The Oxford Women's Social Club was started seven years ago (2003) in Oxford, Michigan simply as a way to have a few local women to socialize with after a divorce. I placed a tiny classified ad in my local paper asking for women who were interested in having someone to go out to dinner or a movie with to give me a call. Thirty women answered that ad. It took off and grew like wildfire and includes married, single, divorced and widowed women of all ages. We participate in no fundraisers and are just about having fun. We consistently offer 10-16 different activities to choose from each month.
I decided to organize the club myself without any board of directors, officers or committee meetings...an idea that frees our members up by giving them more time to just have fun and enjoy life. At the end of our first year we had 150 happy members and have been going strong ever since.
As word of our success has spread over the years I've had many requests from others asking how they could start such a group in their area. I am now ready to fill that need and am in the process of building a membership website where anyone can join. It includes a perfected plan that anyone can follow to start a branch in their area, state or country and also stay in touch and socialize with the membership globally. And I need a dynamite logo that gets that idea across.
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
My Target Audience is Women of ALL ages from ALL countries who are looking to make new friends the world over by participating in social activities at the local level as well as having the option to join the entire group in special trips and events. This group participates in no fundraisers. Our only focus is joining together at lots of social events, letting our hair down, getting to know women of all cultures and having fun.
My attachment should give you the best picture of what I have in mind so far.
MUST HAVES: The club name. (Note: there is no 'the' in front of 'Oxford Women's Social Club'). I like VERY blocky and VERY readable.
And the logo needs to get the idea across that this is a world-wide group since the name sounds like it is only local. I really like the globe as seen in my attachment and using that as the first letter 'O' in the word 'Oxford'. That globe picture to me is perfect since it shows mostly north and south America. I would like the globe colored the usual light blue and green.
Then I would like our tagline included within the logo:
'We Just Want To Have Fun 2'
World-wide FUN and FRIENDSHIPS are our only goals.
The entire logo must be clear and very readable especially for my website.
That's pretty much it. I am so excited to see what your creative minds can come up with!