To gain access to the site, Rotarians must register on the database. Rotarians are only asked to provide their names, club name and email address - they can also provide a photo of themselves and additional information later, if they wish, to help everyone know "who's who".
Rotarian's EMAIL ADDRESSES ARE NOT DISPLAYED IN ANY OF THE PUBLIC AREAS OF THE SITE. Each member chooses their own unique username & password combination, so they can log in to their Club/District section (as applicable)
NB - the picture below shows the full depth of a particular page - you would need to scoll down the home page to see all this!.
It is easy to use! Each club site can be administered by club members. No technical knowledge of web design is needed - anyone with a computer and Internet connection can easily maintain the site.
Clubs do not need to use all the facilities - pick and choose to suit your club; you may prefer to keep things simple to begin with.
Information supplied by the clubs can be displayed automatically on the district site - for example an event added to a club website can be displayed on the district site - if the district is using the system.
Each club has a contact form, which hides the destination email address. If no email address is entered by the club, the form isn't shown. Clubs can also choose the subject headings and destination addresses!
I have designed this for a number of reasons;
When launching this scheme for the start of Rotary Year 2005-06, two-thirds of Rotary Clubs did not have websites.
I would like to emphasise that use of the template is NOT compulsory - though I obviously hope there will be a significant number of clubs and districts who utilise them. One of the advantages of using such an integrated system is that new features can be designed and they are instantly available to every club or district. Information can flow from club to district and vice versa; the latest information about a particular project could be instantly available to clubs, without the need to go searching for it!
Another great advantage is that this is to the benefit of The Rotary Foundation! Clubs making use of the system (beyond keeping their meeting details accurate) are required to make an ANNUAL payment of £50 to The Rotary Foundation of The United Kingdom at Alcester. Such payments should come out of club fuunds, not money already raised for TRF. This cost is significantly less than other 'club site' templates available and all the funds go to our own charity. See the home page for the latest usage statistics and funds raised.
Rtn. Chris Sweeney