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New website coming!

written by amnesiac84 - 2019/04/21 11:40

On Tuesday 23rd from 18:00 CET onward, we'll migrate to a new website!

There will probably be some downtime in the evening of April 23rd and we hope it will not last longer than a few hours. After that, if everything goes according to plan, everyone can use the new website.

Make sure to have other means of communication with your hosts and guests in that time frame and please check your spam folder in the next weeks, since our e-mail traffic could be sent to your spam for some reason.

See you on the other side!

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Thank you volunteers!

written by amnesiac84 - 2019/02/17 22:49

The BoD likes to thank all volunteers, especially those who have been helping on making the new website a (soon) reality!

Thank you developers and designers for your great effort in making the website work, solving bugs and make it look nice!
Thank you system admin(s) for laying the foundation on our servers and prepare the migration!
Thank you testers for your endless patience with the many errors and bugs and for thoroughly combing through the new website!
Thank you communication team members for writing the texts for previous and future notifications and newsletters concerning the new website!
Thank you translators for translating the new words and phrases used in the new website, so that old members and new visitors feel welcome from second 1!
Thank you individuals who checked, read, rechecked and reread and then write and rewrite drafts for new Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and other GDPR-related material!

Thank everyone else who was involved up to this point. We're getting real close and we could not have done this without your help!

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General Assembly 2016 review

written by amnesiac84 - 2016/11/15 18:18

This year’s General Assembly was held in Venice, Italy. Seven members of BeVolunteer were physically present, one BeWelcome member. Several BeVolunteer members followed the discussions online.

There was a very constructive atmosphere which made it possible to talk and decide about a lot of topics:

  • We had to say goodbye to some older and inactive members. We did this in an official way, so that later this year we could change our Statutes accordingly. Approximately 10 other members will receive the status ‘Honorary member’
  • Google Adwords: the program was accepted by the members, which means BeWelcome joins the Google for non-profit and use their advertisement program, which doesn’t cost our organization anything extra. There will also never be shown any advertisements on BeWelcome.
  • All new profiles on BeWelcome remain private; there’s no possibility to make private profiles public (and indexed by search engines).


In the coming months, BeWelcome will celebrate its 10th birthday! The GA already made some plans and agreed that the best way to celebrate this is to have several birthday parties around the globe! If you want to organize a celebration, let us know. Maybe we can help you with your event(s).

Finally, a new Board of Directors was chosen. You can soon read more about this in the community news.

EDIT: The Google program is for us to advertise in the Google search results, not to show ads on BeWelcome or even run Google-code here.

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In Cod We Trust: C'est parti!

written by amnesiac84 - 2016/09/07 08:19

Be Welcome Marseille is organizing an event from September 30th to October 2nd. The name of the event is In Cod We Trust, which is actually a rolling event after Seek The Duck (Toulouse) and Seek The Pig (Lyon).

We are willing to have as many people from Marseille and neighbourhood possible (question of honnor !). So be ready to meet new friends from all arround the globe.

To tease you a little bit more, we have this amazing programm ready just for your guys ! Aperitives, Hicking, Games & Quizzs, Contests ... We won't be bored i can swear it ! So just come and ..... Be Welcome !

More infos :

- The event : https://www.bewelcome.org/activities/1638

- The programme : http://bit.ly/2bTRy03

- The group to chat about it : http://www.bewelcome.org/groups/2273

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General Assembly 2016

written by amnesiac84 - 2016/07/10 18:46

The General Assembly (GA) of BeVolunteer will this year be held in Venice (Italy) on November 5th and 6th (Saturday + Sunday).

The General Assembly can be attended by anyone who's interested, but to be able to vote one should be a member of BeVolunteer.

More information on the GA will follow

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