Here is our second interview with guild swap coordinator, Amanda! Amanda highlights that she can't do it alone and has already been working with other people.
Your name: Amanda M.
Your position: Swap Coordinator
Your understanding of what the position entails:
Setting up what I hope are some FABOO and FUN swaps to get us all
stretchin' outside our comfort zones, and makin' and swappin' and givin'
some great gifties! This year we're shooting for three swaps - the
current pillow swap, and then a fun swap in the summer, and a year-end
holiday swap like last year's.
Your hopes and dreams for the position: My dreams are
small: I'd just like people to have FUN and get some excellent swap
items out of the process! And of course, I'm always open to hearing
ideas for swaps. Our second summer swap idea came from one of our
members - and not me! :)
The successes so far (charity and retreat, I am looking at you!) ;-):
So far we are in the midst of what I hope will be our first successful
swap: THE PILLOW SWAP! We had 20 members bring in bags of scraps, that
were turned into me and then given back out anonymously. We'll see the
reveals in April 2012, and I'm SO looking forward to see what everyone
How you are planning to pass information and what you have learned to the next person: Probably via
an email document, and serving as a reference for them when they do
swaps. I think one of the great things about doing swaps is giving the
organizer freedom to figure out some fun and exciting ways to do it -
let them run with their ideas! But it's good for them to have someone to
talk to who has been there before, in case they need help.
Thanks for sharing your plans and dreams, Amanda!
Do you have comments or ideas? Leave them here in the comments area.