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Dining Stewards

Postby Roo1234 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:24 pm

Hi all, Please could any stewards help with ideas on managing the "admin" for the festive board, quite a big lodge with formal dining so a lot to do. Are there any great web sites for instance / management platforms to help manage payments and orders / wine allocation etc etc.

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Re: Dining Stewards

Postby admin » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:30 pm

have a look at wordpress

It can be an interactive site

Not had cause to use like your request but It does loads of stuff.

Here is one I have been plaing with. https://lodgeroomstore.co.uk/wp/
If I get time I will have a look. But in theory I would bet it could take bookings and payments but do a bit of research and see if it might fit.
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Re: Dining Stewards

Postby Richard George » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:54 am

Here's an example of what the steward of one of my lodges has done..
(our Installation meeting last year)

https://goo.gl/forms/X8H9FomQikgjsgFF2
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Re: Dining Stewards

Postby Trouillogan » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:12 am

Take care! My experience with on-line cloud-based forms generally and in this and other fields indicates that it is unwise to rely on them. Nice to have but keep a paper record back-up. When they do go down, it happens at exactly the worst possible moment - Murphy's Law! The ProvGM and his team are coming and you cannot download the table plan. The wifi is off at the hall and caterer cannot get your instructions. etc., etc.!

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Re: Dining Stewards

Postby Richard George » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:41 am

He just uses this for people to book in with. He uses PerfectTablePlan to do the offline/place allocation tracking.
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PAGDC (Craft), PProvGTreas (RAC), PPGIWks (Mark), ProvRAMGR, PProvHerald (KT), 30° (A&AR), BB (KTP), ProvConsTwr (ROS)
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RAC: Fidelity 441, Walden 1280, CIP 7429
Mark: York 334
KT: Arthur Dentith 434
A&AR: Octagon 1076, Iceni 1126, Cambs& Isle of Ely 1157
KTP: Clare 74
ROS: East Anglia
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Re: Dining Stewards

Postby Trouillogan » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:17 pm

OK but I stand by my warning. A couple of years ago my dining wallah was unable to access the bookings and eventually they were somehow lost. Big meeting, big pain, lesson learned. Nothing wrong with pigeon post - you can always eat the pigeon!
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