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MEMBERSHIP AND THE NEW CPS-ECP
SYSTEM: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- BY BOB PARKE, AP, CHAIR, NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

The past year saw many challenges and learning curves for PDQDJLQJWKHGDLO\RSHUDWLRQVDQGWKHPHPEHUVKLSUHTXHVWV
that come to membership@cps-ecp.ca
CPS-ECP volunteers and staff.
Membership presented its own set of challenges. First, there
was the challenge to migrate all the members' data from the
old system into the new database system. But the two systems
were not compatible. Not all the data was accurate, up to date or
user friendly. Rob Anderson did an amazing task of completing
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with our 1950s wood boat with the electronics of that era,
that we have operated since new. Then, in order continue our 7KHVHPLJUDWLRQVLQWRWKHQHZVRIWZDUHUHTXLUHGDOOWKHPHPtime on the water, we purchased a modern vessel with all the bers to register in the new system and reclaim their online prolatest technology, electronics and operating systems. " Well, you ˉOHVWDWXVLIWKH\ZDQWHGWRDFFHVV&36(&3XVLQJWKHPRGHUQ
can easily imagine the learning curve to operate this modern electronic ways. Those who have not will be contacted. But
vessel compared to the comfortable operation of the original they will need to renew their membership in the new system so
vessel. This was the situation CPS-ECP found itself in. We had they continue to receive their hardcopy mailings. The national
to modernize or be left behind with a sinking vessel. I have membership committee developed a Ticket System for subbeen involved in the start-up of new software systems. The mitting any corrections or logging any issues a member might
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challenges and unknowns of this start-up were no different.
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There is a dedicated team of volunteers, software developers problem, recorded it in a ticket and then submitted it for action
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CPS-ECP accepted the challenge and went live with the software for our new website and database system that managHVWKHPDQ\DVSHFWVRIRXURUJDQL]DWLRQHGXFDWLRQˉQDQFHV
marketing, administration and membership. And on top of all
that, a pandemic! Little did everyone realize the challenges
that lay ahead.

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AT THE HELM: MERCURY INTRODUCES A 600 HP OUTBOARD!
TRAVEL DESTINATION: BOATING IN THE BIRTHPLACE OF CONFEDERATION
TRAVEL DESTINATION: A “BUCKET LIST” CRUISE TO THE NORTH CHANNEL
POWER REVIEW: LIMESTONE L-200R
THE PORT HOLE: APRIL 2021
SAIL REVIEW: BENETEAU OCEANIS 40.1
FEATURE: WHY USE A BROKER?
CROSSING THE LINE: JUST BECAUSE WE CAN…
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Canadian Yachting April 2021 - AT THE HELM: MERCURY INTRODUCES A 600 HP OUTBOARD!
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Canadian Yachting April 2021 - TRAVEL DESTINATION: BOATING IN THE BIRTHPLACE OF CONFEDERATION
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