the level of engagement with email campaigns
We're proud to announce that the
Old Village Newsletter
has been named a 2016 All Star Award winner by
, marketing advisor to hundreds of thousands of small organizations worldwide. This annual award recognizes the most successful 10 percent of Constant Contact's customer base. Criteria include -
open and click-through rates
use of social sharing features
We owe this award to
you, and the enthusiastic response you offer with every letter we publish. Constant Contact's tools helps us create polls, support community activities, monitor support and opinion, announce hearings and meetings, honor our history, and share our interests, concerns and victories. Ultimately, we are sharing preservation goals and creating closer connections for our community.
Now that I've tooted our collective horn, I have a request: if you already subscribe to our e-newsletter, but know someone who is still getting the snail mail version, please
share your digital copy with them and show them what they are missing! If you're a hard copy subscriber please make the
leap to the e-version - you'll be gratified by the difference. Despite our best efforts, the online experience is far richer than the paper copy. You'll be kept up to date, with the opportunity to explore links and information, and savor gorgeous color photography. Email me below to switch!
Thanks again for helping us build a stronger Association.
Special thanks to
Debbie Aikman, Joan Horrocks,
Nancy Koerner, David MacAdam, John Whelan, and Carol Pacun, our stalwart, thoughtful, talented and creative contributors. We are also grateful for the help of the diligent archivists at the Chatham Historical Society.
After a cold, wet, and rather gloomy spring, we welcome sunny days and cool breezes. The Village is once again bustling with returning residents, curious pedestrians, many babies, and many dogs.
We have been pleasantly surprised by two major and positive developments. The Eldredge Garage property has undergone a transformation. The barn and compressor building have been razed. The gas station remains and awaits restoration. The sale to the town will most likely take place this fall and plans for the property will begin to develop. We feel strongly that public input will be important in this process and a thoughtful and practical design will result.
The other good news is the reopening of the Chase Cottages. There are already guests walking through the neighborhood enjoying our beautiful village. We congratulate the board of the Avis Chase Women's Association of Philadelphia for the successful appeal and wish them a stellar 2017 season.
I look forward to seeing you at the Porches event August 3rd as well as the annual meeting August 28th. I send my best wishes to you and your families for a glorious summer.