Topics

online membership renewal


watersprite
 

It's a work in progress, but you can now renew your Sound Rowers membership online! You can pay with PayPal or credit card. I think this should make payment easier for members to renew, and much easier for us to track and process.


http://soundrowers.org/wp/home/membership/


Try it out!

-Traci/Webmaster



Reivers Dustin
 

I would be curious to see a column showing "member since".  Although some members might not want this.  It might be awkward to have a been a member of SR longer than your declared age.  There's a few who were just babies when they first joined.  Except I think Steve B. and Shane B. were actually never babies.  They were grumpy old men when they were born.  Kind of a Benjamin Button thing.  

rd


waterbornewarrior
 

It would be fun, but we just don't have the data.  People could submit it, but we have a hard enough time getting other more important info that we want!  Shane would probably lobby for a column showing races attended / completed / won!

Funny enough, managing membership for several years, I've noticed that a lot of people skip years and then come back.  For example, was a member in 2011 and 2012, skipped 2013 and 2014, back in 2015.  (Probably that Peace Corps stint in Uganda, eh?!)  I think online membership payment will help with renewals, and already many folks have used it.

Don


Steve Bennett
 

Nyahh Don,

 This is a good little idea, fun, informative, community building.  Who of us really cares if it's accurate? or really about "membership. "  Just include it as a column labeled, say "SR Racer since . . ." The member will enter whatever four keystrokes he wishes which, if anyone wants to dispute for whatever ridiculous reason ,the truth can be proven by a perusal of our 35 years of results. (Shane B. might punch in his SR race total, if he wished, but I wouldn't give him a whole column!)

No hassle for the tech people, fun info about our community, show  of pride for our elders, what's not to like here?

Steve



On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 8:41 AM, surfski@... [SoundRowers] <SoundRowers@...> wrote:
 

It would be fun, but we just don't have the data.  People could submit it, but we have a hard enough time getting other more important info that we want!  Shane would probably lobby for a column showing races attended / completed / won!


Funny enough, managing membership for several years, I've noticed that a lot of people skip years and then come back.  For example, was a member in 2011 and 2012, skipped 2013 and 2014, back in 2015.  (Probably that Peace Corps stint in Uganda, eh?!)  I think online membership payment will help with renewals, and already many folks have used it.

Don



waterbornewarrior
 

Steve:  Totally agreed on fun, informative, community building.  Like Whose Line Is It Anyway, "the show where everything's made up and the points don't matter."  Disagreed on hassle for the tech people.  But we're volunteers, and why volunteer unless you enjoy being hassled?  I added a column to the roster, and for now people can send me their date. (to surfski@...)  We'll have to figure out how to collect it during the renewal process.

Don 


Steve Bennett
 

Don,

I just figured renewing members could type it in their own date on the renewal page - and that once you set up the "Racer Since. . "  entry widget there would be no need for further involvement by the techs.   No renewal; no bragging rights.  I sure wouldn't want to see you fielding every such entry "by hand."

But I think it is pretty great that you thought Reivers' idea worthy enough that you would offer to do so. Thank you for that, and for your service to this club. 

And thank you Reivers for your sweet idea and your sweet commentary,

Benjamin Button

On Sun, Jan 31, 2016 at 10:14 AM, surfski@... [SoundRowers] <SoundRowers@...> wrote:
 

Steve:  Totally agreed on fun, informative, community building.  Like Whose Line Is It Anyway, "the show where everything's made up and the points don't matter."  Disagreed on hassle for the tech people.  But we're volunteers, and why volunteer unless you enjoy being hassled?  I added a column to the roster, and for now people can send me their date. (to surfski@...)  We'll have to figure out how to collect it during the renewal process.


Don