Tasters Rotorua is a local wine tasting club that invites different vineyards to present their wines. They always had a website but it was never really used.
The former website had a few pages explaining what the club was about and how to join. But with enough club members and visitors every tasting event, and no one actually visiting the website, there was a question if there is still a need for a website.
Clubs and communities have mostly different goals then businesses and so, they have also different requirements for a website. To get some insight in the operation of the club I joined a meeting so there was no need for the club to find the requirements themselves. After the meeting, I discussed a list of functionalities that could make some things easier to manage, and some information that would make the website more valuable.
The main goal of the website is to inform visitors about tasting events and to make it easy for committee members to update the website. Therefore I spend most of the time with backend programming to make a lot of things automatically. To make it nice and presentable on the other side, I also gave all events the same layout. Furthermore, I added features like a contact form, gallery, and sharing buttons. The site is also optimized for SEO and has a strong ranking for wine in Rotorua.