Thursday, October 9, 2014

October Meeting Minutes

October 6 Meeting. 7 p.m.
Shuswap Spinners and Weavers

Call to order 7:04 p.m.
Introduction of guests: Anna from Armstrong, Lois from Salmon Arm, Carmen from Vernon, Emi, Carole 32 members present approximately.
Adoption of previous Minutes, June 2, 2014, informal minutes Aug 14, 2014
Louise moved the minutes be adopted, seconded Carole, carried

Treasurer: income from memberships, rental, and blankets and Enderby sale.

Noelle needs to be reimbursed for expenses. Eileen moved, Lis seconded, carried. We covered the costs of Waulking with some yarn still on hand, tea towels will be $5 each. Noelle moved her report be adopted, Jen W. seconded, Carried

No reports from equipment, library or historian

Blog: Nikki gets lots of interest and answers many questions.

Old Business:
Summer events went well with good attendance at each event. The Waulking was fun and the blankets beautiful. Katie brought a blanket for show and tell.

Art Gallery: thanks to everyone who came, generally good participation on most days
IPE- booth and location were good.
Salmon Arm Fall Fair
Sheep to Shawl - two teams participated, event proceeded smoothly. Thanks to Lis for organizing the refreshments and Noelle for doing the timing.
Artisan Building- participant expectations and contracts. Apparently we will be under the same auspices this year. Thanks to Anne for clarifying this.

Tea Towels on guild warp $5 each from those weaving a towel.
Rug warp: Rod is currently weaving, would be nice if the rug was completed by November

New Business:
Workshops: Coordinator(s) are needed to receive proposals, organize venues, and collect money, following the workshop policy. Louise and Lis will be workshop coordinators. Please contact them with ideas and proposals. <> <>

After feedback from members we would like to revisit the topic of honorariums. The executive feels that everyone contributes in their own way and no members should receive honorariums for participating at guild events. Eileen moves that no honorariums be paid to guild members when participating at guild events. Seconded by Lis. Several members spoke in favour of the motion. Carried

Louise moved that people who cart props to events such as the IPE should be reimbursed for gas. Lisa seconded. Elvi said if we have expenses, then the guild would get a bill from the member for reimbursement, so no real need for this motion. The motion was defeated.

November 29 Sale
Note the large poster has an incorrect date. Changes to the poster? Lis suggested that consistency helps us, Noelle thought it should be brighter.
Elvi suggested members create a poster and email it to the executive before the November meeting and then we could have new and more ideas for the poster.

Commission rate- Noelle spoke: we have a fair amount of money so perhaps we should reduce our commission rate to 5%. Discussion. Need more participation at guild events, maybe use the commission to reduce workshop costs, be educational and have someone in, maybe a workshop budget float so workshops can go ahead, need to have a criterion for the workshop money so it is equitable, a workshop budget would be very helpful. Budget for workshops is tabled to a future meeting.
The end of the discussion was to keep the commission rate the same for now.

Knitting machine: Is there anyone who can help set up the knitting machine or give us a contact? Kay King in Vernon was suggested.

Mentorship: Members willing to be mentors, maybe post a list in the guild room for others needing a hand. Nikki could pass the question on to a member via e-mail. A list was circulated and will be printed as well as sent to Nikki so she can forward e-mail inquiries to an appropriate person.

Library Books:
Do we want to order new books? Send in suggestions. Glenda suggests using Ravellry, utube, and other computer resources. Maybe a felting magazine, suggested by Michelle. Spin to knit, spin to weave.
Lis moves $300 be used to purchase new library resources. Seconded by Nikki.
Discussion about how often books are used, suggestions for DVDs, maybe have books put out on display so we can see the books. Resources other than books, sometimes libraries need to be culled, maybe have a book report each month. Marg suggested the Noro book which talks about the designing of the yarn plus has patterns and also Knit One Below.

Ideas for new guild projects. Rosalie wants to explore the use of rags, please contact Rosalie with ideas and to form a study group. Maybe a scarf project.

Spin-ins: Michelle Oct 7. 10 - 2
Knit-ins: Oct 21 at Lis's 10 - 2

Evening get togethers - third Wed of month at 7 p.m. at Sharon's
Second and fourth Mondays of month knitting at The Pie Company 7p.m. Sponsored by Intwined Fibres
Every Monday night at uptown Askew's 7 pm knitters get together

Congratulations to Nikki and Melissa on the creation of Nym and their international award.
Adjournment: Jen adjourned the meeting.

Members present: Noelle, Gabriele, Ann, Louise, Carmen, Nikki, Melissa, Anne, Lisa, Emi, Carole, Jean, Margaret, Glenda, Elvi, Lois, Jenny, Jen, Barbara P., Michele, Gail, Anita, Anna, Catherine, Rosalie, Eileen, Joan, Maureen, Mona, Wendy, Sharon, Lis