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Dougherty Kiwanis rolling out new website

Dougherty County Kiwanis Club member Casey Perkins gives an overview of the club’s new website at meeting on Monday. The website, which as been in the works for several months, is expected to bring in new members to the club by providing more exposure to the public on what it does. (Jennifer Parks).

Dougherty County Kiwanis Club member Casey Perkins gives an overview of the club’s new website at meeting on Monday. The website, which as been in the works for several months, is expected to bring in new members to the club by providing more exposure to the public on what it does. (Jennifer Parks).

ALBANY — The Dougherty County Kiwanis Club is looking to gain more exposure with its new and improved website.

The homepage of the site, www.kiwanisdoco.org, currently includes summaries and photos of previous meetings as well as links that take people to information about the club, a listing of its board of directors for the coming year, a calendar of events to be updated as they are scheduled, information on how to get in touch with the club, club bulletins from March of this year onward and a collection of photos from recent events or projects.

There is also a link giving more information on Kiwanis International, as well as a link to the club’s Twitter feed. There is soon expected to be information posted on a project the club is currently involved with known as “ELIMINATE” — a cause aiming to eradicate maternal and neonatal tetanus — as well as updates on the club’s fundraising efforts for that project.

Casey Perkins, a member of the club who has been working on the site for roughly a year, said that there are a number of “holes” still left on the website that he is calling for members of the club to help him fill.

“With publicity, the one thing we try to do is draw on the new website,” he said.

Part of this, he said, will include members taking photos over the coming months of things they are doing in the community in representation of Kiwanis and submitting them to go on the club’s website, as well as its Facebook page.

Perkins said he is also hoping to give the individual club members exposure while providing the public a chance to learn about the organization as well as increase club’s membership. There is a link on the website that members have been asked to go to so that they can fill out a survey asking questions such as: “Why did you choose to join DOCO Kiwanis instead of other civic clubs?” or “What is your favorite DOCO Kiwanis service project?”

“I will feature a member each month over the year so that people who don’t know they are in the club will see it (and possibly consider joining),” he said. “… There are so many civic organizations in town. There is not a lot of information on why to choose us.”

Overall, Perkins said that the new site was simpler and smaller than it was before.