I belong to a great group of quilters here where I live; we're the Green Valley Quilters. When I first joined the group after moving here in 1999, we had a telephone "tree" to inform each one of what we needed to bring to the next meeting. It was a royal pain! The people who did the phoning had to catch each member at home at a convenient time, read off a list and wait for it to be written down. It was time consuming, to say the least, and no one really wanted to do it.
Enter the internet. After some discussion about privacy issues and that sort of thing, we switched to an email list, and I began sending out messages for our monthly meetings. After all, how long does it take to write one message and tell an email application to send it to everyone in a specific group? I've been doing it for about ten years now, and it's never been a problem. In fact, it's been fun, because I get to know everything that's going to happen! ;)
We had another meeting today — this time with a surprise I didn't see coming. One of our members, Brenda, had organized the others to bring in FQs of lovely batiks, all as an unexpected thank you for what I've gladly been doing! I am still overwhelmed.
Look at those gorgeous colors and designs! I'm going to have such a good time using these! :D