How the club communicates with members

posted 27 Jun 2012, 08:12 by Admin WWCC   [ updated 3 Jul 2012, 08:05 ]
The club has three basic methods of communication: website, Facebook group and email circulations. 

The Facebook group has proved popular and the majority of club members have joined it. However, it has created a situation where some content gets duplicated (on Facebook and the website). Also it means that members have two places to check to see what's happening and I have two places to update.

To simplify the whole process I am discontinuing my monthly news updates (on the website) to rely on Facebook as the place where we can all catch up on other members' news. It also means that club members can simply post event reports and results straight on to Facebook instead of sending them to me and me posting them on the website.

At the moment only group members (as opposed to club members) can access the Facebook group. If we are going to rely on it as the main news source, I need to make it more accessible to all club members. This means changing the group setting from "closed" to "open". With both settings anyone can see the group and who's in it - the thing that changes is that "open" means anyone can also read posts. Arguably, it's good to make the posts public anyway as it's a way of promoting the club.

This is how I see the different roles of each communication method ..

Website

This is the method that "the club" uses to communicate with members and it's often the way people find our about the club in the first place. 

Facebook group

This is where club members can share and communicate with each other. Please remember that the views expressed in the group by individuals do not necessarily reflect those of the club.

Email circulations

The best way to communicate when it's something important as members can read it straight from their inboxes.

Note: the club's mailing list is set up as a Google Apps group and only designated club officers can send mail to members via the group.
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