The Blue Grass Sportsmen’s League maintains several online resources for the use of its members, including a main website with an additional members’ area, a membership portal for managing memberships, an email list for Newsletters, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account. This page should serve as a short reference to all of those online resources.
Main BGSL Website
The main BGSL website address is www.bgslinc.com. Open Events and meetings are posted there regularly, and division information as well as match schedules, etc. are available from the main menu. In particular, you can see an up to date calendar of events, pit availability, and member meetings at https://bgslinc.com/calendar/.
Members’ Area of BGSL Website
Additional information for members is available on the website by selecting “Members’ Logins->BGSL Website Members Area” from the main menu at the top of the home page and logging in as bgsl and using the password sportsman. The appearance of the home page will change when you are logged in to indicate that you are in the members’ area.
You do not need to login with your email and a different password to access the members area, and in fact you cannot log into the members’ area using an e-mail address or other username (other than bgsl) unless you are an authorized user on the website, in which case you already know this!
The Members’ Area is NOT the Membership Portal (see Membership Portal below)!
Once You are Logged Into the Members’ Area
To access the membership specific information, use the BGSL Members menu on the right sidebar (on a desktop screen) that will appear when you log in as bgsl. The sidebar may appear underneath the posts and other sections on smaller mobile devices with narrow screens. Among the items available in the members area are:
- Postings of motions under consideration by the membership during period between the first and third readings as required by the League’s Constitution
- Meeting Minutes from the monthly General Membership meetings and meetings of the Board Officers and Directors; BOD minutes are typically posted after their approval by the BOD the following month.
- An archive of email BLASTS from 2016 to the present
- Another archive of the older printed or downloadable PDF newsletters (much older)
- Range Information including Range Rules and Qualification Requirements
- Copies of the League Constitution and Bylaws, and Policies adopted by the BOD
Much of this information is updated frequently, such as monthly meeting minutes and the email BLAST Archives, and some is only updated as needed, such as revisions to the League’s Constitution or Bylaws. If you see something that is in need of updating or feel that some useful information is missing or have any other feedback, please send that feedback to the BGSL Secretary by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The membership portal can be used to renew your membership, update your personal information, etc.: go directly to it with the URL https://members.bgslinc.com/ or reach it from the main BGSL website by selecting “Members’ Logins->Membership Portal: Manage Membership/Renew” from the main menu at the top of the home page. You will need to login with your email address (the one you supplied when you joined) and a password. There is useful information on how to login to the portal in the “BGSL First Time User’s Guide“, including how to get a new password if you lost it, or what to do if you forgot which email you used to sign up for the portal (typically when you joined).
The Membership Portal’s sole purpose is to allow BGSL members to manage their memberships, and it does not offer any functionality beyond that to members. For the sake of security, the membership portal is a separate site from and does not share login credentials with the main BGSL Website!
Email Newsletter (BLAST)
Most new members will be signed up for this list if they indicated that they were interested in receiving the Newsletters during application or orientation, but in case you are not receiving them or you want to change the email address at which you receive them, you can sign up with the form at: https://bgslinc.com/bgsl-newsletter-signup/. If you are changing your email address, please unsubscribe (using the link at the bottom of every BLAST) before signing up with the new address or send email to email@example.com.
The Newsletter is typically one large e-mail per month with club news and match schedules, and often another mailing or two each month focused on specific events or activities that will impact the membership. You can catch up on missed BLASTs by viewing the Email BLAST Archive.
The BGSL Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/bgsljoin/. Open matches, classes, and other events of public interest are posted on the page’s event calendar, and posts are of topics of general interest or reminders of upcoming events. If you find the BGSL Facebook Page useful, please show your support by liking and/or following the page.
Operational notices such as pit and range closures for matches and holiday range hour changes are sent out on Twitter. If you have Twitter installed, follow https://twitter.com/bgslnotices to get regular notification. If you do not have a Twitter account or do not have an application installed, you can view the current notifications on the BGSL Website sidebar or on the Twitter page above..Follow @bgslnotices
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