Member Service Center Online
We are delighted to announce the new Member
Service Center! This replaces our original Member Forum, which,
unfortunately, turned out to be too geeky and cumbersome for 95% of us.
Log in using your preferred email address of
record on this page. (click the
underlined link to get there) If you have paid dues as recently as
for 2009, your information has been pre-loaded. If not, you can
renew your membership or join now at this page.
The Main Menu appears on the top of every page so
you can always find it. Additional buttons are on the bottom
left-hand side (every screen except the log-in).
Welcome to the DEC Connection Member Service Center
*Here you can:
Following is detailed info about each topic:
Show Your Information
complete online profile - you can review your
addresses, phone numbers for home, cell and work (unlisted ones
are not displayed to other members; nor is your street address),
DEC background, updates, photo, etc.
Here is a sample FULL profile - note that you can
check when your dues are paid thru
Here is a sample Short Profile - just information
approved for release to other members. Non-members can't
see any of this (which is why you also want to submit your
Business Listing for our public page).
update your information - send in new last name,
addresses (include street address), phone numbers for home, cell
and work (be sure to check box if you don't want it published);
primary (the one you login with) and alternate email addresses;
local Chapter if you are in one such as NH, PA, FL, Carolinas,
or other manufacturing and sales locations such as CXO Colorado
Springs, WMO, WFO, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Salem, Puerto Rico;
other DEC clubs inj Galway, Munich, Italy, France, etc.
Other text areas are for updates: what are
you doing today? your business website if you wish; etc.
Please note that updates may take up
to 24 hours to go online - V1.0 is a manual update by webmaster.
Photos and publicity and other attachments must
emailed to the webmaster separately - photos should be
approximately 100 pixels square, such as the medium-sized
LinkedIn profile photo, in .jpg, .gif, or .png format. Since
it's so small, a head shot is best. I will reduce the
photo size or crop the photo for you if you don't know how.
Pay Your Dues
Renew your Membership online, using either your
credit card or a PayPal account. This is a more convenient
option that does not require you to fill out the demographic
profile again - you can use the Update form for any changes -
and takes you directly to PayPal.
To renew by personal check, send check made out
to The DEC Connection in care of our treasurer, Bob Moore, to 28
Fernglade Rd., Burlington MA 01803.
Get a List of Members
3 ways to list members: long list (you can only
see 1 profile at a time); by state; by up to 5 zip code digits -
type in as many digits up to 5 that represents your commuting
This is a terrific way to reach out and make
contact with other members in your area! please do it!
Send a NewsByte
NewsBytes are 2-4 line updates on your
activities, either professional or retirement, which will be
published in our monthly newsletter, News-at-a-Glance, which
goes to not just members but also the entire mailing list
Send a DEC Story
Our Businesses, menu button on left, is our
"Yellow Pages" listing of member businesses - you don't
have to own the business to participate, just be personally
involved. If you represent a company you can submit a listing.
Look at the content on the page before submitting your listing
Email additional info to the webmaster
To submit info for other pages (buttons on left),
please send email with attachments to
examples: an article for Featured Entrepreneur or
a photo for your profile or publicity about your business or
Connection LinkedIn Group
this is the place for job postings and networking
to seek help with job searches!
we have over 350 members in our DEC Connection
Linked-In Group now
many of you have been invited or pre-approved and
haven't accepted the invitation so you are not yet in the group;
however you ARE eligible!
Request access to the Group by signing into
LinkedIn and sending an official request - webmaster can
always welcomed at