THE SKI CLUB OF WASHINGTON, DC
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On the new website, your email address is now your Membership ID. This is a significant change, but also important, as so much of our member communications, payment transactions, and event registration uses automated emails as a key functional element. Unfortunately, over 100 of our members currently show an email address of "NONE@DOMAIN.COM. For conversion purposes, we have changed these email addresses as follows: if the member name is John Doe, we changed the email address on the new website to "JDOE@DOMAIN.COM". This temporary adjustment will allow these members to log in to the new website, but it is still not a valid email address, and so we will not be able to send any emails to those members, and those members will also not be able to register online for any events or trips. The recommended procedure is for those members to log in to the new website, then change the email address in their Profile to one that is valid, and that we can use for communication purposes. ALSO, some couples with Family memberships have registered the same email address for both members. If this is the case, it may be difficult for both members to register for an event.
Your existing website passwords were migrated to the new website. If for some reason your password does not work, try the default of "scwdc".
Again, after your initial login, please use the CHANGE PASSWORD to update your Profile. To access your Profile, click on your name shown in the upper right hand corner of the Home page.
We previously did not record your middle name in the membership database. However, Federal regulations now require that we submit full legal names for all passengers on our ski flight trips, or any other events that involve air transportation. Adding your middle name to the membership database as an optional field will simplify our event administration and paperwork.
The new membership database offers many features to ensure the privacy of our members' personal data. For example, members' email addresses are considered to be private, and the website provides users with the ability to communicate with each other by email, without exposing any email addresses. Each member can edit their Profile to decide what data fields should be kept private, such as birth date and street address, and which ones can be made public. We do capture postal zip code so that we can track the geographical distribution of our membership.
Our new website offers very powerful event management tools that will simplify trip leader responsibilities, reduce paperwork to a minimum, and standardize financial management of our events. For most events that have an admission fee, participants will be able to register online in advance, and will then receive an automated confirmation email. Most events will allow participants to pay immediately online with a credit card, or to pay later by check. Automated payment verification emails and/or payment invoices will be sent to the participant.. All financial transactions are recorded on the website, with a complete audit trail.