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Using The New District 1100 Website
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The start of the new Rotary year on 1st July 2011 brought a new website for all Rotarians in District 1100. For many, the new site doesn't look new at all since it is based on the RIBI Standard Template (RIBI-T for short), now in use by the majority of D1100's Clubs. The site is intended for Rotarians in D1100 rather than the general public. However, any more sensitive information will be "hidden" behind a logon wall in case non-Rotarians access the site.
This introduction gives some details of what it contains and what it will contain in the future. For details of the other RIBI Districts that have decided to standardise on the RIBI-T format have a look at what other Districts are doing. We ain't the only District making this switch! See: http://www.rotary-ribi.org/districts/index.php
20 out of the 29 Districts in RIBI are using this standardised approach.
This overview is split-up so as to make it more relevant for Members of Clubs which have different types of website:
All Rotarians (and any member of the public looking at this site) will be able to see links on the Home page which give details of all the clubs in D1100 via the "Club List" button. In the list of Clubs, links to their own sites are shown in blue. These links have been set up to reach RIBI-T sites and home-grown ones. A more detailed list can be obtained by clicking on "Areas in this District". Here the meeting times are shown with a further link to Microsoft’s Bing via the MAP button.
Other features include details of the District Team and a method for sending e-mails to the District Officers (without knowing their e-mail IDs), lists of up-coming events and details of the main committees and their sub-groups. Over time, these committee pages will be populated with updates and reports. There are the usual buttons on the right-hand-side which take you to such as the "Thanks for Life" campaign.
Rotarians in Clubs using RIBI-T will be able to use their existing Club ID and password to reach the Members Only pages. Once logged on they will have access material that will not be visible to the public. At the launch there won’t be any "Members Only" information, except the list of Members, (more on this further down this page).
When a Club Secretary or Webmaster updates information such as the meeting venue details, the Club's officers or their Members’ details, then the D1100 RIBI-T site will reflect these changes automatically since it is "looking" at the same data. Similarly, if a Club Webmaster loads details of an event that might be of interest across the District and ticks the relevant box on the Club’s site, then this will ensure that it appears in the D1100 Events pages, again automatically.
Rotarians in Clubs not using RIBI-T and those not having any website will be able to see the Members' Pages if they are registered with their details are loaded onto the D1100 site. When registered, an ID & Password will be issued.
Initially, it is not planned to load any Members Only information, (save Members' details), so the need to access to the Members Only pages will be limited. As the site develops this may change and a wider need for registration may emerge.
(This does not apply to Rotarians from non RIBI-T Clubs who hold District positions. They will have their details registered for them and this will enable them to update their own committee pages).
There will be a lot more to see as this site develops and becomes a really useful tool for all the Clubs and their Members. Used fully, it can reduce the work being done by Club web-masters and secretaries.
Important notes concerning Members' details.
1. These are not visible unless a Rotarian logs onto the "Members area" using an ID and password. Members of the public and Rotarians without an ID can’t see the Members’ List.
2. For a Member of RIBI-T using Club, the amount of detail shown will depend entirely on the choices previously made at Club level, i.e. these details will be the same as those entered at the Club level. For a non-RIBI-T using Club the amount of detail will be that supplied when a Rotarian is registered and issued with an ID & password.
3. As before, Members of RIBI-T using Clubs can edit their own personal information by logging onto their own Club sites or the D1100 site. If a Member sees more information on the District Members List than they want, then they can delete email details, dates of birth or anything else. Members may want to weigh up the balance between the loss of the ease of communication which may arise from deleting email details and the marginal improvement in their privacy that may or may not be achieved.