President’s Welcome

Welcome from the President

A Busy Fall Ahead!

Fall is officially here.  You can feel the crispness in the air (NOT), at least as I write this piece.  But I know it is on its way.  We all have a lot planned for the next few months, and your Board is busy at compiling next year’s budget that you can vote on soon, via SurveyMonkey, so all can be included.  It doesn’t look like it will be a huge change, but we are planning on putting more towards Program speakers and Trunk Shows at our meetings.  That seems to be what people are most interested in.  Please keep your ideas coming in to us via Contact Us on our website.  They really help us with the direction of the guild.  And many, many thanks to the Nominating Committee volunteers.  Members, be ready for their call and consider stepping up.  We’ll make it easy and fun for you. 

Volunteers Needed:  Quilters by the Sea is a non-profit volunteer organization.  We only thrive if our membership is involved.  We all have fun at meetings and attending workshops, retreat, etc. but volunteers keep the machine that is the guild running. We need each of you to think about how you might be able to help your guild be the entity you want it to be.  If there’s something you would like to do for the guild, and we haven’t asked about it, please let us know.   Maybe do a program or a workshop? Or have an idea for one? Volunteer to “help” one of our officer positions, like pick up an instructor from the airport or have dinner with them, carry them from a hotel to the meeting, make some phone calls, put in some time at the charity workshops, things like that.  You’ll really get to know more of your fellow quilters by volunteering.  It truly is more fun than work.  Just use the Contact Us page on the website to send me an email or talk to any of your three Members-At-Large.  It’s part of their jobs to carry ideas/concerns from the members to the Board meetings, and they do just that.   I can’t wait to see all your suggestions and see how we can make them happen, some even beginning next meeting. Thanks for all you do, and will do!  Dena

Happy Quilting!