Not sure if Sensei mentioned this last night as I wasn't there but that is the point of this news update. Since being forced to stop Wednesday practice due to medical reasons I have not always been able to keep up with the regular goings on. I feel this disconnect is detrimental to the club, in particular there have been quite a few tournaments and events the club has participated in that have gone unreported and uncelebrated here.
Everyone taking part in those events will have been praised for their efforts on return to the dojo or through the Facebook group. The greater concern is that the website is often the first port of call for prospective new members and if there are no records of the club taking part in competitions, succeeding at gradings or being active then there will be little incentive for people to join. At worse folk may even believe the club has ceased to exist and not bother investigating further.
Therefore, I am hoping there is a current member or members of the club who would like to volunteer to help with the news reporting. This can either be by forwarding information to me about what's going on and I can add it to the blog or by providing me with their email address so I can give direct access to the blog to update as you wish.
The choice is yours, ideally it will be someone who is attending regularly, confident in writing, computer literate enough not to be afraid of the blog/email and be online enough to provide updates as and when needed. You can be as active as you like but the bare minimum would be to report all those things that need reporting - seminars, competitions, gradings, visitors. Essentially what I've been doing up to this point, so you can see how regular that is. I'll still be available to help out but as a club we need someone to step up and either be the new voice on the website or the new reporter to feed me the information to share on the blog.
Thanks for your help.