Welcome to the brand new OWFI 2017!
If you've been gone since the conference, you might have noticed a few changes here and there. I've created this page to guide you through what members and affiliate groups are capable of doing on this site. Let's get started with the Menu up top, shall we?
Our navigation menu is full of drop downs and options. Let's go through each, beginning with the first. What's New? will take you to the most recent news about OWFI listed on this site. It's updated sporadically by officers and staff, and it includes nuggets like The Latest, a blog of the most recent events and news about events hosted by OWFI as a whole. The President's Podium is where you can read what the president has to say about whatever subject suits her fancy. The Report is where you can see the latest issue of OWFI's seasonal newsletter in its electronic format. Plot Bunny is the blog of that little stuffed rabbit who has captured all of our hearts. Fiction Prompt is where you can enter the monthly Report writing contest. If you win, you'll get your work featured on the next issue of The Report!
Member Login/Hi, Name | Logout
Member Login is where you can login to this website using your personal email and password. To login, you can click anywhere you see the Member Login text followed by the opening door graphic. The two places you can find that link are in the menu and on the main page, which is always accessible by clicking the logo at the top of every page on this website.
If you're already logged in, you'll notice that instead of seeing Member Login, you see Hi, [Your Name] followed by a bar and a Logout link. You can access this page at any time by clicking on your name, then clicking on "Members Area" in the window that pops up. You can also use that pop-up window to update your OWFI profile information. If you want to logout, you can do that from either the pop-up window or by clicking Logout.
This one's basically the core of who we are as OWFI. #WeAreOWFI features our Affiliate News blog, where our affiliate groups post the latest news and events going on throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, and Arkansas! Our Officers showcases our officers, with pictures and bios included. Our Affiliates showcases each of our affiliate groups, including basic information about them, links to their websites or Facebook pages, contact information, and meeting times and locations! Affiliate Updates is where you can go to let us know what's up with your affiliate group. If you want your affiliate group's stuff to go on the Affiliate News blog, this is where you'd write it up. You can also use this form to update your information in the OWFI database. Become a Member gives you an overview of the benefits of membership and a link to the registration form, which you can also access by clicking "Sign Up" on the Member Login popup window. Become an Affiliate is where you go to start your very own affiliate group!
Conference will show all of the most up to date information regarding the OWFI Conference for the previous or upcoming year, depending on how long it's been since the last conference. Keep an eye on this menu, as it tends to change regularly. Especially as we approach the winter season.
Writing Contest will show all of the most up to date information regarding the OWFI Writing Contest for the previous or upcoming year, depending on how long it's been since the last conference. Keep an eye on this menu, as it tends to change regularly. Especially as we approach the winter season. Additionally, this section features the OWFI Hall of Fame, which showcases the list of contest winners for previous years (beginning with 2015).
OK. I got all that. Now what does being a member get me?
Glad you asked! There are a few pages on this site that you must be logged in to see. Otherwise, you'll be redirected to the main page and offered a Member Login pop-up window. I could show you where the links are, but instead I'll just link you from here!
View past issues of The Report! They're all here, from Summer 2009 to the present. You can read them all, download them all, stare at them blankly, turn them into poetry, print them and make a collage, anything you like, all in one place.
Enter the monthly Report Writing Contest! If you win, your piece will be featured in the next issue of The Report. Yes, I know, it's not Members Only yet. But it will be after October 1st.
Is that it?
For now. We're still working on adding new features. When the Conference and the Contest get going, you'll have to be logged in to register for the one and enter the other. And, as time goes on, we may add more stuff. Especially if you Contact Us. #WeAreOWFI, after all.