FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT
Now that things have calmed down a bit, what might the future hold for our California members? Well, on top of the meetings for the WSR Board and the GFWC Board, plus the GFWC International Convention, we have plenty planned for everyone to enjoy via Zoom!
I have decided to call this summer’s offerings: CFWC Summertime Back to Basics Series! There is a wonderful line-up planned for both Workshops and virtual Training Sessions, and hopefully you will make the time to promote and attend as many of these as you can.
In June, July, and August we plan to bring to you positional Workshops that will be focusing on the particulars of one job that someone may hold in either the Club or District. We want to offer an in-depth overview of what the job really entails, because we know these jobs are more than what we see and read in our Bylaws & Standing Rules. It is important to share the root issues of what needs to be done in a fun and active way that allows members to thrive with leadership positions as they move through a chain-of-command. There will be a total of 10 of these 2-hour sessions that present specific jobs we may have wanted to say “yes” to.
Also planned are 5 virtual Training Sessions on things we will all be needing to use as we emerge from the pupae stage into the butterflies we are. These sessions will focus on how we may enhance what we do and share some techniques for engaging members in the many levels of Federation in a way that may be new and enticing. Again, these will each be a 2-hour session featuring toolkit items every member of a club and district should have. Virtual Training will be quite different from the Workshops, there will be some work to do and activities to keep you busy in a delightful and fun way that enhance the volunteer experience.
All in all, there are 15 Workshops and virtual Training Sessions to get onto your calendars for a total of 30-hours should you sign up for all of them. We do hope you will be joining us via Zoom for them.
Fliers will be out soon via Quick Bytes and email, so look for them. I do hope you will join us for the fun and activity training we plan to offer. It is important to keep up our study of volunteerism always and what better classroom could we ask for than one filled with Federation Friends and from our own home?
We need to embrace the electronic significance of what covid has brought forth, our clubs and districts will soon be creating hybrid connections of what works best from both vastly different worlds to create a new paradigm without the stigma of “I can’t”. Together we can rid ourselves of the apostrophe-t and turn that phrase into: “I can”. See you all soon!