I would like to start by thanking all the amazing people at SilkStart Technologies that helped us get to this point. This was all new ground for us and some of it for you. Launching a multi-level membership platform is not new but like all things snowmobilers just do it a little different. So adapting their technology and our processes to find middle ground has taken a lot of patience. I can say finding and working with a BC based company was amazing and the immediate support we have received to date has made this much easier.
So what does all this mean to our clubs and members?
Well for our clubs it means that they can now offer an online method for their members to join and renew their memberships. It allows the club to streamline their paper processing and focus more volunteer hours doing the important work of keeping their club thriving. It offers them a front facing website for them to be able to share their activities, events, meetings, and news with the rest of us. It also provides them with assorted reports to streamline their bookkeeping, an email suite to use for club communications and the ability to keep all of their members in one place. Finally, it eliminates the need for paper to travel back and forth between the clubs and the BCSF office and the lag that some members have experienced.
For the members it means that you have one more option to support your local club. You will still be able to buy on paper directly from your club or you can embrace the new technology and go digital with us. If you choose to go digital you will be able to login to your club’s website and update your communication preferences, your contact information, participate in members only forums, and keep up to date on what your club is doing. Any way you join you will now receive a personalized member card, decal and welcome package directly mailed to you with a great bunch of member benefits from our partners such as Capri Insurance, Best Western Sicamous, BMO Mastercard, etc. For a full list of member benefits please go to www.bcsf.org/benefits
Please have some patience as we all learn something new this season and grow together.