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The Grapevine Messenger – An Introduction

What is the Grapevine Messenger ?

The Grapevine Messenger enables you to create short notices or announcements, which will then be emailed to other participants of the Grapevine once it has been checked by our administrator. It is rather like a local village notice board of ‘needs and wants’. It  can be used to communicate things like collective fuel buying, community events, items for sale, plant swaps, dog sitting, baby sitting or even a lift to a hospital appointment – the ideas are endless.

How do I use it ?

There are just 3 steps

  1. Login to the Grapevine
  2. Compose a message using the Grapevine Message Composer and send it to our co-ordinator.
  3. The co-ordinator checks it and the emails it to the other subscribers.


Here is an example

(Note that all the pictures that follow are screenshots… the links don’t work !!)

Suppose you want to organise a fun tennis tournament to raise money for charity.

Step A – Login to the Grapevine

Select login

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Enter your username(email) and password

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Step B – Compose your Grapevine Message

Select the Grapevine Message option from the dashboard

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Compose the Message

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Step C – Await the co-ordinator to approve and publish your message.

…. and this is how the message looks when it arrives in the mail.

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