Friday, August 5, 2011

Notes from July Meeting ...

The Guild met at the public library in Washington, Indiana July 9. There were 17 members present. Below are details from the business meeting ...

Discussion of the fiber fair included Shirley's report that she will send thank-you's to those who took a class and vendors for attending this year's Fair. The raffle rug for 2012 is being hooked by Guild members at present, two members have worked on it so far, and it will be passed off to another member at the August meeting. Guild President Colleen reported that she has applied for a license for a raffle so the Guild will be in compliance with the gaming laws of the state of Indiana when we hold our rug raffle next year; details and updates on this procedure will be reported at future meetings. The Guild received a nice thank you letter from Laura Lathrop, the winner of the door prize (basket and a hooked mat).

It was suggested that there be a nominating committee this fall to present the slate of officers for 2012. The election will be at the November meeting with new officers taking their places in January. Also, it was suggested that we make a calendar of coming events for the entire year so members are more aware and can plan for same.

It was announced that the Woolkeepers Hook-in at Camby will be September 10; vendors and classes will be available. More information is available online. Due to this popular event, it was decided to cancel the regular September Guild meeting.

Shirley Casebolt will teach an "apple basket" basket making class to Guild members at the October 8 Guild meeting. Location is President Colleen's home. Lunch will be pot luck. Class will last approximately 6-7 hours. Members can still sign up at the August meeting. A supply list will be included in a future newsletter.

The Guild membership voted not to demonstrate at the Elnora tractor show this year.

Linda Hines of the Evansville Courier Press, who writes about the arts, met with President Colleen recently and will be writing an article about the Guild for that newspaper in the near future.

Reminder about future meetings and locations:
August - Washington Public Library
September - meeting cancelled
October - Colleen's house (basket making class)
November - Washington Public Library
December - Christmas party, location to be announced