Friday, August 29, 2014

Upcoming Leadership Opportunities

Happy Friday Everyone!

It was so great to see so many people at our meeting last night (and so many new faces too!). We missed all of you that couldn't make it as well.

One of the big topics on the agenda last night was a discussion about leadership opportunities for the upcoming guild year. Each year at the October meeting, we "pass the gavel" to the next round of leaders, and this year will be the same.  We've formalized the positions available so that each person has a better idea of what would be expected of them.  But before I list the openings, a few reminders:

  • If you can't attend every meeting--that's ok! Family, health, jobs, etc. (you!) always comes first, so if you know you can't make it a few times please don't let that hold you back from volunteering.
  • We'd like to have a single person identified to fill each of the roles listed below, but also keep in mind that you (as the lead person in that role) are free to create committees or have an unofficial "co-chair" to help you out.  In fact, working as a "co-chair" could be a great opportunity for you to learn more about the guild and feel comfortable taking on a leadership role the following year.
If you're interested in becoming a leader, please send an email to with your name and the position you are interested in.

In the event that we have more than one individual interested in a position, we'll hold "elections" and give all of the guild members an opportunity to vote (an easy, anonmyous online voting platform will be available).

So without further ado, here's the available positions:

Guild Leader
Responsibilities: Sets agenda for each meeting. Secures meeting location(s).  Arranges for outside speakers to attend the meeting (e.g. April Rhodes, Quilt Beginnings).  Oversees all other functions as outlined below.

Guild Secretary
Responsibilities: Takes meeting minutes during each CMQG meeting.  Following each meeting posts those minutes on the CMQG website.

Guild Communications Coordinator/Photographer
Responsibilities: Posts monthly reminders of upcoming meetings, activities at the meeting, what to bring, etc. on the Guild blog and Facebook pages. Increase social media presence of the guild (e.x. Instagram). Includes photography (as applicable) from guild events.

Guild Activities Coordinator
Responsibilities: Plans and organizes guild activities such as: guild bee, quarterly block raffles, etc.

Guild Charity Coordinator
Responsibilities: Plans and organizes guild charity activities including block drives, charity sew-ins, etc.
Please let us know if you have any questions.  We really encourage you to consider taking on a leadership role for the upcoming year.  Our guild continues to grow and improve and adding new ideas to the mix is only going to make it even better!

1 comment:

  1. I will do the secretary job! If I'm allowed since I have only been to one meeting.