>Changes Coming for the Gin Roster

>The Southeastern Cotton Ginners Gin Roster will have its last October publication this year. The Gin Roster is the listing of all gins and their contact information in our region. It contains a lot of other information regarding cotton organizations on regional and national basis including your delegates and directors to the NCC, Cotton Board and Cotton Inc. It also has helpful information regarding Migrant and Seasonal Worker Protection Act etc.

We honestly don’t know how long this book has been published in October each year but it’s time for a change. We’re moving the publication date to May. There are a number of reasons why we’ve decided to do this but most have to do with fact that a new book has data that is from the previous fiscal year and not the current one and most of the terms for the various organization representatives run on a calendar
year. This makes the “new” roster information only good for a 2-3 months. By moving the publication to the Spring, delegates and directors will be accurate for 6-7 months. It also separates our publication from end of the year fiscal responsibilities our staff is involved in.

To be clear, nothing will be different this Fall. Current Gin Members and Associate Members who are paid for the 2011-2012 fiscal year (soon to be invoiced) will be sent the (brand new) 2011 Gin Roster with gins and Associate Members who paid their 2010-2011 dues listed as members. Those who pay 2011-2012 dues and gins who pay dues for the 2011 crop will receive a new updated roster in May…. i.e. we will be publishing rosters twice for your 2011-2012 dues.

We understand this will be a bit confusing for this year but we didn’t want to make this change without everyone knowing why we’re doing it. If you have any questions or more information, please let us know.