Digital SWP News Info & Survey

In this digital world there’s been a lot of interest in getting the Short Wing Piper News in a digital format instead of in a printed format. As mentioned in a recent Latest News post, members can now read current and past issues of the Short Wing Piper News online here on our website (to read that article, click HERE).

Recently, SWPC board member Mark Ohlau started a thread in our  Forums about how to opt out of receiving a printed copy of the News if a member would prefer a digital copy instead.

Here’s what Mark posted on the forum thread titled Digital Short Wing Piper News:

“There are many members who have been requesting that the SWPN be made available in digital format. This has been a priority of the Executive Committee for quite some time, and with the new web site is now possible. We should have it set up by the time the next issue hits the mail, and we will post further information here.

If you are not wishing to continue to receive the News in printed format, please email Eleanor Mills, eleanormills(at) to let her know. With the costs and effort required for posting, this could be a huge savings to the Club.”

There’s also a quick survey you can take as to if you prefer digital or the printed copy of the News. Not many people have chimed in with their opinion as of yet so hop on over to the Forums and take the survey!

To find the survey – go to the forums and log in there. In the search window type in “Digital Short Wing Piper News.”

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While you are in the Forums, take a look at the various topics of conversation that are going on and maybe even participate by posting some comments. There’s a ton of great information out there!

If you have trouble logging in to the Forum, please contact Forum Administrator, Kurt Selbert, through our Contact Us page.


Latest SWP News is Here!

The May-June 2013 issue of the Short Wing Piper News will be arriving in members’ mailboxes right around May 1st.

But guess what? If you are a current member of the SWPC you can access our latest issue of the Short Wing Piper News right here on our website!

But, in order to do so, you do need to be logged in to the website. 

Here’s how you log in:

  • Click on Member Login in the nav bar.
  • Enter your email address in the Email box
  • Enter your password in the Password box (don’t know your password? see FAQ section below)
  • Click on “Login”
  • And you’ll be directed to your My Account screen showing your customer information and any orders you have placed on the new website

My Account Login

If you have trouble logging in please see our FAQ just below or Contact our Web Content Manager (Myrna) at our Contact Us page.

Now that you are logged in you can access the latest issue, and back issues, of The Short Wing Piper News.

Here’s how:

  • Hover over “SWP News” in the nav bar
  • You should see a pull-down menu with “SWP News Issues”
  • Click on “SWP News Issues” and you will be redirected to a webpage
  • At that webpage you will see an image of the the latest issue of the SWP News
  • Click on the image and your computer will open a PDF of the News in a new window

SWP News Nav Bar

You can also find a link to the SWP Issues page right on the Short Wing Piper News page. If you are logged in, clicking on the link will take you directly to the SWP News Issues page.

Enjoy reading your latest issue of the Short Wing Piper News!


Logging in FAQ:

1) What’s my password?

  • If this is your first time logging in to our website your password is your member number (found on the address label of your SWP News).
  • If you’ve already visited our website you may have changed your password to something other than your member number. If so, use the password you entered into the website.

2) I do all of the things you say but still can’t log in. Why is this?

Most likely it’s one of these two reasons:

  • We’ve had a flurry of new memberships and renewals so there is a chance that your account hasn’t been activated in the website yet.
  • The email address you are using now may not be the address the SWPC office has on file

3) I still need help. I want to make sure my account has been activated. I’m not sure I’m using the email the SWPC has on file. What do I do?

  • Please email me (Myrna) through our Contact Us page. I’m listed as “Website Content Manager” at the bottom of the Department to Contact pull down menu. I check my email at least once a day, M-F, and will reply asap.
  • You can also call my cell at 612-532-3827. If I don’t answer, please leave a message and I will call back asap.

SWPC Forums update

Here’s a bit of news about our SWPC Forums from our forum moderator, Kurt Selbert.

Hello everyone,

I am sending out messages to all registered users of the SWPC web forums.  We have a new website,, and the web forums have been reorganized and updated for user convenience.  Yes, there is still the requirement to have a separate log in for the main site and forums, for now.

A note on logging in to the new web site itself, that process is still being finalized, so your old username and password won’t work.  But, you can do everything as a “guest” except rent tools, so it isn’t really limiting.  Information on how to log in to the main site will be sent out to all members in the next few weeks.

Now I know this will reach many of you who left the club a few years back, some vowing never to return (I was one of those). But, something drew me back and I’m hoping it will you, too.

One of the big problems these forums faced in past years was an inability for many people to log in and thus be able to post, and that is unfortunate. If though you feel like coming back and are unable to log in, please send an email and we can get you squared away asap.

Take care,

SWPC Forums