Calling ACQ Volunteers – We are repeating this article from the August Newsletter. We need your help!
I think we can all agree that ACQ is an amazing organization that provides supportive, creative and educational opportunities for quilters. This success over 30 plus years did not just blindly happen. It is the result of contributions and help of our members. And we are seeking your help again. Please consider volunteering to be a Membership Co-Chair. Trust me (Ann Roman) when I say, if I can do this, anyone can do this. Let me tell you a little bit about Membership responsibilities.
The Membership Co-Chair is a 2-year position. The first year of the term is a training year where you learn and assist the senior Membership Chair. Then during the second year you assume the lead on membership activities. Your main responsibility is ensuring the members can easily renew their membership and new members can join ACQ. This process is fully automated on the ACQ web page. Additional responsibilities include attending monthly ACQ board meeting (these are currently being held via ZOOM); preparing newsletter articles as needed; and monitoring/granting access to the ACQ Community Facebook page. We have “manuals” that describe and document the membership process and the steps and time lines involved. Most importantly, there are numerous prior Membership Co-Chairs who are valuable resources and are very happy to assist new co-chairs. I have enjoyed my time as Membership Co-Chair; I learned a lot from Deb Roth and have enjoyed training and working with Louise Helton. She will be a great lead in 2023. It has also been fun working with the ACQ board and leadership team. It is a great team.
So, I hope you will consider volunteering your time (generally only a couple of hours a month) and talents to the membership function of ACQ. Louise and I would be happy to answer any questions and share more information with you. Please reach out to either one of us at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Submitted by Ann Roman & Louise Helton