Well, it's been a long time coming. Our old website served us well for many years, however technology is always changing and to stay current we need to embrace these new technologies.
One of the great challenges we've had since I joined the board is managing membership. Yes, you could join online, however everything had to be copied over to a complex spreadsheet that had a lot of manual overhead. Behind this new website is membership software that will automate much of this work and give your own profile and the membership directory (of those members who wish to share information).
We also spent a good amount of time redesigning the site to make navigation simpler while making sure we ported old content over as well. Over time we will keep refining the new website as we are now able to make edits directly without help of a dedicated website professional. Exiting, right?
You will also be able to see a full list of ALL HBC events from one page instead of having to navigate through programs, field trips, and workshops. Easy peasy. Of course, we did keep the ability to see events within those categories, but we want everyone to see what we offer. Completely.
That is all for now. We welcome your feedback and suggestions as we take this next step in the club's digital evolution.
Thanks for being a member (and if you aren't, now's the time to get onboard!)