by "Webmaster", Scott Anderson
The possibilities of the internet are infinite. The Web lets you deliver direct messages to your desired audience and then helps you develop relationships with those individuals. With so many sites catering to specific interests, odds are good you'll find a site that closely matches your interests. It is a perfect medium for the club to build our membership and also provides a venue to share information with our members and other clubs, as well.
Since the last issue of Driveline, the club website (www.chicagolandmgclub.com) has gone "live". I have tried to include an element of design and ease of navigation for anyone viewing our website. It is separated into categories including: MG History, a web version of the Driveline, a Calendar of Events, a Photos page, Members section, and Tech Tips. Soon to be added is a section for Event Results to be updated after each driving event, and an "E-mail Address book" for members. Please be sure to visit the What's New section. I will be updating this page as items are added and important announcements are made.
Club members are also invited to get their own MG Club email address. There is a one time setup fee of $10 for each account and instructions are printed in the members section. If anyone is interested please contact me.
I have established a useful page of MG related websites that you can link to. I have also contacted several of the sites to link to our club's site as well. For the first month we have averaged 80 visitors per day. As time goes by we should see that number grow. One important thing to remember-it is not enough to have a presence on the Internet, you also need to create awareness as well. I have registered the site with several Search engines, but every little bit helps. Tell your friends who you think might be interested. If you know of any websites that would provide our club a link give them our address. If you know of any useful web pages we should add to our links, please send them to me.
I hope everyone with computer access gets a chance to visit the club's web page. Please feel free to phone or e-mail me with any other comments or questions regarding the site.
Special thanks to Kelvin Palmer and Ann Snyder for all their help to get the site this far.