How do I start to "hostess"...                    an Altus Book Group?

During JULY...

 

EXPLORE at www.altusforwomen.com

  1. Go to Hostess Resources tab

  2. Read Hostess Handout for Altus Book Groups

  3. Read Recommended Reading Plans

 

DECIDE

  1. WHERE will your Group meet? (parish, home, coffee shop, etc). **

  2. WHEN will  your Group will meet? Altus recommends monthly meetings. Example: second Tuesday of each month from 7pm-8:30 pm. 

  3. SIZE of your Group: (6-8 is ideal).

 

PROVIDE group information (time, meeting location**, hostess contact info) to Altus (CLICK HERE TO SEND YOUR INFORMATION!). Your group will be listed on Altus for Women’s website to promote your group.

During AUGUST & SEPTEMBER...
  • PROMOTE your Group in your parish bulletin, on Facebook, via email, or simply by word of mouth. We will provide promotional materials/blurbs for you to customize and use.

 

  • KEEP A LIST  Women who want to join your group will contact your directly. Keep contact information (email and phone #s) for group participants. 

 

  •  INVITE your Group to attend the Altus Book Fair in September (exact time/date/location TBD). Learn more about Altus Book Groups and browse the books we will be reading in 2020-21! **

  • ATTEND the Book Fair yourself. Please plan on attending this fun and informative evening! **

During OCTOBER...

BEGIN! ALL ALTUS BOOK GROUPS will begin in October. (Yours will meet on your chosen date and time) 

 

OCTOBER MEETING: ICE BREAKING & HOUSE-KEEPING**

Get to know one another and take care of basic "house-keeping" tasks. Altus provides a sample agenda for this meeting. Ladies start reading our first book, One Beautiful Dream.

 

NOVEMBER MEETING: DISCUSS

Groups discuss One Beautiful Dream. Altus provides a sample agenda and questions to get the discussion going!

 

CONTINUE: December through June (of 2021), continue meeting monthly (or as often as you decide), reading and discussing the Altus-recommended books!

Altus for Women is a Catholic women's ministry in partnership with the Office for Parish Life of the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Email: tracy@altusforwomen.com

 

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