Friday update - where are we at?
As of this moment (Friday mid-day) there are 10 people on 4h4me.com. It has been interesting to watch that number - plus if you click on the button (in the lower right corner of 4h4me) you'll see some day by day totals. There's no doubt, thanks to all that you're doing, we have members and leaders logging on to 4h4me.
I've been asked a number of times recently how things are going with the online stuff (including a couple of Regional Directors). My stock answer is that we're learning lots, that there's been some painful hassle, but overall things really are working.
It does feel like things are settling in and we're at least stable - and know the areas we need to work on. I'd be very interested in hearing how you think it's going - what you're seeing, hearing, running across again and again - stuff like that!
In a previous blog I talked about some of the changes and fixes we worked on with Chuck Nash last week. I talked with him again this morning and he is just about completed with the last of the identified changes - including the ability for leaders to go through the "annual enrollment tasks" online. As part of this, both Members and Leaders will now be presented with a button upon login that will check their Current Year with the "system" Current Year. Once in place this should really help capture those members and leaders who were not following the proces to the utimate end where they would actually advance their Current Year (and hence, their re-enrollment) online.
The bad news about all this (and the other 4h4me fixes and updates) is that Chuck has been terribly sick since returning from MN - he (and his wife) picked up some sort of cold bug from his grandkids and he's only now getting back to the office. But he is expecting that by Mon or Tues all these new changes would be online. To watch this, pay attention to the Version number on the main 4h4me screen (it's currently at 09-295).
On the My Programs reports.... we're still waiting for Extension IT staff to fix the Report Server so we can generate the county reports so you can move into that aspect of year-end reporting.
As we move through this process, please make sure to ask any questions (via the "Comments" option on this blog) - about the software, the process, whatever!
Looking ahead, Pam Nippolt-Larson is looking to send out another "welcome first year" member email - sometime in early December. So, we'll be requesting a data update about that time - hopefully to include all the new enrollments that have been received up to that time.