Information for Groups Considering Involvement
Reasons why 1 big Web
Page is Beneficial
Your Group will gain exposure to both
members and non-members in your city/town, province, country, in fact the
All Groups will share exposure to people
searching for information on one of the other groups example; someone searching
for information on Masonry, will also see the Eastern Star and the Shriners,
or people looking for information on Shriners, will also see the Eastern
Star and Masonry in general.
Site name easy to remember instead of
"personal.nbnet.nb.ca/eva" it could be "nbmf.org/glnb" or "www.nbmasonicfamily.org/glnb"
makes for easier access by all people.
Submission to the search programs for
the Internet of 1 site opposed to 130 sites, and gives ALL bodies a better
chance of being listed in a search of the Internet.
Allows for better promotion of Special
Events (ie. Advertising) ;
1) What's New
2) Press releases
3) Camp Good-time Reports
4) Archive of special interest articles,
toasts, speeches, etc.
5) Section for Masonic Renewal information
6) Electronic version of News Letters.
- Better coordination for event planning
by way of the on-line calendar to supplement the printed version, which is
easier to update as events are scheduled, and is viewable by all people who
can access the Internet. An electronic version of the Trestle Board. Calendar
selectable by year, by month, by day, and each item on that day can be selected
to give any/all details about the event. (i.e. meeting time changes)
- Private question and comment form to
allow specific question to be asked which may not be proper for a public forum.
(I.e. requests for information about how to become a member)
- Public guest book forum available without
advertising banners of other companies.
- Pictures of lodge/chapter rooms and pictures
of the buildings. Also maps to show how to find the building's. Applies to
people who would like to attend a meeting of another group, but don't because
they don't know how to find the building. These are printable for most all
people to carry with them on the way to the meeting.
- For people on the Internet with e-mail
access, it will allow for communications regarding - Notices of memorial services
- Monthly group notices normally sent via regular mail - Day before an event
e-mail reminders. Also group e-mail listing to send information to all members
in a specific lodge/chapter - in a specific District - in a geographic area
- all members of a group in the province - or all members in the province.
to NB Masonic Family Main Page
- Instead of costing a group $1000.00 for
a year to do such a project on their own, it will cost each group $25.00 per
year. Special startup donations will also be accepted. Invoices can be issued,
and cheques are to be made payable to NB Masonic Family Web Page.
or comments: Bro.
William (Bill) Millett