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.

Barb Mallek manages our Membership.

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


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.

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
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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 works to get ads and discounts in our newsletter. Members can place a personal classified listing (free) in Needle News. Businesses owned by ASG Members receive a discounted rate. 

Tech Support/Email Manager/Website Manager

Our Tech Support person is Sandi Dickenson. Sandi will help you create a form or flyer for the newsletter and website. Please email her at least 2 weeks BEFORE the form or flyer is needed. Include all known details about the activity and she will put it together in a PDF format and send it back for your review prior to being published.

Sandi emails the newsletter pdf link to our members and she also manages this website.

Chapter Calendar

Our Calendar is on our homepage. Chapter Event Registration Forms and Flyers are available on our Calendar and our Events Page.  If you use a computer, device or smart phone type of calendar you can easily add our chapter calendar events to your personal calendar. 

Copy & paste or click on this link to download/add our calendar to your calendar

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? 

Ask us about our experience with Bob at Creative Technologies