dupont-statueTo many visitors, Dupont Circle is a compelling city of Washington D.C. where many people come to socialize, eat, and shop. The attractions and appealing sights encourage people to conclude that this historical city is of high economic wealth. These observations are correct; however, the less luxurious attributes of Dupont Circle are overlooked. The official page of Dupont Circle includes all the suggested sights to see, but it leaves out the most common sights: the homeless people and the rats inhabiting the sidewalks. It also leaves out Dupont’s everlasting greed and desire to take individual’s money through its many shops, bars, spas, and restaurants. As the individual passes through, he or she is likely to observe the open doors. Each building, especially the food places and retailers, has a literal and metaphorical open door. For instance, the door to the Dupont Circle Club stands closed, but the owners of the club are eager to invite anyone willing to enter, whether they need help or are just looking for an activity to do. Dupont is a place of attraction that appeals to people’s senses with its intriguing smells, noises, and sights. In this essay, I will assert that Dupont is a place of contradiction because it’s good economic standing represented by shops, house prices, city design, and eagerness to invite newcomers, does not match the lack of help or initiative targeted towards housing the homeless, terminating the rats, or the prejudice against the homeless.

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History of Dupont

Although Dupont Circle is known as a traffic circle in the center of a wealthy neighborhood full of history and political associations, the circle which intersects the Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire Avenues has always been full of contrasting components and diversity. Dupont began in the 1870s as a wooded and uncultivated area with large country estates, transformed to an area composed of influential political and wealthy people in massive brick and stone homes following the Industrial Revolution, and quickly became an urban center of shops, eateries, and office buildings in the 1970s (Williams 65).screen-shot-2016-12-14-at-2-23-49-pm Although Dupont was home to elitists President Woodrow Wilson, William Howard Taft, and Franklin D Roosevelt, the neighborhood also inhabited the more modest working class which did not indulge in the expensive shops and high priced homes (Williams 41). According to Images of America: Dupont Circle, “Dupont Circle served as Washington’s social urban center for many decades starting in the 1880s, with lavish parties and grand dinners served by hostesses throughout the neighborhood. Presidents, congressmen, and ambassadors mixed company with mining magnates and newspaper owners to create a dynamic and social cultural center” (Williams 41). The social interactions and classes of people were not the only aspects that contrasts, for even the purpose of the buildings opposed. Dupont consists of churches, schools, and institutional buildings amongst bars, apparel stores, spas, and recovery clubs (Williams 130).


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screen-shot-2016-12-14-at-5-24-40-pmAs mentioned above, Dupont has been socially diverse since the late 1800s, and this diversity continues as Dupont is home to the LGBTQ community. A Washington City Paper writer, Andrew Giambrone, explains that Dupont allowed a long time resident named Maccubbin to open “Lambda Rising,” D.C’s first LGBTQ bookstore in 1968. Dupont soon after turned into a hangout for the LGBTQ community as it opened a plethora of gay bars. Today, it hosts the annual Pride Parade which goes through Dupont and ends in Logan Circle (“Pride Parade Presented by Marriott Rewards”). The diversity continues as I explore the purpose of just one building– the Dupont Circle Club at 1623 Connecticut Ave. NW. According to newspaper articles in the Washington Evening Star, this one location was once inhabited by W.R Speare Co., a funeral home company, most likely directed by middle class men (“Funeral Directors”). It then transformed to a mink fur store called French Poodle which claims in their add that they rent to “exquisitely dressed women” (“French Poodle”). Now it is a building which hosts three very different businesses: a recovery center for addicts, a psychic reading, and a math tutoring center. Each organization targets a different group of people, for the recovery center, Dupont Circle Club, practices Christianity, while the psychic readings opposes any religion. Dupont accepts the LGBTQ community, addicts, and psychics which all face the high possibility of being judged; thus, Dupont can be considered a safe haven for the rejected.


