“Why don’t people support the paper with an ad?”
“Why don’t they send us a lousy 12 bucks for a subscription?”
You are reading my darker thoughts which, against Managing Editor Andreea’s “Don’t do that, George” caution, I offered in a house ad last month. In that ad, I asked the question: Shall we end WestView?
We got about 12 people to subscribe online but, what was heart warming was receiving old fashioned letters, stating, “I don’t have a computer.”
And best of all was Amelia Vinal, a retired Senior Vice President of Amalgamated Bank, who lives on Waverly Place, near Gay Street. She sent a check for $240 so that we might offer 10 free subscriptions to those who need the 12 bucks for milk, bread, and the subway ride to and from the doctor.
I called to thank her and she offered to help get the paper out in any way she could. So, I invited her to the Contributors’ Meeting to become the first senior advisor within a kind of board of directors that can back up their “you know what you ought to do” stance by helping to actually do it.
You don’t have to send $240 to join Amelia but it helps.
Oh, if you want a free subscription we may have one still available. Otherwise, go online to subscribe at: westviewnews.org.