Thursday 17 October 2019

Updates for our 2019-2020 Season

New Meeting Schedule:

For our 2019-2020 season, we wanted to give a slightly different meeting format a try.  We received some feedback that more people would like a quick break in the middle of the meeting to grab some snacks and chat with fellow sewists!  We also know that some people might like to head home a bit early after catching our guest speaker.  We're going to give this a try and see how it goes for our first few meetings and then decide if we'll stick with it for the rest of the season:
  • Opening remarks & housekeeping
  • Guest Speaker and Q&A 
  • Short break & snacks
  • Member spotlight (new! stay tuned for more details!)
  • Sewing SOS
  • Sew & Tell
  • Snacks & Socializing

Name Tags:

A lot of members have told us that they would like a better way to get to know fellow members' names!  Following the lead of our friends at OMQG, we're suggesting that each member gather up some scraps and sew themselves a name tag!  We think it's a great way to use up some scraps and show off your creativity!  You could also make your own lanyard, or use magnets to attach your name tag to your outfit. 

Members-Only Facebook Group:

We've recognized that our current Facebook Page isn't the best spot for online interaction between members, so we'll be starting up a private Facebook Group for OGG Members only!  We're still ironing out the details, but we'll be sure to let you know when it's up & running.

Snack Committee:

We're looking for a handful of members to help out with making sure we have refreshments for each of our meetings.  You'll be given a small budget to work with each month, and the types of treats you bring are up to you!  Please send us an email if you'd be interested in being on the Snack Committee.

Meeting Dates:

Meetings will continue to be held on the second Thursday of each month (**one exception this year) at St. Mark's Anglican Church (1606 Fisher Avenue), starting at 7:30pm.  Dates as follows:
  • September 12th
  • October 10th
  • November 14th
  • December 12th
  • January 9th
  • February 13th
  • March 12th
  • April 16th (**moved one week due to a conflict)
  • May 14th
  • June 11th