CMSI Newsletter Guidelines
My name is Keith Montgomery and I am the editor of the CMSI newsletter, The Gardien. I hope to keep our newsletter inclusive, friendly and informative. The Gardien isn't my newsletter, it is ours. I receive and coordinate the material submitted by our members and assemble the material into a file for the printer. The Gardien and I need your input. Please send stories, photographs, poetry, essays, and songs pertaining to Clan Montgomery and the people who make up our extended family. Marriages, Flowers of the Forest, babies, promotions, armed service news, highland games news - in other words, "all the news that's fit to print". I welcome letters from members who have suggestions on how to improve on Clan activities, publications, elections, etc. I especially want news about our young people.
As to the technical requirements for putting out the newsletter, there are just a few suggestions I want to make:Deadlines for article submissions and pictures are
|Spring||- March 15|
|Summer||- June 15|
|Fall||- September 15|
|Winter||- December 15|
If you want to send a story but are not into computers, then you can send a paper copy to me via the Postal Service. You may also attach a photograph(s) to an e-mail, or you may send a paper copy of a photograph(s) to me. Please inform me if you want your photographs returned.
The Gardien is printed in black and white. Your photographs can be in color, I will make the adjustments to black and white.
The newsletter goes to the printer on or about the first of the month due; January, April, July and October. The printing and mailing process takes about a week. The actual delivery of the newsletter is dependent on the U. S. Postal Service, and 3rd class mail doesn't have a high priority. Please be patient!
My e-mail address is email@example.com. If you have something specific you would like to see in the newsletter, please let me know.
If you are sending an article to me through the regular postal service, the address is:
Keith R Montgomery
555 Pierce Street # 1140
Albany, CA 94706
I'm looking forward to working with all of you, and together we can produce a newsletter that reflects the social, family and professional values of Clan Montgomery!