The free web hosting provider that the Clermont Garden Club used for their web site was eliminating all their free accounts and attempting to move them to a paid plan. The problem with the paid plan is that it didn’t add much value to their hosting experience. The interface was confusing, outdated and did not offer much in the way of customization.
The Garden Club needed a forum in which to post news and updates to its members, encourage new members to register and also to advertise their room rental space. We built a WordPress site to meet their needs.
Since they are a non-profit member organization, the rental and membership chairmen change periodically. Therefore we decided that it would be advantageous to create club email addresses that can be forwarded to their respective chairman and board members.
We created a free Google Apps account for the Club and activated the email and calendar features. The Apps email feature allows us to create an email address for every chairperson and easily forward those emails to the proper people. When each position comes up for re-election/appointment, it is an easy change to forward those accounts to the new office-holders.
The Google Apps Calendar also allows the Club to post events and meetings on an easy to read and update calendar.
Technology: WordPress, Google Apps