I attended my first Guild meeting for a local group for the first in many years. Always inspirational to meet with those local to you and as always, the personalities you meet always make you feel like you've been there for years.
I'd like to have gotten some pics of the work I saw, everything was amazing, but the lights were dimmed as they had a live video fed to a large projection screen so those with mobility issues could easily see what was the focus of discussion. Obviously they were a seasoned group and they knew the needs of the audience, so I applaud them.
This meeting they took care of guild business first, then filled the first half with a member project show case, where each of the members explained the processes and materials involved in their project. We had one safety reminder from the first presentation of a glove that was chewed up as well as a fresh bandage on a finger from surgery.
A local cabinet shop was closing it's doors and came to offer sale of tools and materials to the guild and its members before going public with their sale of items.
At break, cookies and coffee were served.
After the break many members had brought jigs to share and explain their uses, as well as a few processes.
Overall had a great time and left with a lot of great ideas.
Just curious what others experience in meetings with their local groups and what we can learn from each other?
To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault