I renewed the Domain name and the web site host for another year against my credit card.
A copy of the invoice is below.
Also , I learned the email address firstname.lastname@example.org is active and was being used by a few folks over the last couple of years. This address was not shown on our website but none the less , it had 50 or so emails in it. I responded to a few & cleaned them up. I will add a link to it on the website and check the account once in a while. I can share the access information if anyone else is interested in monitoring it.
Last Edit: Feb 13, 2014 17:57:47 GMT -5 by dave bean
The website has been modified to accept either NEW or RENEWAL membership payment thru Paypal online. Just in time for our April renewals.
Click on the [become a member of the GSC] button and you will be taken to the DUES page. A similar button appears on the Members page. There you can make payment as a NEW member or a RENEWAL member. Credit cards are accepted if you do not have a Paypal account.
Once you complete the process you will receive an confirmation email similar to the one below. Funds will be transferred from your paypal account (or credit card) to the GSC Paypal holding account. One of us needs to periodically log into the paypal account and "withdraw" the money and transfer it to the club checking account attached to our Paypal "business account". Don't ask me why Paypal doesn't transfer the funds automatically (seems dumb to me) ....this is just how they do it. There is a small transfer fee taken out by Paypal for transactions. My $10 renewal test run was hit for ~ $0.59 so the actual payment to the club is around $ 9.41
A confirmation email from Paypal will also appear in the Info@granitestatechapter.com account. This email will contain the paying member's name and address which can then be passed onto the membership officer and allow me to update the online database with the new paid-thru date.
If Larry goes online to the checking account he will see "pending transactions" after someone does the paypal/checking transfer. Eventually it will go from "pending" to actually being made. This process seems to take a few days for some reason....
That one I did might be a bit off. Initially I had it as a "subscription" yearly auto-payment thing and then changed it to a one time payment. So after I tested it , and then cancelled it , and then redid it for a one time payment ... paypal might have dinged us twice.
I can go thru the $ transfer process with you as soon as some other folks give it a shot and there is a paypal balance to deal with.
The email below was received in the Info@granitestatechapter.com account. It might be nice to send them a club patch if we can spare one ?
-------- Original Message -------- Subject: Motorcycle Clubs From: DAVID WHITWORTH <email@example.com> Date: Sat, June 07, 2014 6:21 pm To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Sir / Madam,
I am a retired English Police Officer, who along with my daughter, collect badges, patches, pins, etc, of Motorcycle Clubs and their member Chapters We wondered if at all possible and that you had such items, that one may be kindly sent to us. If this is so, could it please be sent to :-
David & Katie Whitworth, Flat 208, 4 Currer Street, Little Germany, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, UK, BD1 5BA.
Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated and here's wishing you and your family a safe and peaceful remainder to 2014. Have a quiet one and thank you for your time.
We should bring it up at the next meeting and put it to a vote. Being we have two sizes, you may want to ask what size they would like. If they are collecting and putting on a board the small one would probably be better.
Terry GSC Secretary
2012 Cross Country Tour
Lead, follow, or get out of the way
I haven't figured out how yet, but our website has been hacked again. Spam web pages are being dropped into two of our picture folders redirecting uses to some stupid sales crap. This causes Google to send us nasty emails saying we're a dangerous site and blocks us. I cleaned it out again & changed the FTP password again.
I plan to call godaddy tech support tonight and find out why. db
Last Edit: Aug 7, 2014 7:07:25 GMT -5 by dave bean
FYI: We received this email in our email@example.com mailbox a while ago. My rsponse is below.
-------------------------------------------------------------- Subject: Vic Manufacturer Rep From: Austin Eichelberger <Austin.Eichelberger@polaris.com> Date: Thu, October 23, 2014 9:11 am To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Good Morning GSC, I wanted to introduce myself to your club. I am the new Victory Rep for New England. I wanted to see if the previous rep had any involvement with your chapter and if you even allow manufacturer involvement in your club. If nothing else I'm always up for a good ride with good people.
Subject: RE: Vic Manufacturer Rep From: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Fri, November 14, 2014 12:49 pm To: "Austin Eichelberger" <Austin.Eichelberger@polaris.com>
As far as i know , there has been no interaction with the local Vict rep. We do however interact quite a bit with the local distributers. During the season we do rides to all of them to show our support. Hooksett Kawasaki recently joined us at our annual year-end banquet. Distributers are often listed as sponsers on our website and support the GSC club with small annual donations. You are of course welcome to join our rides or attend monthly club meetings. dave bean
Last Edit: Nov 26, 2014 11:41:03 GMT -5 by dave bean