Having always been a keen card player and with the past issues of Covid 19 & forced isolation, late last year, I decided to learn the card game bridge. So without a club to attend, I started YouTube lessons.
Early this year, by sort of accident, I found the Milton Bridge Club. Following an initial chat with the President Mike a most ‘welcoming mat’ was laid out for me as a new player, keen to learn.
In fact on my first visit I was partnered up and began playing. Wow straight into it, 5 tables (20 members) however, every member made me feel most welcome. They totally appreciated I was brand new to the game and after 4 hours play, it was most fulfilling and I was hooked….application form submitted.
As I began to settle in & being conscious of good website design, I ask the President of the Club if they might like to move to a WordPress platform and own their own Domain name. Yes they knew the existing one was hampered by having no SEO and it was a sub-domain operating from the Score Bridge Services. This had been ideal when first started but now as needs and skill levels change, it was overdue an update.
Following a presentation by myself and setting up a test website, the committee gave the go ahead. The Domain was settled on and a new Domain & Web hosting account opened with Ventraip .
Launched at end Feb ’22 the membership has adjusted well and been very supportive of the new website layout, design and operation, particularly as it is fully mobile friendly. We are now able to utilise the website for membership growth, maintain it inhouse and also streamline email communications.
A great result for this friendly, social bridge club!