How many of the visitors here belong to one?
How many members in your guild?
What kinds of activities does your guild sponsor?
Do you ever get into anything contentious @ your meetings?
I've belonged to a local guild for almost 13 yrs. We have a bit over 100 members, I think, & usually 70-75 +/- attendance @ the monthly meetings.
Our major fund raisers are an auction every other year alternating with a quilt show where we have a big raffle quilt. Each month we have Show & Share, birthday fat quarter, door prize if you've worn your name badge, $ collection for charity, a program (either from within the guild or outside speaker/presenter). We've donated new books on quilting/quilts to the local library & also have a scholarship program for a college student in the needle arts/fabric, etc. area of education. We also have workshops (free or pay $10-$25), & also organize 2-3 day bus trip/shop hops.
This month's meeting unfortunately became very contentious... first time I've seen that happen to the degree that it escalated. One woman spoke for "unnamed others" & she flat out insulted a segment of the guild. That segment is a group of 10-15 who gather 1-2 times/month to sew quilts to donate to the local Red Cross chapter who gives them to local victims of disaster. You probably won't believe this but here is a quote: The quilts that we are donating to Red Cross .... "too big & too pretty". Jaw dropping to say the least! One gal who was a major contributor (she long-armed dozens & dozens of full size quilts) to the RC group has resigned from the guild. I belong to the RC sewers.... I'm hanging in there. We feel that this is a small group whose motives or tactics are hard to ever make any sense of. We had a lot of supportive statements during the "discussion", as well as following the meeting.