Keep those cards and letters comin’ in!
Here’s an exciting number: In the past 24 hours there have been 117 visits to the site! A question you might want to ask yourself: Did those visitors see your grange’s news and information?
All it takes is an email… please use the webmastermainestategrangeorg (webmastermainestategrangeorg) address or the “submit information” tab at the top of the site. Both have been tested and are working fine… remember to include all the details–including a person (with phone number or email address) to contact for more information.
I’ve added the “recently posted” section to the right above events because of the current volume of posts. This will allow folks a quick look at headlines. You can either click on the posts of interest or simply scroll down the page. I’ve also added a page for “Farmer’s Markets” since these seem to be an increasingly popular grange project.
If you visit the “documents” section and look at the program books page, you’ll discover I added the “Adopt a Platoon” information as a program book. If your committee is completing a special project that includes special information or forms you might consider sending along an information packet that can be posted. One of the bigger challenges we face with a website is keeping the information organized… this could help!
I attended Penobscot Pomona’s meeting last night (story coming about that) and was introduced as the “webmaster.” As I sat at the Steward’s Station and gazed at the photo of Oliver Kelley on the wall I couldn’t help but wonder what our forefathers would think of that title–not to mention some of the tools we have now. Would they consider this progress?
Speaking of progress, it feels like we’ve reached a stage where there won’t be too many major changes to the site for a while. That means we can concentrate on packing it with information and “tweaking” some of the organization and appearance.
Let me also remind you that if your grange has a website or Facebook page, send me the address… we’d love to link to it and give visitors a way to get to your most current information. With approximately 150 granges in the state… if each meets an average of once per month… that’s (wow!) nearly 2,000 grange meetings every year–plus Pomona meetings and special meetings! That’s lots of opportunities, but it’s also a lot to keep track of!
Hmmm… is that a contest idea? Who attended the most grange meetings in a month… year…?