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Dupont’s Perceptions of Beggars

Dupont contradicts itself because it does not truly accept all people. Dupont Circle markets itself as an economically healthy urban area, eager to accept all types of people spanning the spectrums of race, age, and sexual preference; however, many residents of Dupont Circle discriminate against the homeless and push to get them removed. People in Dupont associate the homeless with negative connotations and refer to them as “panhandlers” because they approach strangers, begging for money.  According to an article written in The Washington Post, citizens make complaints to city officials about homeless people because the homeless scare them. In the 1990 article, “Dupont Wants relief From Beggars,” a resident says, “At times it’s downright scary [. . .] it’s increasingly uncomfortable to walk past the expanding lineup of panhandlers around Dupont Circle” (Armstrong). The article claims that residents have made numerous complaints without seeing much result, so they have decided to “fix” the problem themselves by encouraging others not to give to panhandlers in hopes of decreasing the number of street beggars. Even businesses have gotten involved in the removal of the unwanted; the West Park Apartments put “wrought- iron spikes” on the welcome mat outside the the apartment building located at 2130 P Street NW to prevent the homeless from sitting outside their apartments and disturbing their customers (Slansky 31). In a place that seems so inviting with plenty of money, one would think that residents would be eager to at least donate a little money, rather than chasing them out of the neighborhood. On the contrast, the people of Dupont most likely look at the homeless with hate because these high paying residents feel unsafe in places where they pay good money to live.

screen-shot-2016-12-07-at-11-31-55-pmLiving in Dupont comes with high cost, as it ranks amongst the highest priced neighborhoods in D.C. (Bisnow).  Residents do not only pay for infrastructure and square footage when they purchase a home in Dupont, they also pay for the name. It’s like going to college; declaring that one is attending Harvard University sounds significantly better than declaring that one is attending community college. Therefore, Dupont residents pay to live in a neighborhood with a good reputation, good financial standing, and of high demand. Currently, houses are on sale for prices ranging from one to four million dollars. None of these houses are big, in fact, most embody narrow forms and are connected to other condos, limiting outdoor space. A house on Swan Street is on sale for one million dollars with only two beds and two bathrooms (Zillow). When paying high prices, it is expected that everything should be perfect and residents should not have to worry about things that they do not want to see such as the plethora of homeless people. Their desires are understandable; however, Dupont residents need to align with the welcoming reputation of Dupont and change their views on the homeless. A common understanding should arise where residents and visitors can understand the lives of the homeless.

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Irina Nersessova, a writer from Illinois State University, transcribes an appropriate understanding on how to view the “homeless” in her article, “Tapestry of Space: Domestic Architecture and Underground Communities in Margaret Morton’s Photographs of A Forgotten New York.” Different from what most people of Dupont seem to believe, Nersessova asserts that “Homelessness is not truly the condition of not having a home. Because the homeless indeed have a home they build on the streets or in the tunnels, their condition is more accurately described as the absence of a stable home” (26). Much of the homeless hang out in the areas closest to the circle; hence, the circle itself is their home. Although the homeless do not have physical structures surrounding them, the sidewalks substitute as homes. Nersessova believes that homes are simply self representation of one’s creativity, and that creativity is displayed as one builds and designs their home (26). Therefore, as the homeless situate their spaces and beds on the sidewalks out of their minimal possessions, they self represent and create their home. Consequently, the homeless are never really without a home. Concurrently, Nersessova calls the homeless vulnerable because they are constantly exposed and can often be targets, similar to the way they are targets for removal in Dupont. Nersessova proclaims that “controlling and prohibiting the use of public place is not uncommon in urban areas” (34). In her example, the Amtrak police threatened to arrest the homeless if they returned to the public tunnels they called home. In both cases, the people in position to provide help, choose to simply scare the homeless rather than spread their wealth, compassion, and assistance.  screen-shot-2016-12-09-at-5-00-57-pm

Citizens fail to assist the homeless because they can not relate to their situation. According to the opinions of the people in the “Dupont Wants Relief From Beggars” article and Nersessova, many view the panhandlers as psychotic and lazy (Armstrong; Nersessova 38). In an interview, the associate president of the Bay Side Apartments in Dupont refers to the homeless and says that they are “young, able- bodied, capable of working, aggressive young people” (Armstrong). The people of Dupont, along with many other working laborers conclude that these dwellers are able to get off the streets, but are too lazy. As a working citizen, they can not relate to people who simply don’t want to work; therefore, they judge them and refrain from giving them money. Nersessova asserts that perceptions of panhandlers hide the fact that the government and city officials have failed the homeless as she says, “The image of the homeless as insane also helps explain why they are homeless without questioning the system that has failed them” (40). In this case, the authorized in Dupont has failed the homeless by neglecting them and not providing them with affordable housing. The government has also failed these street dwellers by not accepting them in such a diverse area based on the lack of physical structures.

