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We Want YOU To Be A 2015 PMQG Officer! (Nominations Closed)

It's self-nomination time! We're getting ready to select our 2015 officers and we want YOU! We are accepting self-nominations now through November 15th, and we will vote on officers at the November meeting. Nominations are now closed.


Requirements:
1.) You must be a PMQG member in good standing, and have been a member for at least 6 months.

That's it!

Other qualities that are great to have in an officer are: communication, teamwork, leadership, blogging, photography, speaking in front of groups, organization (not all skills needed for all positions).

So what are you committing to exactly? You're committing to one year of being an officer, which is attending one guild meeting and one officer meeting per  month. It's also great if you can attend as many other guild events as possible, such as Sew Days,  Charity Sews, Hand Sew Happy Hours, and New Member Mixers.

You're also committing to meeting a ton of new people and making new friends! The friends I've made in the last two years are amazing, and it's kind of awesome how much fun we can have while planning (and running!) a meeting. If you need a little push to get out and meet people, this is a wonderful way to do so.

Fun fact: Have you noticed we don't use the term "board" anymore, and rather only say "officer?" Well, that's because according to the bylaws we drafted last year, we have a board of directors and it's different (a bit) from the current officers! The actual board is made up of 10 people: the current year's officers and the officers of the previous year (so that means this year's board is only 9 people I guess, since I am counted twice since I was an officer last year!)

To self-nominate for a 2015 officer position, please carefully read the officer descriptions below and then fill out the self-nomination form.

Remember, these positions can be flexible! Your group of officers can share and trade duties as long as everything is taken care of! Maybe the secretary isn’t as comfortable with taking pictures as the Programs Coordinator, so they switch from the “assigned” tasks(we did that this year). Each team of officers can see what works for them, don’t count yourself out of a position because one part of it doesn’t fit you. Also keep in mind that we've cut down on some of the work by sharing out some of the current jobs of President, Treasurer, and Programs Coordinator into Committee Chairs for 2015.

Duties of President

  • Arranges meeting locations, sew days, and other events
  • Leads meetings
  • Keep insurance policy updated 
  • Helps VP with blogging and other social media
  • Makes sure other officers know their assigned duties and are carrying them out
  • Checks email daily and replies to members, sponsors, guests, etc
  • Note: no longer responsible for retreats and workshops

Duties of Vice President

  • In charge of blog and all social media
  • Helps run meetings
  • Runs meetings in case president can not attend
  • Is main liaison with business members

    Duties of Secretary

    • Takes minutes at Officer Meeting
    • In charge of Show and Tell
    • Head of Procurement, works with sponsors to get door prizes and other items
    • Takes photos of Show and Tell and uploads to Flickr

      Duties of Treasurer

      • Must be an accountant!
      • Makes and keeps track of the budget
      • Approves other officers' spending
      • Files taxes
      • Deposits checks at bank and checks PO Box once a week
      • Note: no longer responsible for membership

         Duties of Programs Coordinator

        • In charge of challenges and swaps
        • Works on getting speakers unto town and setting up other meeting presentations
        • Supervises the Charity Coordinator and the Quilt Show Coordinators
        • Note: no longer responsible for charity sews

          All Positions 

          • Must be able to attend monthly meetings and officer meetings
          • Must be able to work as part of a tight knit group, have good communication and be flexible
          • Must be a PMQG member in good standing and have been a member for at least 6 months


          2014 PMQG Officer Self-Nominations

          It's that time of year again! Time for a new group of PMQG members to think about taking over the reigns and becoming officers! If you are interested in becoming an officer next year, please carefully read the descriptions for each position below. 


          All applicants should be able to make the time commitment to the monthly guild meeting, a monthly officer planning meeting, special events like quilt shows or Sew Days, as well as time for the individual duties of each position. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop us a note! You may apply for more than one position if you have multiple interests. We will be accepting applications now through midnight on November 15th, 2013.

          Note: Members who will be serving as an officer on another guild board in 2014 are not eligible to apply to be a PMQG Officer in 2014.



