Thursday, July 12, 2018

June Meeting Recap







2018 LIMQG UFO CHALLENGE


We had several completed UFO Projects entered into our challenge.  Each finished quilt received a raffle ticket for a $25.00 gift card to Gotham Quilts in NYC.  See the finished projects below:





























Congratulations to Colleen for winning the Grand Prize!



Election results – Long Island MQG – June 20, 2018

President – One year term – Mario Mulea

                  Votes for: 19   Nay: 0

Vice President – Two year term – Janet Coe

                 Votes for: 19  Nay: 0

Secretary – Two year term – Carol Krottendorfer

                Votes for: 19  Nay: 0


Committee Chairs :

   Education/Programming – Karen Woolley

   Communications/Social Media – Colleen Kesterson

   Membership – Lorraine Lucas

   Hospitality/Meetings – Madelyn Rutkus

   2019 QuiltCon Charity Quilt – Mario Mulea


Congratulations to  Mario, Janet and Carol and wish them continued success in their new roles on the LIMQG board.  Thank you to the committee chairpersons  for volunteering to lead LIMQG into another Modern Quilting year.  Looking forward to a Great and Amazing   2018-2019!


SHOW AND SHARE











Sunday, June 17, 2018

Year End Meeting

Hello quilters!

Just a reminder that we have our last meeting of the year  this Wednesday June 20.

We will be having an election for the open board positions.  

Open board positions are:
  1. President
  2. Membership
  3. Secretary
  4. Programming
  5. Communications
We are still taking nominations for open board positions up until 9:00 PM on Tuesday, June 19th.  If you would like to run for a position, please email Kim by this time.  KimSoper@gmail.com



LIMQG UFO CHALLENGE


Also bring in your UFO'S!!  We have awesome prizes to raffle off to the members who finished their UFO's !   You earn a raffle ticket for each project that you finished!!   Can't wait to see how your projects turned out!  

Remember: YOU HAVE TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT!

End of Year Party

We are going to celebrate the end of a great year at the LI Modern Quilt Guild!  What better way to celebrate but with food!  YUM YUM.  Please bring in something to share with our group. You can bring something to snack on that is either savory or sweet.



See you on Wednesday!

-Karen

Monday, June 4, 2018

June Meeting



Happy June! 

UFO CHALLENGE


I wanted to check in with you all and make sure you are on target to finish up those UFO's for the 2018 LIMQG UFO Challenge!  There is only a little over two weeks to go to our next meeting on June 20 th to complete your projects!  Remember there are going to be lots and lots of great raffle prizes to be won!
Remember: YOU HAVE TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT!


Show & Share 

We love seeing what our members have been creating!  Bring in your latest project to share with the Guild.


Open Board Positions

You still have time to throw your hat into the Ring!  Send an email to Kim @ kimsoper@gmail.com to run for a board position:

Open board positions are:
  1. President
  2. Membership
  3. Secretary
  4. Programming
  5. Communications

Not ready to be on the board yet but still want to be involved....sign up for a committee such as:


Under MEMBERSHIP
    •       Raffle manager

Under HOSPITALITY
    •       Welcoming

Under VP
Charity Program Coordinator
    •       Coordinates annual charity project(s) and promotes philanthropy for The Guild.
    •       Provides encouragement and instruction to members to fulfill charity projects.
    •       Attends meetings of The Board as needed to bring to The Board proposals for charity projects.




End of Year Party

We are going to celebrate the end of a great year at the LI Modern Quilt Guild!  What better way to celebrate but with food!  YUM YUM.  Please bring in something to share with our group. You can bring something to snack on that is either savory or sweet.



Friday, May 25, 2018

LIMQG Board Positions

Long Island MQG will be holding elections for open board positions during the June Meeting. The term of the board positions will be from September 2018- June 2020.  Planning meetings for the September will take place over this Summer.  

Please take the time to read through the Board Position descriptions below.  
There are also new committees that will be starting up in the Fall.  

Involvement by our members will bring forth new ideas and possibilities for the future of the Guild.

Please send an email to Kim and let her know which position you are interested in:

kimsoper@gmail.com or contactlimqg@gmail.com



Open board positions are:
  1. President
  2. Membership
  3. Secretary
  4. Programing
  5. Communications

New Committees:

Under MEMBERSHIP
    •       Raffle manager

Under HOSPITALITY
    •       Welcoming

Under VP
Charity Program Coordinator
    •       Coordinates annual charity project(s) and promotes philanthropy for The Guild.
    •       Provides encouragement and instruction to members to fulfill charity projects.
    •       Attends meetings of The Board as needed to bring to The Board proposals for charity projects.


