Friday, June 6, 2014

May 2014 Minutes

May 10, 2014 Carson Sierra Spinners and Weavers Minutes
Sharie L. Jones and Maxene Harlow, Co-Presidents

The meeting was held at Doris’ ranch and was called to order at 11:12 am.  

The April minutes were approved by general consent. 

Treasurer’s Report:  Doris reported she received one renewal dues and $91 from the sale of spindle kits.  Expenses for the month were $23.35 for dowels and $500 to the Nevada State Museum for the Navaho rug repair project.  The treasury has $3687.37 and 49 members.  Dues are $25 a year.

Library Report:  No library report this month but Mim suggested we have a Learning Tree where Heidi picks a topic and brings items (books, DVDs, etc.) from the library to a meeting so members can check them out if interested.

Old Business:
1. Max read a thank you letter from the UNR Cooperative Extension thanking the guild for participation in Farm Days.  All participants got thank you letters.  Member commented they liked the event.
2. Sharie announced the Carson Rendezvous has been cancelled.  The grant money for that event went to the State Fair preparations instead.
3. Cotton Spinning workshop is May 28th in Nevada City.  Contact Diane Crist 650-906-6449 to register.  The event is 9am to 4 pm, $60 plus $8 materials fee for non-members.  Supply list available when you register.
4. Virva and Doris are going to Spindle Camp, June 4-8.  
5. Update on State Farm info from Amy:  she couldn’t attend today’s meeting but will post information for members on the CSSW blog.
6. Our June meeting will be at Marilynn’s house and the July meeting will be at Mim’s farm.
7. Members discussed the proposed linen workshop for 2015.  Mim suggest the guild pay for the workshop.  Virva will gather more info and report back to the guild.
8. Myna still has the donated floor loom in her garage and would like to get it out of there!  Mim has a friend who might take it but needs the measurements.   The guild agreed to sell it for a nominal fee.  

New Business:
1. Rancho San Rafael has some dates they would like the guild to show fiber arts from 10 am to 1 pm as part of a series showcasing ranching and agriculture. Contact person is Marie Fong.  Shari will ask if we can reserve a date or if we just show up.  There are lots of dates available through October.
2. Our August 9th meeting will be at Anna Harvey house as part of Sierra Valley Ranch Days, held 9am to 5 pm.  Her address is 6780 Harvey Ranch Road, Calpine, CA 96124 (near Graeagle).  Phone: 916-217-8220.  Website: www. Members can sell their own handmade items at the event.  Marilynn is doing a deadhead dye class at the event.

After Show and Tell, the meeting was adjourned.

In attendance:  Marilyn Pearson, Nancy Pryor, Hanna Woods, Sandi Steele, Maxene Harlow, Sharie L. Jones, Toni Strassburg, Eileen Jacobs, Margery McConaghy, Sandra Carruthers, Spencer Carruthers, Anna Harvey, Kendra Iwahashi, Robin Gallagher, Mimi Bullard, Susan Palwick, Doris Woloszyn, Judy Wells.

Our June meeting will be at Marilynn's home

Driving Directions:    From the South-- Take HWY 395 to the McCarran off-ramp, turn left and follow McCarran WEST to Socrates, turn right and follow Socrates NORTH to Greenstone, turn left (WEST) for one block to Comstock, then turn right (NORTH) to the end of pavement. We are the second driveway (left) off the pavement.  From the North-- From HWY 395 take the North Virginia off-ramp and follow N. Virginia street southward just past McCarran Blvd to Comstock, then turn left  (NORTH) up Comstock to the end of pavement. We are the second driveway off the pavement. Address:  3503 Comstock Drive  - Telephone: 786-1709