An insider's look on CGOA!

Monday, March 30, 2015

I must admit, when I was nominated to the Board of Directors for 2014-2015, I was completely honored, but I really had no idea how this whole organization worked!  I had learned a few things being the Buddy Program Coordinator, as well as having the opportunity to speak with almost all of the Past Presidents and former Board Members, but it wasn't really until I was in on the Board that I caught a glimpse of the big picture. I have had a whole year to dig in and get going, and I thought now would be a great opportunity to share with you what I have learned!


Board of Directors

As you have seen over the past week (and Delma tomorrow!) we are all people highly involved in the crochet community in various ways who care deeply for this organization and we do our best to keep it headed in the right direction, inspire new ideas and programs and help plan for the future while keeping in touch with the past.  We have at least 5 Board meetings a year, with one always being at the Summer conference.


As of right now, we have 13 different committees:
  • Advisory Committee
  • Masters Committee
  • Chapter Development
  • Nominations
  • Fundraising
  • Communitcation & PR
  • Message Boards and Forums
  • Hospitality
  • Event & Online Education
  • Professional Development
  • Design Contest
  • Jean Leinhauser Hall of Fame
  • Website Member Content/Member Benefits
Each of these have at least a Chairperson who coordinates all the efforts and other volunteers and a Board Liason who keeps track of the committees work and reports to the rest of the board the great work being done and any issues that they may need help with.


Offinger is the company that manages the day-to-day work of an organization as well as our event planners.  They handle the membership accounts, manage the website, plan all the logisitics of conference, and help to keep the Board on track and conforming to our bylaws.

Without our Volunteers or Offinger, CGOA would not exist.  Over the next few weeks, be sure to check back here for an expanded look into each of these committees and how we need  YOUR help!

I want to thank you you for stopping by today, and for all the hard work Amy and Donna have done to keep the Blog Tour running.  I hope you have had a great National Crochet Month, and I look forward to sharing more with you soon!!


1 comment:

  1. Great post, Kate. As a Board Member you see the nuts and bolts of how the CGOA works. And all the hard work being done by a huge number of volunteers. Most CGOA members will never get a chance to have this glimpse behind the scenes. This is a good opportunity to speak out and tell every CGOA member that there is a job for them, they can meet other crocheters, and there is an area where they can give back to other crocheters.
    It's very fulfilling to be a part of a committee. Please reread Kate's list of committees and choose one that you'd like to work with, anyone on the Board can tell you who to contact to get involved.


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