          President   
          • Arrange for, schedule and facilitate meetings for Monthly Officers meeting and PMQG meetings
          • Assist/Coordinate in planning monthly PMQG meetings
          • Assist in maintaining Blog, Google Docs, and Flickr, and regularly check and respond to guild email
          • Primary function is to see to the smooth running of the entire guild, including outreach and greeting of new members.
          • Qualifications: must feel comfortable speaking in front of a large group of people, organization is necessary and follow through is a must.



          Vice President
          • The vice president will perform the duties of the president if needed, including running the monthly meeting. Assist in anyway needed.
          • Maintain all online media (blog, Flickr, twitter, etc.), write blog posts including monthly meeting reminder posts, business member interviews, challenge announcements, member spotlights, etc.
          • Help prepare for board and guild meetings
          • Regularly  check and respond to guild email
          • Organize charity projects and take control of charity fabrics and kits
          • Qualifications: experience blogging, comfortable speaking in front of a large group of people, organization and follow through is a must.



          Secretary
          • The primary duty of the PMQG secretary is to take notes during officer's meetings and communicate these to the officers. 
          • Take photos at all monthly meetings, coordinate Show and Tell, photograph quilts and post to flickr
          • The secretary assists in maintaining the blog/website by contributing posts (e.g., writing about other guild events such as shop hops, sewing nights, charity work, etc.
          • Qualifications: good writing and organizational skills, plus attention to detail



          Treasurer 
          • Maintain bank and PayPal accounts including preparing monthly/quarterly statements for PMQG, pay bills in a timely manner, including expense reimbursements to members. 
          • Transfer funds between accounts as needed. 
          • Collect membership dues, respond to new and renewing members by sending out membership welcome and discount information to all members.
          • Update PayPal form on website for correct year and membership fee. 
          • Maintain membership data, create and send out laminated membership cards and welcome letters and emails.  
          • Help create and maintain PMQG's online documents and calendar.  
          • Take care of any guild taxes
          • Qualifications: organizational ability, can handle collection of money and keep finances recorded and in order.



          Program Coordinator
          • Supports the planning, implementation, maintenance, and documentation of PMQG’s public programs and educational initiatives.  
          • Develops monthly meeting presentations and recruits program participants
          • Actively works on future month's meetings: content, lectures, social events, sewing projects etc. 
          • Coordinate giveaways or further challenges or events based on the program presented
          • Contact businesses and manufacturers to donate to our guild 
          • Coordinates and oversees guild swaps
          • Qualifications: can actively seek new information from people and groups, organizational ability, creativity for our meetings.

           

          To apply, please send the following information to portlandmodernquiltguild (at) gmail (dot) com:

          Name:
          Position(s) applying for:
          Phone Number:
          Qualifications/Why you would be a good fit:

          We will hold nominations at our November Guild Meeting. According to our bylaws, we will hold an official election even if there is only one applicant for a position.

          We will be accepting applications now through midnight on November 15th, 2013.
            
          Thank You,
          Your 2013 Officers: Michelle, Mary Ann, Amber, Anne, and Kimberly

          Introducing Your 2013 PMQG Officers!

          Meet your new Guild Board Officers!

          We're so excited to work with the guild this year! As a board we are trying to continue to make the meetings and special events fun and informational, and we welcome any ideas that members might have for us. To get to know your new board a little bit, we thought it would be fun to have an introduction for each board member, sharing a bit about our backgrounds and our personal goals and ideas for the guild this year. I'm including a picture of each board member and one of their favorite projects. Please come up and say hi to us at the meeting if we haven't met you yet (and also if we
          have!)

          President--Michelle Freedman

          Hey It's Michelle here. I am super excited to serve as your board president this year. I am also a little nervous -- which is a good thing (I think!). As your president I am most looking forward to helping plan inspiring and educational PMQG meetings, activities and events. On a personal level I want to continue to work toward developing my own voice as a modern quilter.

          While I have been sewing most of my life, I never thought of myself as a quilter. Then one summer day a few years ago I met Nancy Stoval and then later the same day I met up with Violet Craft - both of who suggested that I come to the PMQG meeting. Since it was the next night I went and was completely blown away by modern quilts folks shared at the show and tell. I signed up to be a member that night and have never looked back.

