Chain Link Reno: Thursday Night Kickoff Meeting

Monday, August 20, 2012

Get your conference experience off to an exciting start by attending the kickoff meeting. The evening is jam-packed with activities:

1. Watch a short slide show of the 2012 Design Competition winners. If you missed the Manchester conference, you will definitely want to see up close pictures of the fabulous winning designs!

2. Chapter Challenge: Learn about the winners of this year's chapter challenge and be inspired to encourage your chapter to participate in next year's challenge.

3. Member Show and Tell: If the idea of walking down the catwalk during the fashion show on banquet night seems just a little scary, take advantage of this informal opportunity to share your favorite crochet project from this past year with other conference attendees. Bring your favorite finished project and be prepared to share your name, chapter affiliation (if any), name of the pattern and where others can find it, and the name of the yarn you used.
4. Gift Exchange (optional): Bring a crocheted item (maximum material cost $25) for a gift exchange. Go home with a special conference memory.

5. Q&A with President Amy Shelton: First, Amy wants to ask conference veterans to share their favorite part of attending a conference. Next, she wants to ask conference newbies what they're most looking forward to at their first conference. Finally, she'll open the floor for members to ask her any questions they have.

If that doesn't get you all excited about the conference, we have one last activity to get that energy level pumped up: We'll leave the Kickoff Meeting and head right over to the Market Preview, where you can get a sneak peek at everything on the show floor. Be sure to bring your cash, checks, or debit/credit cards with you, as you will be able to make purchases that night. If we have enough time before the end of the Kickoff Meeting, Amy will even share some tips on how to make the best use of the Market Preview.


  1. Perhaps a dumb question, but where and when is the kickoff? Thanks!

  2. The Kickoff meeting is Thursday night from 6 to 7 PM. Not sure of the location.


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