Sunday, September 28, 2008

And now, a message from the president...

Hee hee, I never thought I'd be able to say that.

I've just become the president of the Southern Ontario Polymer Clay Guild. Mostly by virtue of no one else volunteering and all the other non-president positions were taken.

I've been with the Guild for three years now and it's provided so much to me. I have met some amazing women (and a man, Nathan) whom I'm very honoured to call friends. I've had the opportunity to learn from the best (Donna Kato, Marla Frankenburg, Lisa Pavelka as well as our own members) and the Guild has enriched my life in many ways. So it's time to give back and help out where I can.

I won't be doing the job alone by any means and I think I'm actually more of a figurehead position. We have so many other kind and wonderful people helping me out including Cathy, Laurie, Marg, Jacey, Barb, Sharon and others.

We've also abandoned the idea of a website and now have a new blog. You can see it at http://sopcg.blogspot.com/. We got the idea from the new Montreal Guild website at http://clayguildmtl.canalblog.com/.

If you're in the Toronto area, please come out to a meeting (the last Sunday of every month except for April and December). All people are welcome, regardless of skill level. We're very generous with our time, patience, and knowledge. My life has truly been blessed by meeting everyone at Guild.

Oh, and as Gail correctly pointed out in the comments below, I do owe a HUGE, HUGE, GREAT BIG, thanks to Marg, the previous president and one of the founding members of the Guild. At my first meeting she took me aside, introduced me to others, and made sure I was comfortable. Marg has been instrumental at making the Guild what it is.

As an added bonus for those thinking of joining the Guild, you get a 10% discount on purchases made through Marg's on-line clay store - http://shadesofclay.com/.

Cheers,

Sandy

3 comments:

Gail said...

Madam President.. :)
Your sentiments of the Guild are shared by many. We truly are blessed to have such a caring and sharing group of friends.
We are excited to have you step up to the front.
Many thanks to the outgoing
'president' / founder, Marg without whom there would have been no guild.
Gail

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Congratulations Sandy! I know you'll accomplish great things together with your guild. Looking forward to viewing your blog!

louise said...

Bravo Madame,
la nouvelle présidente.

I know that you will do a great job.

And I am jealous your blog is better than ours.

Louise