Last Updated on June 22, 2022
For your convenience, your most frequently asked questions are answered right here.
How do I find stuff on this website?
A: Information about the next upcoming event, and other current news, is posted on the home page, while other pages are arranged in a menu across the top of your screen (smartphone users: click on the menu icon). You can search the entire site by entering one or more keywords in the Search… box in the top right corner (smartphone users: click on the search icon). You can search the current page by using your browser’s Find capability (from the browser’s menu or via a keyboard shortcut such as Ctrl-F) .
What is the Brits ‘n’ US Club?
A: A social club in The Villages, Florida, for anyone who enjoys British customs and culture of the British Isles. For more information, see our About Us page.
Who runs the Brits ‘n’ US Club and how would I contact them?
A: The club is run by a small group of dedicated volunteers. For more information, see our Contact Us page.
How do I find out about club events?
A: The primary source of information on scheduled events is our Events Page. The next upcoming event is also featured on our home page and in the current edition of our newsletter, which is sent to all club members and registered users.
How do I sign up for events and is it really necessary to do so?
A: For many events we offer a choice of signup methods (online, email, phone) to accommodate a range of personal preferences. Available methods are listed on the page specific to each event (select from Upcoming Events in the sidebar or from the Events page). See below for general guidance.
Signups are necessary so that we can arrange to have enough seats available for you or, if an event sells out, to make it known so that no one has a wasted journey. Signups/sales usually open about a month before the event and then are first come first served, so book early to avoid disappointment and consider including your friends at the same time.
We hope most people will choose Online RSVP or Online Ticket Purchase to gain the advantages of speed, efficiency and the ability to track your own signups online. These also involve less work for your volunteers!
- Login (required)
- Go to the event’s RSVP section
- For each person in your party
- Click on Going
- Enter first and last name of attendee
– for members, put the first and last name as recorded on our system
to ensure they get the member rate
– for non-members, put their name
or you may simply put “guest” and your own last name
- Enter the email address to which you wish the confirmation message to be sent
- Click on Finish
- To sign up another person, first refresh the page in your browser, then continue from step 1.
- Monitor email for confirmation message(s) from Events@BritsnUS.club containing e-ticket for each RSVP
- Follow any instruction in the body of the e-ticket requiring further action, e.g. to complete an online form.
Online Ticket Purchase
- Login (optional)
- Go to the event’s Ticket section
- Adjust the number of tickets
(click on the + or – buttons)
- Click on Get Tickets
- Review shopping cart
(optionally, click on back to event)
- Provide first and last name and email address if prompted
(if you are logged in, the info on your profile will be used without prompting)
- Provide Payment Details
pick either of these options
- by PayPal
Click on the yellow button and follow instructions
- by Credit Card
Enter your card details
(if the input boxes are not immediately visible, press your browser’s Refresh button)
then click on Purchase Tickets
- Follow instructions until you see the Order Completed page
- Monitor email for a single confirmation message from Events@BritsnUS.club containing the e-tickets you purchased
- Follow any instruction in the body of the e-tickets requiring further action, e.g. to complete an online form.
Other Signup Options
- specify number in party
- list the first and last name of any club members in the party
(to ensure they get the member rate)
- if phone number is provided for the event, call that number
- provide same info as for Email (above), plus your email address (for confirmation)
- Make check payable to
“Brits ‘n’ US Club”
- Enclose full details of your purchase,
including number and type of tickets,
plus the first and last name of any club members in the party
(to ensure they get the member rate)
- If the event involves menu options, specify the choices for each member in the party
- Provide your contact information so that we can resolve any questions.
- Mail to the mailing address on the Contact page
How do I cancel an RSVP?
A: Whoever submitted the original RSVP must use the same method (online, email or phone) to cancel.
To cancel an online RSVP, login, go to the Event’s page and navigate to its RSVP section where you should see a statement like “You have 2 RSVPs for this Event. View your RSVPs“. Click on the link and for each RSVP that you wish to cancel, change its status from “Going” to “Not going“. Finally, click on the Update RSVPs button at the bottom of the page.
Who may join the Brits ‘n’ US Club?
A: Any full or part time resident of The Villages, Florida, may apply to join the club.
How do I obtain or replace my membership Badge?
A: Your badge (vinyl holder and printed insert) should be ready for you to pick up at the door at the first event you attend after joining. To obtain a new insert, click here to print it yourself or visit member options and check “Request new badge”. For a replacement holder, please contact the Membership Director at Membership@BritsnUS.club.
Can my spouse/partner and I use the same email address for both of our accounts?
