Planning for next season has already begun. At this time, we are seeking to fill next season’s critical roles and also staff committees. Filling these positions now is critical to assure we are prepared to start next season off right. Serving in any of the below roles will fulfill a portion of the required DIBS hours for next season. Anyone who has served in the following roles should still sign up via the link which indicates the wish to continue in that role.
Many of us utilize electronic calendars, on our computers and/or smartphones. Most of these calendaring applications support the automatic updates from "iCal" feeds. So rather than manually adding practices and games to your calendar, utilize technology to do that for you.
iCalendar is a standard for calendar data exchange. The standard is sometimes referred to as "iCal", which also is the name of the Apple, Inc. calendar program that provides one of the implementations of the standard.
Here is a link to one of the NGIN support Articles on iCal: http://support.ngin.com/questions.php?questionid=37
Although this is by no means an exhaustive list of iCal applications and resources, it should give you a starting point in your research:
This is a way for families to receive updates from the website, news "feed", automatically, NOT via email. NGIN events and News Articles support RSS.
"RSS feed can have the same content as a webpage, but it's often formatted differently. When you subscribe, Internet Explorer automatically checks the website and downloads new content so you can see what is new since you last visited the feed."
The acronym RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, and is used to describe the technology used in creating feeds.
Here is a link to the NGIN support article on RSS feeds: http://support.ngin.com/questions.php?questionid=35
An RSS Feed Reader is required, but they are free and easy to use. NGIN recommends the following RSS Feed Readers: