When I became the Director of a 700 member H.O.G. Chapter, I knew that I could bring technological solutions to problems faced by our Chapter. My previous position as Chapter Webmaster had given us a beautiful, fully featured, easily managed website, but there were many shortcomings to our membership management processes.
Back then, we were having a hard time on ride days. We would print a spreadsheet, that was constantly being manually updated with new members, and their H.O.G. National expiration dates, so we could be sure our members were "current". We would manually "sign-in" riders on a piece of paper, so that we could measure attendance. At the end of the year, we would comb through all of the sign-in sheets to generate reports to share with our Chapter Officers and members. With over 700 members, and up to 100 at any given event, this whole process was labor intensive, and prone to gaps, errors and mistakes.
Considering that in the worst case scenarios, these gaps, errors and mistakes could mean liability for the Chapter and it's Officers, I decided to make a full blown suite of tools specifically designed to make H.O.G. Chapters easier to manage.
After 2 years of prototyping and seeking feedback from other Chapters, The result is HOG[SCAN].
HOG[SCAN] is a full stack solution. Designed by H.O.G. Chapter Officers, for H.O.G. Chapters to use. There is no guess work here. All of the features are designed to perform tasks for, and solve problems faced by most, if not all H.O.G. Chapters large and small.
If you have read this far, you are probably a H.O.G. Chapter Officer yourself, and you probably face many of the same issues that we did. I encourage you to consider HOG[SCAN] for your Chapter.
If you have any questions, comments or feedback, I'm here.
Sunset Chapter #1814