I’m sure you’ve been wondering where we’ve been these past few months. And you can’t help but notice that this edition of Golden Tales not only has a new look but is somewhat shorter than the last version, which was . . . well, 26 pages. We’ve heard from many of you that the days of long newsletters are over, and also that you would like to hear from us more frequently. So we’ll bring you a shorter e-newsletter every month to keep you informed about all things Golden. You will notice links to full stories, photos and website pages so you can navigate easily to items that interest you. And we’ll keep our Mark Your Calendar feature updated so you won’t miss a single event.
The changes you see – most noticeably our new logo – have been brought to you by our Rebranding Committee, Martha Heier, Sue Norton-Scott and Chairperson Judy Smith (thank you all!). They have put in yeoman’s hours designing new tee shirts and banners, and updating our forms and correspondence to give us a consistent “brand.” And we’ve done it on a shoestring budget. Read more about rebranding in the next article, and look for details on ordering new items in future editions of Golden Tales.
As many of you know, the number of Golden Retrievers coming into rescue has diminished in recent months, and this is true across the country. We hope this is a reflection of the improving economy and that more dogs are able to remain in their homes. What this means, of course, is that approved families are waiting longer for dogs. We know this can be frustrating, so please help us communicate the reason for the extended wait whenever you are asked about it.
Finally, ‘tis the season for our Annual Fundraising Campaign – and this year’s theme is The Seasons of Rescue. We are very grateful for your generous support in previous campaigns, and I want to thank you in advance for contributing again this year. It’s only because of your commitment that we are able to do what we do.
I’m looking forward to our monthly chats! I’ll be back again next month.
After 15 years, RAGofAZ has gone through the rebranding process and has come up with a brand new logo! We have three exciting options for ordering new t-shirts and other merchandise bearing our new happy logo.