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Left Handers Club development priorities

It is a long time since our last newsletter and we have been dealing with lots of problems to do with the warehousing, fulfillment and customer service arrangements for our left-handed products that have taken up all our time.

We have now reorganised this to bring all the services back in-house and directly under our control and we are sure it is going to work a lot better. What this has allowed us to do is bring a lot of products back into our range and source lots of new ones that were not financially viable under our previous arrangement but we can now supply again.

Now we are back to normal we can get back to producing Club newsletters on a regular basis. We will also be resurrecting some projects that had to go on the back burner for a while, including:

  • developing Facebook pages and a Group and posting regular product and news updates
  • being more active on Twitter to pick up interesting subjects a lot faster and respond to left-handed issues
  • producing more videos on left-handed products and what makes them different
  • bringing our survey pages and results analysis up to date
  • developing a Left-Handed Mobile App

If there is anything else you would like us to make a priority please comment on this post to let us know.

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17 comments on “Left Handers Club development priorities
  1. Mike Cal says:

    I can not use scissors with my left hand. I’ve lived in houses that are designed only for right handers.

    I own a shirt that has the message stamped “If the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body, then only the Left-Handed are in their right minds!”

  2. grogago says:

    How many of you other Left-Handers have a poor sense of direction? I have an extremely poor sense and am very dependent on GPS to avoid conflicts with my husband when we are out on the roads. I have recently realised that other left-handed collegues have exactly the same problem. Is this a general problem for left-handers?

    • maria says:

      I thought I was the only one, totally agree with you. No sense of direction and easily got lost
      nice to find someone else with the same problem!!!!!

    • Delphine says:

      Thanks , I understand my problem!
      I’ll finally have an excuse to my husband laughs at my poor sense of direction!

    • Mike Cal says:

      I learned directions from mostly right-handers, so I was forced to understand directions. I still get misdirected sometimes, but it’s usually thinking like the left-hander like I am!

  3. Torbjörn says:

    Hi.

    I encourage you to contact the people att Appfly Cloud for a good, cheap and easy way of creating your mobile apps. They are highly professional and their approach to building apps are quite unique.

    Just check it out. It doesn’t cost a cent.

    Just a tip,

    Torbjörn

  4. Vibhav says:

    I live in India, but getting your products is extremely expensive due to the courier charges. Please get a place in India or reduce courier prices so that I can use these products. Thanks

  5. Richard Adams says:

    Dear Left Handers Club;
    I am 53 years young! I am a Antique Dealer,Casino Games Employee,Contractor and
    an Actor (TV, Movies, Commercials)! I love my WIFE and I love my LIFE!
    So, what I would like to SEE is LEFT HANDED WRITERS, DIRECTORS, and ACTORS
    working together! I would love to work with like minded people!
    Casting calls for Left Handed people!
    I would also like to find out if Actress Amy Adams is my Cousin!
    My Ancestor’s (Adams) are from Magherafelt, Londonderry, Ireland!
    Thank you for letting me post!
    Richard Adams
    Williamstown, NJ 08094

  6. Peter says:

    A longtime ago I asked if you could source a supplier of cake forks/spoons with a serrated adge on the proper side for left handers. I can not recall that you ever did – but perhaps now with your recent reorganistion you might have success?

  7. JAYE says:

    I AM GLAD TO HAVE FOUND YOU. AFTER ALL THESE YEARS OF BEING IN A RIGHT HANDED WORLD BECAUSE I WAS FORCED TO BE, I HAVE DECIDED I REALLY NEED TO RETURN TO WHO I AM, WHO I SHOULD BE.

