New aauwnc.org is launched

Welcome to the new AAUW NC web site!

This site combines features of the two previous sites:

  • www.aauwnc.org – our site since about 2000, with the history of previous meetings, information on the branches, our document library, and more
  • news.aauwnc.org – the “blog,” where we post updates for our members, public policy announcements, news about the branches, info on STEM issues, and still more

You’ll see that the home page has combined the two sites — the main “content well” has general information that will change, but slowly. The right sidebar should look like the sidebar from news.aauwnc.org — with headlines from aauw.org, the login section, and other key links.

The main navigation bar (in red near the top) has the old menu items except for “About”. I’ll be working with the state leaders to flesh out that section of this new site. There’s a new “subnavigation” menu — Join/Contribute/Member Center/Help. Check out Help to find a suggested way to keep track of your login information. The Member Center is where you will find the current state/branch officer directory — there’s a login/password for that, but we all share the same credentials.

Other new features include a search option (see the upper right) and a better way to display the news from branches that are making regular use of the system (e.g. Jacksonville and Wilmington). There are a few goodies that have yet to be implemented — stay posted!

In general, we’ve moved to this system for two major reasons:

  • The system lets everyone who’s willing to figure out a new system post news to AAUW NC.  Several board members posted notes before our fall meeting — if they can do it, you probably can, too. So if you have information you’d like to share, look for the “how to post to this system” link in the lower right. Contact Nancy if you’d like to set things up for your branch the way jacksonville.aauwnc.org and wilmington.aauwnc.org are working.
  • The system makes it possible for those who are interested in our information to “subscribe” to it — through e-mail or other “feed readers.” If their e-mail address changes, or their spam filter decides to block our posts, they can still get the information. If this sounds intriguing, check out the article “More on using RSS“.

Let Nancy know if there are any broken links or if you have suggestions for the new site – it’s still a work in progress and your participation will only improve it!