Due to lack of interest, Bob will not pursue the page-a-day checker calendar for 2006. He needed 500 orders to break even on the printing costs, which is a very tall order. He would like to try again for 2007 with some other marketing ideas.
News - 2005
Our friend Robert Pike is offering you a great chance to keep track of current checker events and dates, so make a good move today and order a couple fine 2006 checker calendars:
Subject: Order Survey for New Checker Calendar (for ACF)
Richard Beckwith (firstname.lastname@example.org) On Sun 07/03/05 0123BST:
Order Survey for New Checker Calendar Robert Pike, well-known checker author, is looking into designing a 2006 Page-a-day checker calendar. These are the desk calendars where you tear off the date for each day. Each day will present a new checker problem! Information about the ACF will appear on the back.
I solicited requests at GAYP National.
To get an additional sense of product demand, please indicate to me (email@example.com) how many calendars you would like to order. Price is $14.95 plus $1.50 sh. No payment is required now, and the project will be cancelled if the number of orders does not meet quota. Please consider giving calendars as gifts to friends and schools.
Alan Millhone (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On Sun 07/03/05 0123BST:
Hello Dr. B:This is an interesting project and perhaps a first of its kind for Checkers/Draughts. I hope the players from around the World will be supportive for this unique undertaking:-) Put me down for two and I hope many others will order one as well. It is refreshing to see something positive to respond to on the BBS . I also know Robert Pike will do an excellent job in putting this callendar together.
Alan Millhone, President
American Checker Federation
" PROUD TO BE AN A.C.F. MEMBER "
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