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Old 04-07-2012, 04:07 AM
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Hi All - I'd like to ask for input regarding guild newsletters. I will be taking over my club's bi-monthly newsletter and was wondering what you find most helpful or what you would like in a newsletter or if there is anything your guild newsletter has that I may want to add to ours. Any and all suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:19 AM
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If you PM your email address I'll send you a copy of our newsletter.
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:27 AM
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Happen to have my Guild's bi-monthly latest newsletter right here. It includes basic info like President's column; listing of board members, their postions, home and email addys; calendar list of upcoming meetings, workshops, sew ins, etc. for several months; Library Section, reviews and new books recently addedd. We also have a This 'n That section where different groups or members tell about their activities and projects. As co-chair of our Guild's Project Pillowcases I often submit an article about how many pillowcases we've made and distributed and to what hospitals or charties and include some feedback we're received from the kids who received the pillowcases. Sometimes members tell about a new quilt shop or quilt show they have been too. Latest newsletter includes lots of info about our upcoming quilt show, special show challenges, take in and give back dates, etc. I think I still have a copy of our latest newsletter on my computer and could email it to you if you PM. May in Jersey

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Old 04-07-2012, 05:22 AM
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You might want to surf around ... I've found a lot of Guild Newsletters are posted on their site.
Some I've been impressed ... some I went *gasp* and said, why bother?
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:39 AM
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I am probably in the minority, but I don't like to see a lot of filler in the guild's newsletter. I want to see just things that are directly related to the guild's activities or to local quilting events. Some guilds try to "fatten up" the newsletter and make it more "interesting" by adding recipes, puzzles, etc. I guess some people may enjoy these things, but for me it just makes it harder to find the information I need.
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:53 AM
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It might be an idea to survey your membership ... and get a better handle of what their likes/dislikes/suggestions are!
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:50 PM
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My guild has a website where our newsletters are posted. It has lots of different information and is available to everyone. This way only a few hard [paper] copies of the newsletter are mailed out. The website had been relatively easy to maintain too.

www.paga.net

Though if you do a website remember to renew it as needed. We didn't and had to change out website.

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Old 04-07-2012, 02:09 PM
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I do the newsletter for my guild. No one wanted the job at all so I took it with the understanding I would do it the way I wanted it. Anyone is welcome to take over the newsletter whenever they want but so far no one wants it so no complaints how I do it. If you start asking for suggestions the newsletter will be picked apart with members wanting you to add this and not add that. You will never please every member unless you send each one a personalized newsletter so don't try to.

A Facebook page private just for guild members is the easiest way to keep guild info updated. The members without internet can access it at libraries or neighbors house.

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Old 04-07-2012, 04:55 PM
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PM me with your email and I will send you the one from WA and the web site of the one I belonged to in FL
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:29 PM
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I just finished our guild newsletter today. Go ahead and take a look. http://dufferinpiecemakers.org/
Newsletters can be very time consuming but I really enjoy putting ours together.
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