Proposed GCA Website Structure and Content

Website purpose:  Education and communication for members, judges, and general public

Menu structure and contents:

  • About Greyhounds
    • Want to buy a Greyhound?
      • Quiz on whether a greyhound is right for you
      • Greyhound FAQ
      • Puppy FAQ
      • Information about temperament for newbies
      • Articles on what it’s like to live with Greyhounds
      • Health related issues and problems
      • Puppies/dogs available list with photos
      • Links to any articles on greyhounds throughout the web – perhaps reviewed on the ones that have been read
      • Books about Greyhounds (Note: sign up for the Amazon partners program, which would generate a little bit of revenue when we link to books other than GIA)
      • Form to contact breeder referral
      • List of greyhound clubs and hound clubs and contact info
    • Greyhound specifics
      • AKC standard
      • Illustrated standard
      • Judges’ education program
      • List of mentors and contact info
      • Link to Sarah Snavely’s bloodline site for pedigrees
    • What to do with your Greyhound
      • Articles on activities to do with Greyhounds
      • Videos of all Greyhound activities – tracking, coursing, agility, barn hunt, dock diving…
    • Our Greyhounds
      • Lists and photos of new title holders
      • Gallery of senior greyhounds
      • Memorial page
      • Page with links to members’ websites
    • About GCA
      • Club details
        • Board/officers list and contact information
        • Committees and contact info
        • Constitution and bylaws
        • Standing rules
        • Code of ethics
        • Chic information
        • Rescue information
        • Versatility application
      • About GCA (continued)
        • Club membership
          • Members’ list with members’ interests so people can contact people in their area (permission granted before listing)
          • Membership requirements and applications
        • Events
          • Complete list of upcoming events
          • Gallery of specialty winners (Conformation, Lure coursing, OB, Rally)
          • Gallery of versatility winners
        • Juniors
          • Contents to be determined by juniors

Featured items on home page

  • Link to members only section
    • Complete membership list
    • Secretaries’ reports
    • Treasurer’s reports
    • Digital edition of current GCA newsletters
  • Up-to-date information on upcoming specialty (e.g. hotel, banquets, closing dates, sites, etc.; even road closings and directions)
  • Calendar
  • Link to store for anything GCA sells (e.g. boutique items, illustrated standard, etc.)
  • Link to page with legislative info from AKC (searchable by state)
  • Link to purchase GIA

 

Misc. things to be included on site

  • Whole site to include lots of photos and/or videos appropriate for page content
  • Ability to pay for show items with PayPal (e.g. trophies, ads, banquet, etc.)
  • Ability to pay dues with PayPal
  • Search box to find specific dogs