Online Resources for Members
Group mailing list
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org goes to all studio members as a group. Only WhitPrint members can post to the party line group, and all WhitPrint members are subscribed to it. You don't need a Google account to post or receive party line emails.
(A party line, for those of you born after 1960, was a phone line shared by multiple households. You'd pick up the phone and instead of a dial tone you'd hear someone -- your next door neighbor, perhaps -- ordering a roast from the butcher. Really, this happened.)
Group email archive
The website that contains archived group emails and lets you configure your group email settings is https://groups.google.com/a/whitprint.com/d/forum/partyline. You need a Google account to see the group website. (But you don't need a Gmail account -- just create a Google account using your regular email address as its ID.)
Studio scheduling calendar
We're experimenting with using a shared Google calendar as an informal scheduling system for studio equipment. When you join WhitPrint, your Google account will be given access to the scheduling calendar.
You can also use the Google calendar app on your mobile device. You need to be logged into your Google account to see WhitPrint in the calendars available to you. Be sure to select "WhitPrint Studio Scheduling" when creating studio calendar events. And please put your name in the entry you are adding.
When you join WhitPrint you will receive an invitation to join a private Facebook group for studio members. If you're on Facebook, this is yet another way to stay in touch with other members; if not, no problem -- you've still got the email@example.com mailing list at hand.
Make payments online
You can pay your monthly dues and your initial security deposit online by credit card.
(Mobile device users: Please be sure to look for visual confirmation that your payment succeeded. Some members have told us that payment error messages are hard to see on small screens.)
If you need help setting up a Google account, or if you have trouble using these online resources, please email firstname.lastname@example.org