Thursday, May 27, 2010

AMS&NW District 13 on Facebook

We have created a District page on Facebook at  So why are we adding all of this extra web presence and what is the difference?

An excellent question ... here is a short explanation:
  • Our District Website ( is our official public website.  It provides a central location with lots of information on Optimist programs, projects and membership and in the past hosted our news items.  Technically, it is not easy to change this website, add news items and permit more than a single user to manage the content. For that reason, we decided to implement a news blog that many members can add content to.
  • Our District 'OptiNews' Blog ( is our official online news site.  Using features from, we are able to add contributing editors allowing many member Optimists to publish news.  If you want to become a contributing editor, please contact me at
  • Our District 'FaceBook' page is an online presence that anyone can add information to ... but you need a Facebook account and you need to 'Like' the page.  We invite any fellow Optimist from any club to add links to your club websites, add an event, start a discussion, upload photos from a project or fundraiser ... and the list goes on.
Facebook is very community based and will help you to get your message out.  You can easily start a Facebook page for your club.  Prince Albert Optimist Club has a website and a Facebook 'Fan' page while the Sylvan Lake Optimist Club has a Facebook 'Group' page. If you would like more information on creating a Facebook page for your club, please send me an email at

We invite you to click on the 'Like' icon and register your Facebook account.  This will make you a fan of the District page and you'll be able to add content.  We need at least 100 'Likes' before we can shorten our Facebook page link to something like ... so please register and participate.

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