Thursday, November 30, 2006

Website of the Year

I just found out that our humble website has been selected to receive the 2006 USHPA Website of the Year Award, given annually by the Association to recognize outstanding contributions towards our sports.

Thanks to all of you for making the site what it is - all of your contributions, your articles, photos, comments, and chatter, have turned our little blog experiment into a very dynamic and engaging site. I know there are some top notch club websites out there, so I think we should be flattered that our little corner of the internet was noticed by the powers that be.

If anyone thinks they might be in Colorado Springs in March, let me know -- you can attend the awards dinner and accept the award on our behalf. I am unlikely to make it out there, but who knows, maybe I can stop over on my next trip to DC.

12 comments:

Brazilian Ray said...

Awesome!!!!! U R da man!!!!!!
thanks and congratz, Alex!!! Thanks to McCloud too!

uhhuuuuuu!!

Ray

Nick said...

I knew I visited this website everyday for a reason. Ahem, it just shows the impeccable taste I possess ;)
Visiting C. Springs is very tempting, I'll have to give it some serious thought.

As the principle content provider and webMaster, congrats Alex. Much of the credit is yours.

Leo said...

Great job Alex! Leo

JeffMc said...

WOW - that's awesome! Congrats Alex! Thanks for putting together such a good platform for our club. You've obviously set an example that other clubs are sure to follow.

-Jeff

Alex said...

Jeff, this site owes a lot to you and Sandy as well - I don't think people realize how much time you've put into the technical aspects of the site: the chatterbox, the cross-browser compatibility, the newsfeed, the cameraphone photo, etc. Thanks for all your help.

Bob said...

Alex, it was only a matter of time. This should help explain to Dorthy why you've been elected as El Presidente for life. Doug has issued a worthy challenge that I'm sure many of our club members will accept. I will match Doug's generous pledge of $200. Yer goin to Colorado dude! (Would be nice of they'd do it in June though. Think you could talk to them about that?) Congratulations deserv'ed one.

sandy said...

Congrats Alex! You should go to CO (or perhaps a ticket to the flying spot of your choice?). Count me in on the ticket pool. Of course, you know we're all awarded everyday as the website greatly helps us to pursue and enjoy our flying passion. Thanks Alex and McStalker and everyone else who contributes!

DanZ said...

I'm not surprised. Great job Alex.

Chopperdave said...

Alex,

This nomination is a direct reflection on you and the members. Those of us "off island" live our daily paragliding adventures through your core members,article and Chatter Box contibutors. Many Thanks for the great work, a site worthy of recognition and award. ChopperDave

Nick said...

I will also match the pledge. Maybe we should send two? I think we'll raise enough... Flyathon for the 2nd ticket??

firedave said...

A flying club giving out an award for a website, what a crappy award, but it is an excellent website/blog thanks to you.

I say take the donations and boogie down to Valle with Q and the gang, better use of resources and time.

scubado said...

Alex you da MAN! No doubt this is an awesome web-site. It really helps a newby like me to get a holistic feel of HPA. Mahalo's