HTML Writers Guild Member Newsletter
January 1998

Volume 4 Number 1


  1. Governing Board Candidates
  2. How to upgrade to Plus
  3. Election Mailing List
  4. Special notice for all HWG Logo users
  5. NetDay Project
  6. Guild granted tax-exempt status
  7. From the List Guide Manager
  8. Newsletter Administrative Notes

(Note: GB stands for Governing Board)

1. Candidates for the Three Governing Board Positions

  • Frederick J. Barnett
  • Tarik Dozier
  • Harold A. Driscoll
  • Susan Duncan
  • David Humphreys
  • Peter Knaggs
  • Demitrius Lopez
  • Jimmie McWhirt
  • Johnny Mo
  • Gerald Oskoboiny
  • Ed Pastelak
  • Tanya Spain
  • Richard Tuttle

The Nomination Committee is maintaining a Web site for the upcoming election of Governing Board members. Go to:

If you have questions or comments about the upcoming proxy gathering, which will take place Thursday, 19 February 1998, please send them to the Nomination Committee.

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2. How to upgrade to Plus in order to participate in the proxy gathering

Only Plus members may vote. Anyone interested in upgrading their member status to Plus may do so by going to

To be eligible to participate in the proxy gathering, you need to have paid your Plus dues by 30 January 1998.

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3. Election Mailing List

All members are invited to join hwg-election to discuss the upcoming election and to interact with the candidates. This temporary mailing list will be guided by members of the Nominations Committee. Go to

to find out more about this and other mailing lists. As a reminder, the Guild's mailing lists are:

For all members:

  • hwg-basics -- The basics of web creation.
  • hwg-business -- Marketing, contracts, ethics, sales, etc.
  • hwg-critique -- Requests for reviews.
  • hwg-graphics -- Discussion of the creation, usage, and editing of graphics on the Web.
  • hwg-html -- Discussion of the hypertext markup language and specifications.
  • hwg-newtech -- Discussion of the newest Web-related technologies.
  • hwg-servers -- Discussion of all aspects of Web servers and CGI.
  • hwg-theory -- Discussion of the theory of Web site design.
  • hwg-webapps -- Discussion of software applications used to support Web Site support and development.

For Plus, Associate and Organization members:

  • hwg-plus-site-mgmt -- Discussion specifically related to site management.
  • hwg-plus-marketing -- Discussion relating to effective marketing strategies on the Internet.
  • hwg-plus-stylesheets -- Discussion specifically relating to cascading stylesheets (CSS).
  • hwg-plus-javascript -- Discussion of the javascript language.

For all members interested in the Guild's behind-the-scenes work:

  • hwg-ops -- Guild related business and operations.
  • hwg-volunteers -- Moderated announcement list for Guild volunteer needs.

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4. Special Notice for all HWG Logo Users

A revised edition of the Logo Usage Guidelines is now available on the HWG site at

There are no significant changes, but there are several minor ones that all users of the Logo must now follow. Please take a few moments to read the new Guidelines and be sure your site is in compliance.

A new version of the Logo FAQ is also available at

Please read it to answer any questions you may have about Logo usage. If you can't find the answer there, you may write to site contacts.

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5. NetDay Project

HWG endorses NetDay project. The Governing Board voted to endorse the goals and aims of the NetDay project and encourages all Guild members to become involved with their local NetDay projects to bring Internet connectivity to schools. More information can be found at

For complete information on NetDay, please visit the NetDay website at

Guild members who would like to volunteer may contact Peter Prunka ( for assistance in making contact with local NetDay efforts.

Inquiries regarding the HTML Writers Guild's involvement in NetDay can be directed to Vice President of Educational Services Charlotte Crothers (site contacts) or HWG President Kynn Bartlett (site contacts).

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6. Guild Granted Tax-exempt Status

The HTML Writers Guild has been granted tax-exempt status by the United States Internal Revenue Service as an educational organization under section 501(c)3 of the revenue code.

This advance ruling allows U.S. resident members to deduct their HWG membership dues as a charitable contribution; members from other nations should consult local tax authorities to determine if this change in status affects them. (Please consult your tax advisor for complete details on 501(c)3 deductions.) Further information on the Guild's foundation status classification can be found at

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7. From the List Guide Manager -- Tammy Scroggs

Back to Work

December has been a very busy month for the List Guide Program. As many of you are aware, the List Guide Program was on "official" vacation for the month of December. However, many of us did not take the opportunity to sit back and relax. A lot of work went on behind the scenes, including continued monitoring of daily list activity and discussion of some potential program changes. Interested list members may want to join -ops, as some program-related discussions are now taking place.

I'd like to thank the many list guides who volunteered their services to the program during the Governing Board-granted vacation and to the List Members who helped out in our absence.

The List Guide Program resumed its work on January 1, 1998.

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The List Guide Program is always looking for knowledgeable people to serve as List Guides for the various Guild lists. For anyone considering volunteering, or just the curious, there are several List Guide Program Web pages available.

  1. provides a program overview and includes such information as our program goals, general purpose, program structure, and standard operating procedures.
  2. provides a thorough description of the application process and the information necessary for the Recruiting Committee to evaluate candidates.

Still have questions about volunteering? Feel free to write us at

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Special Thanks

I'd like to take a few minutes to thank Andrew Stevens, the Volunteer Coordinator, for all the help and assistance he has given us in recent months. Andrew, we couldn't have done it without you.

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Program Promotions and Farewells

I'd like to thank and say public farewell to two of our longest-term List Guides, Ben Eysselinck and Tim Fairlie. These two gentlemen have been around since the early days of the Program and their efforts will be sorely missed.

And last but certainly not least, congratulations are in order for Nancy Coulter, who was recently promoted to Area Guide Manager, Patrick McElhaney, who was promoted to Senior List Guide of hwg-basics, and Mike Ebert, who was promoted to the Senior List Guide position for hwg-graphics.

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8. Newsletter Administrative Notes

Why did I get this mail?

You received this newsletter because you are a member of the HTML Writers Guild. This message came from hwg-news, the Guild's mandatory mailing list for all members. If you need more information about hwg-news, please see the List Charter.


How do I unsubscribe?

If you have your Member ID and password, to resign your membership in the Guild and to unsubscribe to hwg-news, visit the Resign page, fill in the pertinent information, and submit it.

If you don't have a Member ID, or have forgotten your password, send mail with a Subject of "Resign membership". In the body of the message, provide the following information:

  • Your e-mail address(es)
  • Your member ID if you have one.
  • The list of discussion lists you are on.

Please remember that unsubscribing to hwg-news automatically resigns you from the Guild. If you have problems with unsubscribing, please contact the Database Manager for help.

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