For units that don't have web page there is some good news. You can now quickly and very easily create a web site and publish information about your unit to the web. You need no special skills to do this and the results will look good. You can save up to 100 MB of information which will be more than enough for most units to get itself up to the 20th century.
The service is provided by Google at http://pages.google.com/
. I spent 20 minutes and created a quick example of a web site with one link. http://baulknaub.googlepages.com/home
. This was simple and I know anybody could do it. Also, as soon as your site or page is published it shows up on Google's search engine which means that anybody doing a search can find your information - improving your units ability to reach the outside world and hopefully increase your units membership.
The things this free service can perform is limited (for example, currently you could not upload a newsletter) but as it is free and simple to use it will go a long ways to get news out of your unit's activities and events. Contact information alone would be a tremendous thing to have published for every unit.
So if your unit has no web page AND wants to have a web site up and running AND doesn't have a web master or site space available on the web, check this out.
Oh - By the way, this is not an endorsement per se of Google but rather I am just pointing out that this service exists and is simple to use. I am sure that there are other opportunities like this on the web.
Also, the picture of the "Happy Breakfast" on the demp page comes courtesy of my lovely daughter who created that masterpiece.