• Create an E-newsletter From Source Documents

    This article describes the procedure to take the two source documents for the FHA newsletter, which are in a dialect of Microsoft Word and Portable Document Format (PDF) formats, and create the emailed "e-Newsletter". All of the procedures described below assume you are logged into the back end as a Manager, Administrator, or Super-Admin.

    Preserve the Source Documents

    When you receive the source .doc and .pdf files from one of the Editors, upload it to the website into the directory /images/newsletter/. These documents are named 

    nl_mar12ORIGINAL.doc for the .doc file, and
    nl_mar12ORIGINAL.pdf for the .pdf file.

    (Of course replace "mar12" by the applicable month and year.)

    This is a permanent repository for back-issues. The editors never thought a back-issue repository was important, but I disagree.

    Also make a local copy of the Word document so you can cut-and-paste from it later. 

    The Word copy of the newsletter is dodgy. It may...

  • FHA Newsletter, July/August 2020


    July/August, 2020 Volume 39 Number 7


    Open Meeting/Webinar Scheduled for Thursday, July 16 at 7 pm

    The FHA board invites you to a webinar in which board members will present an overview of important issues that confront the FHA. This is in lieu of an open meeting that we would normally hold at this time of year. Three presentations are planned.  Click on a link to read an update on a specific topic.

    Before attending the meeting, you will need to...

  • FHA Newsletter, June 2020


    June, 2020 Volume 39 Number 6


    Worries and Action

    As the 14th Dalai Lama observed, "If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it's not fixable, then there is no help in worrying". There are many problems facing us that we can do nothing about. But there are many problems we can deal with, and acting on them can dissipate those worries. So, our FHA worries about things that sustain or improve our quality of life and our property values, and it acts on those worries. We look toward improvements in many areas.

    One might think that in our time of Coronavirus the FHA has less to do, but we are in fact busier than ever. Fortunately our FHA Board is strong...

  • FHA Newsletter, October 2020

  • FHA Newsletter: December 2020

  • FHA Newsletter: January 2021

  • FHA Newsletter: November 2020

  • Submit a Directory Changes Report

    The monthly Directory Changes report is due to the newsletter editor by the 15th of the month.

    Begin by going to Info/Find People/Directory Changes (top menu). Generate a report beginning with the last day of the previous report and ending with the current day. Check to make sure no entries overlap. Cut and paste the report into a Word document. Clear all formatting. Follow the format of previous Directory Changes, using only tab stops and hard returns to format the document. The typeface both editors use is Verdana; the size you use will vary according to the size of the report in a given month.

    Keep the size of the report to one page, even if it means reducing it and squashing it until it is unreadable by anyone. If you do not do this, the newsletter editor will, and will let you know that you should have done it...