Yesterday morning, I made a decision that I’ve deliberated over for quite some time. Over the last two years, it has become increasingly clear that being an absentee newsletter editor is more difficult than I expected it to be. As a result, I emailed the officers of the Coastal Amateur Radio Society that I would be giving up the position of Groundwaves editor after the December 2011 issue. I still plan on writing for Groundwaves and I’m willing to assist the new editor; I’m not going away.
It was not a decision that came easily. I used to enjoy putting the newsletter together; unfortunately over the last two years it has become more of a chore than a fun part of my radio hobby. My work schedule usually has me in Brunswick thus I very rarely make any club meetings – that keeps me relatively uninformed. That is not a good status for a newsletter editor. Trying to inform the club when you’re more uninformed than many of them isn’t fun and isn’t fair to the club.
I hope my friends and fellow club members respect my decision and understand that it wasn’t made out of anger or disgust. I’ll still be a club member and I’ll still be writing, someone else will just have to put things together.