Although Dupont citizens fear the panhandlers because they sit on streets and beg for money, those same people do not chastise the greedy Dupont administration which demands top prices and constantly shakes people down for money. Even the non- profit organizations cry out for money from anyone willing to donate to their cause. For example, the previously mentioned Dupont Circle Club is a 12 step recovery center which offers eighteen recovery programs (Dupont Circle Club). The club is a non profit, so it asks for money both on their website and at the end of their meetings. The club itself is much like a church because not only does it invite people in to learn and repent, but it also invites people to donate money to their cause. Dupont Circle Club is very much a part of Dupont’s initiative to bring in money, for its entire website is targeted towards people willing to donate and those who seek to help addicts which are close to them.

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Dupont Circle Club created an easy to navigate website with an open layout in order to  convince people to stay on their page and allow easy access to the links which prompt people to contribute. The website is synchronized with the aesthetic of the club, for the colors of the site matches their logo, as well as the pictures of the interior that slide across the top of the page. Once the site convinces people to stay through the design of the web page, the visitor is attacked with advertisements to help donate. Subsections on the page read, “Become a Supporting Member of the Dupont Circle,” “Make A One-Time Donation,” and “Shop at AmazonSmile and Amazon we’ll make a donation to: Dupont Circle Club Inc.” (Dupont Circle Club). The first line in the synopsis of the club mentions that Dupont Circle is a non-profit organization, and then continues by explaining their mission which is to create a safe, clean, organized, and welcoming space for various 12-Step Recovery programs (Dupont Circle Club). In the summary of the club, the author of the page asserts that the non-profit program is a welcoming place designed to help addicts; however, as a non profit, they desperately need the donations of outsiders. This cry for help is not targeted to the addicts because most addicts struggle financially since the majority of their income goes to spending money on what they are addicted to. Rather, this site speaks to family members and people who have a passion for helping addicts in their recovery process.

screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-9-27-50-pmThrough pages fully dedicated to explaining the donation process, the designers of the website continue to convince people both inside and outside of Dupont to support the cause through their funds. Click on the “Become a Supporting Member Today” link from the homepage and a visitor will land on a page that goes further into detail and explains that different types of members with their corresponding fees. There are seven membership categories with the lowest being a Senior/Student Membership with an annual $50 charge and the highest being a Club Sponsor with an annual charge of $2400. The website lists four ways to make a payment and gives four detailed examples on how becoming a member truly enriches the club and allows the club to help those in need for free. The layout of this page is tactical, for it gives a brief sentence about why the club was created, explains how donating will help the club, informs the potential donor in bold that all donations to the club are tax deductible, and displays the prices of memberships (Dupont Circle Club). The author of the page excites the potential customer so that he/ or she feels more obligated to donate and less fixated on the price.

Therefore, even the organization that intends to do well by helping people can be considered a panhandler because they indirectly beg for money. The difference is the way citizens perceive the different types of beggars. Neither the club nor the shops and restaurants receive judgements for constantly begging people for money in order to promote self betterment. Each entity simply wants to better itself. The homeless beg to better their lives and feed themselves, while the Dupont Circle Club begs in order to help addicts. The city demands money to raise the economic status of the neighborhood.  

Dupont and its people contradict the feeling of welcomeness which they try to translate to visitors.  Although Dupont is an accepting place, it appears that they only value the people who can increase the money flow in Dupont, but not the people who have nothing to contribute.

Dirty Dupont

screen-shot-2016-12-07-at-11-17-00-pmThe contrasting aspects of Dupont continues with the problem of rat infestation. Why does a neighborhood of high economic wealth have rats outside of luxury stores and five star restaurants? People are paying high prices in Dupont, yet city officials abandon residents, panhandlers, and visitors by not keeping the area clean. Before The Dupont Circle Club relocated to the building at 1623 Connecticut Ave. NW, the Club was located in the alley behind the current space. The alley where the meetings were held was dubbed Flat Rat Alley because there were so many rats inhabiting the place (Dupont Circle Club). In the 1960s, the same 1623 location was a Mink Fur store (“French Poodle”). People would  buy expensive, opulent furs from a place that was surrounded by rats. Rats often inhabit urban areas; however, Dupont has a higher population of rats than most other D.C areas. A Washington Post article from September 2016 jokes about a rat sanctuary and expresses the outrage of many people. One person cries out saying, “I have never seen so many rats in a public place brazenly frolicking as in Dupont[. . . ]I want the Park Service to relocate a couple of Rock Creek coyotes to the circle since clearly they are doing nothing about this public health menace” (Moyer). Different from the homeless people which receive more complaints than the rats receive, the rats are a health issue to Dupont. However, the city has done very little to remove something that residents do not like. So living in Dupont consist of rats scurrying the streets outside of your favorite Dupont attraction.

