|We want you back!
With the COVID 19 situation still continuing in our region, the Kanata Quilt Guild will be moving its meetings to the ZOOM platform until we can safely meet in person. Our meetings will be held on the usual days – second Thursday of the month – and time (9:30 am). We will be broadcasting from our homes to yours. The Executive and the Program Volunteers are working to bring you some exciting and different speakers as we search North America for interesting presentations. And we are doing this to entice you to remain as members and keep our guild as vibrant as it has been.
Attached is the new Membership form for 2020-2021. You will see that we have reduced the membership fee to $25.00 for the year as we do not have to pay rentals on the church or legion. Plus we have arranged to accept this fee by e transfer, but you can send a cheque if you wish. The details for both methods are on the membership form.
We also ask you to accept that if we do meet in person, it will be using the guidance from the ON Government and the Ottawa Public Health agency. To entice you further, we are offering 3 gift certificates to 3 members who register by September 7, Labour Day. We will do the draw live on our September ZOOM meeting and will arrange to send the prizes to the winners.
One of the fun things we did as a group was our regular and special draws. And we have a system in place to continue this. You can buy tickets for each of the 5 special draws we have planned for 2020-2021, by adding $25 to your membership e transfer. This gives you one ticket for each of the 5 special draws (Tickets are $5 each.). You can buy more than one ticket per draw if you wish. The draws will be done live on ZOOM and volunteers will deliver the prizes. A complete list of the items included in each special draw is attached.
We were all new to ZOOM when we went into isolation and many of us have had to learn ZOOM to contact our families (we do a weekly games night with all the grandkids), talk to our quilting friends, and organize the next year for the guild. It is not complicated and is easy to learn. Do you want to have a mini tutorial on how to use ZOOM before we start our meetings? If so, please send a note to Leslie at firstname.lastname@example.org to request one and she will organize small group sessions at the beginning of September. A ZOOM account is not needed to join us, a link to the meeting will be sent to all 2019/2020 members for the September meeting and to all 2020 members in the following months. Who knows, you may just want to set up your own ZOOM account and contact all your friends!
Looking forward to seeing all of you in September, Leslie, Liz, Lynn, Dianne, Pauline, Judith, Debby and Brigid