Keep up the great work. Let me know if there's anything you need help with. I'd be glad to offer support (I know how time-consuming web products can be.)
Wishing you continued success in all your endeavors!
On a side note, I'd like to suggest that the forum also be kept open. As an organization, we have nothing to hide and I believe keeping it private creates the image of impropriety. Hunters are quite adept at self-regulating (pressuring the idiots who spoil it for the conscientious ones). It wouldn't be long before the offensive poster was ostracized or deleted entirely from the membership.
Perhaps a disclaimer should be added if the membership decides to open up access to all viewers. Something like this:
The Maine Sporting Dog Association
All communications between users of Maine Sporting Dog Association forums via message boards chat or any other means of communication supplied by Maine Sporting Dog Association (hereinafter referred to as MSA) are public and not private communications. The opinions and viewpoints expressed by users of MSA forums are wholly their own and not necessarily those of the MSA. MSA reserves the right to remove any messages without notice. MSA also reserves the right to ban users for any reason without notification.
THE COMMUNICATIONS AREAS OF THE MAINE SPORTING DOG ASSOCIATION WEBSITE SHALL BE USED FOR LAWFUL PURPOSES ONLY. NO MATERIAL SHALL BE POSTED ON OR TRANSMITTED THROUGH MAINE SPORTING DOG ASSOCIATION FORUMS WHICH VIOLATES OR INFRINGES IN ANY WAY UPON THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS, WHICH IS UNLAWFUL, THREATENING, ABUSIVE, DEFAMATORY, INVASIVE OF PRIVACY OR PUBLICITY RIGHTS, VULGAR, OBSCENE, PROFANE, INDECENT, WHICH ENCOURAGES CONDUCT THAT WOULD CONSTITUTE A CRIMINAL OFFENSE, GIVES RISE TO CIVIL LIABILITY OR IS OTHERWISE OBJECTIONABLE. THIS MAY INCLUDE POSTING PHOTOS THAT ARE GRAPHIC IN NATURE OR DEPICTS WILDLIFE BEING HARMED OR THREATENED IN A MANNER THAT IS UNLAWFUL.
SPAM: The MSA forums are not to be used to "spam" others. "Spam" includes identical and irrelevant submissions posted repeatedly on the same or multiple message boards, and often includes a misrepresentation of the source of what is posted. MSA may ban any user, at any time, without notice, for spamming or otherwise posting unwelcome messages on the message boards.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: The MSA encourages users not to disclose personal information on the MSA Message Board. The Maine Sporting Dog Association cannot be held responsible or liable for the use of any information that users provide within this public forum.
THE MAINE SPORTING DOG ASSOCIATION RECOMMENDS THAT USERS DO NOT SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION SUCH AS POSTAL ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS, CREDIT CARD NUMBERS, ETC.
CONTENT: MSA makes no claims that user-dispersed information posted through message boards or other means is accurate or reliable. Also The Maine Sporting Dog Association cannot be held liable for any statements made by users of The Maine Sporting Dog Association website. Users are responsible and liable for all activities while participating on the MSA message boards. Users are responsible for anything they post and for protecting their own computer system. The Maine Sporting Dog Association recommends that you install a virus protection program on your computer. Some content and links on the internet may contain adult content that may not be suitable for children. The Maine Sporting Dog Association is not responsible for any content or links to adult material that is posted by users on The Maine Sporting Dog Association website. Users are responsible for any actions they may take based on advice or information they receive on line. Users should use their own good judgment in evaluating information received on line.
Had to go to a few sites to make it complete.
Let me know what you think.