We’re always looking for volunteers. If you have an interest in helping the Guild and glass in our region thrive, please contact the person in charge of something that you have the skills to help or want to learn more about.

You can forward your message to the proper person with this form.

Planning Team

Plans and coordinates Guild events
Lead: President, Lesley Kelly
Members of the Board and volunteers for specific events

Specific Events:
Gathering of the Guilds, Portland April 19-21
Lesley Kelly

Vendor Fair Seattle May 11
Karen Seymour and Stephanie Johnston

Open Studios, Portland: September 14-15
Linda Gerrard

Glass And Decor Studio Tour, Seattle: October 19-20
Karen Seymour

Guild Information Team

Keeps Guild information up to date; posts minutes and other Guild documents on the website
Contact: President Lesley Kelly

  • Guild Business posts: President, Lesley Kelly
  • Guild Minutes and other Guild Documents: Secretary Becky Meinhart
  • About the Guild Mission, Goals, Board, Committees and Teams, and Guild History: various Board members

Education Team

Helps inform people about glass and helps members share information between glass artists at different levels of experience so we can all learn from each other at General meetings and other Guild events.
Contact the VPs: Barbara Kienle and Carlyne Lynch

  • General Meeting set up and posting: VP, Barbara Kienle and Carlyne Lynch
  • Glass Arts pages writers: NEEDED
  • Guild-sponsored class coordinator: NEEDED
  • Play Days coordinator: Carlyne Lynch
  • Posting videos on YouTube and links to website: ? (Karen Seymour and Carlyne Lynch backup)
  • Posting reviews of events: the Newsletter team

Membership Team

Coordinates membership and member benefits, distributes membership info at events.
Contact: Kate Nichlos

  • Membership Team Lead: Kate Nichlos
  • Sponsorship Team Lead: Stephanie Johnston (coordinates membership benefits given to members)
  • FB Members group moderator: Janine Fitzpatrick

Sponsorship Team

Communicates with sponsors and keeps the sponsor section of the website up to date. Helps inform the membership of the benefits sponsors are offering, coordinates the Vendor Fair.
Contact: Stephanie Johnston

  • Sponsor Contact: Stephanie Johnston
  • Vendor Fair: Stephanie Johnston (Portland) and Karen Seymour (Seattle)

Publicity Team

Helps get the word out about current Guild events including keeping the public face of the website current.
Contact: Greta Schneider

  • Newsletter Team Lead: Greta Schneider
  • Newsletter assembly: Greta Schneider plus Karen Seymour, Debbie Marchione, Rae Williamson and several other contributors
  • Home Page editor: NEEDED (Karen Seymour is backup)
  • FB page moderator: ? (Karen Seymour is backup)
  • Guild Events postings: Debbie Marchione (Karen Seymour is backup)

Communications Team

Coordinates the flow of information from forms to the proper email campaigns to reach members and the public. This includes forms for classifieds, member-submitted events, as well as Zoom information.
Contact: Stephanie Johnston

  • Communications Team Lead: Stephanie Johnston
  • Classifieds postings: Stephanie Johnston (Karen Seymour is backup)
  • Responding to form requests: Stephanie Johnston (Karen Seymour is backup)
  • Member-Submitted Events form: Debbie Marchione (Stephanie Johnston and Karen Seymour as backup)
  • Mailchimp Manager (keeps campaigns going out smoothly, manages member problems with emails, reports statistics to Board): Karen Seymour and Stephanie Johnston
  • Zoom Manager: Linda Roman

Website Team

Keeps website functioning smoothly. Untangles glitches, trains editors to post, helps visitors and members interact with the website. Helps write and update Website Help. Organizes and deletes old posts
Contact: Karen Seymour

  • Website Team Lead: Karen Seymour
  • Webmaster: Butterflyly.com contractor
  • Web-Help: Karen Seymour, 2 or 3 additional volunteers NEEDED