First and foremost: Happy New Year ! I hope 2022 brings you and your boys all good things.
I have several things all related to the ClubExpress/ LWVUS relationship to run by you.
Below is an email that I propose to send to all of the Leagues in Colorado. Please look it over and make sure I’m making sense, not stepping on toes, and so on. Then, please tell me which email lists will get it to the most likely people. ?? Presidents??
Because the Connector is becoming a reality, the State Office will be affected. The project is rolling out in slow motion, so there should be no sudden surprises. However, I still need to work with your office, Adams County, Montezuma County, the San Luis Valley, and anyone else whose records are in the State database. Those membership records will have to be maintained on the State Office site. We have some time, but eventually, the information from the State Office site will be used to update the National Roster. So, any manual changes made by the State Office or the Local Leagues will be over-ridden by the automatic updates from the State Office database.
If you know to whom in the Local Leagues I should be speaking, please let me know. Otherwise, I’ll keep flailing around trying to find someone.
I urge you and/ or your staff to “join” the Roundtable: https://lwvce.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=0&club_id=575273 There is no cost, and the site is packed with information. Various users groups from all over the country are sharing tips and strategies about webpage design, communications tools, membership management, and so on.
I also urge you and/ or your staff to attend the next Roundtable meeting (Thursday, 13Jan2022): Join the group and register for the meeting.
Also, Tom Gardiner (Indiana; firstname.lastname@example.org) and Joyce LeBombard (Texas; email@example.com) are talking about getting together with State-level ClubExpress users to exchange ideas about the different role that State Leagues have versus Local Leagues. If you’d like to be included in their early-days, coffee-break discussions, please contact them.