Solar Eclipse 2017
Did you all enjoy the Solar Eclipse today? In San Diego, we reached only 57% blockage and it was terrific. I made some viewers and brought the colander outside, which provided the best images of the eclipse. The shadows from the trees were pretty cool too. I looked for clubs in the path of totality and found it super difficult to find clubs sharing their eclipse party photos. In last week’s Tuesday Tips, we highlighted Sawgrass Country Club because the club’s social feeds have featured eclipse content for at least a week leading up to yesterday’s event. Below are a few other clubs who enjoyed the phenomenon. It’s not too late to show off your club’s activities. You could even post on Thursday for #TBT – Throw Back Thursday to the events of Monday. You can ask your members to submit their best eclipse photos and share an album on Facebook, or Tweet and Instagram a few at a time. If your club remained silent before, during and after the 2017 eclipse, you have six years to prepare for the next one in 2024! Can you imagine what we’ll be able to do online then? Here are some exemplary posts from today!
As I mentioned, Sawgrass Country Club did a great job leading up to the eclipse by sharing lots of helpful articles. They capped off the day with an eclipse party. Fun!
The Detroit Athletic Club posted a morning reminder to members and then a mid-eclipse view. They made the most of the day, even though they didn’t have 100% obscurity.
The Hillcrest Country Club in Lincoln, Nebraska shared lots of photos on Facebook today. They enjoyed total blackout during the eclipse.
And the Eugene Country Club in Oregon used a time lapse video to show how dark it got during the eclipse.
Of course, I had to share this very funny tweet from NASA Moon. I mean, c’mon. Great sense of humor here! I love it!
— NASA Moon (@NASAMoon) August 21, 2017
The important lesson from all of this is that when something truly remarkable happens in our world, it’s an opportunity to share it with members. Nature is awesome. A solar eclipse is pretty awe-inspiring, even if you are not in the path of totality. Take advantage of these opportunities to engage your members.