Introductions were followed by Committee Reports
Treasurer's Report: Do we want to keep Davis Creek Park as our meeting place for our September retreat? Due to the increase in cost, it was suggested that we might want to look into alternatives for holding our annual retreat at other places. Most all agreed that we enjoyed Davis Creek park, and that other areas would be just as expensive. We agreed to pay for the reservation. Dues are due now, $25 per member. There was no Fair report.
Learning Tree: Mim suggested we bring our fiber prep tools for the February meeting, along with any fiber you want processed, so we could go over fiber prep and color blending.
Weave Study Group: No meeting until the 3rd Saturday, and the meeting would be held at Linda Lindsay's house in Stagecoach.
The Stephanie Gaustad workshop will be held at Sky Peaks on March 20, 21. Cost to be determined.
New Business: Nancy and Allison suggested we start a scholarship fund, this was met with agreement.
Election of Officers: We held the floor open to nominations for new officers for the year 2010. The officers are as follows: Virva Porcelli- President, Linda Loken-Vice President, Secretary-Toni Strassburg, Treasurer-Doris Woloszyn, Newsletter-Sharon Campbell, Learning Tree-Mimi Bullard, Raffle-Nancy Pryor, and Hospitality-Heidi Ericson.
Show and Tell:
Heidi: Gia shrug and news about a career change
Barb: Fancy fair isle socks
Connie: Alpaca and wool skein from her trip to New Mexico
Marilyn: Izzy dolls to send to Africa as packing for medical supplies, and a request for wool scraps for more doll making
Linda Lindsay: Slipper socks, Hubby Mark showed off his dying and blending of wool batts.
Nancy: Squares Shawls
Sharon: Fallen leaf socks
Sharie: Sweater from her first handspun yarn, felt hat from Fibertrends pattern
Mary: Cat Bordhi socks, and her new Honda
Estes: Bunny Rex (actually live and present rabbit) for angora yarn
Heidi: made an appeal for black silk for a weaving project
Sue: Kid mohair shrug that she gave away
Meeting was adjourned, with our next meeting to be held at Barley Ranch on February 13th