Acton Networkers


 

"How To" Information for New Members

 

Instructions for New Members

This outlines how new members can join Acton Networkers and access our online resources.

There are two parts to joining:

1.   Getting on the member list, and

2.   Joining the Yahoo Group to post and receive messages, and access other information.

Part 1 - Getting on the Member List

1.      Make an initial contact at any one of our three locations by signing in at a meeting on the signup sheet. Be sure to include your email address.   Yes, you do have to attend an Acton Networkers Group meeting to become a member. Our meeting locations and directions are below.

Meeting Dates:        Every Friday
Meeting Time:         10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Location:      St. Matthew's United Methodist Church
Address:                   435 Central Street
City, State, Zip:        Acton, MA 01720
  

Driving Directions to St. Matthew's Methodist Church
The Church is is off of Rt.2 Exit 41 (Newtown Rd./ West Acton - Littleton).   Head toward West Acton.  Newtown Rd. becomes Central Street. The large, white Church is on your left.  If you reach Idylwilde Farms (on the right) you've gone to far.  Park in the back, and come in the door on the far right.
 

Affiliate:        Hopkinton Networkers
Meeting Dates:        Every Other Friday
Meeting Time:         10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Location:      St John the Evangelist Parish
Address:                   20 Church Street
City, State, Zip:        Hopkinton, MA 01748
  

Driving Directions to St John the Evangelist Parish
From 495 South and North: take Exit 21A to merge onto West Main St toward Hopkinton. Go roughly 2 miles and turn right at Church Street. St John is on the right.
 

2.      Within 3-4 days you will receive a welcome email from the administrator. The email will include:

  • An introduction letter saying who we are, what our mission is, method of operation, and explaining the website;
  • Copy of recent Excel spreadsheet with member profiles;
  • Blank Excel spreadsheet for including new member profile.

3.      Fill in your information on the blank spreadsheet and return to actonnetworkers-owner@yahoogroups.com

Part 2 - Joining Yahoo Groups and the Acton Networkers Group Mailing List

After receiving your group introduction letter, you can then both register as a Yahoo Groups users and then join the Acton Networkers Group.  To fully access the group website, you first need to be a registered Yahoo user.

1.      From your web browser, go to http://groups.yahoo.com:

  • Click the Register link on the upper right of the screen.
  • Complete the registration form and click the Submit This Form button on the bottom of the page. (You need to scroll to see it.)
  • A Registration Completed screen appears. You will immediately receive an email confirmation that is a web page with a link to activate your new account.
  • Click on the activate link (Click here to activate your new account.) and verify your password. Click the Continue to Yahoo! link

2.      Go to the Acton Networkers Yahoo web site at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ActonNetworkers.

3.      Click the (Already a member? Sign in to Yahoo!) link.

4.      Sign in with your Yahoo ID and password. The next screen set allows you to set your membership options

5.      Choose your email address, message delivery type, and message format. Click the Join button at the bottom.

6.      A Membership Confirmed screen appears. Click the link for Go to Acton Networkers Home to go to the site.

7.      The next time you want to access the site, sign in at Yahoo Groups. The next screen will list your groups on the left under My Groups. Click on ActonNetworkers to go to the site. Or you can simply bookmark the web site and go there directly, without the multi-step sign-in process.

Note: While on the Yahoo site, you may optionally create and publish a "My Yahoo" profile to further publicize information about yourself.