New Website – Delayed Launch
Many of you (I hope) anxiously await the new website. Our launch has been delayed so that our wonderful office staff can focus on the Shark Worlds – a major event here at The NYC. We hope to go live some time towards the end of September! Here’s a sneak preview.
Canadian Anti-Spam Law and The NYC
In the last few months, particularly in June you probably received dozens of emails from various companies asking for consent to keep emailing you. The basics of what’s happening is this: As of July 1 this year, individuals, companies and organizations can only send commercial electronic messages (CEMs) to people who’ve given explicit or implied consent. CEMs include The NYC’s Weekly Event Updates and monthly Newsletter. You all fall under implied consent because you’ve done business with The NYC in the last year being that anyone on this list is a current member.
However, by July 1, 2015 restrictions will become even tighter and implied consent will no longer be good enough. Before that date we will be sending requests for explicit consent. Once the new website is up we will send something that requires a single click.
We’ll send it several times to make sure we catch everyone. Don’t miss out on all the news and events next summer by not giving consent. Watch for that starting next month!
Online Crew Bank
This year marked a huge leap forward for the club with the advent of the online crew bank. Its fearless / genius inventor Jeff Schwartz – as all great application developers do – will keep improving his product. Jeff will be seeking further feedback from users and working on version 2.0 over the winter. We want to thank Jeff for all his efforts, plus his committee and their excellent communications. We also thank members for their patience and feedback, which will help Jeff make it even better for next year!
by Faith Seekings