If you want to start a scrapbook club, you should first make sure you'll have enough time to lead the group by planning events, organizing meetings, answering questions and communicating with members. Even if you plan on holding the club bi-weekly, coordinating everything to make that happen can take up more of your time than you thought. You have to consider not only your expectations and purpose for wanting to start a scrapbook club, but those of your potential members as well.
Moms often want to join a scrapbook club to enjoy a few hours away from the home while also being able to preserve family photographs creatively in a social environment. Scrapbooking clubs can allow neighbors to get to know one another better. Another main reason scrapbooking clubs are so popular is that money can be saved on the supplies. Club members can buy popular supplies in bulk and split the cost as well as trade or borrow papers, punches, stamps and stickers. When planning your scrapbooking club, it's a good idea to consider all of the reasons why people would want to join your group.
One of your earliest club decisions should be whether you'd prefer to host the scrapbooking group in your home or alternate the meeting location between the members. You'll also need to decide how long the crafting sessions will be as well as their basic structure. The meeting days and times need to suit all members. The scrapbook club should be fun for all who join, so remember to pay attention to every member even if you have close friends or family members as part of your group.
You can distribute colorful fliers in your neighborhood as well as put them up, with permission, in local craft stores. If you'd rather not give out your phone number at first, you could use an email address to answer questions and communicate with potential members. As people decide to join your scrapbook club, you could exchange full names and phone numbers.
Emailing regular newsletters to club members is a good idea, as it can keep everyone up to date on meetings and other information. You should regularly ask for input from members to make the club pleasant for everyone. If people aren't enjoying a scrapbook club, they're likely to drop out of it without giving the real reason if they feel it will hurt the organizer's feelings. By showing you want to create a club the members want and are open to hearing their ideas, your club's membership is more likely to be successful.