• Winner: WINNER
  • Date: 1/30/2020
  • Rotary Year: 2019-2020
  • Award Category: Club Web Site
  • Club NameChatham
  • Member First NamePhil
  • Address: 
    25 Lanier Avenue
    Chatham, VA 24531
    United States View on Map
  • Email: Phil@outstaffing.com
  • Brief Description: 
    We realized our website was outdated, and wasn't helping us with New Member recruitment. We had to tell the public what the Chatham Rotary Club was all about. The new site had to address the scope and achievements of our club to the general public, as well as supporting the needs of our members and potential members. Therefore, the new site was developed with two distinct sections.

    PUBLIC-FACING WEBSITE: Our club wanted to create a new website with a more contemporary "public image" to let the general public know what our Rotary Club is all about. It had to have a fresh, modern look that was very visually appealing and easily navigable. In addition, we wanted to promote our club sponsors as well. There are so many aspects of Rotary that the general public are unaware of, and we wanted a site that makes the visitor want to find out more.

    MEMBER-FACING WEBSITE: Members needed a "one-stop shop" of information, training materials and club maintenance, i.e. make-up meetings, committee meeting attendance, etc.  New members need to understand how the club operates (New Member Orientation) and find out about the club structure, finances, expectations as well as other questions they may have such as "how can I play a role? where are the handbooks? what projects can I participate in?"

    Our objective was a site that would meet the needs of the public, new members as well as veteran members. Our club is excited to be able to present what we feel is a "state of the art" site that can be updated easily to keep information current!
  • Participation of Club Members: 
    The PR Committee presented the members with the idea of establishing a new website site last year, and developed an outline of what the site would present...,predominantly project showcasing, aesthetics, a member back-end and ease of site navigation. It was agreed that it was imperative to give the public information about what we do as a club pertaining to the community and surrounding areas, how we support our local youth, and participate in international projects. Members agreed that we should highlight every project's importance, whether local or international. Furthermore we need to be able to easily add to the site as new projects, materials and training comes along. Each club member that participated in a project was asked to submit a few sentences about a particular project. The club agreed to have a volunteer create the site and have it overseen by Project Committee members and PR Committee members. We had almost 100% participation in information gathering and review.
  • Resulting Benefits: 
    The result of our work is a new website with the capabilities of extension and growth that will continue to be fresh for the public and current with our members. We look forward to continuing this website project, as we involve our club in new projects, new information and new outreach.

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    Our Club website is http://www.chathamrotaryclub.com
    The member login is password protected with the following password: crc24531
  • Additional Material or Information #1: 
    Our Club website is http://www.chathamrotaryclub.com
    The member login is password protected with the following password: crc24531