Membership & IT News Report

The new facility to take online payments launched successfully on December 1st and it seems to be pretty popular. For those accustomed to dealing in an online world, the facility to join or renew membership online is certainly a huge step forward in terms of convenience and the benefits include much faster processing of your application. On the back-end, using the online facility helps the club a great deal by reducing the considerable workload of the volunteers involved. Of course, you can still join the club using cash or cheque and the details of how and when to do that can be found here.

Over the holiday period, we will be migrating the website to a new hosting provider and platform which will provide far greater flexibility in how we use the site to engage with our members. In the initial phase we have added some commonly requested improvements including a new calendar and classified ads and there are further developments planned over 2016. Unfortunately, the website will experience some downtime while the Internet ‘updates its phonebook’ but this should be less than 24 hours for the majority of people. We will post notice of when this is likely to occur on the site itself and also on our Facebook page.

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Seasons greetings to you all and a very happy new year!

Mark and Beth Hurst