As a result of a joint effort by the Emergency Preparedness Committee and the Communications Committee, we now have a new text-based alert system to replace the recently eliminated system we shared with the City of Sutherlin.
What’s old is new again: The “new” system is called RainedOut. Most of you will remember that we used this same system a few years ago. That’s right… it’s back. And we’re now working hard to get members signed up.
First, a little explanation: All text-based alert systems now charge for the service… no more free lunch. But we’ve found the RainedOut system is the least expensive for our use case. We will pay a few pennies for each text message, but email messages are free. We feel the benefit for the Park is worth the small charge. Having the ability to instantly alert members about emergencies and other urgent matters can be critical in times of need. A little like a first-aid kit… you hardly ever need it… but when you do… you REALLY NEED IT.
Please sign up: With this system the users (those receiving the alert messages),(in other words YOU), sign yourself up, and opt in with the devices (phones, tablets, computers) you prefer.
Because we pay for text messages, we want you to consider signing-up with just one phone if you and your partner are usually together. If you’re more independent, two phones is OK. Also, because many people can do email on their phones, you may be able to get by with just email on the alert system. The choice is yours.
How to sign up: We have the necessary links on the Member’s Only page of the website. Look for the heading “RainedOut”. There is also a link with more detailed instructions.
If you have any questions or are having a problem of any kind, talk with the office, or Thom Hoch, Rachael Smithey, or Dick Shanahan.
Thanks. And please get signed up as soon as you can.
Thom, Dick, and Rachael