Georgetown Working League serving our community since 1913
A message from our president, Susan Bean, March 2022
The Georgetown Working League, established in 1913, is a bit like a handmade quilt: A warm, colorful group of unique strong women who meet weekly to make balsam bags and other craft projects, to conjure up a new quilt design and engineer it into a work of art, and to fit all the parts of the ever-evolving fair fundraiser into a beautiful, working vision.
Our purpose requires welcoming those who enjoy fellowship, service and fun. And it's not only about crafts! One of our signature events has been our annual Working League Fair where we raise money for scholarships, awarded to Georgetown students, and funds for local organizations that keep our town safe, educated and interesting. If crafts aren't in your wheelhouse, we can always use members who can offer experience on finance, scholarship, or other committees. We need idea generators and good listeners, bakers and organizers, solicitors and sellers, writers and readers... the opportunities are endless!
Since COVID1-19 has changed our lives, we have had to make some pretty significant changes in the way we do business. We wore masks, stayed home, tested, quarantined, and met via Zoom! We all agreed that "getting together" in cyberspace was a novel way to stay connected, and were able to see our friends in their own homes, even the "snowbirds." We actually quite enjoyed it. (We are still working on improving our "hybrid" meeting format so we can continue to meet both in person and via the Internet.)
However, our "A Year in Maine" quilt took two years to get finished and raffled off! We haven't had a Fair since 2019! But, as you might imagine, that hasn't stopped us! We have found new ways to raise money for our projects.
One exciting venture is the addition of our Thrifts and Gifts Shop in the Old Post Office Gallery in Georgetown Center. With some thinking outside the box and much planning, we have succeeded in providing a showcase for The Quilt, Antiques and Collectibles, Books and Puzzles, Jewelry, Gifts, Local Art and online sales for quilt raffle tickets. We are open weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day with a special event in August for a Silent Auction, a Bake Sale and the Quilt Raffle Drawing. Just like our quilts, we are forever creating new designs for the way we support our community with our presence.
Zooming our way through the pandemic!