Welcome to the new online home for the Engineers Club of Lincoln!!
Plenty of discussions have been had in the past about the Club's need to upgrade into a more modern online environment. Well, I'm proud to announce that day has finally come! I wanted to take a moment to inform our membership regarding the reasons for the change and what's new.
The reasons for the shift was to modernize our club's image, improve membership tracking, simplify event/member registration and payment, and provide an improved platform for updates; all with the hopes of expanding membership and improving the experience for existing members. I think the platform chosen satisfies these needs well. For those interested, we are utilizing an online tool, Wild Apricot, to manage and perform all of these duties. We do pay a fee to automate and simplify our administration of membership and event tracking, however it is minimal when compared to the time-savings provided to the volunteers who administrate the club. If anyone would like me to explain the cost breakdown further, I can do it simply, please reach out. An additional benefit we realized is it offers a consistent platform to our rotating leadership team. In my experience, this will greatly simplify the ability for leaders to enter their position and focus on the key impacts that will benefit the organization.
There isn't a ton of content on the new website yet, but I welcome you to explore what we have been able to update. There are plenty of more features that will be added in the coming weeks and months, so stay tuned for updates. I think all of our members (and guests) should explore the "Our Programs" page to remind each of us the benefits this organization provides to the City of Lincoln. The key focus in the short-term will be the Event Registration. Hopefully it's fairly self-explanatory, but I may post an instructional blog post to help walk users through it.
I think I'll continue to explore the new found function to post to this page. So if there are any topics related to how to use this site, or features that would be great to have, please contact our group's email and we'll do our best to address them through this section. We'll see if we can send out an email....but I'm not a fan of long emails, so hopefully we can just point here for solutions.
Thanks Everyone. Looking forward to serving you in this year's new adventures.
-Ross Barron, Club President 2020
"too long, didn't read" - Brandon