Monday, February 3, 2014

January 2014 Minutes

January 11, 2014 Minutes
Sharie L. Jones and Maxene Harlow, Co-Presidents

The meeting was held at Bartley Ranch and was called to order at 11:00 am.

The December minutes were approved by general consent.  Doris asked that the November minutes be corrected to indicate that the Celtic Fair Association had not refunded our deposit but donated $200 to our guild.  Secretary Marilyn made the change: “The Celtic Fair Association donated $200 to thank us for attending!”

Treasurer’s Report:  Doris reported she’s received dues from 7 members, and $51 from the silent auction.  Expenses include $151 for DVDs, $25.35 for potluck supplies, $50 for a foot control for the guild’s electric spinner, and $11 for dowels for spindle kits.  The guild has $3429.95 with 52 members.  She’s collecting 2014 dues today, $25 for the year.  An upcoming expense is our liability insurance due in March/April.  Doris suggests we donate $300 in total this year and thinks Heifer International is a good cause.

Library Report:  Heidi reported we will be watching the first hour of “Three Bags Full” by Judith MacKenzie for our Learning Tree today.  Please let Heidi know if there are any library items you want the guild to purchase.

Old Business:
1. Max and Marilynn shared more information about the “Queen’s Tea Party” event at the Arboretum in July.  Max and Marilynn will contact the arboretum to finalize the date.  Max will set up committees.  Guild members can sell items at the event and will be charged 10-15% that goes to the arboretum.  This is a fundraiser for them.  There was discussion of the need for details and a proposed budget.  Some guild funds will be needed for tea equipment rental/catering.  Marilynn explained those expenses, “seed money”, are meant to be reimbursed through ticket sales.
2. Carson Rendezvous.  Sharie asked members if they want to officially participate as a guild.  After discussion, and due to participation in another event in July, members declined.  Individuals can still attend the event but the guild will be holding it’s regular June meeting at Marilynn’s house.
3. Max gave Doris the form for purchasing a brick with our name on it in front of the Bartley Ranch School House where we meet.

New Business:
1. Amy Shannon reported the guild has been invited to participate in the Nevada Sesquicentennial (150 years) July 30- August 3rd at Fuji Park in Carson City.  The event hopes to reinstate the Nevada State Fair and Amy encouraged the guild to participate.  The guild would have space inside a building.  After discussion, 10-12 members agreed to participate.  Amy agreed to coordinate our involvement and will have more details at future meetings.  She encourages members to make items to enter in the fair competitions.
2. Sharie asked how the guild’s Facebook group is working and members replied that it was helpful and they “love it”.   Chris Lopez offered to help any member who needs help accessing the FB group.
3. Max reported she got some great deals at a yarn shop, Art Fibers, in the Bay Area that is going out of business.  She’ll post info on our Facebook page.  Last day of business is January 19th.
4. Virva announced the Nevada City Guild is hosting Joan Ruiz in a spinning cotton workshop March 27-28.  See Virva if you’re interested.  She’ll let us know if there are spots available at the next meeting.

The meeting ran late so there was no Show and Tell.  The meeting adjourned at 12:20 and the Learning Tree commenced.

In Attendance:  Marilyn Pearson, Hannah Woods, Sheila Young, Heidi Ericson, Margery McConaghy, Mimi Bullard, Jo Van Winkle, Nancy Pryor, Susan Palwick, Judy Applegarth, Sharie L. Jones, Maxene Harlow, Virva Porcelli, Marilynn Clarke, Sue Gottsacker, Doris Woloszyn. Amy Shannon, Ruth Flagg, Rhonda la Fountaine, Mary Sherman, Sandi Steele, Annabelle Younger, Ashley Thibedeau, Veronica Davis, Myna Giannotti, Kendra Iwahashi, Judy Wells, Connie Vann, Janet Drozd, Bev Perkins, Carol Lopez, Chris Lopez, Mary B.
Our next meeting will be on February 8th at the Bartley Ranch School House