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Annual Meeting of Members Jan 2022

24 Jan 2022 2:54 PM | Susette Shiver (Administrator)

Here is the summary of the members meeting wrapping up 2021: our accomplishments, new board members, Strategic Planning introduction, show and tell, and membership volunteer opportunities.  Find the one that fits!!  


We hope this finds you happy and healthy in the new year. We can't believe January is almost over! Thank you to all of the members who attended our virtual Annual Meeting last week. It was great seeing your faces and your handmade items. We hope you enjoyed the brainstorming breakout sessions and our guest Greg Walker Wilson. We have an exciting year ahead of us!

If you would like to review the presentation please do so, we have included the link below. There were lots of great photos and recaps of the fun we had together last year, so many events and opportunities to connect with your fellow members.

Also attached is the Annual Report as well as the Volunteer Opportunity List. If you are interested in joining a committee this is your chance. Local Cloth is growing and we want your input. The contact person for each committee is included, but as always if you have any questions feel free to reach out to

Stay safe and warm,

The Local Cloth Team

Members were emailed the Annual Report and the Slideshow, so check your email!!

Local Cloth Volunteer Opportunities

Assistant Treasurer (1)

2-3 hours per month, meet via zoom. Should be computer literate, good with numbers, and fun to work with. Help with all aspects of the Treasurer’s job, with an eye to becoming Treasurer in the future. Contact JoAnn

Workshop Committee members (2)

*Attend one meeting per month, first Tuesday of the month (currently on zoom)

*Monitor class registrations and communicate with teacher and students as needed

*During class: help teacher set up and clean up and help during class as needed

***Perks: Audit the class you monitor, no charge except materials fee

Contact Joyce

Retail - Shop Volunteers and Committee Members (several)

Shop volunteers - Looking for fun and enthusiastic volunteers to work a 3-hour shift 1 to 2 times per month. You’ll get to work with customers, tell visitors about Local Cloth and show folks around the Studio.  Contact Betsy


Retail committee meets once per month (Zoom or in person). Your role could be to communicate with vendors, find new vendors and invite them to apply to sell in the shop, review potential new items, tag merchandise, maintain display areas, or organize quarterly retail events.  Contact Beth


Marketing Committee members (1 or 2) 


Create calendar listings for Local Cloth events and workshops on the Explore Asheville website, Mountain Xpress online calendar, River Arts District webpage/FB/press releases.  Create Yelp, Trip Advisor and similar listings, and encourage members to leave reviews. Contact Caroline


Membership/Volunteer Committee members (2 or 3)

  • Meet and greet new members and community groups while giving tours

  • Engage current members by reviewing membership profiles and matching skills with the people who need them

  • Plan new member orientation

  • Plan quarterly members events to help build networks and community. Contact Marilyn

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