My name is David Frederici and I am the new chair of the Communications Committee. I am very excited to be a part of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society and look forward to contributing to its continued success.
A little background: I am a Roman Catholic priest currently serving as Pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Pocasset as well as the Director of Campus Ministry for the Diocese of Fall River. In my role as Director, I oversee the Diocesan programs at 5 universities and colleges, as well as serving as chaplain at UMass Dartmouth and Bristol Community College. In my 11 years of involvement in Campus Ministry, I have had to learn about effective use of various online and social media platforms.
The CCGS has accomplished quite a bit and is being recognized for its work outside of Cape Cod. A challenge facing us is how to use the available technology to help us maintain what we have going on, as well as looking at ways to grow in how we communicate with our members and with the general public. We shouldn't be looking at using the latest fad just because it exists. Any use of technology, whether a website, Facebook Page, whatever, should be a means on continuing our mission as an organization.
A quick look of the blog reveals that we have certainly stretched the use of that platform quite a bit. There are some problems surfacing, such as many different uses of the main blog page, a need for better organization of information so it is easier to access, a tighter appearance.
I am looking at some ways that we can allow members better access to this information through a more traditional website. This wouldn’t mean getting rid of the blog, but would actually incorporate the blog into the site and possibly create more than one.
If you are interested in helping in this endeavor, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.