“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
We love the catalog. It’s beautiful. It makes us proud of our organization and our members.
That’s why for over 4 weeks Catalog Editor Erin Jameson and President Barb Froman researched and ran the numbers on multiple ways to save it—and yet, like most other non-profits and businesses, the Board faced the current facts.
As much as we adore the beauty of the catalog, it was no longer financially feasible to sustain the project. The Board approved ceasing the publication of the 2021 Catalog.
Immediately, the Board approved a new project, the brainchild of our Web Manager, Doris Eraldi.
Its working name is called The Bookshelf. (We’ll have a community-contest later to name it.)
How Bookshelf will work:
When Will This Happen:
Our goal is Jan 2022, when the majority of member renewals begin. It might happen sooner, but it takes time to build a new system and work out glitches as it meshes with our present system. It will look beautiful like the rest of the WWW website.
So, there will not be a catalog this year. This was not an easy decision. Each person on the Board and Professional Services Staff put members first and was brave enough to change in order find a financially feasible way to support our members.
It is our goal to have our daughters, sons, granddaughters, and grandsons join this great organization in the years ahead.
Thank you to all former catalog editors for your labors of love in creating this lovely document.
Thank you, members, for your patience and support. Together, we walk into a bright future.
Barb Froman, President 2021
Erin Jameson, Catalog Editor 2021
“For everything there is a season….” Ecc 3:11
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