Friday 24 April 2020

2020-2021 OGG Executive Committee Elections

As you're already aware, we're looking for some fresh faces to join our Executive Committee! Do you have ideas about how the Ottawa Garment Guild should be run? Want to get involved in planning guest speakers, special events (Frocktails!!), or make sure we stay on budget for the 2020/2021 Season? If you've been looking for a way to get involved with the Ottawa sewing community, we think this is a great opportunity to do so! We need volunteers like YOU to keep the OGG running!

No experience is necessary, and you don't need to be an expert sewist! Nominations are open to all OGG Members. Nominations will close on Thursday May 7th at 11:59pm. Nominees will be asked to briefly introduce themselves at our Online Meeting on Thursday May 14th.

Open Positions as follows:
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Special Events Coordinator
  • Secretary
You can find full position descriptions Here or in our Constitution.  Email us with your questions, or to nominate yourself. We look forward to hearing from you, and seeing some fresh faces on the Exec Committee next year!!

Thursday 16 April 2020

We're Going Digital!

With physical distancing measures still in place, we'll be holding the remainder of our meetings this season ONLINE! Looking at the various options out there, Zoom seems to be the easiest option. 

To join the Zoom meeting, you can download the app on your computer, phone, or tablet. No webcam required to listen in, and you don't need to create an account. Download the "Zoom Client for Meetings" onto your device at the following link: 
We understand there have been some security concerns with Zoom, so we'll be sending out an email to members with a link to register for the meeting. Once registered you'll receive a confirmation email that contains a secure link to join the meeting. Keep an eye on your inbox for those ahead of each meeting.  

To build community during this time, our remaining meetings on Zoom will be offered to non-members for $5 drop-ins. A drop-in attendance can be purchased in our square store and you'll be added to that month's email list with the registration access.