Oct 26, 2017

ITFollowing the Conference in Vancouver last fall, the Executive Committee made a commitment to the members of CPS-ECP to make much needed improvements to our Information Technology Platform. Since then a three-phased process was undertaken and that will result in an updated, more efficient and effective system to serve the needs of CPS-ECP, its members, Squadrons, Districts, Administration, and Educational Services for now and for the foreseeable future.

 

 

 



Phase I – IT Business Needs Assessment

We contracted with a consultant to conduct an IT Assessment, which was the "Discovery" process. This step involved gathering information from the volunteer leadership across the organization to determine what CPS-ECP needs and where it wants to go with a new system. This made sure that the goals, objectives, and strategies were properly defined and understood so that the next phase, that of developing specifications, including detailed instructions of the architecture required, could be undertaken. In other words, the critical part of this phase was to do a comprehensive business needs analysis.

Phase II – Requests for Proposal

This phase involved taking the results of Phase I and designing the things required to transform Phase I objectives into specific roadmaps that IT Project Managers could use to build the systems (including websites), which is Phase III. Phase II resulted in the issuance of a Request for Proposal (RFP) to a number of companies to give them the opportunity to present IT solutions first to our IT Renewal Team and ultimately to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.

The RFP resulted in the selection of Innovexa Solutions as the company to build our new IT Platform.

Phase III – The Building Stage.

Innovexa has been working closely with our IT Project Team and members from all levels of CPS-ECP to ensure that they meet our expectations and build a comprehensive website that will service our Public, Member, Officer and Administrative needs. The website will be “Unveiled” at the National Conference in Charlottetown later this month. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to see what has been built and speak directly with the IT Team as well as representatives from Innovexa.

There will be further communications to all members outlining the launch details and the login process for the new site. Care has been taken to ensure that using the new site is an easy stress- free experience.

Stay tuned……..

The Middens of Galiano Island

By Catherine Dook

We motored our way into Montague Harbour along a twisted channel with our engine muffled by the leaning trees.

“This is peaceful,” I told my husband, John.

“Look,” I pointed to an eagle sitting on the top of a tree overlooking the channel entrance like a sentinel giving permission for us to pass. Dignified, unruffled, his impassioned gaze noted and then dismissed us, as uninteresting and perhaps unworthy. I was tired. We’d pulled up anchor at Portland Island that morning, and the grind of the diesel engine had worn me down.

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Cruisers Yachts Cantius 50

Cruisers Yachts Cantius 50By: John Armstrong and Andy Adams
Photos: Cruisers Yachts Inc.

Almost a decade ago, Cruisers Yachts Inc., launched an entire line of express cruisers called “Cantius” (named after company owner KC Stock’s grandfather) that began with the 48Cantius then came the 54, the 60 and now the Cantius 50. In the fall of 2017, we will be at the debut of the 42 Cantius at the Fort Lauderdale International boat show.

These designs have a strong family resemblance withhandsome and distinctive linesand with a design philosophy that you could say, pioneered the new version of the express cruiser. 

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