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Dupont Circle encompasses its flaws and contradictions, but they do not make Dupont a bad attraction; it is likely that many other neighborhoods and urban centers deal with similar contradictions. It is important that Dupont residents and city officials acknowledge their faults in order to make improvements and possibly bring in more money. The perceptions associated with rats and homeless people, likely cause a decrease in visitors or potential home buyers. Adjacent neighborhoods such as Logan Circle, Adams Morgan, and West End, should also consider if they share the same problems, for they practically live in Dupont’s backyard. These issues occur in the nation’s capital; thus the problem of exclusion and infestation must be happening in other cities. Similar to the thoughts of Jimmy King in his article, “Let’s Look Our Neighbors in the Eye and Help,” the problem needs to be addressed by political leaders in the nation’s capital in order to hinder the same problems around the rest of the country.

 

 


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Andrew Giambrone. “D.C. No Longer Has a Central Gay Neighborhood. Does That Matter?Washington City Paper, June 2016,

Armstrong, Jenice. “Dupont Circle Wants Relief From Beggars.The Washington Post  (1974-Current File), 14 June 1990, p. DC1. ProQuest.

Bisnow, Ethan. “The 8 Most Expensive Neighborhoods in DC.Bisnow, 2015,

Dupont Circle Club.Dupont Circle Club. Accessed 3 Dec. 2016.

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FOX. “Dupont Circle Becoming Known as a Rat Sanctuary, Even on Yelp.” WTTG. Accessed 9 Dec. 2016.

French Poodle.Washington Evening Star, 20 Mar. 1964.

Funeral Directors.Washington Evening Star, 18 June 1927,

Goodson, Nina. “Pictures of Dupont Circle.” 2016

King, Jimmy. “Let’s Look Our Neighbors in the Eye and Help.” The Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2016.

Moyer, Justin. “‘I Have Never Seen so Many Rats’: Yelp Takes on the Totally Fake ‘Dupont Circle Rat Sanctuary.’” Washington Post, 2016.

Nersessova, Irina. “Tapestry Of Space: Domestic Architecture And Underground Communities In Margaret Morton’s Photography Of A Forgotten New York.disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory, vol. 23, 2014.

Pride Parade Presented by Marriott Rewards.Capital Pride Alliance, 2016.

Rozipulous. “I Used to Be Your Neighbor.”Flickr. Sept. 2014.

Sklanksky, Jeff. “Spikes on Dupont Circle Welcome Mat: Apartment Building Discourages Homeless at Doorstep.The Washington Post  (1974-Current File), 27 Aug. 1988, p. B3. ProQuest.

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Zillow: Dupont Circle Washington Real Estate. Zillow.

I completed a survey which questioned the advantage and disadvantage of the WordPress site and other technological applications such as Slack. I asserted that I like using both; however, I would like an introduction session which explains how to use and navigate each website. I think that would be helpful because WordPress can be difficult to use when inserting media if you don’t know how to work it. This training could also help with sites such as Zotero. Without the help of other classmates, I would not have been able to add sources to my Zotero folder. Concurrently, I like using Slack because it puts all information in one location and allows me to have online interactions with the professor and other students. Lastly, after the semester is over, I think I will continue to use m site as an outlet to express my feelings about current events and topics which interest me. Overall, I enjoyed using the websites and I think they enhance my learning experience.

[A]n education [. . .] that was designed to support a truly direct, deliberative democracy [. . .] would be an education oriented to the ‘strong publics’ of decision-making rather than the ‘weak publics’ of opinion formation. (205)

 

In Fleming’s closing chapter of City of Rhetoric, he argues that schools need to do a better job of teaching students about politics. However, he does not want students to simply learn through presented facts, he wants students to practice using language, listening, understanding, and resolving effectively. These practiced skills would lead to the “strong publics of decision making” that Flemming finds necessary because effectively communicating and listening, will allow people to respond. A proper response correlates to decision making. In politics, there are often candidates who speak to crowds and say, “I believe this is the problem,” and “I think I can fix x by doing y.” While running, these politicians, who were trained through years of school, make these opinion-based promises, but when they get elected into office, the right decisions are not made to deliver what they promised and respond to the demands of the people. The same trend exists for the democracy of people who vote. The American people always form an opinion of both candidates, but when it is time to decide who to pick, they are often confused, and cannot deliberately choose and are upset about the results. This theory of education in relation to politics and decision making was evident in the most recent election which showed that people with higher education voted one way, while people with less education voted the other.

