We use both announcement lists and discussion lists to share information in our community.
The name, announcement list, tells you that it is for announcing things. It offers a one-way flow of information from leaders to the subscribers. Our main announcement list is the e-News which we use to send out our monthly newsletter, The CommUUnicator, and our weekly bulletin, This Week at EUUC. A few committees use announcement lists to reach people who have signed up to receive information about their specific program, such as Meaningful Movies.
Our committees and interest groups that are larger than about ten members use discussion lists to communicate with their members. Any subscriber to a discussion list may email the list and reach all the other subscribers. There are a few important advantages to using discussion lists:
Instructions for joining a list are on the Discussion Lists page.