Just a couple of quick notes:
I have been asked about sending partner's email addresses along with the mailing addresses for the exchanges. I have not done this so far for two reasons. The first reason is, I have at least one member that preferred I not share her personal email address with anyone and I respect that wish. The second is, if you email the person you are sending to, it would take away the surprise of who their partner is. What does everyone think? I am happy to provide the info if everyone agrees but I don't want to compromise anyone's privacy either.
I have also considered sending an occasional newletter or announcements by email to the group as a whole but I haven't done so yet because I'm not certain that all the email addresses wouldn't show up with the email I send. Does anyone object to taking that chance? If you would prefer I not include you on a group email list, please email me and let me know. Thanks!