How do I start to "hostess" an... Altus Book Group?
Go to Hostess Resources tab
Read Recommended Reading Plans
WHERE will your Group meet? (parish, home, coffee shop, etc).
WHEN will your Group will meet? Altus recommends monthly meetings. Example: second Tuesday of each month from 7pm-8:30 pm (90-120 minutes recommended).
SIZE of your Group: (6-8 is ideal; no more than 12 please).
PROVIDE Group information (day, time, meeting location, hostess contact info) to Altus. CLICK HERE TO SEND YOUR INFORMATION! This will be listed on Altus for Women’s website to help promote your Group.
During AUGUST & SEPTEMBER...
PROMOTE your Group in your parish bulletin, on Facebook, via email, or simply by word of mouth. CLICK HERE for promotional materials/blurbs you can customize and use.
KEEP A LIST! Women who want to join your group will contact your directly. Please keep contact information (email and phone #s) for your Group participants.
INVITE your Group to attend the Altus Fall Gathering & Book Fair at Heaven & Earth Cafe, 400 Wyoming Ave., Scranton (exact date/time TBD). Ladies will learn more about Altus Book Groups and browse the books we will be reading during the year!
ATTEND the Book Fair yourself. Please plan on attending this fun and informative evening!
BEGIN! ALL ALTUS BOOK GROUPS will begin in October! Your Group will meet on your chosen day and time.
AT YOUR 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 will start reading the first book.
AT YOUR NOVEMBER MEETING: DISCUSS
Groups discuss the first book. Altus provides a sample agenda and questions to get the discussion going!
CONTINUE: December through August, continue meeting monthly (or as often as you decide), reading and discussing the Altus-recommended books!