    YOU SEE, AS A CHILD I WAS FORCED TO SIT ON MY HAND OR HAVE IT TIED BEHIND ME. I HAVE ALWAYS FELT I WAS A LEFT HANDED PERSON AND HAVE EVEN TAKEN SOME TESTS TO PROVE IT TO BE SO

    NOT QUITE 70 BUT I DONT THINK IT IS TOO LATE TO BE WHO I SHOULD BE . THUS I AM GLAD TO READ ALL YOU WRITE AND TO FIND TOOLS I NEED AS I TRY TO RELEARN WHAT SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN TAMPERED WITH AS A CHILD

    I GREW UP IN THE DEEP SOUTH AND THE PHRASE WAS “LITTLE GIRLS WHO WILL BECOME LADIES (WITH AN EMPHASIS ON LADIES) ARE NOT TO BE LEFT HANDED. WISH I HAD A NICKLE FOR EVERY TIME I WAS TOLD THAT AND MADE TO WORK WITH MY RIGHT HAND. I HOPE TO BE ABLE TO TELL YOU THIS TIME NEXT YEAR THAT YOU CAN READ WHAT I WRITE

    PLEASE TELL FAMILIES AND SCHOOLS NOT TO FORCE A CHILD TO BE OF A DIFFERENT HAND IT MESSES WITH YOUR ENTIRE LIFE. THANKS

    • Mike Cal says:

      I agree Jaye.

      Using those student desks only designed for right handers was a challenge most of us conquered successfully.

      My fourth grade teacher was the only person who saw how I was writing, and kept on me until I started using my left hand the “correct” way. Soon, no crooked left hand, and my writing immensely improved! I will always be grateful to that right-handed teacher who taught me how to correctly use my left hand!

  8. Rex Pulker says:

    On this site, naturally we hear primarily from left-handers wanting to have the right handed world
    understand the ergonomic plight being experienced by them when dealing with mostly right-handed products and designs. As a left hander, of some forty years in the sewing machine industry, our task is the reverse situation, I now have international patents (China included) granted to reverse the configuration of the domestic sewing machine to cater for the RIGHT-HANDED user. The poor souls have not noticed the ergonomic anomaly that places the working area in front of the left hand
    rather than the right !! www.letsgetitright.com.au shows very clearly that it’s the only
    product, that inadvertently and accidentally ended up favouring the left handed operator: All of the functions demanding dexterity are more easily carried out by the lefty and for RIGHT HANDERS,
    the bias is back-to-front !! Lets get it right and have more people sewing. Regards, Rex Pulker

  9. kim says:

    i recently became un-employed and had to do a lot of courses with them in all cases we ended up useing students chairs by that a chair with a board on the right hand side to put you paper on not one had it on the left hand side ive been to loads of courses now in different places and have never seen a left handed student chair are we honestly saying there are no left handed students or no company making them as it was i refused to sit on them and moved to where the person who was telling us what was going on sat i shared there table
    us left handed people have a poor deal at the best of times
    still unemployed just now not at the mercey of the govement
    your sincerly
    kim

    • Roland R. says:

      Kim, at one time about 10% of the desks, in a classroom, were left-handed. But, now they do not seem to be making left-handed desks. The thing left-handers are noted noted for is adaptability. You must adapt continually to the right-handed world.

    • Rex Pulker says:

      HI Kim, as an old lefty from the thirties, I can only encourage you to keep plugging on as we are no doubt seeing a global change in the attitude from manufacturers when dealing with the left,right-handed issue.
      I have recently had a great deal to do with banks now providing cheque and deposit books for their left handed customers and in most areas that i’ve conducted surveys, we are starting to represent 18 – 20 % of the population. Unfortunately, in Asia where most of the manufacturing is
      carried out, left handers are in small numbers.
      Keep adapting as Roland suggests,but at the same time, make those appropriate demands as a left hander when ever you can !! The Left Handers Club does a wonderful job in highlighting the issue,
      but ultimately and throughout the world, it’s up to us to bring about the changes.
      Good Luck in life, Rex Pulker

      • Denise says:

        Having been a lefty since childhood, my first grade teacher was such a dear, she placed my paper for me facing left on my desk, being five years old . I didn’t know, I was left handed, because my family didn’t ;make a big deal of it. My older sister was left handed also, having passed away suddenly at age 77, I never thought to discuss it with her till I found this Left Handers Site.
        Over the years there were times I’d be confused, and just make do, I remember trying to line dance , and seemed I was just programed to start off on the wrong foot and from the beginning I was out of step, thinking I was not a dancer I gave that up. I think at this age it is kind of late to start changing, for i have made myway in a right handed world. using my right hand to cut with scissors, finally figuring out years ago, a left hander cannot cut with right handed scissors. It’s all very interesting.

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