With the changing of every guard (in the case of GFWC, the changing of every new administration), there is excitement and a teeny-weeny bit of anxiety (in a good way). For me, as your new webmaster, this is especially true.
I was both honored and scared when the idea of taking over the GFWC West Virginia (GFWC WV) website was presented to me. The only website I’ve ever designed and managed was for
my own business, not for an organization whose reach and influence are as far reaching as GFWC WV. I’ve blogged before, but only for my own website and for that the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce on occasion. But I am excited for the opportunity to serve as your webmaster for the next two years and learn about all of the organizations, members, and projects that make up this amazing organization.
That said, this is your website. You are GFWC WV. A couple of months ago, President Cathy Jo Bryant put out the call for our clubs to submit photos to me for the website. Some of you did just that – thank you. I didn’t get the response I thought I would, so I went mining onto the social media pages I could find for our member clubs and borrowed photos from there. These photos put a face to GFWC WV and the work our members do. That’s why you will find photos from our clubs throughout the website. Periodically, these photos will change as we want all of the wonderful clubs in our organization to be featured, so please do not be shy about sending them to me. I can’t guarantee that all of the photos you send will be used, but I definitely want to feature as many photos as possible on the website during the 2022-24 administration.
In the coming weeks I will be adding a gallery of photos from the 2022 spring convention at the Greenbrier. Other photo galleries will follow. Links to program information and other pertinent information will be added after summer conference and throughout the duration of the administration. We want this website to be a place you can rely on for valuable information and inspiration.
In this blog space, you will find thoughts, tips, and other useful information from Cathy Jo and her fellow administration members as the term continues.
Again, I say, this is your website. Please make use of it and feel free to ask me questions and make suggestions. I can’t wait to see how our content grows and evolves. It’s exciting to imagine all of the creative ways GFWC WV members will be living the volunteer spirit and contributing to the growth of our respective communities.