March 26, 2015:
Welcome to The Golden Eagles website!
Starting in 2015, I have taken over the webmaster duties, and have taken the baton from Birdie Bertrand, who for many years, had created and maintained our site, and had done an excellent job. His work represents countless hours of work through out the years. He has now retired from this position, and we all give him a "job well done"!
Bill Chambers and Gary Small helped me troubleshoot the building of the new website, and special recognition goes to Charlie Starr, who was a tremendous help proofreading, updating many sections, and providing many photos.
Starting this year, our website has many new updates and features. The first thing you will notice is a slight change in format design, fonts, graphics, photos, and many new pages and menu items. There are many new "pull down" submenus; go check them out (be sure to click on the main menu name at the top of the page, as well as each pull down submenu item). Explore and surf the website; you will find a lot of new information. Clicking on any graphic in the top header will take you back to the Home page (be sure to periodically check the new ANNOUNCEMENTS on the Home page). Hovering over any “hot link" will change the color to "red".
Also, you will find many new FORMS (to update your data in the Roster, new membership applications, convention forms, uploads, etc). Some of the forms still have an option for you to print, fill out, and mail these in. But is highly desirable for you to use the online forms, as this not only saves you time, but also makes it much easier for our officers to complete the many tasks associated with running our organization. You would not believe the efforts that are going on behind the scenes to operate your Golden Eagles.
A key new feature is the STORE, where one can pay by credit card the annual dues, convention fees, postage and GE CARE Program donations. You will still have the option to mail in a check, but it will save us a tremendous amount of time and effort if you use the new online credit card function. You will add “items” to your “cart”, and then “checkout”, just as you would do if ordering something from Amazon.
Finally, you will find several archives of photos and videos (airline career, LACs, and conventions). Please help us add to these archives (see below). Some items are still under construction, and future updates are coming, such as a blog and a forum (looking for volunteer moderators). Stay tuned!
For now, I would like for you to email to me any suggestions or comments on our site (my email is in the footer of every web page). This is your website. As time goes on, we will tweak things to make it just right. Also, if you have any photos (or videos/YouTube) from our airline careers, conventions or LACs, please upload them to me (they will be added to our photo archives). Any photo jpg files you send, please make sure they are the largest file size possible (not a small thumbnail size). Click on UPLOADS (in the footer of every web page) to send the files.
Bruce Sprague, Golden Eagles Webmaster
> site first launched February 9, 2015