8967Re: [NTO] Task List Organizer
- Nov 8, 2010Hi
I hate saying this do they own a phone or I have some sms messaging sent
from computer and picked from phone ,can be downloaded from the web ?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ray Shapp" <rayshapp@...>
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 5:25 AM
Subject: [NTO] Task List Organizer
> To NoteTab OT folks,
> Can anyone recommend a tool that I can make available on the website of an
> astronomy club which will help any member who is organizing an event to
> manage a task list for that event?
> As the web guy for the club, I have been asked to post some kind of
> interactive tool which will help the club member who is in charge of the
> event to do his/her job more easily and more completely. For example, in
> addition to providing a check list for such items as "what, where, when,
> why, and who", it should remind the person that, for off-site events, our
> club may need to provide our own AV equipment, electrical power (power
> extension cords, batteries & inverter), table, chairs, paper pad, pens &
> pencils, etc. Other common items are the club banner, posters, hard copy
> flyers, brochures, application forms, business cards, sale items like
> tee shirts, books, star charts, calendars, magazine subscriptions.
> The organizer needs to coordinate with the host venue for their internal
> publicity, for scheduled access and pre-registration requirements. The
> organizer needs to coordinate with me for posting details on our website,
> the club person who writes news releases, to our publicity chair who
> maintains contacts with local news outlets, to a cadre of our members who
> are trained in the use of the club's telescopes and to members who might
> operate their own telescopes at the venue.
> We routinely do weekly public talks and star parties in our own
> which don't require any special organization. About six to eight times a
> year we do special events at the observatory, and we do another 40 - 50
> events off-site. Many off-site events are recurring like solar viewing at
> nature center when the weather is favorable. Recurring events do't need
> organization after initial setup.
> In a club of about 250 members, the same eight or ten people usually take
> charge of special events. The online tool may be of most help when a
> relatively inexperienced person takes on the responsibility for an event.
> Experienced organizers may not need any tool. For the beginner it may be
> adequate to post a detailed checklist as a text document which the
> can download and modify as needed. For all users, any aid needs to be both
> flexible and easy to use. As an example of this latter approach, I used
> outline feature within NoteTab when I organized the solar viewing series.
> Unfortunately, not all members own NoteTab.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks for the help.
> Ray Shapp
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