I'm a new member of 2 years. I joined CCABC because I found an old 1958 Custom Sportsman that needed a lot of help. The web site is a great place to find what is right, how to do it, and who to have do it. That alone to me was worth the dues. That said the Brass Bell is great! I really like print! I spend to much of my life glued to this PC. When I get up to the lake on the weekend I like to go out to the garage and work on the boat and cars and just relax with a cool beverage. I get all my magazines up there where I can just kick back, relax when I get back in, and read real print. I have magazines about cars, boats, plants, parts catalogs and more, but I have been waiting for the Brass Bell for months and months. It is really cool to put the BB out on the coffee table for my freinds to look at.
I have been the Editor of a trade association news letter for many years in the past. We went through the same issues with dues and the publication. The BOD looked at the news letter as cash drain. We had a paid professional doing the work no one had the time to do. They looked at the postage cost, but not advertising revenue. They elemenated the paid professional and got rid of the postage. Then we went to web only. Well, It was a resounding success. The membership did not have time to contribute, no one logged on to read the news letter that had no content so the advertisors dropped out and our revenue went down. Clubs do not live by dues alone. Please consider the repercussions.
Before I go, my wife is always on me to "get rid of all these magazines". She puts them into a box and I take them out to the garage. Then I spend a day or two going through them again. Would you do that with your email? You would be surprised what you missed on the first go round.