I am the administrator of two groups in facebook. The first is a Relief Society page that I had started for the ward that I'm in as it has been the only not to have a ward or RS page, and I missed it. The second group Jenna and I had volunteered to get started in April (I believe) after Myrtle Creek Library closed its doors and several library users wanted to form a group in hopes to reopen the library. The group page has existed for less than three months, but twice as many members and A LOT of contributors. Though each says she really appreciates the group page, getting other sisters to post their thoughts on the RS page is like pulling teeth. We have twice as many members in our "Friends" group and thankfully I'm not the only one who has been posting everything.
We had a meeting last night for the "Friends" group, and I will have another one this morning with the Summer Reading Program committee. Myrtle Creek does a city wide yard sale each year for four years now. It will take place in two weeks - which doesn't give our group much time for renting out booths and tables as suggested by one member. No one in our group has a key to the library nor permission to use facility (although Marilyn often gets her way with the mayor - it's still something that has to be voted on by the council) and so we'll be setting up shop at the old laundry mat (which actually is where the last two meetings were held - it is weird hearing projected voices of the acoustics that are very different from the City Council building or Nazarene church where we used to meet) and so I posted the information last night before I went to bed. Thus far there have been three shares - one included the Winston Wire (I'm guessing their newspaper) Wow.
"Friends" caught on like wildfire. Would like to see that with the RS page.