Thursday, November 15, 2012

October 2012 Minutes

2012 Celtic Fair
Meeting minutes for CSSW, October 2012 Meeting was held at Bartley Ranch school house in Reno Nevada. The minutes from September were approved with one correction regarding the raffle. We are running low on raffle items, so if you have anything to donate to the raffle, please bring items to a future meeting. The next raffle is scheduled to be held at the January meeting. Treasurer Report: The items donated for the silent auction earned the guild $307 and the fiber earned $134, for a total of $441.00. Again a big thank you goes out to Nancy Grunwald for her generous donation of fiber and items for the auction. A thank you too, for all of you who bid on the items! Two new members were added, four spindle kits were sold, and the cleaning deposit for our campsite at Davis Creek Park was returned by Washoe County. This leaves the guild with a total of $3462.29 in account, with 48 paid members. There was a motion to reimburse Nancy Pryor for supplies purchased for making spindle kits. Motion approved. Discussion regarding naming our mascot sheep. If you have a name to add to the list for the vote to be held at the Christmas meeting, please let the guild know. Library: no new business to report.
Old Business: Celtic Fair was very well attended by both the guild, and the public. Discussion followed regarding banners for next year. Nancy Pryor acted as liaison for the guild at the CNCH luncheon. Nancy filled us in regarding the workshops and instruction to be held at the next CNCH gathering held May 31 to June 2 2013. Discussion regarding Warner Mountain Weavers newsletter from Bonnie in Cedarville California. Meeting places for 2013 were discussed as follows: Bartley Ranch for the months of February, April, October, and December (tentative). Sky Peaks for the months of January, March, and November (tentative). May meeting at Doris Woloszyn home, June at Marilynn Clark home, July at Mimi Bullard home, August at Wilbur May Arboretum, September at Davis Creek Park (retreat). November meeting is at Sky Peak. Connie Vann will be filling in for Virva. Officers for the upcoming year were discussed. Marilyn Pearson expressed willingness to act as the guild secretary. Doris, Mimi, Heidi all accepted to continue on with their offices. Do you have a nomination for guild president? Please let the guild know if you are interested.
There were some missing items from the retreat. Specifically, a doffer, metal with a red handle, belonging to Marilynn Clarke. Please check your stuff to make sure you didn’t take it home by accident. New Business: Heidi passed along an email regarding a spinning and/or weaving class for a local Montessori school. Instruction for a home made drying rack are available from Virva. Gold Country Alpaca Gathering at Nevada County Fairgrounds October 20,21. If you want to carpool from Truckee please let Virva know. Linda and Mark Lindsay are moving to Oregon before the end of the year. Perhaps a card and cake might be appropriate at the November meeting? They will be missed very much! Sharie shared information regarding a workshop with Lexi Boeger the 24th and 25th at her studio in Placerville. Cost is $150 for two days. More info can be found at Lexi’s website A couple of the guild spinning wheels have been returned and are available. October learning tree is a carding demo with Sharie and Maxine after lunch. Attendance included: Matthew Moses, Ashley Thibedeau, Kendra Iwahashi, Myna Giannotti, Sue Gottsacker, Doris Woloszyn, Dale Holcombe, Marilynn, Clarke, Margery McConaghy, Nancy Pryor, Carol Lopez, Mimi Bullard, Libby Hejny, Barbara Hunt, Virva Porcelli, Janet Schueller, Sharie Jones, Maxene Harlow, Mary B, Judy Wells, Sheila Young, Marilyn Pearson, Heidi Ericson, Connie Vann, Eileen Jacobs, Janet Drozd, Toni Strassburg