Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October 2014 Minutes

Carson Sierra Spinners and Weavers Guild
September 13, 2014 Minutes
Sharie L. Jones and Maxene Harlow, Co-Presidents

The meeting was the guild’s annual retreat and was held at Davis Creek Park.  The meeting was called to order at 11:10 am.

The August minutes were approved by general consent.

Treasurer’s Report:  Doris reported for both July and August.  July: 1 dues was collected, 3 spindle kits were sold, and Max was reimbursed for the Field Guide to Fleece she purchased for the guild library.  August: 2 spindle kits were sold.  The guild has $3797.42 and 51 members.  Doris received a thank you letter from the Nevada State Museum for our donation.

Library Report: Heidi had no report but said the charkha spinner is available for checkout to spin cotton.  Contact Heidi if you’d like to check it out.

Old Business:
1. Our next meeting is at the Celtic Fair, the first weekend of the month, October 4th, at 11:00.  Last year we were able to sell items but this year we can’t.  Bring display items to fit the 1500s.  Spindles and wheels okay, “the ancient art of spinning”.  Doris and Mim will email the list of our members to the organizers so our members can get in free.  Park and sit in the same area as last year.
2. Max reported the “Sample of the Sierra” was very successful.  It was a chef cook-off with wine and beer in Bijou Park at Lake Tahoe.  She had a booth and made some good contacts.

New Business:
1. The practice of donating 10% of vendor proceeds to the guild was discussed.  
Although this used to be the rule, it was “discontinued years ago”.  The rule was originally meant to charge non-members who sold items at guild functions.  Mary B. moved that we suspend the rule until such time as we need to make money”.  Mim amended the motion to include “only members can sell fiber related items”.  Marilynn seconded the amended motion.  The motion was approved by general consent.
2. Doris passed around a flyer about the Fiber Function event in Durham,    
California, near Chico, on Saturday, October 11.
3. Mim announced a local teacher need someone to demo spinning on drop spindles for children K-6 on October 23.  It’s at the Sierra Nevada Charter School in Stead from 8:30-noon.
4. Mim will email info on Nancy Grundy’s studio sale October 10-11.
5. Amy announced UNR will hold a Field Day next Saturday.  Members are invited to demo spinning and fiber arts at the Main Station Farm.  Amy took a head count of interested members today.  Setup is at 8:00 am.   Amy will put info on the guild’s Facebook page.
6. Virva saw a new DVD, “Spinning the New Fibers” including banana, bamboo, etc.  She asked permission to purchase the DVD and members approved by general consent.
7. Virva announced the Western Heritage Festival will be held at the Sparks Victorian Square on Oct 4th and the guild has been invited to participate.  You must fill out a form to demo and/or sell items.  See Virva for forms if you’re interested in attending.
8. Nancy Pryor reported she has a friend who has chuuro fleeces that are clean and available at a nominal fee (or maybe free).  See Nancy if you’re interested.

After Show and Tell, the meeting was adjourned.

In Attendance:  Marilyn Pearson. Mary B., Sharie L. Jones, Virva Porcelli, Heidi Ericson, Nancy Pryor, Maxene Harlow, Marilynn Clarke, Carol Lopez, Chris Lopez, Cindy Vogel, Kendra Iwahashi, Ashley Thibedeau, Myna Giannotti, Nancy Grundy, Amy Shannon, Janet Drozd, Eileen Jacobs, Joe Van Winkle, Margie McConaghy, Mimi Bullard, and Doris Woloszyn.