So the CC committee is allowed to give notifications for events. Is that for only GAK sponsored events? Does it require permission of the event holder?
Ray, are you talking about email notifications, facebook notifications, or something else?
What Scott is saying above is how the CommComm has been talking about the Facebook Group
page, where any member of that Group can create an event and invite members. There was a decision to not make it the responsibility of any BoD or CommComm member post events to the Group
page in an offical capacity.
(I tried to make a post to the group clear that anyone can make an event. I think I'll add this info to a short article in the newsletter...h/t JOAT)
As this thread is about email notifications, that is where I wonder if you're asking about who and how notifications are sent via email. That much is still up in the air. With this survey, and its meager, yet telling 13 responses, we can see that most people are ok with a monthly newsletter email, and then 2-5 more emails/month for reminders of any sort--be that events, requests for event help, reminders about contests, sales of coins, tags or pathtags, etc.
There is a conversation about how that email could get sent, and one option is to have an email server application that would allow us to create mailing lists for topics and allow people to unsubscribe from whichever emails they don't care to see in their inbox.
So, we have as examples of the email "categories":
-GeocacheAlaska!-sponsored events/reminders (EduVents, Board Meetings, Kenai BBQ, GeoFest, e.g.)
-Sponsored event help requests
-Various rebranded Groundspeak events/initiatives, made to help membership use those initiatives to produce their own successful events/caches in Alaska (such as Maker Madness, or International Earthcache Day, e.g.)
-Contests for Coins/Pathtags/Tags designs
-Presales/sales of Coins/Pathtags/Tags
The first 3 are likely the most likely to put an email in your inbox 1-4 times a month.
The last 4 are less likely to come to your inbox regularly, but that will depend on when the timing opens or closes for whatever it is.
We can send them via standard email "lick a stamp and send it" blasts for all, or we can incorporate a program that could create individual lists for each of those 7 examples, and people could unsubscribe if they don't want to get notices about that specific topic (and resubscribe at will, without having to contact an Admin or Webmaster). Either way is the absolute maximum way the CommComm is thinking of sending emails directly to members.
Phew...I think I said it all without advocating too much for any specific thing. That's just that state of the committee right now on this email topic. No decisions have been made, but I'm hopeful we'll have something more solid to present to the Board next week in terms of process or policy.
Does that help at all, Ray? (Or anyone else...) <looks around sheepishly>