Website & Social Media
Chairman Rachel Hughes Contact details: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone posting information to a website or social media on behalf of a WI has a big responsibility to all the members of that WI
It takes 20 years to build up a reputation and five minutes to ruin it (Warren Buffet)
In view of the recent publicity about WIs and WI members in social media and in newspaper reports we enclose some notes which contain some information you might find useful. (by kind permission of Michelmores Solicitors)
Don’t reproduce anyone else’s information or photographs without permission – remember copyright
Check information is correct before posting it online
Make sure your information is up to date. Protect your members and their data.
Capture the data from your members so that they can access MyWI, so that you can update the MCS and so you have it on file that they agree to you using their photographs online. Below is an idea of the information you need to collect from members. Keep onfile in a secure place. Do not share the information with anyone.
To access the new MyWI website built by NFWI for members’ exclusive use you must be on the MCS as a paid up member – check with your MCS rep or ring the office 01244 347462 or email: email@example.com
You must also have an email address on the MCS as this is the way you will be sent your login details.
Here are the notes for getting access to the new website:
Information (click on this link to read further information)
During the recent Officers’ Forums the subject of ICE (In case of Emergency) was brought to the attention of members.
Members are advised that they should have an ICE number on their mobile telephones under Contacts. Simply add the number of the person who should be contacted in emergency if anything happens to you. The Emergency Services will automatically look on your telephone to determine if there is an emergency contact.
More information on how to set up ICE can be found on this link Setting up ICE
There was an amazing turnout with a full house this afternoon and again this evening to listen to Sue Flannery and her team from Cyberfrog Design at WI House.
Sue and Rachel have shared their memories of the day
Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to see more messages from members about the sessions
Very many thanks to Sue and her team from Cyberfrog and to the ‘Trustee’ team who made these sessions such a success and so enjoyable for everyone. I was really sorry not to be there with you in person due to an operation on my knee but I followed the day on social media and was there in spirit 😉 The ingredients for your ‘cupcakes’ are here in my kitchen!! I am sure you enjoyed the biscuits but thought you might like to have a go at one of the recipes I was going to make for you. Look forward to chatting to you all on Social Media
WITea Social Media Evening, WI House Chester. 29 September
The speaker for the evening was Sue Flannery, Director of Cyberfrog Design, Webhosts and web builders of the CFWI website
Sue was a brilliant speaker and the members enjoyed an evening of chat, lots of information and cake. Learning about using social media to communicate and promote your WI to members and non-members in the community
Sue will give talks on social media. Get in touch if you would like further information. Rachel Hughes
Quote of the evening from Sue:
If your WI does not have an internet presence it is Invisible to your members and potential new members.
So do take up the offer of an information page for your WI. This is free of charge. Email me with the details of which member of your WI would like to edit the page for your WI. Rachel Hughes
Guidelines for using social media, website protocols and data protection. Click here User Protocols for Social Media websites and emails to open the document
Keep Yourself Safe Online
This Link contains advice for helping you to protect yourself when using the internet
Jennie Williams from Titan, the North West division of Action Fraud was our morning speaker at Winsford and gave members lots of helpful tips for keeping ourselves safe online
If your WI would like courses in any of the office suite computer courses or courses on basic computer and tablet use or webediting. Email your web editor, Rachel Hughes if you would like a course arranging for your WI. The courses can be run at WI House, Chester, using the computer suite in the house. Costs for the course will be £5 per person for each 2 hour session. A maximum of 6 people per course so that each student can have one to one tuition Here are notes for using Excel Excel Notes (pdf)
This is your website. Forward any news items, information or events to the office if you want them to be considered for adding to the website. If you would like your own WI webpage for your WI on this website, email the web editor, Rachel Hughes, and she will orgainse for you to have your own dedicated page, give one of the members of your WI web editor access so you can add your own information and photographs to your page and send your notes to help you to find your way around the web editing instructions.
This webpage is free of charge
Suggestions for promoting your WI:
Right click on the image and save to your computer
Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment is the NFWI online learning site
Web link to the MOODLE
Step by step notes to setting yourself up on the MOODLE (click on the link below)
The Membership Communication System (MCS2) is a database of WI members’ names, addresses, email and telephone numbers as well as positions within the WI and interests. Each WI has its own MCS Rep with secure access (via unique user name and password) to enable members’ details to be added, amended or deleted as necessary. The MCS2 is primarily used to send out WI Life magazine to members as well as welcome packs to all new members, from both NFWI and CFWI. It also provides valuable information about the current membership on which future plans may be based. The MCS co-ordinator for CFWI is Valerie Ingram and both she, and the staff at WI House in Chester (01244 347462), are available to help with any queries. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For MCS Reps, Presidents and Treasurers: Please check that details for every WI and member are up-to-date – that is that all current members are listed and all past members have been removed from the database. Please note that it is now possible to tick a subscription paid box. Step-by-step guides for the upgraded system (MCS2) are available on the WI Moodle and the MCS2 itself, both on the NFWI website or by clicking on the links on this page
We are running some MCS ‘Drop-in’ sessions around the county during April & May. Contact Val Ingram if you would like to come along to one – details with your secretary.
If you want help setting up a Facebook Page click on the link below
Click on this link to information for Treasurers
There is lots of information for WI committee members and officers available on the MOODLE. Click on the link above to find some of the essential information you may need to refer to.