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Have you seen many birds and butterflies in you area this year? I know I have, and my kids and I love to sit back and watch them. Our friends group of the week is one that encourages you to do just that, and soak it all in with your camera. Let's read a little bit about the Birds and Butterflies group and how they become close friends.
Share with us a little about you-- how long have you been a CafeMom member, and what does your screen name mean? I've been on CafeMom for about 2 yrs, I had an online toy business called KoolKidsToys and the decided on Koolkidsmom for my screen name.
Now, tell us a little about your group- how long have you owned it, and what made you start it?
I wanted a nature group that would encompass more than the few groups that were alrady on. We cover all things nature even rocks and weeds and also have a sharing forum for everything from Prayer requests to recipes and advice. In our forums we post photos we take and have lots of discussions which keep us close knit and encourage frindships. Most of us are religious but not to the extreme. we have never had any bashing and share a lot of love. Even tho the group is only 8 mos old we are still getting new members thru referrals and my active recruiting. We encourage children to participate and have had photo contests for the kids. Some as young as 2 years old cn take amazing photos with a p & S camera.
Is your groups primary focus friendships?
it is a photography and discussion/learning group with each member
sharing their knowledge and expertise with other members. In this
atmosphere friendships are formed.
What do you do in your group to encourage friendships to be made?
all our discussions and similar intrests we just naturally make
friendships. Most of our members are in the grandma age group rather
than young mommies but we have some of those too.
What do you think your members take away from their group experience while they are a part of your group?
A greater knowledge of nature and a better understanding of how everything around us is part of a plan.
Are there any other tips you would like to give a group that might just be starting out?
I really feel that the owner of the group and the administrators have to show an interest in the members and if someone isn't around or a while after being a "regular" we contact them to say hi and we've missed them. This kind of caring and making people feel important is the basis for our success. We're certainly not the biggest but I think we do rank as one of the most close knit caring group.
This weeks Challenge: Group Owner Challenge- Forum Evaluation Time!