As we ride the wave of new meeting adventures, I want to thank everyone for helping make our last Guild meeting an interesting experience.
We are all painfully aware of our inability to meet like we always do at the Scottish Rite Center each month for our program and comradery, and so an alternative method of meeting was implemented last month. Although it was far from perfect, it did allow many of us to meet virtually and interact with each other. It was a welcome opportunity for us all to be able to see what many of our members have been working on during this stay-at-home quarantine time. And I hope that the members that connected via zoom enjoyed the meeting as much as I did. If you weren’t able to join the zoom meeting, we had a business portion where we briefly discussed our plans for programs, we had a show and tell slide show, we had a video tutorial, and then a door prize drawing. I wasn’t sure how many women would want to or be able to attend this zoom meeting, but to my surprise, we had 68 members join in. Amazing!
With each successive zoom meeting I’ve done, it’s been easier to navigate. So, I’d like to propose we have another mid-month zoom meeting so that more members can try out the platform and become more comfortable with the process. I’m thinking maybe an informal chat session/happy hour/sew-along at 5:30 on June 15. Bring some hand stitching to your computer, tablet or smart phone; log into the meeting, and chat with me and others. Tell us how you’re doing, what you’ve been up to, and what your current project is. We’re all in this together. As we are forced to consider virtual meetings and maybe virtual workshops, put your 2-cents-worth in on the discussion. Perhaps virtual meetings will be the only safe option for our Guild members for a few more months. So, give it try – you might like it! At the very least, it will be an indicator of who reads the newsletters. I’m going to be kind of bored on a zoom call all by myself. 🙂 If you’d like to join the group, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you a link.
With that said, we are hopeful that we will be able to meet in person at the Scottish Rite Center this month. We will have a different kind of program for you that we think you will enjoy. Please read the separate article in this newsletter detailing our upcoming June 24 meeting for specifics.
And lastly, I’d like to give a huge shout out to our Guild for stepping up and providing masks for our community. So many members were part of this project – from organizing, to constructing, to collecting, to distributing. I’m so proud to be a part of such a giving group of women and I thank each and every one of you who contributed to the success of this important project. You make a difference!!