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we just added a field to the profile.   If you wouldnt mind editing your profile to select and enter the info.

 

Basically it allows you to select if you are a full NRG member or an MSW member only.  If you are a full member of the NRG,  you can enter your membership #.   Your membership number can be found on the label of your Nautical research journal.   It is usually four digits.

 

Just click on account setting under your name and then select edit profile.   If you scroll down to the bottom you will see the selection area.   This will be important later should you be a full member of the guild....

 

It will display your choice under the location in each post....you can see how to the left under my location it says NRG Member.   Your NRG number will not be visible except to the staff and to you...

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Cost for shipping the Nautical research Journal overseas.   But at some point there will be a digital version but that is some time off.  But shipping costs for the journal is quite high internationally.  Four issues per year.

 

Chuck

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8 hours ago, Chuck said:

Cost for shipping the Nautical research Journal overseas.   But at some point there will be a digital version but that is some time off.  But shipping costs for the journal is quite high internationally.  Four issues per year.

 

Chuck

 

I'm curious... can the Journal be sent to members overseas as a PDF?  Or even stateside?  Maybe reduce the dues a bit?  By PDF via email it would solve some the delivery problems we've read about like for some, it takes a couple of months to get it to them.

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As I mentioned.....an electronic version is coming at some point soon   But as it stands currently, no.  Think about the membership numbers if we were to just save the journal as a PDF and send it out without any protections.   One guy becomes a member and gets a PDF and then emails it to all the folks he knows in his local club or here on MSW for free.   Membership in the NRG would take a big hit.  So they are working on a more traditional and official electronic magazine subscription type thingy.  Its coming!!!  But I dont know too much about the details and Kurt or Toni can probably elaborate when they get more info together and closer to enacting.   But that is for another topic and another day.

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It doesnt matter.   Technically you are a member of both.    In fact its more accurate your way.   There are probably many NRG members who are not members of MSW and by checking both it lets folks know you are actually members for both.  It fine.

 

Thank you for doing so. :)

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11 hours ago, Chuck said:

It will display your choice under the location in each post....you can see how to the left under my location it says NRG Member.   Your NRG number will not be visible except to staff...

So if we put our NRG number in there it looks like it shows up in our profile to the left here.  Is that number blocked out for others?

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We are working on a digital version, but as Chuck described, we need to make it secure.  When the digital version is available the non USA members will be able to get the digital for the regular US member price as we do away with the mailing expenses.  Just a FYI - for less than 200 non USA members the mailing fees equal the mailing fees for the entire USA membership!  And the digital version will eliminate the mail lag - with some non USA members telling us that they routinely experience a 90 day delivery time.  Surprisingly, Canada has some of the biggest delays. 

When we get closer with a digital edition we will be explaining to members what is planned and how it will work.  One thing that is very important to many of our members, the print edition is NOT going away.  Members will have a choice of digital or print (or both) but the print edition is NOT going away.

 

Kurt

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This one has been explained several times. You and the staff will be able to see your own NRG number. Others cannot.

 

The reason that visibility of your number is restricted is for data protection, plus the use of the number can gain discounts or other advantages for someone, should it be used incorrectly.

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James H wrote---

:default_wallbash::default_wallbash::default_wallbash:

---end of quote---

 

I was running a couple of wikis that were open to the entire world to read, but the only members allowed were those few actually writing them.  Ever get people pi***d off at you for not letting them join when they could have the same thing for free?  I did red, bold type, larger fonts, they still couldn't manage to read the notification.  You guys have my sympathy.

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On 3/3/2017 at 6:15 AM, Chuck said:

Basically it allows you to select if you are a full NRG member or an MSW member only.  If you are a full member of the NRG,  you can enter your membership #.   Your membership number can be found on the label of your Nautical research journal.   It is usually four digits.

 

 

I'll enter the number if I remember to look for it the next time I get a journal, but (and maybe I'm strange for this) I certainly don't keep the plastic wrap that the journal comes in, and which the label is on, so I have no idea what my number is!  I even checked the email from when I renewed, but that doesn't have it either.  I also can't find any way on the NRG home site to find a membership number.

 

Perhaps I got something when I first joined a couple years ago and didn't keep it.  In the mean time, other than the label that gets thrown away with the wrapper when I get my journal, I don't see any way to find my number.

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The NRG Membership Number is above your name on the mailing label.  The mailing label is affixed to the Secretary's Newsletter (SNL) facing out from inside the plastic mailing sleeve.  The labels are not affixed to the Journals so that the covers are not defaced. 

 

An email can be sent to info@thenauticalresearchguild.org  at any time to ask for your number - you will need to tell Mary your name, city and state (we do have duplicate member names) and she will return your email with your number - no later than the next business day.

 

We provide each member with notice of when their membership is due to lapse, right on that mailing label "EXPIRES VOLUME 62 - ISSUE 4" appears for the first two issues (assuming a January start date) telling the member his membership us up when he receives the issue noted.  With the 3rd issue (2 issues to go) the words 'RENEW SOON" are printed on the label.  The next issue has "LAST ISSUE - RENEW NOW". 

 

When a member lapses we keep them on the mailing list until time for the next Journal to go out.  At that point they go onto a recently lapsed list so reinstatement is very easy.  We even send emails before somebody lapses yet Mary is kept quite busy reinstating up to 20 or 30 who wind up lapsing each issue, because once the next issue ships w/o the member's renewal they need to pay for mailing of the missed issue - IF we have any in stock.  So, the best way to keep your collection intact w/o missing copies is to heed the messages on the mailing labels and renew early - and this helps keep Mary happy too, and I truly appreciate that.

 

Kurt

 

 

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21 hours ago, kurtvd19 said:

... Just a FYI - for less than 200 non USA members the mailing fees equal the mailing fees for the entire USA membership.

 

 

So Kurt, why not make the membership fee $51, to include delivery worldwide including USA, and make the NRG a truly international organisation?

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Brian, I suspect it's a balancing act between cost of membership and journal and the number of copies sold/members.  There would always be a certain number who would refuse to continue their association if the price went up, even a little bit, and no matter how well-explained or desperately needed.

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