It came as a bit of a surprise when I realized that the group is about to enter its eighth year.
This started from a newsletter that I began circulating in January 2004 and switched to the Yahoo group in August 2004.
The group has functioned very well over this time, notwithsanding a few rough patches. Those patches were dealt with by the implementation of re-registration of all members in August 2009. We now know who everyone is. As I point out in the introductory literature sent to prospective members, it is much easier to give support when we know whom we are supporting!
I want to thank the members who have contributed so much expertise and advice over these many years; it is your contributions that have given this group its strength.
I wish eveyone well for 2011.