Beginning with the September 2014 edition, The Gray Hawk will be delivered to UIRA members only electronically. The UIRA Board at its meeting February 11 voted to discontinue publication and distribution of the paper version of the newsletter. The consensus of the Board was that the electronic-only version will not only be more economical but also result in speedier delivery. The annual cost of The Gray Hawk is about $1,800, including paper, addressing and postage. An additional major benefit to electronic production and distribution is flexibility in size (more pages) and content (photographs, color, special effects, etc.). Please send any comments to Dick Johns, using e-mail (, postal service (2731 Oakmont Ct., Coralville, IA 52241, or phone 319 354-1904)