Paul Young (GBR) had recently been in contact with Strawberry Marketing, which produces the International Magazine for the 470 Class. This company deals with all production matters and advertisers, and just requires the Class to provide editorial. Based on the evidence of the 470 Magazine the IEC had agreed to ask Paul to follow this up. Paul had also volunteered to act as editor to collect and collate material to pass to Strawberry Marketing.
This initiative was welcomed by the members present and was agreed that the IEC should follow up this offer. Holger Jess stated that we should aim the magazine at a wider audience and extend distribution - there was no point in marketing to ourselves.
Another suggestion to boost turnover was that all membership fees be collected by International and then distributed to National Associations. Jim Berry (GBR) did not like this idea. The IEC agreed to make further investigations.
Chris Thorne - International Secretary. Aug 99