ACMA has made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person Forum for 2020 altogether. Instead, we will hold a virtual event culminating in a virtual fly-in with lawmakers in September. The Zoom-based event will run for two 45-minute sessions, first starting at 1:00 pm (EDT), then following a short break, the second one at 2:00 pm each Wednesday of the month – September 9th, 16th, and 23rd - for a total of six separate sessions. Then the fly-in will take place all day on September 30th on a rotating schedule to be announced. What To Expect...You can expect us to focus on the many moving policy issues that have direct bearing on catalog/online/DM interests: among them, postal affairs, sales tax developments, privacy law, trade and tariffs, and extra-jurisdictional (foreign) regulation. A full agenda and registration details will be made available shortly. In the meantime, we wanted to ask you to reserve these times on your schedule. Both member and non-member companies are invited to attend. Our generous sponsors have made this event possible in order to ensure that all of our attendees can be brought up to speed on the important work of the ACMA, so there will be no registration fee, although tax deductible (to 80%) donations are gratefully accepted.
Who doesn’t feel a rush of joy when they open a handwritten card or letter received in the mail? Many of us rediscovered the simple, yet powerful pleasures of keeping in touch with pen, paper and a postage stamp during the pandemic.
Later this month, everyone across America – and around the globe – is invited to send a card, deliver a smile and together create a much-needed wave of happiness during Thinking of You Week. Celebrated September 20 to 26, Thinking of You Week is an international movement to celebrate the joy of sending and receiving hand-written notes and greeting cards. Launched in the United Kingdom in 2014, the celebration was brought to the U.S. by the Greeting Card Association in 2018.
Adding to the celebration this year, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will adorn first class mail with a special postmark dedicated to the global event throughout the month of September. And more fun still, USPS will be releasing awesome new “Message Monsters” stamps to coincide with Thinking of You Week. USPS describes the stamps as “the most playful, participatory postage stamps ever — stamps that welcome you to customize a collection of cute and crazy critters. They’ll ride through the mail, adapted by you, adding mirth to your messages.”
more at source: https://keepmepostedna.org/send-a-card-and-deliver-a-smile/