Building Community

Little Lambs name tag

Yesterday afternoon I had a lovely time at the Little Lambs Preschool fundraiser crop in Exeter.  Karen Munger and her group of volunteers at Trinity Lutheran were exquisite hosts, planning a day of scrumptious food, great treats, lovely door prizes, and best of all — thirteen hours of scrapbooking.

It was a perfect example of building community.  Nearly 50 women with interests in some form of scrapbooking/photo preservation/papercrafting; vendors representing Close To My Heart, Ahni & Zoe/Creative Memories, and Stamping Up — all joined together to raise money for a cause dear to us all — preschoolers.  People shared ideas and skills as they told their family stories.

For me personally it was a day to reconnect with an old Creative Memories sister and meet several of her friends, meet a local CM consultant I have heard about ever since I joined the company and talk to her about the future of our scrapbooking businesses, get better acquainted with a Close To My Heart consultant I had met at a previous event, and hang out with several current friends/customers.  Plus, since I wasn’t officially “working” the workshop, there was time for me to actually make progress in an album of my own.

And while we were at it, we exchanged times and locations of several monthly scrapbook gatherings, as well as upcoming retreats and potential retreat locations.

I love being part of this vibrant community of passionate women.  As long as there are stories to tell, we will be telling them.  What is your story today?





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