Thursday, August 4, 2011

July 2011 Minutes

The July meeting started with introductions and the approval of the June minutes.

Treasurers Report: This last month we collected $50.00 in dues, $32.00 from the last raffle, and sold one spindle kit for $5.00
Heidi our librarian bought 4 new books for the guild for $76.06 The total in our account is $2406.44 and we have 40 members at this date.

Library Report: Heidi added 4 new books and with gifts we have several books on dyeing One of which is "Harvesting Color".
Weaving Study: group met on July 16th at Doris's home
There was no raffle this meeting. Reminder: if anyone has fiber related odds and ends please bring them to the next meeting to add to our raffle items.

Old Business: Anyone wanting to participate at the "Cowboy Poetry" on August 20th please let Virva know when you can be there and  if you would like to help with different demo's during the day. Set up will begin at 8 am and it will be open to the public from 10:00 to 5:00. Marilyn and Jo have offered to bring their E-Z ups.  We can always use more shade so please if anyone else has more contact Virva.
Nancy and Doris will have more Spindle kits to sell, plus Nancy will have a table loom warped for weaving demos. Mim and Jo will demo felting in the AM.
Retreat: There will be a Silent Action in September at the retreat. Bring all items that will be auctioned to the August meeting so we will be able to decide on their opening bids and tag each item.. So far some of the items we will be auctioning off are an antique spinning wheel starting at $40.00, several boat shuttles starting at $5.00 each. two bobbin winders starting at $40.00.
Reminder for all pot luck lunches please remember to bring your own dishes and knives and forks.
New Business: Doris has all the paper work done to hold our space at Davis Creek Campground for this years Spinsters Retreat. She also turned in our Insurance for this year.
Noon September 9th - noon the11th are the days the guild has reserved for anyone who would like to camp. If you would like to come earlier or stay later you will need to contact the Washoe County Parks Department to make your own reservations.
Show and Tell: Linda had a sample of her Krokbragd weaving, Mim had yarn and felt from her Shetland fleece, Virva had some yarn spun from Shetland/cormo wool, Doris had some ribbons won by her fleeces she entered in a fleece show, Eileen had a bat of wool Shetland/Alpaca that she brought back from BSG, and Heidi showed off her goodies she brought back from this years BSG.
Attendance: Eileen Jacobs, Jo Van Winkle, Noelle Van Winkle, Doris Woloszyn, Nancy Pryor, Janet Schueller, Judi Hein, Heidi Ericson, Linda and Mark Lindsay, Virva Procelli.

Our August Meeting on Saturday the 13th will be held at Sky Peaks Rec Room. This is a brown bag lunch.

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.

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