Our 10th anniversary celebration!
Created: Friday, 01 February 2013 15:49
Published: Friday, 01 February 2013 15:49
Today is Imbolc, the beginning of Spring according to the Celtic calendar, but ten years ago, it was also the beginning of the New Order of Druids. It all began with a small and simple website with discussion forums, which were opened on February 1, 2003. From there, it has continued to grow into what it has become today, for which we should especially offer thanks to you, the members of N.O.D. who kept our community active, and who helped make all this possible.
In order to celebrate our 10th anniversary with you, we have some special news to share with you, so read on!
IMBOLC EDITION OF THE ORAN MOR CELTIC E-ZINE - FREE TO DOWNLOAD FOR ALL MEMBERS !
Our Imbolc 2013 edition of the Oran Mór quarterly Celtic E-Zine has now been released! And because it's an anniversary edition, this one is larger than ever... and even better -- it's FREE for all members to download, even if you're not upgraded!
FREE MEMBERS can download the Imbolc 2013 edition at this link (make sure you are logged in first, then scroll down to below the text):
UPGRADED MEMBERS and contributors can use this link (make sure you are logged in first), where it will also be possible to download all previous editions:
If you are not an Upgraded Member yet, we invite you to take a look at the advantages that this upgrade offers. When you read on, you will learn about the current discounts we offer on membership fees for our anniversary!
UPGRADED MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS
As of today, we are offering a temporary discount on upgraded membership fees. You now pay 19,95 € for one year (instead of 29,95 €), and 39,95 € for two years (instead of 49,95 €). Additionally, the first five members who upgrade their account (or renew their upgrade) for two years, will get a FREE copy of the poetry and art book "Spirit of Dán"!
This discount is valid between February 1, 2013 and October 30, 2013. The discount does not apply to family discount membership fees.
For the upgraded memberships which are not about to expire within the time period of this offer, we will automatically grant an additional month for free. This will be implemented with the launch of our new website this year (see below).
For more information on upgrading your account and its advantages, go to this URL:
DISCOUNT ON THE BARDIC YOUTH COURSE BOOK "ENTERING THE FOREST"
We offer a temporary discount for the book "Entering The Forest", which contains the Bardic Youth Course. Between February 1, 2013 and October 30, 2013, we offer this book at the price of merely 10 € (excluding shipping costs).
In order to benefit from this discount price, do not place your order through our Cafepress store, but go to this URL instead:
You have the ability to pay with credit card, Paypal or by bank. The book will be shipped from Belgium, and this discount is valid only until our stock has been depleted.
A NEW NODCAST, THE N.O.D. PODCAST, FREE FOR ALL MEMBERS
Last but not least, we are happy to announce the launch of our new Podcast. After a number of hosting issues with our previous podcast, it has been down for awhile, but we're back! This time, we have opted to use Youtube.com as our new platform, considering that many people have an account there as well. If you subscribe to the NODCast channel there, you will automatically receive updates from new editions!
The NODCast is free for everyone, and can be found at this link:
WHAT ELSE WILL 2013 BRING?
High on the agenda for this year, is the launch of a completely new website for the New Order of Druids. The intention is to improve functionality, give our website a new and fresh look, guarantuee a continued security on the internet, and hopefully add some new features in the mix!
We do not yet have an exact date at which the new website will be launched, but we expect it to occur within the upcoming 6 months. At any rate, you will be notified by e-mail beforehand. On the date of launch, the website will be offline for a short time (which may vary between a few hours to a few days at most).
To compensate for the inevitable downtime which will accompany the launch of the new website, we will offer an extra month of upgraded membership to members who have an active upgrade at that time. This extra month will be added automatically for you when the new website goes online.
At any rate, we will keep you updated on any news!