          I wear many hats (possibly a few too many, but hey, who's counting!). I came to Portland from NYC where I studied design at Parsons (the Project Runway school.) After ten years of corporate design jobs I decided to shift to freelance design. I have had some fun jobs illustrating textiles, designing apparel, bags and graphic tee's and have designed a few shoes too. Lately I have been lucky enough to have some of my design projects in magazines. I also run Design Camp (designcamppdx): my blog, sewing, design and quilting classes and flickr bees. I also work part time at the Pendleton Woolen Mill Store running their embroidery machines and inventing things to make with their fabrics.

          This year I'd like to start the process of developing bylaws for PMQG. I'd also like to help members connect socially, create sewing circles and build a strong community outside of our meetings. Additionally I'd like to come up with a way to create an ongoing dialog for us to discuss what modern quilting is and how we fit into and contribute to the greater modern quilting movement. Lofty goals, I know - but I think we are all up for the challenge!

          Mary Ann suggested we tell you something silly or unusual. Well, When I asked my thirteen year old daughter what she thought that was, she said (without pause) "Mom, dad says you dance like Madonna!" I find that really hilarious since I can't even remember the last time I danced! Maybe we can hold the first ever PMQG dance club night and I can see if I've still 'got it!' Who's in?

          Vice President--Mary Ann Morsette

          I'm Mary Ann (never Mary!) and I grew up in Portland and went to Marylhurst University, where I received a B.A. in English Literature and Writing. I have three nephews that I adore and do daycare for, and I also work as a part time English tutor. I am a Moderator on Craftster so I spend a lot of time on that website, moderating the Quilting Board as well as the Bath and Beauty Board. Besides quilting and sewing, I also crochet and make soap, lotion, and many other kinds of bath and body goodies.

          I never thought I would become a quilter. In junior high and high school I took home ec and looked at some quilting and did not care for the traditional basket designs I saw. A few years ago I realized that by using fabric I liked, the traditional designs weren't so bad, and I began to make a few quilts. Then my friend Kimberly Lumapas, who I met through Craftster, suggested I attend a PMQG meeting. I went to a meeting (the second one of the guild, I believe) and have been hooked ever since! I tend to make baby and lap quilts because I like to quilt them on my machine myself. I try to make several quilts a year for Quilts for Kids, and am on my sixth round of running a Mini Art Quilt Swap on Craftster.  You can find me on Craftster.org as MareMare, on flickr as maremare312, and blogger as SoapsbyMareMare.

          I'm excited to come up with new blog content for the guild this year, and I want to meet new members and members I might recognize but don't know their names yet. I also am hoping to start new, fun conversations between members via our various social media accounts. I think another goal for all of us is to make new friends among guild members we might not know well (or at all), learn lots of people's names, and to help create sewing circles for our members so they have a quilty group to call home.

          Secretary--Amber Wilson

          Hi Everyone! For those that I haven't met yet my name is Amber Wilson and this is my 2nd year as a member of PMQG! I was first introduced to the quilting world by Jen Bailly when I vented to her about the lack of modern (affordable) bedding for kids, to which she replied "Why don't you just make your own?" I thought, "Oh, yeah, I can do that!" This was followed by a trip to Fabric Depot, a little color guidance, many many questions and even more forwarded tutorials to my email. I'm so glad Jen patiently guided me through this process, as I feel I've finally found my creative voice in sewing and modern quilting in particular!

          A little about me: By day I stay home and take of my kids, Amani who is 6, and Grae is almost 4. I'm hoping to start the EMT/Paramedic program at PCC this fall and be a certified Paramedic by the time they're both in school full time. 
          Modern Quilting is fascinating to me and I LOVE to 'deconstruct' traditional blocks to make them modern. Negative space is my friend. If I'm not sewing you might find me trying any other number of crafts. A few that have stuck are knitting and card-making, and one I've yet to try my hand at is painting. One hobby most people don't know about is archery. It's challenging but I find it calming. 
          As the 2013 secretary my goal this year is to meet at least 3 new and new-to-me members at each meeting and help the board in any way I can! A personal goal is to feel more comfortable with public speaking :) 
          I love seeing what all of the members make and feel so inspired on a daily basis! If you want you can find me on Flickr under my username (and soon to be blog) AGypsiSoul. Looking forward to seeing you all at our January meeting!!

          Treasurer--Anne Whiting

          I began sewing when I was about 4 years old and first thing I ever made was a heart-shaped pillow out of purple dinosaur fabric with lace around the edges!  My tastes haven't changed at all.  The pillow won a blue ribbon at the fair!!  I was really proud.  I still am.

