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Member Outreach

Hello OPA members new and old and welcome to the OPA
My name is Cathi Newlin. I am currently the Member Outreach Director- that is the person designated to help if new members need information or assistance in connecting in our Potters Association.

As the OPA Member Outreach director I wish to welcome all new members. Do you need some help/support with OPA? Are you missing newsletters, or don’t know how to get involved? Is Showcase a big question mark for you? Please contact me right away and I can help clear away the fog. Via e-mail, telephone, and face-to-face I can help you get:

1    Connected with other members, and to find local sources of info and supplies

2    Answers to questions about OPA and local resources

3    Involved with the organization so you can participate in our all volunteer organization and earn points for Showcase.

There are six general meetings each year, January, March, May, July, and November,  starting at 6:30 at the Multnomah Art Center,  7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland.  The September meeting is conducted during the annual OPA picnic in September.  At each meeting, there is a potluck, and  we address a different topic of information about techniques, marketing, glaze troubleshooting, OPA in general, other topic of interest..

At each general meeting there is a Member Outreach table set up early, at 6pm,  that is just for you. You are encouraged to stop by for our early gathering before the regular 6:30 meeting gets started.   New members are especially encouraged to show up, have questions answered and get introduced to the group. The OPA board and Showcase Steering Committee are working hard to welcome new members and encourage established members to get involved and stay in touch as well. If you need help just ask. We want to help.