Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Minutes June 6 Meeting & Potluck @Mt. Ida Hall

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 resum├ęs 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.