Regarding this change, when I first implement it members whose expiry date has passed but who are marked as “Verified” will be marked as expired automatically. This will currently affect Karen Dransfield and J. Berit Bolstad I think. Do we want to handle these expiries manually before I put this in place? We probably also want this to automatically send the users an email letting them know their membership has expired and how to renew it.[/quote]
Thank you for all your work Ryan. I am sure this will make using the database much easier.
I can confirm that Karen’s membership expired and she was sent an email asking her to rejoin on 26 Sept 2010. I must have missed her when I updated the database. This is one of the problems with having the membership listed in two locations.
I have checked my records and J. Berid Bolstad should still be a current member - my guess is that I made a data entry error when inputting her membership, as the date was correct only the year was wrong. Thank you for noticing this, and I have corrected it now.
I do have a template I use when sending out emails reminding people that their membership is expired/expiring. I have included it below. I usually just add their name and the expiry date manually. And automatic email would be very efficient. I am happy for input on wording if people have suggestions.
Thank you for your continued support of NZLARPS. Your membership to nzLARPS expired on
Being a member of NZLARPS has many benefits. The discounts in particular add up very quickly; you’ll make your membership fee back within a few games and then start making savings.
• Discounts on larps
• 20% discount on Paddywhack products
• Access to members-only events
• News about upcoming events
• Voting each year for a new society committee
• If you want to run larps, we’ll fund and help you
Membership is only $20, or $15 for full-time students and community services card holders. Memberships last for a year from the date of joining.
If you would like to rejoin please make payment to:
Account name: NZLARPS
Bank: BNZ 262 Queen St
Reference: your name (Surname, initial).
Please also update your details in the NZLARPS database nzlarps.org/database.php
Thank you for supporting larp in New Zealand.
National Secretary, NZLARPS[/quote]