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If you are at all interested in the club you should join our announcements mailing list and find us on Facebook, even if you haven't decided whether you want to join the club. They're both an excellent way of keeping in touch with what's going on.

  • Subscribe to "Announcements" - this will make sure you receive important info from the committee about club meets and social events etc (but you can't post to it and you'll only hear about official club activities)
  • Like our Facebook page - where we share general news and other items of interest with the world at large
  • DURC Chat - this is your lifeline to the social side of the club. This is where you find out about or organise informal walking/climbing trips, hear about parties that may be going on, offer kit for sale and take part in discussions.

Help with joining the DURC Announce mailing list

  • Use the link above (also on the get involved page) to join the announce group.
  • You'll need to set up a Google account if you don't already have one, or sign in to your existing Google account if you do. Just follow the steps on screen.
  • When joining the group you'll have the option of whether to receive e-mail updates for each message posted, or receive summaries, or receive no e-mail and just check the forum page for updates. We strongly recommend you choose the option to receive each message by e-mail, as you may miss out on important info otherwise (don't worry there aren't too many messages - you won't get your inbox flooded with e-mails!). You can always change this option later too if you want to.
  • Once you have requested to join, a moderator will check your request: this is to prevent our forums being abused by spammers! Before long you should then receive an e-mail letting you know your request is approved. Unless you chose not to receive them, you'll then receive posts by e-mail, keeping you up to date on all the important club events.

Don't forget the Facebook group! If you only subscribe to the announcements you will only hear about official club trips and events, and will miss out on things like parties and informal walking/climbing trips organised by members, as well as your own opportunity for asking questions, etc.

I signed up, but I'm not getting the e-mails

Initially, the announcement e-mails may be flagged as spam by some providers. Please check your Junk/Spam folder and if necessary mark the e-mail as Safe/Not Junk/Not Spam, and you should receive the announcements properly in future.

How to change your e-mail subscription options or unsubscribe

To change your e-mail subscription options for the Announcement group use the link below. You'll need to sign in with your Google account.

There are also instructions for changing your subscription / unsubscribing appended to the bottom of every e-mail you receive from the mailing list.

How do I enable notifications and news feed updates for posts on the Facebook Page?

At the time of writing (06/11/12) you need to enable notifications as follows:

  1. Go to the DURC Page.
  2. 'Like' it if you haven't already.
  3. Hover over the 'Liked' badge (or click it if using a handheld device).
  4. Enable 'Get Notifications' and 'Show in News Feed'.

What if I don't use Facebook or have a Facebook account?

Everything on the Facebook page can be viewed without creating an account, and the website events calendar will be kept up to date as much as possible with social activities as well as the weekly meets. Make sure you're subscribed to the DURC Announce mailing list and come along to the weekly pub meeting too to keep in touch with what's going on.

We use a Facebook group for discussion because, in the past, even when we had an email-friendly chat forum the vast majority of club members would post on the Facebook page instead, which isn't suitable for reaching large numbers of people consistently. The group has since proven to be much more active than the old forum. If you don't wish to use Facebook and have any ideas for improving the situation please contact the Committee.


If you're confused/stuck after reading these instructions have a look at the Google Groups Help. If you're still stuck then contact the committee - don't forget to include your full name and e-mail address and give as much info as you can about your problem.