          The first quilt I made was for my American Girl doll in 3rd grade.  I loved quilting from the very beginning. My favorite part is the piecing - I love joining fabrics together from my stash because they all have a unique story and it's so fun to see all of those stories come together.  I quilt because I love it.  I love fabric, I love creating, I am scrappy, I love making it work when I have to, I love when "mistakes" turn into beautiful surprises, and I love all of the stories and emotions that speak to me when the quilt is all done.  No one else knows all of those stories.  It's like journaling in hieroglyphics.  Except better.

          I'm especially in love with the Rainbow Fire Drill quilt I made using Elizabeth Hartman's pattern in her new book, Modern Patchwork.  Not only do I love the design, but I love it because I think the colors and scrappiness of it are truly me. 

           Programs Director--Kimberly Lumapas

          Hi!  I'm Kimberly and I have been a quilter for 6 years now.  I am a mom of 3 little ones and have been married for going on 16(!) years.  I studied Fine Arts in college and was a portrait photographer for years before we decided I would stay home with the kiddos.  I still do pictures on the side occasionally but sewing has become my first love.

          I have been sewing off and on since I was in Middle school.  I became a quilter because my sister in law did.  We were sharing my mother in law's old Kenmore machine.   My sister in law learned to quilt from some friends and she thought I might enjoy quilting too.  She taught me what she knew and bought me a little quilting starter kit.  That's all it took and I was hooked on quilting!  Well here we are six years later and she hasn't sewn a stitch in over 5 years, and I am still going.  Last year when they moved, she passed on all of her sewing stuff including my new favorite scissors!
          I have to be honest and say that I don't consider myself a true "Modern Quilter". *gasp*   I feel what I make is contemporary and reflective of the current trends in quilting.  To me, modern quilting is more of a self expression and more improvisational than what I make.  I once heard the term "contemporary traditionalist" and I think that is a more accurate description of my quilts.  
          I first heard about the MQG movement the same way a lot of people did, through Elizabeth Hartman's blog, Oh Fransson!  She mentioned that a Portland chapter might be starting up.  I was also reading BettyCrockerAss at the same time and contacted Jen Carlton Bailey for more details on the PMQG.  I really loved the idea of connecting with people local to me who made quilts that looked more similar to mine.  Until that point I had only met very traditional quilters.  While I absolutely respect the talent that goes into creating every type of quilt, I was really looking for something that might be more applicable to my situation..
          I have been a PMQG member since its second meeting and I am currently the Programs Director for the guild.   I look forward to bringing our guild some fun and interesting programs this year.  I am really hoping that we might be able to bring in another national speaker.  (I have a dream wishlist!)  I also want to help our members find a way to get connected to each other.  Quilting is such a social activity, it's way more fun to do it with friends!  ;)
          You can find me on Flickr 
           Or I am on Instagram as PerfectionNotIncluded

          L-R: Michelle, Mary Ann, Amber

          L-R: Anne, Kimberly

          Look for another post in the next few days introducing the new Guild Board Members--new positions that were added this year!

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          2013 Officers


          I know it's hard to believe, but 2012 is coming to a close, faster than we think! In preparation, it's time to start planning and thinking about what PMQG will look like in 2013. In January, we will hand over the PMQG reins to a new group of seven leaders. As we grow, we think that it is essential that the board grows with us and adequately represents our diverse community of quilters. All officers work together on guild ideas and decisions, additionally each of our 2012 officers (Susan, Heather, Petra, Nancy, and Ale) had individual duties. Here is an overview of each role:

            

          Board Officers

          President   

          • Arrange for, schedule and facilitate meetings for Monthly Officers meeting and PMQG meetings
          • Assist/Coordinate in planning monthly PMQG meetings
          • Assist in maintaining Blog, Google Docs, and Flickr, and regularly check and respond to guild email
          • Primary function is to see to the smooth running of the entire guild, including outreach and greeting of new members.
          • Qualifications: must feel comfortable speaking in front of a large group of people, organization is necessary and follow through is a must.

