Gathering Place for Pyrographic Art Connoisseurs and Pyro Artists from Around the World
Meeting Place for Members of the International Association of Pyrographic Artists (IAPA)
Come in! Take a candlelit table near the fountain.
Establishing an efficient chat meeting format had been an ongoing
obstacle to the organization of the International
Association of Pyrographic Artists (IAPA) until some of the members came up with the idea that we
could have e-mailing list meetings instead.
Instead of having to log on at any
particular hour or even any particular day, you can read your e-mail
from the mailing list at your leisure and contribute your ideas to the
group in the same way.
IAPA-related items of interest and announcements for the group will be
sent to the Yahoo Groups uniting_pyrographers mailing list and you will
receive them through Yahoo Groups once you are registered (if you are not
Any comments of yours and your vote on proposed plans, etc., you will
also send to Yahoo Groups for IAPA.
Thanks to the mailing list, time changes and day changes and issues of inconvenience of
attending on a given day will not be a problem. The chat format not
only has been unsuccessful in that many people could not attend on that
day, or could not log on to one or the other chat formats, but even when
it was working, it was awkward at best, and little was accomplished.
Here, each person's thoughts and ideas can be registered and shared by
all via topic threads. Your willingness to register, then participate
will be the test. Of course, "real world" meetings would be the ideal; however,
given the fact that we are on all sides of the world, it's pretty
marvelous to think we can communicate at all!
There is a discipline required for this method. Remember, it is a
'specialized interest group' mailing list. You can bring up other pyro
topics on it that are not related to IAPA (which is a good thing);
however, the discipline required means that when addressing an IAPA
issue, you should put IAPA in the subject line along with the topic you
are addressing so that everyone will know. You can also use the chat
room at Yahoo Groups whenever you want and it has other features there that
you will discover when you go there and see how it is set up.
So, go for it! Register at Yahoo Groups and join in!
Your comments and questions are welcome and appreciated. Do you have a topic you'd like put forth in the next IAPA agenda? Please e-mail the E-Museum Curator.