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The nominating committee announced the following
names for the offices listed for the 2015-2016 term
Much as I hate repeating myself and any hint of ‘harping’ on an unpopular topic (wouldn’t we all rather just be quilting?) once again on behalf of all the officers and the supporting board members:
We are asking that all members spend some time considering ways that the guild can augment our annual income. It would be helpful as well to further minimize our expenses although we are not a guild given to frivolous expenditures.
In the past year or so we have made both large and small changes that directly affect our budget:
· Reduced coffee expenses by using more instant coffees and making only small pots
· Holding in- house workshops on the regular meeting day rather than the 3rd Wednesday
· Moved the quilt show to a much less expensive venue
· Implemented an oversight/authorization system for reimbursement to members for guild related expenses – while this does not reduce expense it provides a continual awareness to each of the officers of when and how funds are being spent
· Actively opened workshops to non-members – this has been a wonderful success, not only financially but also providing the opportunity to meet members of other local guilds and even a few ladies from Canada
· Sale of postcards at show
We have also benefitted financially from the generosity of the membership and officers:
· Donations of fat quarters for the monthly raffle over the past nine months
· No fee for quilting services for the raffle quilt
· Donation of raffle bags and contents at the show
· Donations of the wonderful flowers used as show favors
· A noticeable lack of reimbursement requests for printing/postage needs
We have received a few suggestions – making an annual raffle quilt, holding an annual bazaar, hosting a purse/tote sale – and are looking for other ideas as well so they can be evaluated collectively. One thing we would dearly like to avoid is a general dues increase but it should remain a consideration.
The board welcomes all your suggestions – and our Members at Large, Caren Betlinski and Kate Wylie, faithfully bring all suggestions to the monthly board meetings.
Suggestions may be dropped into the suggestion box on meeting day or emailed to both Caren and Kate in advance of the meeting day.
Looking forward to your ideas and suggestions, Val
We will vote on amending Article I to change the
current wording of 501 (c)3 to 501(c)4 to bring the guild paperwork
into compliance with what our guild actually is. Please be looking
for another email through our Yahoo group as I will send out a rough
draft on a couple of other Articles soon. I am working on the final
touches to the nomination part of the by-laws. Any and all input is
Link to Minutes
Savings - 6410.09
Sunshine to be spread? Marcy firstname.lastname@example.org
AFTER LUNCH PROGRAM - Gail Williams
to the fact that Karen Miller was only available to meet with us in
November, Mary Grimaldi has kindly offered to move her class on the
little dress towel to sometime in the new year.
NATIONAL TEACHER - Bobbi Beckhorn and Sally Kasulke
National Teacher Karen Linduska will be coming to visit the Guild in
October. Her trunk show lecture will be on Wed., October 1, 2014
following our regular meeting. She is a full time professional fiber
artist with over 35 years of experience. Her specialty is decorative
stitch thread painting using a sewing machine's built in "decorative
stitches" . Her class will take place on Thursday, October 2, 2014
at the Methodist Church in Gorham from 9AM - 3PM. The class will be
Decorative Stitch Thread Painting and the cost is $40.00 . Take a
look at her websites
www.karenlinduska.blogspot.com. This looks like a fun class.
The class is limited to 20 people so please contact Sally Kasulke or
Bobbie Beckhorn if you wish to secure a spot in the class.
Sally Kasulke 315-789-0479
and Bobbie Beckhorn cell: 607-592-0449
BATIK STRIP EXCHANGE:
QBs dye sessions are meeting Wed., August 20th at Ann's Barns and Wed., Aug. 27th at Camp in the Woods. Anybody may come and do low water dyeing, ice dyeing, dye painting or wax batik. If you need directions, supply lists and so on, contact Ann Hawkins or Marie Peek: (email@example.com or 607-776-1561). Fabric will be available for sale and there are small fees for supplies.
Secret Pals are about to start a new year. If you would like to
participate but didn't return form please let me know. If I don't
hear from anyone by 9/1 I will be mailing out ones I have. Any
questions please call or e-mail me. Thanks, Gail Holmes
Quilters Consortium of New York State website: www.qcnys.org
If you're interested in applying for a scholarship for a class or QBL, please visit www.qcnys.org and print the form and give it to your delegate to turn in at the September meeting.
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