We're making changes and continuing to build on the foundation of making this website a place for our members to come to stay up-to-date on recent meetings, union activities and actions, and more. Some of what you will see is simply an effort to utilize the capabilities we already have in place more fully, including working toward enabling online voting, making it easier for everyone to get their vote in, regardless of where they happen to be. We will also continue to add content that is worthwhile to the members of the Local, whether it's to provide food for thought, or keep us current with political changes. Possibly in the future, we may add a social media aspect. Expect to see a poll sometime soon, so we can get your feedback on what direction you'd like to see the website go. We'll also be adding a store-front so you can see what the Union has to offer.
I've been doing a little shuffling with the website right now, tweaking things here or adding things there. Among other changes, We've recently added a new special events calendar to make it easier to see what's happening in Kennewick & around the state. We'll be adding events being held locally as well as those being hosted by other Locals in the area. It's manually updated, so if you see something amiss, let us know.
Be sure to check the new calendar for upcoming game-day specials to watch the Mariners or the Rainiers in action on their annual Firefighter days. Burn has showings in Tacoma and Mount Vernon, and the Explorers have a Flapjack Fundraiser coming up on May 18th. Get your tickets!
Please note that the special events calendar is for members only, and will not be seen by the public. To access the new calendar sign in to your account, and from the Home Page, click the "Events Calendar" button in the left , or click on the calendar on the right. You'll be taken to the Main Calendar page. From there, click the drop-down menu that says "Main Events Calendar". Select "Special Events" and then click GO. The page will refresh with the new calendar's listings.
More than for just official or unofficial union events, I'd like to develop this as our social events calendar, to help us connect outside of work. Easter egg hunts, moving days, and camping or golf trips are all welcome. Got something you want to see on the calendar? Feel free to contact us & we'll get it on there for you. There are limited offerings as of now, but I hope to add many more events in the future. Kennewick (including most KPR events) will be highlighted on the calendar, with other regional events being included as well.
So, browse around. See what's changing. Feel free to leave comments or suggestions in the new blog, What's all that dust?. I can always use the feedback.