The old Club website (see pic below) was set up for us in October/November 2009 by Rick Kwok (Club member and SR racer from NSW), and his company Web Enterprise Solutions.
Recently, Rick moved on to a new career as a Digital Commerce Manager with a large Australian technology hardware & equipment company. This is exciting news for Rick!
Unfortunately for us, Rick advised us that he would be winding up Web Enterprise Solutions at the end of the year, which has hosted and supported the Club website these last few years.
So… the Club needed to set up a new website!
A sub-committee was formed to look at options, with the aim of maintaining the look and functionality of the old website. Features such as Noticeboard, Events, Classifieds, and Photo Gallery needed to be retained.
We believed that using a free and open-source content management system such as WordPress was the best solution for the Club, as WordPress is well supported and successfully used by millions of websites worldwide.
The services of an IT professional was employed to set up the new website for us. We believed that this was the best way to ensure a speedy and smooth transition to a new, fully functional website before the end of the year. Ongoing maintenance of the website (adding and editing content) would then be managed by the Club, as per usual.
And so, here we are!
All the content from the old website has been copied across to this new site (e.g. Photo Gallery, which is now fully functional again!), and the members-only section has been replicated (Newsletters, Reviews & Articles, and the SR500 Parts List). You will need to login with your Membership Number and new Password (you will have received an email asking you to reset your password) to access the members-only content.
So… we hope you like the new website!
The Club wishes to thank Rick for hosting and maintaining the website for us these last few years, and we wish him well in his new career.