Most of you have probably received an email notification that the SOA’s new website (www.mysomersett.com) is now up and running. Although there have been some start up problems with regard to accessing it with existing passwords, this has apparently been solved. If not send an email via the “Contact” email link on the Home Page (no login required), with your problem, or give the SOA’s Communication Director. Ashley Cook , a call at 787-4500 ext 332, or the Community Relations Director, Callie Burgard on ext. 320.
If you do not currently have a log-in account for the SOA website we strongly encourage that you visit the website and set one up (just click on the above link). Also, to submit your opinions and/or suggestions on/for the new website via the website’s “Contact” email link, and additionally via a comment response to this posting.
The new website contains some communication improvements over the old one. One being the posting of Association news articles with the ability for Association members to comment on them. However, a minus in this area, is that no provision was made for members to submit any “Letters to the Editor” expressing their viewpoints on other Association issues. Hopefully this feature can be added in the future.
The new website also includes easy access to the Association’s Governing Documents, which were previously not available on the website.
Another suggested improvement is more informative BOD, Committee and Staff reports. Currently the published BOD Meeting Agenda is too brief to be of any value to Members wishing to know what these Agenda items are all about, let alone to form and express opinions. Also, Committee Meeting “Recaps” tend to be haphazard with little detail and not at all timely. The BOD and SOA Committees need to do a better job in reporting on their activities.