A: No, the system requires that each account on this website has a unique email address. Please use one of the many free options available to set up a second email address for your spouse/partner. If you prefer that email messages for both of you end up in the same inbox, you can generally achieve this by setting up one email account to monitor both, or by setting up the second email address to forward to the first. If you are unsure how to do this, please send an email to our Webmaster asking for assistance.
Alternatively, you may request an email alias for your spouse/partner that forwards to your main email address. Submit your request by email to our Webmaster. Once the alias has been created you can use it to register your partner on our system.
You set up the email alias I requested for my spouse/partner’s account, now how do I access the other account?
A: If you requested an email alias for your spouse/partner it will be of the form
z_<your_email_prefix>@britsnus.club. For example, if your email address is
firstname.lastname@example.org, your partner’s email alias would be
email@example.com. Use the alias to register your partner. Any messages, such as password reset messages, generated for this account will be sent to the alias which in turn will forward them to your own email address. Once your partner’s account is established you’ll be able to log in to it using either the email alias or the username that you chose for them during registration.
What personal information does the Brits ‘n’ US club hold on me and may I review it for accuracy?
Does the Brits ‘n’ US Club share personal information?
Is there a way for me to contact another member?
How do I pay my membership dues?
A: The fastest and easiest way to pay membership dues, either initially or on renewal, is online. Select the PayPalpayment method and provide credit / debit cardorPayPal account information. If paying by credit / debit card, the charge will appear accompanied by the label “PAYPAL *BRITSNUSSOC”.
Alternatively, you may select the Manual/Offline payment method and pay by cash, or by check payable to “Brits ‘n’ US Club”, when entering your next club event (or contact the Membership Director at Membership@BritsnUS.club to make an alternative arrangement).
Must I have a PayPal account to pay online?
A: No. After selecting the PayPal payment method to pay online, you will be asked to choose between PayPal Checkout (highlighted) or Checkout without a PayPal account (to pay by Credit or Debit card). If you find that you are taken directly to a PayPal login screen (which may happen if you have previously used a PayPal account on your current device), you should be able to use your browser’s Back button to find the “Checkout without PayPal account” option.
After successfully paying with your Credit / Debit card you may see a “Thanks for using PayPal” page encouraging you to create a PayPal account for next time. If you are not interested, simply click on the “Not now” button beneath the “Agree & Create Account” button.
Where can I get shirts and mugs with the club logo?
A: Details of club logo items can be found on our Brits ‘n’ US Merchandise page. For inquiries, or to order, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with “BritsnUS Merchandise” in the subject line.
I’m already a member, how do I log in?
A: Go to the Login/logout page and click on the Lost your password? link. Use the same email address that you provided when joining. If this doesn’t work, your email address is not yet registered. Please email the Membership Director at Membership@BritsnUS.club.
Do I have to be a member to get news of Brits ‘n’ US Club activities?
A: No. Information on event dates, times and locations is publicly available on this website and via our mailing list (please refer to our Register/Signup/Join page).
How do I stay up to date on current activities of the Brits ‘n’ US Club?
A: The best way is to stay current is via the newsletter that goes out to our BritsnUS Club mailing list . To subscribe, please signup as a registered user or become a member. Instructions are available on our Register/Signup/Join page. Another alternative is to subscribe to our RSS feed (also listed under the Other menu).
What is MailChimp?
A: MailChimp is the e-mail delivery system that hosts our mailing list. We selected MailChimp because of its advanced features and proven ability to reach our subscribers on most email servers without being blocked by spam filtering. For more information about MailChimp, please refer to MailChimp.com/about.
How do I get off the club’s mailing list?
A: Every email sent to the BritsnUS Club mailing list contains a link in the footer section to “unsubscribe from this list”. Also, if you delete your account from this website, your email address will automatically be removed from the mailing list.
How do I view and change my details in the club’s mailing list?
A: Every email sent to the BritsnUS Club mailing list contains a link in the footer section to “update your preferences”. Click on this to view the information held in the mailing system, typically just First Name, Last Name and email address. Any changes you make will be synchronized with the corresponding fields in your account on this website.
How do I determine my membership expiration date?
A: While logged in to the website, go to the My Profile page, found under the Membership menu, and you will see the status of your current subscription and its Expiration Date.
What happens if my subscription Expires?
A: If the expiration date on your subscription arrives before renewal payment is received, the status of the subscription will change to Expired and you will lose access to restricted content. Your email address will remain on our mailing list unless/until you unsubscribe from MailChimp.
How do I Renew my subscription?
