Modern Quilting in the Pioneer Valley
There is a meeting scheduled for Sunday, June 2 at 4 pm Beehive Sewing Studio, 271 Pleasant Street, Northampton.
Also look for this group on Facebook.
Per Nicole Lavin-Williams: I hope this finds you all in good spirits. We had a lovely meeting yesterday (May 5th 2013), which included project sharing and some items of business.
Please read the following as there is a lot of important information in this message, including membership dues (NEW) and more.
We have made the decision to go ahead and align with National and to become a non-profit organization. Tess, Nicole, Jamie and Lee have all offered to step in as officers as we need to have "official" positions in order to gain non-profit status. Our next items of business for the leadership team are to apply for an EIN, write up our bylaws, and to send in our paperwork to National.
After a brief discussion, it was agreed upon that our new name is: Northampton Modern Quilt Guild. If you are participating in our logo design challenge, this is important to make note of. Apologies for the late notice if you have already created design! :) (VOTING ENDS MAY 22nd)
Also, as part of aligning with National, we need to have the same fiscal year, which is from January to December. Because of this our dues, (which are due at our June 2nd meeting) will be prorated for the year at $21. Please respond to Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to pay dues and be a member of the guild.
Thanks to Beehive Sewing Studio and Tess Perone for organizing and to Elaine Huffman for driving our contributions to the Boston MQG meeting.
Sometimes this summer the NMQG site will switch (migrate) over to another web hosting service. This site will no longer exist. Here's what will happen:
As this Ning site/list migrates to another platform next month, we won't know who to include in future communications unless you tell us you intend to become a dues-paying member. If you're not quite ready to pay dues, no problem. You can still keep up with the group through Facebook and other social media (coming soon: Pinterest, Instagram, etc.). You won't receive member benefits, like voting or discounts, but you are welcome to attend face-to-face guild meetings for a small fee.
I take this to mean that unless you commit to a membership you will no longer receive all group communications or have access to the [new] website. You can still follow the group on FB as it says. I'm sure there will be more reminders before the cut-off date. -- Julie Z.