PRESIDENT

The position of President in an important one.  This person will lead us into the next two years, but they will not lead alone.  They will have the help of all the board members: Vice President, Membership, Secretary, Treasurer, Programming, and Communications.  This person will organize and run the meetings with the help and support of the rest of the board.


Here are the duties of the President:

President:
    Arranges for, schedules and facilitates general meetings, sew days and board meetings. 
   Assists, coordinates and approves the planning of monthly meetings and sew days.
   Prepares and posts the Agenda for monthly Guild meetings and board meetings.
   Maintains (or delegates maintenance of) all social media such as the Guild’s blog, Flickr, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter accounts.
   Attends monthly Guild meetings, sew days, board meetings, and Guild programs.
   Actively participates in leadership and decisions about topics such as annual planning, programs, events, challenges, budgeting and membership.
   Takes suggestions from all members under advisement, and works with individuals as needed.
   The President’s primary functions are overseeing the smooth running of the entire Guild and making sure The Guild’s mission and purpose are being followed.
   The President must feel comfortable speaking in front of a large group of people.
   Organization is necessary and follow through is a must.


MEMBERSHIP

The position of Membership is an important one. They will warmly welcome guests to our meetings and encourage guests to become members. Building up membership will help the Guild grow and continue into the future. 


Here are the duties of Membership Board Position:

Membership:
   Oversee membership renewals at the beginning of each year. Collect new member application and dues.
   Oversee sign in process at all meetings for active members, keep attendance records.
   Oversee sign in process at all meetings for guests, collect email addresses and guest fee.
   Oversee new member applications, collect full information and membership fee.
   Receive additional fee from every member and guest for meetings with guest speaker.
   Welcome new members and introduce them to a member of the Hospitality team.
   Update member roster spreadsheet with new/termed members.
   Update the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG) site member roster with new/termed members.
   Add new member and guest emails to Google contacts.
   Run raffles during meetings.
   Attend Board meetings.

SECRETARY


The Secretary Board Position  will  document the Guild Board meetings, Guild monthly meetings and other Guild events. This position will help to record what we have accomplished and wish to accomplish.

Here are the duties of Secretary Board Position:


Secretary:
   Keep minutes of the general meetings or arrange for a substitute in his/her absence.
   Post the minutes of the General Meeting on the Guild website
   Keep minutes of the executive board meetings or arrange for a substitute in his/her absence.
   Distribute for approval the minutes of the executive board meetings to the executive board for approval at the subsequent month’s meeting.
   Maintain a record of all minutes for the term of office
   Maintain Custody of the records


PROGRAMMING

The Programming is an planning position.  This person will research potential speakers and projects. They will organize block of the month program or monthly demonstrations and organize Guild activities.  

Here are a duties of Programing Board Position:


Programming:
   Responsible for planning and organizing the program portion of the monthly Guild meetings (September through June)
   Attend monthly Guild meetings
   Attend board meetings
   Determine the program content for each quilt meeting
   Coordinate programming with the board members
   Contact potential speakers and make arrangements for their visit to the Guild
   Organize member lead discussions and demonstrations
   Organize activities with the Guild members such as challenges, block/fabric exchanges, trips etc.

COMMUNICATIONS

The Communications Board Position is one that will help communicate the activities of the Guild over social media platforms.   Posting on social media sites will give our Guild a presence  and help draw in new members, thus helping to grow our Guild.


Here are the duties of Communications Board Position:

Communications:
   Attends Executive Board Meetings as scheduled
   Attends Monthly Guild Meetings
   Photographs Guild Meetings and other events as needed
   Designates back-up photographer if unable to attend meeting or event
   Create, update, monitor, review & respond to LIMQG Blog Posts           
   Post: Monthly Meeting recap
   Post: Upcoming Meeting Post
   Post: Special Event
   Post: As directed by President or Vice President
   Generates correspondence via E-mail, Facebook & Instagram
   Weekly basis
   As directed by President or Vice President
   Monitors, reviews, responds & updates as required
   G-Mail account
   Instagram account
   Facebook account