The IIA welcome their newest member Locallotto.ie. This is, as the Americans say, a neat idea and, based on the roller on their homepage, is paying off for the organisations using it. Basically if your club or organisation run a lotto already locallotto.ie will bring it to a wider audience and make it easier for existing entrants to keep on entering no matter where they are. Their system also allows people entering the lotto to set up their entry for one draw or all the draws in the upcoming year. So even if you don’t win your favourite club or community or voluntary organisation does. If you can’t find your personal favourite there is even a facility to send an email to them telling them about locallotto.ie. You can also catch up on the latest local club or society news on their homepage.
I love writing these little snippets about our new members. It’s a great way for me to get to know a little bit about all these organisations who are joing the IIA and to start a conversation with them. I was thinking about this on my way home from Tipperary on Sunday with a friend who is a web designer. She spotted a company for whom she had designed a site and pointed this out to me and was very curious to see how they were faring. I asked her a bit more about what they did and I swear they couldn’t have got a better sell if they had paid her as a marketing executive! I imagine many passionate service providers are like this about their clients and their work, no matter how far removed it might be from their own experience. That’s how I feel about our members too: I’m genuinely curious about their businesses and, of course, their motivations for joining the IIA. That said it can be tough to write a snippet about a company especially if their business is in an area where I have no experience myself. I do worry that I am misrepresenting some of our new members. I have said it before and will say it again: please use the comment box to correct any erroneous details. I welcome the help in getting it all right.