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New website launched at Girls' Brigade roadshow

Alison Irvine, GBNI Marketing Officer, back row, looks on while Leeanne Railton from GBNI headquarters helps Jenny Reynolds, Captain of Woodlands Presbyterian GB, navigate around the new Girls' Brigade website. US34-745SPTHE Girls' Brigade NI launched their new website at a special GB Roadshow held in Trinity Methodist Conference Centre, Lisburn recently for all GB leaders in Northern Ireland.

At the event GB leaders were invited to surf the new web site designed by Red Rhino in Trinity's purpose built IT suite.

The design brief was to reflect the youth and Christian ethos of our organisation and to keep the site very user friendly and easy to navigate", said Alison Irvine, Marketing Officer for GBNI.

"We have been working on this for some months now, taking our members views and requests into account, and really feel we have launched a good site which looks and works well for our members and also for those with little or no knowledge of what GB is or does."

One new feature on the site is a member's only section where GB leaders can access programme resources, meeting and training calendars, administration forms, the GB Newsletter, and Girls' Brigade policy documents. This was a key requirement to facilitate the needs of the Captains and Officers, who are increasingly using computerised records. A comprehensive links section gives a ready made wealth of resources too.

Also new is a Parents' page, Chaplains' page and pages dedicated to 'Join Us' and 'How to start a GB in your Church'. Left: Janet Kirkpatrick, Captain of Glenavy Parish GB, and Fiona Woods, Captain of 1st Holywood GB, browsing the exhibits at the event. US34-747SP

At the request of the girls themselves there is now a competitions results page where they can view the progress of their rival teams in various events.

Future developments will include a girls' zone and on line shopping where parents will be able to view and order online their daughters uniforms.

Also attending the roadshow, were organisations such as outdoor pursuits centres, craft suppliers, charities like ChildLine, and travel companies. The event was designed to inspire and equip the GB leaders currently planning their programme for the incoming GB session starting in September. Now all the inspiration the GB leaders need is just a click away at