brochure #2 by ourselves (mainly Peter BG on his own). This will take time. Please contact Peter@GoldenValleyGroups.UK should you EITHER
- like to have a copy; OR
- be prepared to help him distribute copies around where you live.