Hi! I just wanted to check in and let you know about Brown Owls for next year - and thank you all for your input and participation and enthusiasm and crafty hard work. Brown Owls is all about you guys - and you all helped spread a really awesome Craft Is Good message this year!
Next year, Brown Owls will be more widespread and more inclusive. Where ever you may be in the world, you can start your own local chapter. Maybe your chapter has 4 members... or 40! Some cities will have a few chapters. Others will only have one.
You just need to adhere to the Brown Owls Code Of Conduct
... and complete an application
to register your chapter. Your appointed leader or leaders can write on this blog to post meeting updates and project ideas. And you can manage your own members (including membership fees and membership packs if you choose to have them) and meetings in the way that suits you. You might even have your own satellite blog or google group. Up to you!
Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below. Existing chapters will run as is, in the way they choose (if they choose to!) next year!
MELBOURNE people - the big chapter will not run in the same way next year. You are free to start your own Brown Owls in your suburb -to keep it convenient for you - and ensure that you get what YOU want to get from Brown Owls. And if you want to cross town and join a non-local chapter, of course you can!
Thank you so much to everyone for supporting our Owly efforts - mucho looking forward to the THIRD YEAR of Owling in 2010. All chapters will be linked to on this blog in the sidebar - by state or country - so you can see if you want to join a nearby group or start your own!
So have a think and see if you want to be a Brown Owls leader in your neck of the woods. Or hang tight and wait a month or two-and see where the chapters are forming, before you decide! Applications will be ongoing - there is no deadline or cut off date.