Decision making and opinion formation are different because opinion formation simply presents an individual’s perception of a certain topic. However, decision making actually gets things done and affects others. Concurrently decision making and opinion formation go hand and hand because people often make decisions based off of their opinion. In my papers from high school, I made a lot of my arguments based on opinions. For example, I exclaimed that Ariel from Shakespeare’s The Tempest was female because some of the mother-like nurturing characteristics the nymph possessed. However, a different person may have thought that the nymph was male. I do not think that Fleming would disagree with my technique because although I formed an opinion, I still made a decision by calling the character a female. Fleming seems to want to see things get done through decisions. Likewise, he wants decisions in Cabrini Green to be made in order to adequately improve the lives of the people living in such a poor area.

screen-shot-2016-11-06-at-12-37-39-pmHere is a list of all the meeting times. This page changes daily with different scheduled meetings for each day. The aesthetic of the club’s appearance and colors are displayed again to make the site uniformed. The meetings page is also an example of how the side panels and their advertisements remain the same for each page a person visits.

screen-shot-2016-11-06-at-12-44-58-pmThis is a list of the holiday events and meetings. The opening sentence stresses that the club is opened 365 days a year, and the claim is supported by the events scheduled for holidays which is when most places are closed. The list presents fundraising, formal, and holiday events which would also occur in a church on the same dates. Like the church, the club also acts as a place that provides fun activities on nights where people would normally commit sins or actions that oppose recovery such as overindulging in drinks.


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This is the second half of the membership page. The prices for each level of members is shown with different accompanying fees. There is the option for a monthly payment and a annual payment. At the bottom of the page are the four methods of payment which makes donating easy for anyone.

screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-9-27-36-pmHere is a screenshot of the syntax used to encourage people to donate to the club by becoming a member. The information is distributed through bullet points in order to give visitors a quick read through of the effects of their potential contributions. The information about tax cuts for donors is italicized, bolded, and underlined in order to provide a final incentive for donating.  

screen-shot-2016-11-06-at-12-35-08-pmThis is the top half of the first page a visitor will see as he or she opens the site. The picture of the chairs resembles the setup of the meeting room. Also shown are the links on the left hand side of the page that prompt people to donate to the club. The right hand side displays the meeting schedule which is intended to inform alcoholics looking to recover and family members attempting to help their loved ones. As mentioned, the page is bright and in coherence with the colors in the logo.

 

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Click on the link to the Dupont Circle Club website from your web search engine, and a modern, brightly colored page will appear on your screen. The top of the page presents three pictures: one of the layout of the meeting rooms, one showing the exterior of the building between Comfort One Shoes and Lou Lou’s, and the last showing the bible- like Alcoholics Anon book that each recovering alcoholic reads. The site is decorated with orange, yellow, and tan which resembles the interior of the club itself which has yellow painted walls and bright yellow lights. The aesthetic of the page also resembles the aesthetic of the physical club through its pictures, logo, and eagerness to welcome all people. The homepage has a sensible amount of information, encouraging people to remain on the site. The digital document is easy to navigate with obvious hyperlinks on the opening page so that even a person with the least amount of technology experience can explore the site. The web designers created the page to attract as many people as it can in order to present information on the club and get people to donate to their cause.


The main header of the home page reads, “
Your Local Meeting Place in DC for 12-Step Recovery.” The common perception would be that the page is targeted towards the addict looking for a recovery program due to the updated lists of “Today’s Meetings” and summary of how the club helps an addict. However, the side advertisements seem to target a non addict seeking help for a loved one with an addiction. Subsections on the page read, “Become a Supporting Member of the Dupont Circle,” “Make A One-Time Donation,” and “Shop at AmazonSmile and Amazon will make a donation to: Dupont Circle Club Inc..” The first line in the synopsis of the club mentions that Dupont Circle is a non-profit organization, and then continues by explaining their mission which is to create a safe, clean, organized, and welcoming space for various 12-Step Recovery programs. In the summary of the club, the author of the page asserts that the non-profit program is a welcoming place designed to help addicts, however, as a non profit, they desperately need the donations of outsiders. This cry for help is not targeted to the addicts because most addicts struggle financially because the majority of their income goes to spending money on what they are addicted to. Rather this site speaks to family members and people who have a passion for helping addicts in their recovery process.

screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-9-27-36-pmClick on the “Become a Supporting Member Today” link from the homepage and a visitor will land on a page that goes further into detail and explains that different types of members with their corresponding fees. There are seven membership categories with the lowest being a Senior/Student Membership with an annual $50 charge and the highest being a Club Sponsor with an annual charge of $2400. The website lists four ways to make a payment and gives four detailed examples on how the becoming a member truly enriches the club and allows the club to help those in need for free. The layout of this page is tascreen-shot-2016-11-20-at-9-27-50-pmctical, for it gives a brief sentence about why the club was created, explains how donating will help the club, informs the potential donor in bold that all donations to the club are tax deductible, then afterscrolling, the prices of the memberships are displayed. The author of the page excites the potential customer so that he/ or she feels more obligated to donate and less fixated on the price. Even if the person decides to click on one of the other six sub headers that link to other pages within the site, the advertisements aligning the side of each page will remind people to donate.

screen-shot-2016-11-06-at-12-44-58-pmThe website continues by presenting information that persuade people to want to get involved with the Dupont Circle Club. Their Holidays and Events page justifies their claim that they are open 365 days a year with special events for every holiday and extra meetings for the days such as New Years where many people like to indulge in alcohol which the recovering alcoholics cannot do. Each event is intended for both the recovery and their family and friends. The club is advertising itself similar to the way a church advertises their work. In my experience, Christian churches host fun events in order to obtain more members and get people excited about the main purpose which is a community which learns and spreads the word about Jesus. The Dupont Circle Club is not much different from a typical church because both organizations pride themselves on being welcoming. Both are also non profits which ask for donations to continue their humanitarian work. As I sat in on the alcoholics recovery meeting, I felt very welcomed and was moved to donate money to the basket that was passed around at the end of the meeting. Lastly, the club is associated with Christianity, as they pray in the meetings and have bible verses hanging on the wall.screen-shot-2016-11-06-at-12-37-39-pm

Although the website presents itself to obtain donations, the site is still informative and portrays the positive, caring qualities of the club. Any visitor can easily find information on meeting times, the 18 different 12-step recovery programs, other recovery clubs, upcoming events, and directions to get to the club. The Dupont Circle Club website is skillfully designed so that the club can help others while receiving they help they need to further the organization.

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Digital Description: Digital Record #1

screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-9-43-52-pmThis is the top half of the first page a visitor will see as he or she opens the site. The picture of the chairs resembles the setup of the meeting room. Also shown are the links on the left hand side of the page that prompt people to donate to the club. The right hand side displays the meeting schedule which is intended to inform alcoholics looking to recover and family members attempting to help their loved ones. As mentioned, the page is bright and in coherence with the colors in the logo.

 


screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-9-27-36-pmDigital Description: Digital Record #2

Here is a screenshot of the syntax used to encourage people to donate to the club by becoming a member. The information is distributed through bullet points in order to give visitors a quick read through of the effects of their potential contributions. The information about tax cuts for donors is italicized, bolded, and underlined in order to provide a final incentive for donating.

 

 

 

 

 


screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-9-27-50-pmDigital Description: Digital Record #3

This is the second half of the membership page. The prices for each level of members is shown with different accompanying fees. There is the option for a monthly payment and a annual payment. At the bottom of the page are the four methods of payment which makes donating easy for anyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 


screen-shot-2016-11-06-at-12-44-58-pmDigital Description: Digital Record #4

This is a list of the holiday events and meetings. The opening sentence stresses that the club is opened 365 days a year, and the claim is supported by the events scheduled for holidays which is when most places are closed. The list presents fundraising, formal, and holiday events which would also occur in a church on the same dates. Like the church, the club also acts as a place that provides fun activities on nights where people would normally commit sins or actions that oppose recovery such as overindulging in drinks.

 

 

 

 


screen-shot-2016-11-06-at-12-37-39-pmDigital Description: Digital Record #5

Here is a list of all the meeting times. This page changes daily with different scheduled meetings for each day. The aesthetic of the club’s appearance and colors are displayed again to make the site uniformed. The meetings page is also an example of how the side panels and their advertisements remain the same for each page a person visits.