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  • 02 Jan 2018 9:48 AM
    Reply # 5655870 on 5654122
    Dave Cason (Administrator)

    Hi Harry,


    Oh god yea - yer preaching to the choir here !  But we DO have a couple of new guys working on the site and I know they're going to make it great.

    There was some talk of going to a new provider but surprisingly enough this Wild Apricot site gives us the best bang for the buck and it really is feature rich, we just need to re-org the site and make it so you don't have to HUNT for info.


    Sorry for being a dumb ass and not having the dates in there, that's on me so you are free to abuse me till I cry for that one!


    As for our budgets and spending, no, we're not getting a man lift.  (cool as it is)  Well we could and then run a xmas light service  but that still sounds like work .... I hate that stuff ......  So no !  :-)

    I'm working with Stephane to nail down EXACTLY where we are with our money and what belongs to what account and then confirm all of that with the AGLC.   Once I know what money is where, why its in that account or its statues in the first place, and then how we are allowed to spend it, we'll make sure that gets out to everyone.   Again though, if you know of a cool project or something the club could use - present  a project and pitch it.


    For a newbie it's amazing how much email and stuff I now get on CARA things every day and also how slowly things actually move!  (grin)  But to be fair we're all volunteers here so all the projects and stuff only get a time slice of our days .....  I'm still learning and discovering about ALL the different projects that we actually have running  ..... holy crap !


  • 02 Jan 2018 9:37 AM
    Reply # 5655837 on 5654122
    Ken Oelke (Administrator)

    The CARA Executive is well aware of the 'unfriendly' look of our Website. It is currently under review, but it will take some time to make it more user friendly. Our guru is Pat Spencer, VE6PDS, who offered as a volunteer, to try to make our Website better to nagivate.

  • 02 Jan 2018 9:37 AM
    Reply # 5655836 on 5654122

    Anyone taken the time to rattle around in our website?  There are number of various issues with how and where things are in the website.  Go on a hunt and you will find things like Gord's attempt to make a help forum or Rob's work at cataloguing the equipment.  The website really is a scattered as people had mentioned at several meetings.  Did we strike a committee for the website?

  • 02 Jan 2018 9:26 AM
    Reply # 5655809 on 5654122

    I figured out where the calendar lives and in fact you can see it logged in or not.  The three bars up there on the far right second blue bar is where get involved is and that leads to event calendar.  Maybe I'm not that computer savy as I thought but does this seem user friendly to everyone else?

  • 02 Jan 2018 9:15 AM
    Reply # 5655785 on 5654122

    I tried the suggestion and from all the drop down menus nothing leads you when logged in to a calendar.  I did eventually find the calendar buried under home -get involved.  Once I had the location from doing a search I tried the path it shows but it leads nowhere.  Might be an idea to make the web site a little less complex for simple things like a club event calendar.  Maybe I'm just missing something but the process to search for basic club info is not basic at all.  For those who are like me here is the link.

  • 02 Jan 2018 8:47 AM
    Reply # 5655741 on 5654122
    Stephane Raimbault (Administrator)

    Hi Harry,

    The Casino is March 8th and 9th.  It is in the members event calendar (the event can only be seen by members if you are logged in to the site).

    I believe Dave needs to submit the volunteer names to the AGLC very soon.  If anyone is considering volunteering, I would urge you to confirm with Dave as soon as possible.

    Thank you all and I look forward to providing an update regarding our previous casino funds at the next general meeting.

    Thank you,


  • 01 Jan 2018 9:53 AM
    Reply # 5654600 on 5654122

    I searched our website but can't locate a calendar of activities.  Do we have a date for the Casino?

  • 01 Jan 2018 9:48 AM
    Reply # 5654597 on 5654122

    Wait a minute you said the W word and it wasn't Warden.  Your slipping buddy.

    We only lose our operating budget funds which is about 7K divided over two years so $3500 per.  The rest goes into a wish list fund for things like a 125ft manlift truck that no one can drive or operate which would cost $125K.  

    I'm sure the club will fill the roles it's just a little early yet.  Maybe this is what happens when the club has significant amounts of money and it's allocated to projects then they can't figure out more projects for the next pot of money.

  • 31 Dec 2017 12:28 PM
    Message # 5654122
    Dave Cason (Administrator)

    Hi Gang,   

    Well we're still not completely booked up for casino positions and we only have about 6 days left before we have to have the application in.

    Here are the positions still open so if you have a spare evening or day - please try to help out.  As you can see we need about 20 people or less if you do more than one shift.  

    I hope we get enough people to sign up or we might have to cancel it, that would be crazy since this event is our only fund raising activity we do.  If  it gets canceled it would result in us losing over $60,000. (sixty thousand dollars) !!   It's how we fund every single project the club does and bought all of our equipment and gear.

    Also, if you have any family or friends  who want to sit around and chat and get a fantastic free meal as well,  please let us know and we can put them down for a shift - I shanghai'ed the wife !  They don't have to be a member to help out!  

    The count room shifts are also a lot shorter then the regular positions as well and you don't need to be there till 11:00 PM so they're done pretty quick.

    Day 1              MORNING SHIFT                 Thurs Day – 11:00AM - 7:30 PM     

    General Manager:                   Dave Cason                                      

    Banker:                                             1               

    Cashier 1:                                         2

    Cashier 2:                                         3

    Chip Runner 1:                        Jack Whiteside           

    Chip Runner 2:                        Wilson Loree


    Day 1              EVENING SHIFT                Thurs Night – 6:45 PM - CLOSE

    General Manager:                 Dave Cason                

    Banker:                                    Ian Drummond           

    Cashier 1:                                Don Lloyd                 

    Cashier 2:                                      4

    Chip Runner 1:                             5

    Chip Runner 2:                             6

    Day 1              EVENING COUNT              Thurs Night – 11:00 PM - CLOSE

    Count Room Super:                Dale Olson                 

    Count Room:                            Mike Ross                  

    Count Room:                               7

    Count Room:                               8

    Count Room:                               9

    Count Room:                             10

    Count Room:                             11


    Day 2              MORNING SHIFT               Friday Day – 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM

    General Manager:                Dave Cason                            

    Banker:                                     12

    Cashier 1:                                Jim Weisert                

    Cashier 2:                                 13

    Chip Runner 1:                      Wilson Loree                         

    Chip Runner 2:                      Blair Becker          


    Day 2              EVENING SHIFT                  Friday Night – 6:45 PM - CLOSE

    General Manager:                Dave Cason                

    Banker:                                   Ian Drummond           

    Cashier 1:                               Don Lloyd                 

    Cashier 2:                                  14

    Chip Runner 1:                    Bobbi Jo Johnson       

    Chip Runner 2:                          15

    Day 2              EVENING COUNT                Friday Night – 11:00 PM - CLOSE

    Count Room Super:              Dale Olson                             

    Count Room:                          Mike Ross                  

    Count Room:                           16

    Count Room:                           17

    Count Room:                           18

    Count Room:                           19

    Count Room:                           20  


    If you have any questions please feel free to give me a shout at home at 282 2186 or my cell phone at 540 9041 or just email me at


    Dave Cason

    Last modified: 31 Dec 2017 12:30 PM | Dave Cason (Administrator)
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