Huzzah! Our first Zoom General Meeting had a great turnout with over 100 members and guests. What a way to end our fiscal year. At the meeting we had nine lucky members receive gift cards for renewing their membership for 2020-21: Kelly Doidge, Debbie SnyderPuder, Kathy Schmitz, Kathy Baker, Waunell Michels, Claudia Foster, Carolina Solis, Elaine Ruiz and Jo Mathies. Congratulations, ladies!

GQCCC begins the fiscal year continuing on the path of embracing technology to keep our members connected and quilting. Soon you will be able to register and pay for workshops online.

This month Margaret Linderman will join us on Zoom. We will begin July’s meeting with break out rooms at 6:30 pm for some community bonding. Members and guests will need to register in advance to attend the meeting. You can go to www.gqccc.org/ zoomregistration/ to register. When you get your registration confirmation you can use the provided link or log into your Zoom account and use the meeting ID to join the meeting.

In August, we will have a Welcome to GQCCC Zoom meeting. Some of the planned topics are mini-groups, guild challenges, and outreach programs. The meeting will be open to any member. If you are a newer member or want to come participate, keep an eye out for more information.

With the use of member surveys, I am striving to bring activities and workshops to the guild that members want. Please find the time to complete the surveys. Hearing your voice is important. If a survey leaves you wanting to give more information or sparks an idea, please let me know. For example, Zoom is opening the doors to more speaker possibilities. If there is a speaker that you would like to see at a general meeting, or a Zoom workshop you’d like to see GQCCC host, I want to know.

I look forward to another year working for you as your President.

Doreen O’Brien GQCCC President 2019-21