E-Newsletter Service for Chapters
For chapters that might be interested in utilizing ACEP's new quarterly chapter e-newsletter service, the attached sample newsletter will give you an idea of how the service will work and what your e-newsletter will look like. Upon reviewing this information, please contact Chapter Services if your chapter wants to utilize this service. Your newsletter will look very similar to the one attached. Of course it will have your chapter name, and we can also add your logo if you would like us to do that.
For each quarterly issue we will need, at a minimum, a letter from your chapter president or another leader from the chapter. Chapters are also encouraged to provide additional information or articles that can be included in the chapter update and/or meeting announcements section. If the chapter does not send this additional information, these sections will not be included in that edition of the newsletter. Chapters may e-mail me a photo of their president (in a high resolution jpeg or gif file) to accompany the president’s letter, but please note that we will not be able to include any other graphics due to formatting limitations. In each issue of the e-newsletter, National ACEP will provide a list of new chapter members and members who have moved to your chapter, one or two clinical articles and a list of any members of your chapter who have been selected as one of ACEP’s "Heroes of Emergency Medicine".
Once the information is received from the chapter, National ACEP staff will put the chapter newsletter together and e-mail it to all members of your chapter. Your chapter members will be given the option to opt out of receiving the newsletter.
It is important that you let us know if your chapter would like to utilize this new service so that we can create a template for your chapter. If you do choose to participate, we must get the letter from your chapter president and any other material you want included in the first newsletter. This is your newsletter, and we need this chapter-specific information or we will not be able to send the newsletter.
Since this is a new service, it may take a while to fine tune it and maximize its effectiveness, but I am hopeful that this will prove to be a valuable service to many of you, and added value to your members.