I may be a little late but would like to add some suggestions for your guild (by the way - CONGRATULATIONS on becoming The Prez!). My guild has 250 members and we just celebrated our 26th year. We have nationally known quilting teachers lecturing and teaching workshops five out of the nine months we meet. The remaining four months are either auctions, yard sale, school days (member demonstrations); Pot Luck Dinner for December and/or community service night where we prepare/sew/tie quilts for charities - Ronald McDonald House, Hope Hospital for Children, Crisis Centers, etc. Some of the side activities we have are Show'n'Tell each month; Block of the Month; Library; Round Robin Groups; five-inch squares exchange (which is usually follwed by a show'n'tell of quilts made of the squares using "Nickle Quilts" book; Secret Sisters (we bring a small - $3.00 gift - to our Secret Sister every month starting in October and in May our Secret Sister learns our identity). Every other year we have a Quilt Show of over 350 quilts and it is attended by over a thousand people. Our web site is www.SCQG.org, give us a look/see. We always have a 50+ waiting list of prospective members! Take your pick of any or all of the above and GOOD LUCK!