This site is created on the WordPress online editing platform, here are a few tips for getting what you need from the site.

First things first, your devices will display the website differently depending on screen size, the software is reactive to the type of device you are using. It will also react differently on touch screen & cursor driven devices.

At the top of every page you will find the Navigation Tabs, Navigation tabs are derived from the idea of folders in a file-cabinet they give indication of what content can be found on a website page, the page you are currently using will be underlined.

Most of you will visit the site to find out about our current and future Rally Programme. When you visit the The Calendar Pages you will find a graphical representation the rally dates on an Annual Calendar. The calendars are now directly from the database managed by the Programme Secretary and will always be up to date.

If you are using a small screen device all the calendar may not be visible. You can drag the calendar around in the window with your finger on touch screen devices, zooming in and out can be achieved by rolling the mouse wheel or using “pinch” or “spread” gesture with your fingers on touch screen.

The rallies on the calendar act like navigation tabs, each rally has a dedicated page, which can be accessed by clicking on the rally name

For touch screen device just put your finger on the rally name

The Rallies colours indicated the Status of each rally.

This is what a typical Rally Page looks like.

The icons are used consistently throughout the site and always have the same function.

Location Icon :- This links to a map of all rally location zoomed in to that particular rally. If you zoom out you will see all the rallies on that map.

The Location Map, When you access this from the main menu it is just like the old site, it’s an interactive Google Map, in the top right corner of the map you will find the enlarge button, click or touch on this and it will open the map full screen in a new page. If you access the map from the links on rally pages the map will be zoomed in on the location of that rally.

Where are the Rallies? In the top left hand corner of the map you will see a square symbol with a right pointing arrow in it. This opens and closes a panel listing all the rallies.
Select a rally in this list, the map will zoom in and put that rally at the centre of the screen, the icon is surrounded by a white ring.
I have no idea why and it only happens on the first time you click on a rally, the map zooms to Ireland after this it works fine.
You will notice in the panel on the left there are brief details of the rally.
Alternatively you can select a rally icon in the map, the details for that rally will appear in the left panel.

Site Icon :- This links to the website of the caravan site at which the rally is held. If the site has no website the background of the icon will be red, there will be no link.

Booking Form Download :- Some Rally Marshals and members prefer to use a printable Booking Form rather than the online system, these forms can be downloaded with this icon. If no form is available the background of the icon will be red, there will be no link.

Programme Booking Form Online :-After Rally Release Date (usually 1st Dec.) This Icon links to a detailed online Programme Booking Form, which contains any programme costs i.e. site fees, excursions and any dining out opportunities. The form automatically generates the cost of the choices you make. When you submit this completed form a copy of your choices will be emailed to you and the Booking Officer. You can alter all your choices up until you click on the “SUBMIT” button. The completed form can be printed before you submit it. Events on the programme are not compulsory, you may choose to partake in as many events as wish.

Before rally release date it may have a link to a Provisional Programme document.

Online Application :- This Icon leads you to the New Online Application form on the Membership System. You will only need to tick a few boxes confirming who will be attending and on what dates, all the other details are held on the system and your application will be sent automatically to the Booking Officer, who will then send you confirmation of your acceptance on the rally.

Waiting List :- The Application Icon changes to Waiting List when the rally is fully booked, you can still make an application but you will be on a list of applicants who will be contacted in case a place becomes available. Please let the Rally Marshal know if you decide to withdraw from the list.

Number of Places Left :- This indicates how many of the total number of places are still available to book. On some larger rallies there is no limit to the number of places, this will be indicated by and Infinity symbol .

Completed Rallies :- After the rally has finished the page will remain on the website but will look a little different. It will still have the icons that give details of the rally but the booking icons are deleted and the New Photo Icon is added to give access to photographs submitted by RMs or attending members.

The is fully compliant with the Fellowship’s Privacy Policy and GDPR requirements. A list of user roles and access rights have been agreed by the Executive Committee. Area Chairs and Secretaries will be able to download an up to date email list and create mail labels to send out messages concerning social events etc but can only see their own Area.
Log-ins and passwords
Prior to your first use you will have received an email with a link which is valid for one week. Clicking this link takes you to the setting up of your access. If you get a message saying it has expired please email me for a new link. Choose a new password for yourself.
Your membership record
This contains the standard contact details for you and your partner.
You both share the same membership number. If there are 2 email addresses in your record you can have 2 logins. They can be altered by you at any time and the system will be instantly updated. Please check these details carefully as this is what will go in the Handbook. Your life – optional
If you would like to complete the boxes for date of birth and wedding these will get picked up for special celebrations and inserted in News and Views. At the moment we rely on word of mouth so many people do not get included. THIS IS OPTIONAL. Your health
Please complete the emergency contact showing their relationship to you and their contact details. This can then be accessed if needed at any National or Area event if you are taken ill or injured.
You can also add in any allergies or dietary requirements. Please select ‘none’ where appropriate so that we know you have checked. Your camping unit.
There are spaces for your unit (caravan, motorhome or none) and its length, and your vehicle registration. Also any membership details for the two camping clubs. At a later point we hope to save you the trouble of completing these details on the rally application forms. Please help
The new system will bring us lots of benefits but we need your help in getting all the details up to date plus the additional ones described above.

Katrina Lancaster
Membership Secretary
October 2020

This page is still being developed and is not complete, if there any aspect of the website that you would like help with, please get in touch via the Contact Page.