Monday, September 13, 2010

FRG complaint

I have a small complaint about "our" FRG. Seth added me to the list, so I get all their emails, but I've never attended a meeting (it's really difficult to attend -- and expensive!!--when I'm in Michigan and well...his unit was stationed in Germany!!) Anyways, I've been getting their emails for about 7 months and I do find them helpful and informative and in the loop. They send me the "dispatch" newsletter which is usually a weekly thing. There's a section titled, "sprechen sie fun?" and it lists fun things to do in town for the weekend: plays, concerts, sports events, museums, etc. Here's my complaint: they send it out usually on Monday morning or afternoon, after the weekend, after most of the events take place. It seems rather pointless. I guess the rest of the information is still good, but the events are typically expired.

Here's an example: Someone creates the newsletter, and sends it out to the FRG leaders. Then the FRG's forward it to us, the families.

From: Creator
To: Kim
Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2010 4:13 PM
Subject: {City} Dispatch & Community Calendar -- Thursday, September 9, 2010 (UNCLASSIFIED)

(This email is forwarded to a lady named Kim - I have no idea what she does, to be honest - and she forwards the email to the individual FRG's)

From: the Kim lady
To: FRG leaders for the unit
Sent: Fri, September 10, 2010 9:14:27 AM
Subject: FW: {City} Dispatch & Community Calendar -- Thursday, September 9, 2010 (UNCLASSIFIED)

As noted in the Subject line, it's for Thursday, September 9th, but was sent out to the FRG leaders on Friday, September 10th at 9:15 AM.

Our FRG leader then forwarded it to us on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 11:30 AM.

It doesn't really impact me at all that it's sent out late because obviously I'm not even there to partake in any of the fun outtings, but it still annoys me, and I'd be even more annoyed if I were in the city, missing out on these fun events because it wasn't sent out in a timely manner.

This is the only FRG I've been "a part" of (I use the term loosely, because I'm only a part of it via email), so I don't know if they're all like this or what. I would like to think not, but who knows.

Anyone else have an FRG that sends outdated emails??

1 comment:

  1. My FRG does that too. Well it is with the base wide activities. Seems like it is just a forward of another email so I just figure it gets to them late but there are still some events that haven't happened yet so they email it anyways.