Submitted by Dianne McD.
Don’t you just love problem solving with a group of creatives? I sure do!! Never do I ever hear the phrase, “I don’t know…”
The MPS Board members meet over Zoom once a month to handle the business and decision making for our Guild. As we were winding up our October 2023 meeting, I just happened to mention that I thought the committee that I co-chair with Marcia S needed an updated name.
When I first became part of the Board, we were called the Website committee. Then as we expanded to areas beyond the website, we changed the name to the Social Media committee. And now, I don’t think Social Media correctly represents everything our committee does for MPS. So that’s why I just threw out the idea of a different moniker for the committee. I figured we could take some time to think about it and then discuss it in November.
But…within seconds, new names were coming at me with lightening speed! They were all good suggestions; but when I heard “Connections and Communications”, I knew we had a winner. Because that’s what we do! With all the MPS emails that show up in your inbox, you know we are pretty good at communicating. Additionally, we are keeping our members connected through our Facebook and Instagram accounts, our website, our MPS small groups, and our Zoom platform. Our Hybrid Guild meetings are keeping us all connected whether we choose to attend in person or through Zoom. Many of our out-of-area members regularly attend over Zoom and it feels like they are sitting right next to us.
But we are connecting to the world outside of MPS, too. We have many non-member quilters who are following our MPS Blog and our Social Media accounts. The website lets the world know what we’re about and what we’re up to. Because of Zoom, we now have access to a lot of informative and inspirational quilting lecturers and have enjoyed some remarkable presentations.
So, the team has a new name. The Connections and Communications Team consists of Marcia S, Deb M, and myself. Marcia handles all things Zoom related and most of the email communication. Deb keeps the Facebook world informed of all our upcoming events and activities with high quality posts. I take care of the website, post to Instagram, and work to get members into small groups.
Just so you know, we’re not an exclusive team–if you’d like to join us, we’d love to have you! Just click the email button at the top right and let us know you’re interested.
What do you think of the new name? You can let us know in the comments below.
PS: I know the name is a mouthful and I’m betting it will become the C & C Team before too long…