Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Chapter Launch


It's almost time.

We're collecting feedback about the best day of the week, and then we'll pick a date for our Orientation Meeting. (A Friday is way out in front at the moment.) Chapter Leader Maryann has asked me to announce a few items:
  • Please go ahead and join the Farmgirls Sisterhood at the Mary Jane's Farm site before our first meeting. This gets your personal materials, including your membership number and badge, on the way.
  • Think about activities you'd like to do. Some ideas we've already had include a trip to the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Junk Shopping in some neighboring small towns, Craft Retreat at some cool B&B-type venues, small groups working on badge projects together, etc.
  • The overwhelming sentiment of the group is that this will be an adult chapter with adult-only meetings. The Farmgirl Sisterhood has options for younger ladies (Farmerettes and Young Cultivators), and these will need to be developed with separate meeting times and with adult mentors. I'd love to see this get off the ground once our Big Girl group is established. Adult Farmgirls and Young Lady Farmgirls have different needs and interests, and we want to remain sensitive to that.
I'm considering starting a dedicated blog for our Little Red Barn Farmgirls Chapter. In case there are Jacob's Reward Farm followers who are not quite as interested in Farmgirls' activities, this will give everyone the option to customize their blog reading. I'll put a link in the sidebar of each blog so that they'll be easy to access from each other. Thoughts?

Now, the next announcement will be the date and time of our Orientation meeting, so watch for that soon.

4 comments:

  1. WOOT! I just officially joined up . . .

    Hey, if we're a Grownup Girls group, does that mean we get to have grownup beverages at our meetings?

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  2. OH! I just read the whole post . . . heh.

    What about a Chapter Blog, where we can all contribute if we wanted to?

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  3. I am for Friday meetings. :-) And I will be official as soon as I get a new CC# (old card deactivated due to fraud) in 7 to 10 days! Can't wait!

    Leslie

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  4. I "Sistered" the LRB FarmGirl Sisterehood.
    Thanks, Cindy, for always offering us more and more

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