Membership Information Page


KICK START your Membership Benefits! After joining ASG, send us a message and we will get you connected with our Chapter and email you some helpful information while you await your Membership Package from National HQ. 

When you join online, select "Sarasota" from the drop down menu. 


Sandi Dickenson, 1VP, is our Membership Chair.

Please contact Sandi if you have any questions on your membership.

 


Group Works

ASG offers a member benefit social media site called Group Works (GW). It is a third party site whose mission is to host hobby clubs and organizations free of charge in a private setting. Membership is not open to the public, you must be a member of a GW's validated club or organization to join. Please contact Sandi if you would like to join. 
GW does not sell or market your information. If you join GW you automatically will become a member of our Chapter's Group on GW and can join other ASG and hobby groups on GW. If your ASG membership expires, you will be automatically removed from our Chapter's Group on GW but you can continue to use the site and retain membership in the other GW groups you have joined. If you want to leave GW please contact them and request to be removed. 

Name Tag Order

We use Purple Monkey for our name tags. Download the Order Form below and mail it along with your check for $15.62. When ready, it will be mailed to your home address. If you have any questions please contact Becky.


Download
Order Form: Sarasota/Gulf Coast ASG Member Name Tag
Contact Becky (nine, four, one 928,9458) with any questions
ASG name tag order form_purple monkey.pd
Adobe Acrobat Document 34.6 KB

Sunshine Cards

Irene Ferguson is our Sunshine Chair. Her cards and calls are a special way of showing each member how much we care. Do you know someone with a special occasion, major celebration, concern, health issue or loss of a loved one?

Contact Irene or use the Contact Us form so she can send a ray of sunshine their way.


Newsletter and Editor Information

Chapter members receive Needle News- this newsletter is a free benefit with your ASG Membership. It is sent out quarterly to the address/email that is on file with ASG HQ in Houston, TX about 3 weeks after the posted deadlines.  All issues are converted into a PDF file for online posting and emailing to ASG members.  

 

Missed an issue? If you did not get a mailed copy, please verify that your address is correct by logging into the ASG Members Only area.  If your address is incorrect, please contact us. Unfortunately we cannot remail a printed issue but you may be able to get one from our NG Leader- just ask her. You can get the most recent issue online from the ASG.ORG Chapter Newsletter link and all of our issues are available from our Chapter's  Members Only area.  

 

NG LEADERS: Please email your NG past & future programs and Community Service report & photos each month after your meetings. Our Needle News newsletter deadlines are Jan 1st, April 1st, July 1st & October 1st.

 

Our Newsletter Lead Editor is Crystal Allred. Crystal takes everything she has received before the deadline and organizes it into our newsletter. She sends it to the publisher who prints it so we can mail it out to our members, ASG staff and the ASG BOD.

 

Our Newsletter Retail Editor is Donna Verstrate. Donna handles our contracts for our newsletter ads and discounts. Members can place a personal classified listing (free) in Needle News. Businesses owned by ASG Members receive a discounted rate. 


Email Manager/Website Manager

Our Website/Email Manager/IT Admin/Tech Support person is Sandi Dickenson. Sandi manages our Chapter's Gmail account/calendar and our domain account/website. 

Our Google calendar is at the bottom of our homepage. If you use a computer, tablet or smart you can easily add our chapter calendar to your device. 

As IT Administer Sandi manages our sgcasg.org domain which offers an email address for our Officers and Volunteers. She uploads information from Leadership to our website throughout the month and gets website inquiries to the right person. 

As Email Manager she emails the newsletter pdf link to our members using the email address that ASG has on file. She emails a Blast Out to members with information about upcoming Chapter activities, member information, for sale and wanted items and anything else of interest to our members. (Content must be approved by our President before it can be included in the Blast Out.)

She also offers tech support to our volunteers. Our chapter depends heavily on our volunteers and we want to make sure that you are comfortable with any computer or internet task required by your position. If you have any questions or problems accessing anything on our website or need to learn email or manage files please contact Sandi. Volunteers are also invited to join the ASG YG so if you would like to join please let her know. 


Chapter Calendar


Copy & paste or click on this link to download/add our calendar to your calendar
https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/sgcasg%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics


Chapter Photos

 

We also have a SmugMug site for our photo history. They have donated that resource to us as a non profit benefit.


Our THANKS to: Creative Technologies, printer of Needle News who offers Non Profit discounts.

Are you an ASG Chapter looking for a locally-owned business offering fair value for bulk rate mailing of your newsletter? 

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