2020 August/September Letter

MCGT Members: 

I may be biased, but summer in Minnesota is one of the loveliest places on Earth. I have just returned from Up North and the beauty of our state provides a moment of respite for my soul.  I hope you all have had moments of soul enhancement during this summer and, if you have not yet, may I recommend planning some soul enhancement time soon!  

MCGT took a short breather in June after jumping into the world of Facebook Live events in March – May. If you missed those, you can see them here and on our MCGT Facebook page. We are gearing up for a busy fall of virtual mini conferences, monthly interactive CHATS on Zoom, and possibly some youth activities. Membership in MCGT will provide more extensive access to these events and discounts on attendance, so remember to renew your membership and inform others of the resource we provide. This last month, the CHOICES chapter hosted three online Zoom CHATS about educational options ranging from Homeschool to supporting distance learning. Many are in the decision making process about how to best set up learning for this fall, and hopefully this will provide information for the consideration phase. Join us for the mini conference on September 12 and get more insights into supporting your children right now in this ever changing learning landscape.

You will soon be receiving an email inviting you to help MCGT Drive 65. We turn 65 in 2021 and are embarking on a fundraising journey to help us through this challenging time for nonprofits. Please consider supporting us in this campaign.

Our State Board is also looking to expand the voices in our leadership. We have several board positions which are open currently. Commitment to the board includes attending monthly board meetings via Zoom (which has been a very effective tool for our meetings), fulfilling the role of your specific board position, and supporting MCGT events in a variety of ways. We would love to add someone from a rural area of Minnesota, increase the cultural and ethnic diversity of our board, and find someone who can assist with the social media component of MCGT. Our current board consists of folks in their 20s up to their 60s, and is one of the most efficient (and fun) board meetings you will find. Please contact me at[email protected] if you have an interest in our State Board.

Be Well, Stay Safe, Wear a Mask and Wash your Hands.

Teresa Boatman, MCGT President