MembersFirst Holiday Help Center

Discover practical tips and tricks to make your holiday season shine with your MembersFirst website, ensuring smooth event registrations, dining reservations, and more for your club. If you have questions about these or other topics, don't hesitate to reach out to your Client Services Manager.

Whether you offer take-home orders every holiday season or plan to for the first time this year, your MembersFirst website can help you take the entire ordering process online. There are options anywhere from a simple request form, to a more robust option with automated price calculations.
Due to increased demand, limited staff, or a combination of these, you may be looking to limit orders per pick-up day/time. To do so, first create your take-home form, then use MembersFirst Enhanced Registrations to create an event (or daily events) with time slots. Link to your form from the event's post-registration "Thank You" page, as well as the email confirmation. Finally, direct members to access online orders by registering through the website calendar.
Configure events with time slots, member-only registrations, waitlists, and even a registrant "lottery" to keep things fair when seating is limited.

Consolidated (and visually appealing!) communication is the best way to keep your members in the loop this holiday season. Your MembersFirst EBuilder gives you the ability to send a "Holiday Newsletter" so members can scroll and find everything they need in one place.

Use the links below to access each of our Learning Center articles about the new EBuilder:


  • Creating and Managing EBuilder Templates
    This article is all about how to manage your template library with the new EBuilder. If you find yourself often recreating the same email layout over and over again, then Email Templates can be created and saved to use in the future.

  • Managing Template Groups for EBuilder
    When creating and managing your templates for the new EBuilder, you may want to organize them with groups. This article walks you through managing Template Groups.

  • Using the EBuilder Editor
    With the EBuilder template editor, admins can easily create and customize email templates in a user-friendly drag and drop interface. This article takes a closer look at the functions available in the editor and how to use them.

  • Sending an Email with the new EBuilder from Start to Finish
    This article walks you through sending an email using the EBuilder from Start to Finish. It includes creating a Message Draft, Selecting Recipients, Enabling the EBuilder Editor, Creating and adding content into the EBuilder Editor and sending the final email.

For additional support on sending an email through our Bulk Email system, please click here.

You can also send automated emails a specified number of days (1 week, 2 days, 1 day, etc.) before your event and dining reservations. These reminders can include special instructions, and any other information members and guests should know. If this information changes over time, you can easily update the message. In addition, if your Club has the MembersFirst Mobile App, you can include a Push Notification sent at the same time as your emailed reminder.

As the seasons change, your dining configuration may need to be updated. Whether you are closing your outdoor dining venues, utilizing indoor "flex spaces" to accommodate additional tables, or adjusting your headcount allowance, you will want to make sure your Dining Reservations reflect the Club's current offerings.