2023 Membership Renewal
It is hard to believe that we are now in the last quarter of 2022. Halloween, Thanksgiving and the December holidays are just around the corner. 2023 will be here before we know it.
Keep your eyes open for the ACQ email that addresses the membership renewal process for 2023. This email should be in your in-box in early November. We hope you have enjoyed all of the wonderful programs, workshops, activities that have been available during 2022. We have a wonderful ACQ community. Linda Starkey has been working on arrangements for some exciting programs and workshops for 2023. 2023 will be just as fun and rewarding as 2022. Plus, there is the quilt show! Be sure to renew your membership for 2023 to join in all of the fun.
We also have a favor to ask. If you are part of a quilt bee, could you please reach out to any bee members who were past ACQ members or who have never joined ACQ. Share with them what you like about ACQ. We would love to welcome returning and new members to ACQ.
Calling ACQ Volunteers – This is the broken record speaking… We need your help! We are repeating this article from the August and September Newsletters. Please consider stepping up and volunteering to 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 email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by Ann Roman & Louise Helton