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                      WORLDWIDE      INDIAN      NETWORK

            Responsibilities of Members of the Network  ("task10")

	MN 01) If you have yet to do so, please mail your e-mail address 
	       (in small letters only), home zip code, full name, and 
	       telephone number(s) to win@neu.edu.  Use the word NETWORK 
	       in the subject line, and your particulars in the body 
	       using the following format:

	bhalder@lynx.neu.edu : 02128 : Mr Biswanath Halder H617-567-0667

	MN 02) In case you disagree with any of the policies of the
	       Network, or if you can think of any improvements or
	       changes, whether it is to the substance or the language 
	       of any of the files you receive, do not hesitate to 
	       contact the Network Coordinator (bhalder@lynx.neu.edu).

	MN 03) Currently, the Network has only about 1,500 members.  
	       Indians with e-mail addresses may number one hundred 
	       times as many.  Even in a perfect situation only a 
	       fraction of Indians will ever join the Network.  
	       Therefore, we ask all members to keep an "alias" of all 
	       your Indian friends and acquaintances in your computer 
	       account.  Each time the Network undertakes a campaign, 
	       say, for example, on the Family Reunification Bill (see 
	       "task51"), write a short note asking your friends and 
	       acquaintances to join that campaign, and resend the 
	       Network's message to that alias.  At the same time, ask 
	       them to repeat the process, i.e., resend the message to 
	       their friends and acquaintances.  In this way it will 
	       cost you only a few minutes of your time, but the 
	       Network's effectiveness will increase manifold.

	MN 04) Some companies have e-mail addresses specifically for 
	       their Indian employees, and some Indian Students' 
	       Associations have their own e-mail addresses.  Please 
	       forward such information to the Network Coordinator. 

	MN 05) Try to gather e-mail addresses of as many Indians as
	       possible, and mail them the recruiting message
	       ("task00").  Subsequent to your sending the list, if you
	       gather more e-mail addresses, please send the new
	       addresses only.  Never send the message to the same
	       person more than once.

	       In any case, if you do not want to collect the e-mail
	       addresses of Indians and mail them the recruiting message
	       ("task00"), please at least do one half of the job.
	       Collect the e-mail addresses of as many Indians as
	       possible, and mail them to the Network Coordinator.
	       Remember the growth and vitality of the Network depends 
	       on its members.  Please try to mail the names and 
	       addresses using the following format:

		  bhalder@lynx.dac.neu.edu : Mr Biswanath Halder

	MN 06) The Network can function properly if and only if all
	       members and especially the coordinators carry out their
	       duties in a systematic fashion.  You should always help 
	       all coordinators in every possible way, and see that all 
	       of them have been performing their duties appropriately.  
	       If not, ask that coordinator to step aside, and look for 
	       a suitable replacement.

	MN 07) Collect the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of
	       Indian community leaders in your local area, and help
	       create a list of Indian Associations to be kept by the
	       Area Coordinator.

	MN 08) Try to obtain an FTP site, a special computer account, or 
	       a World Wide Web site for the Network.  With other 
	       Indians at your institution, you may consider submitting 
	       a joint petition to the administration.

	MN 09) Every time we e-mail a file to members, some of the mail 
	       gets bounced back.  Not all the mail is returned due to 
	       invalid address; sometimes it is due to some hardware or 
	       software problems.  Because of shortage of manpower, it 
	       is not possible for us to investigate the cause of each 
	       returned mail.  Our usual policy is to delete those 
	       addresses from the membership roster.  Hence, if you have 
	       not heard from the Network in three consecutive months, 
	       most likely your name has been deleted from the roster.  
	       Please notify us if this happens to you.

	MN 10) If you decide to leave the Worldwide Indian Network, 
	       please send an e-mail to the Network Coordinator (bhalder
	       @lynx.dac.neu.edu).  In case you have more than one 
	       e-mail address, please send all those addresses to the 
	       Network Coordinator.

	MN 11) Help WIN join forces with other organizations (both
	       electronic and non-electronic) to better serve the 
	       worldwide Indian community.

	MN 12) Organize letter-writing campaigns against media and
	       government agencies that misrepresent or distort facts
	       and stories about India.

	MN 13) Help gather information pertaining to India from various
	       media and government organizations.  WIN would like to
	       keep an archive of speeches and articles pertaining to
	       India at its World Wide Web site.  Such information
	       would be valuable when spearheading letter-writing

	MN 14) Help WIN improve the contents of the files kept at WIN's
	       Worldwide Web site by suggesting and gathering
	       information that you feel the site should store.

	REGION : The United States is divided into ten regions -- the
		 first digit of your zip code designates your REGION.  
		 If you live in New York, you are in Region 1; if you
		 live in Texas, you are in Region 7; if you live in
		 California, you are in Region 9.

	ZONE   : Each region is divided into ten zones -- the first two
		 digits of your zip code designate your ZONE.  If you
		 live in New Hampshire, you are in Zone 03; if you live
		 in Montana, you are in Zone 59; if you live in Nevada,
		 you are in Zone 89.

	AREA   : Each zone is divided into ten areas -- the first three
		 digits of your zip code designate your AREA.  If you
		 live in Baltimore, you are in Area 212; if you live in
		 Atlanta, you are in Area 303; if you live in Chicago,
		 you are in Area 606.

	Some institutions have special zip codes.  For example, the zip
	code for Brandeis University is 02254.  However, Brandeis is
	located in Waltham, Massachusetts; and the zip code for Waltham
	is 02154.  Therefore, for our purposes we will consider the zip
	code for Brandeis University as 02154.


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