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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Quilt Canada 2016 is looking for Organizing Team Candidates

Hello All,

Lorna forwarded this email to me, thinking that some of our members might be interested in filling some of the positions that CQA is looking for in its organizing team. I have copied the email, in full to the blog, so that you can read it, and see if it might be something that you might consider  participating in.


Please share this email with your quilting friends. 

 is coming to Toronto.  Be part of the Organizing Team!  
Venue:  The International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON
Dates:  June 15 – 18, 2016 
For Quilt Canada 2016, the Board decided to take a new approach to planning this national event.  We hired a Conference Coordinator to manage the logistics of securing adequate space in Toronto, near the airport, booking the workshop teachers and vendors for the merchant mall.  Now comes the most important part -- organizing the quilts and all the other details! 
We are looking for your assistance in filling the very important roles listed below.  You will become part of the Organizing Committee who, along with the Board of Directors, will be Hosts of the Conference.  Please consider being part of the committee to make Quilt Canada 2016 the BEST CONFERENCE EVER! 
We need strong candidates for these Key Positions:   
National Juried Show Coordinator                       Concurrent Shows Coordinator
Volunteer Coordinator                                              Publicity Coordinator
Workshop Coordinator Assistant                          Merchant Mall Coordinator Assistant
Logistics Coordinator                                                  Signage Coordinator
Tours and Events Coordinator
 A description of each position is available on the CQA/ACC website under Events: can participate in the Organizing Committee via email and electronic conferencing but will be needed on site for the conference.  (Accommodation will be provided when necessary.) The time commitment estimate for each position varies and is listed in the descriptions.   
The CQA Conference Coordinator, Liz Thompson, will work with all Coordinators and Assistants to make this one of the best Quilt Canada Conferences yet!   
To indicate your interest please complete the form below (Word and pdf versions are attached for your convenienceand send with: 
1. A letter outlining your previous volunteer positions held in quilting and non-quilting organizations; your skills and abilities applicable to this position; and the reasons you are interested in this position.
2. The name, phone number and e-mail (if available), of two work or volunteer experience references that would be able to confirm your skills in relation to the position requested.
 Name ________________________________________________________________________
Town/City___________________________________ Province______ Postal Code____________
Phone ______________________________ E-mail_____________________________________
Are you a CQA/ACC Member:  yes_______  no  _______.
Do you belong to a Guild):  yes__________  no  _______
Position requested ______________________________

Reply by Sept 30, 2015 to:
Linda Schmidt, 802-2275 Atkinson St., Penticton, BC V2A 8R7
Thank you! 
Linda Schmidt
Canadian Quilters Association/
Association canadienne de la courtepointe

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