Mona called the meeting to order at 7: 30 PM, with 27 members attending. Eileen moved that the minutes be adopted as read. Seconded by Clare.
Carried. The Treasurer’s report was read by Noelle. Correspondence: Noelle read a letter from SAGA/Shuswap District Arts Council, in which the two organizations announce their amalgamation. The effect on SSW will be minimal, as we will continue to pay membership to only one organization. Fees for next year’s memberships were collected by Noelle over the evening. Old Business: IPE Meeting will be at Sharon’s and will be combined with a Spin-In. Date: Thursday, August 25, from 10 AM to 4 PM. This is an important meeting, as we need a large number of volunteers for the IPE, usually 3 members per shift (10 - 4; 4 - 10 usually, options can be specially arranged). Any member can contribute items for sale there; there is no commission. Set-up for IPE is Tues, August 30. The IPE runs from Wed to Sunday. Planning will be included at this time for the SA Fall Fair. No further information was available on Lynette’s Shibori workshop. Gudrun will run an overshot workshop in October. More information will be forthcoming. New Business: June 11 - Knit In Public Day - meet at the Ross Street Park at 10 AM. BYO chair and hat, and be sure to wish Julia Happy Birthday. Offerings for yarn-bombing can be given to Kyla or Melissa at Clixel/Pharmasave. June 13 - Spin In at Ann’s 12 - 4 PM June 19 - Father’s Day - Haney House need spinners. Pancake breakfasts will be served on both occasions. July 10 - Haney House Heritage Days - 8:30 AM - 2 PM. Spinners needed (about 12 volunteered.) They like heritage clothing. July - Spin-In at Ranfurly Farms. Marg will email the information and date to members when it is decided. August 15 - Spin In at Darlene’s. 10 - 2 PM. Thank-yous - Card to be sent to Piccadilly Mall Management thanking them for their support and help. Also a notice to the paper.# Our subscription to Weaver’s Craft has expired. Moved by Ann, seconded by Darlene that the subscription be renewed. Carried. Noelle to renew. Elvi discussed the possibility of a SSW showing at SAGA, in order to promote the guild. Next year is fully booked, so this event would be in 2013. The cost of a showing is $300, which can be offset by finding sponsors for the event. The time of year? spring or summer. August might best suit tourists. Items sold through the art gallery are usually subject to a 25% commission fee. Elvi was commissioned to find out details, and organize a submission. 15 artists were interested to display their weavings, etc. Artists involved would need to submit resumés and photos, etc. Ann showed a book/catalogue of workshops and lectures available in Vancouver during September and October. Any interested could see her to view the book. Judith/Katherine moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 for Show and Tell.