My take on members only areas on club websites is they are a complete waste of time and effort.
The hard truth is that clubs with fewer than 50 members are unlikely to be capable of generating sufficient compelling content to make a Members Only area viable.
The question should be who exactly is going to be generating all the content for a members only area?
I know some clubs put their newsletter in a Members Only area. Now I view a club newsletter as something that should be spread far and wide to showcase and promote the club, but i acknowledge some clubs like to keep what they do secret.
73 Trevor M5AKA