The September meeting for the Carson Sierra Spinners and Weavers was held at Davis Creek Park, just north of Bowers Mansion. The camp area was full, and the spinning circle was evident around the fire pit. The weather was perfect! The meeting started with introductions. We had two guests present, Chris Lopez, daughter of Carol Lopez, and Bonnie Chase from Warner Mountain Weavers in Cedarville California. For those of you unfamiliar with Warner Mountain Weavers, it is a beautiful store in Cedarville. Bonnie offers many classes at the store, and thought it is a bit of a drive from Reno, this secretary knows from experience that the classes offered are top notch.
Minutes from the last meeting were approved. There was one mistake regarding the date of the September meeting, that was corrected shortly after the minutes were posted.
Library: Heidi led discussion regarding purchasing new items for the guild library. It was determined that she would take advantage of a current sale by purchasing past issues of Spin Off and two books.
Treasurer Report: Doris said we have received 2 more paid dues, and $17 for spindle kits sold. Guild balance is currently $2931.34. There are currently 46 paid members of the guild. Doris also mentioned the generosity of Nancy Grunwald for her donation of bags of fiber and fiber related items to the guild for our silent auction. Nancy owns a ranch in the Red Rock area, and raises sheep and alpacas. Nancy’s past donations, along with the current items are one of the reasons the guild has managed to maintain an account to keep the guild going. Thank you Nancy!
Old Business: Celtic Fair discussion. Nothing new to report at this time. October meeting will be held at Bartley Ranch Park, in the school house. Learning tree for that meeting will be a carding demo, or the Fleece and Fiber source book and samples. To be determined. Discussion regarding the CNCH luncheon at Squaw Creek September 22. Nancy Prior will be our representative for that luncheon. It was decided by members present, that due to the current high cost of fuel, the guild would reimburse Nancy for travel expenses for the trip.
New Business: It’s that time again! Start thinking about next year’s officer elections. Election to be held prior to the new year. Discussion regarding meeting places for next year. Marilynn Clarke led discussion regarding the dye workshop for next year. It was determined that the workshop would tentatively be held the third weekend in May 2013. Please make plans to attend, as Marilynn has a treasure of knowledge to pass along regarding all areas of textile dying. Barbara Hunt asked for assistance with the raffle for the month of October. Caral Lopez generously offered to help with that raffle as Barbara will be unable to attend. Doris Woloszyn shared info regarding the sheep dog trials being held September 25 through the 30th in Klamath, California. Even if you have never owned sheep, or a herding dog for that matter, the competition is still very amazing and entertaining to watch. The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 with lunch and Lexi’s workshop following.
Attendance: Toni Strassburg, David Armer, Matthew Moses, Janet Drozd, Eileen Jacobs, Marilynn Clarke, Caral Lopez, Chris Lopez, Heidi Ericson, Sharie L. Jones, Myna Giannotti, Ashley Thibedeau, Linda and Mark Lindsay, Jo Van Winkle, Marilyn Pearson, Mimi Bullard, Judy Wells, Barbara Hunt, Bonnie Chase, Doris Woloszyn, Virva Porcelli, Lynn Purvis, Nancy Pryor, Margery McConaghy, Sharon Campbell, Janet Schuler, Susan Palwick, Sheila Young
Next Meeting October 13th is at:
Bartley Ranch:. Drive .8 mile west from the intersection of McCarran Blvd and Hwy 395. Turn left (south) on Lakeside Drive and continue .4 mile. Bartley Ranch is at the north base of Windy Hill. Turn left on Bartley Ranch Road and continue several hundred feet to the main parking lot. Cross the covered bridge and turn right into the parking lot for the School House.