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Neon: The New System for Our Web Site

SDWI is proud to announce a change to our web site as of August 1, 2013.  You are now able to log in to the site and track your membership, classes, and contact info.

How It Benefits You

Avoid long forms.  Every time you registered for a class, you had to fill out information about yourself, including your address and contact info.  You won’t need to do that anymore.  If you have signed into the system, we’ll already have that information.

You can manage your email settings.  We’re going to be making it easier for you to tell us what you want to hear from us.  If you want to volunteer, there will be a special volunteer email setup.  If you want to hear about poetry readings, you will be able to tell us that.  If you only want to hear about certain items, but not get our weekly newsletter you will (soon) be able to sign up for just that too.

Membership has its benefits.  If you are a member of SDWI, you know that you get discounts for our classes/workshops and other events.  In the past, you might not have known when your membership expired.  Now the system will not only remind you, but you can check it yourself anytime you are signed in, at the Neon portal page.

More importantly, we will soon be switching the system “fully on” and you will need to be signed in to get your membership discounts.  If you are a member, and not signed in, the system won’t know to apply your discounts.  If you are signed in, your discounts will be automatic!  It will be easy.

More Things Coming Soon.  We hope that this new system will allow us to communicate with you better.  We will be adding new features later, but first we need to get things started.  We are rolling it out slowly.  We are starting this by having the accounts (available to both members and nonmembers) for all who interact with us on our site.  Then we’ll make the sign-in required for members to get discounts so we can better track who are SDWI members and who have not yet joined.  Then we hope to have the system ready to allow for other exciting uses.

What to Do

Many of you reading this received an email with information on how to login to the system and choose a username and password. Please follow those instructions and the link to set up your username and password.

If you have signed up for a class during this month, there is a chance you already created a username and password.  In that case, you don’t need to do this again.  Instead, just login and take a look around.

Log-In Page

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Account Portal Page

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Where can I find the Neon system?

We’ve put the log-in page (which will take you to the account portal) in three convenient places on the web site.

1.  Under ABOUT in the menu

2.  Under PROGRAMS in the menu

3.  At the very bottom right hand corner of every page on the site

 

PLEASE JOIN US IN THIS BRAVE NEW WORLD AND SIGN INTO YOUR NEON ACCOUNT RIGHT AWAY.  IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THE SYSTEM OR ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS, PLEASE CONTACT KIM AT CONTACT@SANDIEGOWRITERS.ORG.

THANK YOU!