A charter member of the Columbia River Cairn Terrier Club I was its first president and served three terms for a total of six years. I’ve served as a board member, show chair for our regional specialty and CTCA national roving specialty, and as an earthdog test committee member. I’ve been the club’s web administrator since club creation in 2004.
The site has been transformed many times and has existed on many platforms. It started as a Mambo instance which I transitioned to Drupal. I wanted to explore Ellis Lab‘s original PMachine. I liked it so the site made the transition as PMachine became ExpressionEngine.
Over time my experience with CairnTalk convinced me that maintaining and building out functionality would be easier with the integrated Invision Community suite so I rebuilt on the Invision platform. The site has been maintained through several major revisions of that software.
CRCTC makes extensive use of the Invision database (Pages), Gallery, Downloads and Commerce modules with some use of the Forum module. I have created a fairly large number of custom databases to manage things like policy manuals, files and forms, history, directories, inventories and other club information assets.
As over time we tend to accumulate large but infrequently accessed assets I recently started using Amazon S3 for storage of some files.