          Vice President

          • The vice president will perform the duties of the president if needed, including running the monthly meeting. Assist in anyway needed.
          • Maintain all online media (blog, Flickr, etc)
          • Help prepare for board and guild meetings
          • Qualifications: experience blogging, comfortable speaking in front of a large group of people, organization and follow through is a must.


           

          Secretary

          • The primary duty of the PMQG secretary is to take notes during officer's meetings and communicate these to the officers. 
          • Take photos at all monthly meetings, coordinate Show and Tell, photograph the quits and post to the blog.
          • The secretary assists in maintaining the blog/website by contributing posts (e.g., writing about other guild events such as shop hops, sewing nights, charity work, etc)
          • Qualifications: good writing and organizational skills, plus attention to detail



           

          Treasurer 

          • Maintain bank and PayPal accounts including preparing monthly/quarterly statements for PMQG, pay bills in a timely manner, including expense reimbursements to members. 
          • Transfer funds between accounts as needed. 
          • Collect membership dues, respond to new and renewing members by sending out membership welcome and discount information to all members.
          • Update PayPal form on website for correct year and membership fee. 
          • Maintain membership data, create and send out laminated membership cards and welcome letters and emails.  
          • Help create and maintain PMQG's online documents and calendar.  
          • Qualifications: organizational ability, can handle collection of money and keep finances recorded and in order.

          Program Coordinator

          • Supports the planning, implementation, maintenance, and documentation of PMQG’s public programs and educational initiatives.  
          • Develops monthly meeting presentations and recruits program participants
          • Actively works on future month's meetings: content, lectures, social events, sewing projects etc. 
          • Coordinate giveaways or further challenges or events based on the program presented
          • Contact businesses and manufacturers to donate to our guild 
          • Helps and oversees Special Event Organizer and Quilt Show Coordinator
          • Qualifications: can actively seek new information from people and groups, organizational ability, creativity for our meetings.

          Board Members

          Special Event Organizer (new!)

          • Organize and attend Sew Days, responsible of set-up and take-down of room
          • Coordinate mini-lessons/demos for Sew Days
          • Organize and plan special events (e.g. Pacific Northwest Modern Quilt Guild Meet-up, and any additional outings)
          • Reports and works closely with Program Coordinator
          • Qualifications: organizational ability and can actively seek new information from people and groups

          Quilt Show Coordinator (new!)

          • Manage the timeline, procurement and execution of quilt shows 
          • Organize all details for Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Pacific Northwest Quilt Expo, and any other shows that may arise. 
          • Reports and works closely with Program Coordinator
          • Qualifications: organizational ability

          We are so excited to see who wants to be a part of the 2013 board! If you are interested, please email us at portlandmodernquiltguild at gmail dot com, by November 1st. Be sure to tell us which position you would most like to fill and why. 
          Thanks so much for considering and we look forward to talking with you more!

          Meeting 121511

          YEAR END CELEBRATION!
          On behalf of the PMQG 2011 officers I would like to introduce you
          to the 2012 PMQG officers:
          Susan, president
          Heather, vice president
          Ale, program coordinator
          Nancy, treasurer
          Pétra, secretary




          The evening was full of chatting, delicious snacks, beverages and gifting.

          SWAP GIFTS

          bags were popular this year and oh so stylish

          placemats

          to-go sewing portfolio

          mini bags

          pillow cases

          pillow

          sewing string catcher

          pillow

          apron

          triangle bags

          purse

          trip-tic wall hanging

          wall hanging +

          camera bag

          they drew each other! quilt and over-sized bag

          pillow shams


          apron

          quilt

          a few of the Kansas City pot holders

          SHOW AND TELL











          HABITAT QUILTS FINISHED!



          See all you all in the new year! January 19 at 7pm.

          Interested in being a PMQG officer?

          As the year turns over, we will hand over the PMQG reigns to a new group of five leaders. Do you want to be one of them? All the officers work together on guild ideas and decisions. We also have individual duties. In a nutshell, these are our roles:

          • President: Run member and officer meetings, manage guild communication and make sure the important things are happening.
          • Program Coordinator: Work closely with the Board president to organize presentations for each meeting, including speakers and ten-minute-tutes, as well as procuring giveaway items. Assist as needed during meetings.
          • Vice President: Perform the duties of the president if the president is unable (run the meetings, etc), maintain online media (blog, Flickr, Facebook)
          • Secretary: Document officer and member meetings, create or delegate PMQG signage as needed.
          • Treasurer: Manage membership and guild finances.

