Monday, November 1, 2010

Minutes October 2010

President Virva opened the meeting. Treasures report was given by Doris. We received our $100.00 deposit back for the retreat at Davis Creek. 42 paid members. Doris has two new DVD's for the guild. "Popular Wheel Mechanics" and "The Gentle Art of Plying" . Virva will be trying to get the South Library scheduled for January and March so we can use their equipment to show the DVD's for the Learning Tree at the meetings.
The Weaving group has not had a meeting in the last few months. Octobers meeting will be at Connie Vanns home on October 30th. Nancy will continue to put more information about the meetings on the Yahoo list.

Old Business: Jen will continue to go to the Fair meetings for the guild. She also talked about the great response on the Fair in general. Many of the Fair public were not a aware of our presence at the fair so it was brought up that we should do more advertising to the public about  the different venues  we will be at threw out the year.
It was suggested that some one volunteer as "Press Agent" to the guild and have a flier printed up with all the places we will attend, Celtic Fair, Western Heritage, State Fair,  Farm City etc. Any other suggestions for events to attend will be welcome!
Virva canceled Bartley Ranch for the Christmas meeting and it will be held at Nancy Grundy's this year. yeaaa
Library: Heidi will have a get together at her house on the 29th of October to sort threw and organize the books in our library.
New Business:  Amy has a new Gmail email account to send out notices to the entire membership.
Virva will continue looking for places for the guild to meet in 2011.
 Linda reported that the Celtic Fair paid the guild $100.00 dollars for attending their fair! Thank You so much!
Nancy Pryor volunteered to start some type of fiber exchange.
Show and Tell:
Nancy had several Stephanie Scarves.
Heidi great stuff from her trip to OFFF
Libby socks and a beaded scarf
Barbara her Koolaid dyed socks and her new electric spinner!
Doris had her ewe Lillys fleece that won Supreme champion fleece at the Boonville Fiber Show

Sharie demonstrated the home made Kate she  made with a carry case, and her first sock (baby size)
Sue showed the fabric off her loom from the Fair
Malinda had some fingerless mitts she made
Mimi's tell was Simon her new Gampr puppy

Learning Tree: "Girl Farm" brought two boxes of Jacob Fleeces for us to try out. Amy and Jo and Virva? took some home to give it a try.
Attendance: Janet Schueller, Virva, Amy, Jen, Heidi, Libby, Barbara, Doris, Janet Drozd, Sharie, Mim, Jo, Sue, Malinda, Connie, Nancy Pryor
Next Meeting: November 13th

Sky Peak Ranch: Sky Peaks in Northwest Reno.  A map is available here:  You can access it from 4th street a little west of Truckee River Nursery or from a road you can enter on McCarran going south turning to the right like you wanted to reach Home Depot. At that stop sign, turn right, keep going for awhile through a light and go another few blocks and Sky Peaks is on the left. The community room is on the back or NW side.