A: If you visit the My Profile page after your subscription has expired or is due to expire within the next 30 days, you will see Renew among the available actions. Click on Renew and follow the instructions. Once your renewal payment is received, your subscription’s Expiration Date will be updated and its Status set to Active.
What happens if I Cancel my subscription?
A: If you select the Cancel action on the My Profile page, any future automatic renewals are stopped and the status of your subscription will be set to Canceled. If the Expiration Date is in the future, you will retain access to restricted content until then. Your email address will remain on our mailing list unless/until you unsubscribe from MailChimp.
What happens if I Abandon my subscription?
A: If you select the Abandon action on the My Profile page, your subscription will be removed from your account and although you may continue to log in you will no longer have access to restricted content. Any future automatic renewals will be stopped. Your email address will remain on our mailing list unless/until you unsubscribe from MailChimp.
How do I Delete my account from this website?
A: While logged in to the website, go to the My Profile page, found under the Membership menu, and click on the Delete button beside where it says “Delete My Account”. Alternatively, you may send an email to our Membership Director requesting cancellation of membership and deletion of account.
What happens if I Delete my account?
A: If you select the Delete button on the My Profile page, your account will be removed completely and any future automatic renewals will be stopped. All related data, including subscription and contact information, will be removed from our system and you will be unsubscribed from our mailing list.
Does deleting my account on this website automatically remove me from the mailing list?
A: Yes. After deleting your account from this website your email address is automatically unsubscribed from the mailing list after a brief delay (typically a few minutes but could take longer).
Does unsubscribing from the mailing list automatically delete my account from this website?
A: No. After unsubscribing from our mailing list your account remains on this website but it is flagged as having opted out of the mailing list. If you subsequently change your mind, please send an email to our Webmaster asking to be resubscribed.
I was expecting an email from this site and have not received it. How do I make sure your emails get through to me?
A: Please add email@example.com and Webmaster@BritsnUS.club to your email contacts list / address book to avoid these emails being diverted to your spam / junk mail folder.
I know a recently joined member of the Brits ‘n’ US club, but they’re not displayed in the Member List. Why not?
A: Once a new member has received email confirmation of their Member subscription their name should appear in the Member List. However, for performance reasons the member list is held in a cache that is refreshed only periodically. To be sure you are looking at the latest data, click on the green Refresh Cache icon beneath the list.
How do I change my password?
A: To change your password, start by going to the My Profile page where the system will help you choose a new password (at least 8 characters including a mix of upper and lowercase characters and numbers) and verify it by reentering it a second time. Alternatively, you can continue to the Edit My Profile page and request a system generated password, which will be longer and probably impossible to remember. Either way, you should make a note of the new password in a secure place.
I’ve lost my password. How do I access my account?
A: If you have misplaced or forgotten your password, use the Forgot your Passwordoption on the Login page to have a secure Password Reset message sent to your current e-mail address.
While attempting to log in I fumbled my password entry too many times and now I’m locked out. How do I access my account again?
A: You could revisit the login screen again after the lockout period has expired, at which time be sure that you have the correct password available or else use the Forgot your Password option. If you need more immediate assistance, please send an email to Webmaster@BritsnUS.club.
What is the purpose of the little pdf icon that appears at the bottom right of each article?
A: The pdf icon provides you with a means to view the article content without the surrounding website components (menu bar, side bar, footer). The main contents of the article are transformed into a pdf file that is displayed in a separate window and which you may download and/or print.
How can I download or print just the contents of an article without the website menu, sidebar, etc??
A: Click on the little pdf icon at the bottom right of an article to transform the main contents of the article into a pdf file. (Note that the transformation process may omit some content or formatting of more complex articles, so be sure to review the results in your browser before sending to your printer.)
How do I get a picture of myself to appear in the Member List?
A: You can upload a local “avatar” image directly to your Profile on this website, or you can register a global “gravatar” image (see answer to next question).
To upload your image here you should obtain a portrait picture, cropped to show your head and shoulders, saved in a suitable file format (
jpg jpeg png gif) and no larger than 930kB.
Once you have this picture file, go to the Edit My Profile page (also found under the Howdy …menu at top right of your screen, or from the link at the top of the My Profile page) and look for the Profile Picture section under the About Yourself heading. Click on the Browse… link, select your picture file, and then click on the Upload button.
What is the difference between an avatar and a gravatar?
A: An “avatar” is an image that represents a person or identity, while a “gravatar” is a “globally recognized avatar” which represents the identity uniformly on all gravatar-aware websites. You can set up a gravatar for yourself by registering your email address on Gravatar.com and BritsnUS.club will use that on your profile if you haven’t uploaded a local avatar image.