          If you are interested, please let us know by emailing us at portlandmodernquiltguild@gmail.com by November 2nd. Make sure to let us know which role you would like to fill!

          2011 Officer Position Descriptions!

          Hi everyone-

          At our last officer's meeting we pulled together officer positions for the up coming year. As an officer's group we decided that each position would only serve one term. Thus as much as we would like to, none of us would be returning as officers. This allows more voices to be heard, new talents to emerge and a well-deserved break for the current officers!

          If you are interested in, or have ANY questions about these positions please feel free to email portlandmodernquiltguild at gmail.com.  For those who have already expressed interested please continue to ask questions!

          When it comes to presenting the new team in December for Jan-Dec 2011, if there are multiple people interested in one particular position we will have a majority rule vote.  Otherwise, if there is simply one person per position interested it will be a none voting election.

          President Job Description

          • Arrange for, schedule and facilitate meetings for Monthly Officers meeting and PMQG meetings
          • Assist/Coordinate in planning monthly PMQG meetings
          • Assist in maintaining Blog, Goggle Docs, and Flickr

          Primary function is to see to the smooth running of the entire guild. Must feel comfortable speaking in front of a large group of people. Organization is necessary and follow through is a must. The time commitment for this position is about 10 hours per month, which includes monthly PMQG meetings as well as monthly officers meetings.

          Before Officer and PMQG meetings the President prepares agendas to be discussed. This is to be emailed to all officers before the monthly meeting.  As well, the agenda for PMQG monthly meetings is to be posted on the blog.
          Takes suggestions from all members under advisement. Works with individuals as needed.

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           Vice President, Portland Modern Quilt Guild

          The vice president will perform the duties of the president if needed, including running the monthly meeting.

          Maintain all online media (blog, Flickr, etc)

          Attend monthly guild meeting.  Arrive 1/2 hour ahead of time to assist with set up and stay for clean up.

          Attend guild board meetings.  Actively participate in guild leadership and decisions.

          The time commitment for this position is about 10 hours per month, which includes monthly PMQG meetings as well as monthly officers meetings.

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          Secretary
          The primary duty of the PMQG secretary is to take notes at all monthly meetings and officer’s meetings and post the information to the group blog/web-page, including announcements, guild business, presentations, show and tell, etc.

          The secretary assists in maintaining the blog/website by contributing posts (e.g., writing about other guild events such as shop hops, sewing nights, charity work, etc. or series such as “Meet a Portland Quilter”).

          Skills Needed:
          Good writing skills
          Organizational skills
          Attention to detail

          Time commitment for this position is about 10 hours per month, which includes monthly PMQG meetings as well as monthly officers meetings.

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          PMQG Treasurer Position

          Main Responsibilities:
          • Maintain bank account including preparing monthly/quarterly statements for PMQG, pay any bills that may incur including reimbursements to members
          • Handle membership dues collection
          • Maintain membership spreadsheet: including collecting new membership forms, entering data and keeping records updated
          • Helping create and maintain PMQG’s online documents and calendar
          Time requirements:
          The time commitment for this position is about 5-10 hours per month, which includes monthly PMQG meetings as well as monthly officers meetings.

          Qualifications:
          Organizational ability, can handle collection of money and keep finances recorded and in order


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          PMQG Program Coordinator Position

          This position takes about 10 hours per month. Most can be done at home via the phone or email.  Attendance at monthly Officer’s meetings and general meetings required.  

          Main responsibilities include:

          • Supports the planning, implementation, maintenance, and documentation of PMQG’s public programs and educational initiatives.  
          • Actively recruits a guest speaker for each PMQG meeting.  Talks with the speaker about what to present and offering any help, encouragement and support
          • Actively works on future month’s meetings: content, lectures, social events, sewing projects etc.
          • Coordinating give aways or further challenges or events based on the program presented
          • Encourage members to be presenters
          • Have on hand “filler” material or a “ten minute tute” on hand in case a meeting runs short and or program changes.  
          Qualifications:
          Ability to speak in front of large group
          Can actively seek new information from people and groups
          Organizational ability and attention to detail