First, thanks for posting a well thought out artcile about something that we as a guild can do.
Second, thanks for moving this from gchat. Emotions run higher in green text for some reason...
I agree that the guild isn't just raiding. It's just that to those that don't raid or come up with and promote social gatherings, thats what the guild seems to be. As that is all that's posted on the calendar.
As you've suggested, there are a fair few in gchat this evening who want to do more social things with the guild rather than raid.
And as you've said, this is fine.
Now, onto more general things. Please note, these are not directed in anyway towards anyone or are demeaning about anyone.
My suggestion, a craft fair, according to those who've been in PCG longer than me (basically pre-Ulduar) have said that we had one a while back. Not only will it help with the guild achieves (http://www.wowhead.com/achievements=3.15080
) but it will help those levelling alts and such.
Weedode suggested a Vash'Jir Sea Horse race, and thats not a bad idea either.
Slash has said the officers have stuff in the pipeline.
I have a suggestion too about this. We, as members of PCG, get up off our backsides and actually do stuff!
We can all make suggestions, we can all post threads and talk in gchat. We have our fantastic officer corps(es) to lead us. I'm fairly sure they'd like to see us taking some initiative.
So here's me, taking the initiative:
Give me time to see if I can get a clear day, then I will see about talking to our crafters and gatherers, maybe make a guild competition or something out of craft materials gathering.
Then, we have a craft fair.
Those who need to level a crafting profession get priority for the mats they need to skill up, then those items made can be distributed to those that need them, and money for them can either be paid to the gbank, or the recipient can pay it back by crafting something for the giver?
How does that sound?
PS Sorry for the threadjack and wall of text!