Web site “ins” and “outs”

One of the most frustrating things about the web (especially for those of us who are “digital immigrants”)  is that things are always changing!  This drives most of us just a bit crazy!  Even when the changes on a web site like this one include big improvements, there are 2people computerthings about the changes that can inspire a few words I won’t repeat here!

Some of the changes on this web site are indeed big improvements that most regular visitors to the site like a lot!  But it does take a while to get used to certain changes, like the new ways to find the things you want to find.

There is one change on our web site that is probably not an improvement for many of us .. we no longer put any information on the web site that can identify a person’s location or contact information.  This is because information like this that is on the web is used by some shady folks around the world to send out spam email, and location information (like personal addresses or phone numbers) can be used to harm someone.  And, since we are a group of women, it is prudent to keep this kind of information off the web.  Our web site is not just for our members … it is open to the whole world!

So the problem is this .. if you want to register for an outing and you need to send a check to the outing host, where do you find her address?  It is not on the web site!  So where is it? Here are the answers!!

  1. The current address for outing hosts is published in the monthly newsletter .. so when you get the newsletter, save it to your computer just in case you need this kind of detail!
  2. We are asking outing leaders to send their current mailing address in an message to the chapter email list. In addition, if an outing host agrees, we will put her mailing address on the downloadable registration form for her outing, but not all hosts are willing to have this exposure to the general public.
  3. Our chapter directory has most people’s addresses.
  4. You can use the contact form that is on every outing information page on this site; this form goes to the outing host so you can ask for her address.  If you are not a member of FreeWheelers and you are a woman who wants to attend an outing as a guest or a member of another RVW chapter, you won’t have access to the first 3 options. So use this option to get the mailing address!

The best of these options are the first two … these will provide the most current and accurate information about someone’s mailing address.  But #3 and #4 are OK if the first 2 fail!

Finally, if all else fails, there is the general contact form for the chapter if you just don’t know where to go to find what you need!  Click on the “contact” link that is on the main menu of every page on this site, and fill out the form to reach us.  Someone will answer, usually within 48 hours, to point you in the right direction!

 

Registration forms now available for June and July outings!

You can now register for the outings coming up in June and July!  It is easy to get to the online registration forms, and the outing information .. just look at the list of “upcoming outings” in the right sidebar on this and other pages on this site!

You will notice that we are encouraging you to use the online registration forms if at all magicwandpossible!  Each outing has its own form that goes directly to the outing host!  It is like a magic wand .. you type in your information, click the magic “submit” button, and your hosts receive an instant automatic record of your registration!

Many outing hosts are also accepting Paypal payments .. if this is the case this option will appear on the registration information and the form.

Of course we still have the paper forms available, but ask that you use the downloadable form that is set up for each outing .. please do not use old form or forms for other outings. You will see slink to download the paper form on the “registration” page for each outing!

If the outing host is collecting the camping fees for her outing, you will need to send her a check by mail; all of the addresses are listed in the member directory and in the current chapter newsletter!  If you do not have access to these, use the outing contact form on the information page for each outing.

Questions? Fill out the main Contact Form  — just click the “contact” link on the main menu in the top banner above!

A virtual caravan: Follow this blog!

If you are a member of FreeWheelers, another chapter of RVW, or are just interested in learning more about women and the RVing life-style, consider joining our “blog caravan”! caravan2 It is easy to do!  Just look for the link to “follow this blog” near the top of the right sidebar, click the link, and enter your email address!  Once you “follow” the blog you will get an email message every time someone posts on this blog.

We are developing a team of women in our chapter to share information, news, stories and news that can provide a bit of a glimpse into the “inside scoop” about RVing for women!  And best of all, you can respond to things we post here, ask questions, and give us suggestions for topics you want us to write about!  Just leave comment at the end of our posts.

So join our virtual caravan!  Follow our blog, and then take the lead by contributing your comments!  We would love to hear from you!