Dean's Message - August 2022

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Dear Members,

 

Welcome back to over 300 WGB members, old and new, from near and far!! One Hundred years of weaving history only begins to describe the depth of our wealth.  It is the members, individually, and collectively that share in a common pool of history, knowledge, skills, and experience that defines us.  We are all part of something greater than ourselves, as members of the oldest weaving guild in the United States. 

 

This edition of the Bulletin is produced under the guidance of our new Bulletin Editor, Amy Donner.  Please enjoy this benefit of membership, and use it to guide you in making full use of your privileges.  Consider the Bulletin as your own personal travel guide.  Make your lists, and set your goals for this centennial year of opportunities.

 

Peruse our website, maintained by our tireless Webmaster, Helen Sandoz, who has organized the pages and buttons that you need to keep up with the news and opportunities made available to you.  Our Facebook and Instagram accounts, managed by Mary Mandarino, are updated with news and opportunities regularly.  Challenge yourself to take advantage of your membership benefits.

 

Our Guild operates on a volunteer basis. We all benefit as individuals and as a group by the efforts of many contributions of time, knowledge and skills. Many current and former volunteers would agree that serving is a blessing in disguise!  Current opportunities include Morning Workshop and Outreach roles.  Reach out to our Nominations Chair, Susan Broadmeadow, who can fill you in on any details on the roles and responsibilities of the positions.  Go directly to the website and find more details on the Membership page.  

 

Call a friend, make a date, and get to our 100th Anniversary Celebration exhibits at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation in Waltham, and the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton to take in two fascinating and very different shows.  Beth Guertin and the members of the Long Range Planning Committee have established our 100th year as one that you are all included in. 

 

Sincerely,

Eileen Crawford

Dean

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Don't want to serve on a committee, but still want to help?  Use the 'Contact Us' form to let the Dean know what you can do to help.

  • Bring a dessert to a meeting

  • Work at our Annual Sale

  • Weave a sample

  • Demonstrate weaving 

  • House a speaker

  • Be a Greeter at our meetings

  • Sponsor a book for the Library

  • Help at a Yarn Sale