Monday, March 21, 2016

March Meeting Minutes

Shuswap Spinners and Weavers
March 1, 2016, 1 p.m
Meeting called to order at 1:13 by President, Carole with 19 members in attendance.
No guests present.
Adoption of Agenda as written on notice board at the meeting, moved Gabriele, seconded Leslie, carried.
Adoption of February's minutes, moved by Leslie, seconded by Michele, carried.

Reports:
Library: Bea has received 2 - Ply magazines and the GCW bulletin.
Thanks to Marcia for donating books.
Thanks to Elvi for donating books that members can take.
Equipment: Two rentals during the month.
Workshops Successful warping workshops held. Louise may offer a second rug weaving workshop, contact her directly.
Marlene mentioned the “Fungi and Fibre 2016” workshop to be held at Madeira Park on the Sunshine coast. Includes meals and a different workshop each day. Louise sent out an email regarding this as well.
Historian: no report
Scholarship Committee: no report, has not met since last monthly meeting.
Blog: Bea is busy and still learning. Lots of photos posted from the workshops and Heritage week.
******Send your information to Bea using this email <shuspin@gmail.com>*******
Check on the blog for this address if needed!!!!
Business arising from Minutes:
Sheep to Shawl Team is in need of participants. Fleece is washed, some combed for spinning. Come to Wednesday evening spin-ins at the Piccadilly Mall from 7 – 9 to work on warp or do your own thing, learn new techniques, get encouragement and help, and have good conversation!!!
Heritage Week: Good attendance and variety of activities. Waulking was fun and went quickly, hardly even got wet. Many thanks to all who helped out.
**** Communication is really important and reduces the anxiety of the co-ordinator, please email or phone your intentions about participating (Helps the co-ordinator sleep at night)!

Scarecrow: Lois has offered her barn for construction and storage. This project is for decorations at the spin-in on Oct 29, Fair and ANWG, whenever we can use it.
Bring spare fabrics, fibres, etc to APRIL meeting at 7 p.m
Planning a workbee in latter part of April from 11 – 4 on whatever day works for the most people, others are welcome to come as well.
Committee members include Bea, Carole, Lois, Ann, Marcia, Elvi
Bea mentioned we could knit leaves for table decorations as well.

Spin-Out Oct 29, 2016 – anyone with items for the door prizes can bring them and we will place them in a bin. Lois has offered to do two draw Prizes that we sell tickets on. Thank you!!!
New Business:
Elvi mentioned that the Bastion school exhibit feature a woven tree, these exhibits are currently in the Piccadilly Mall.
Display At Piccadilly: Suggest we do a blanket display, please bring contributions to Wed Eve spin-in and Phone or contact Elvi of your donations.
            Book Report: The Ultimate Sock Book from our our library features different patterns, great diagrams, toe up socks, toe down socks and a chart to compare yarn grists with appropriate number of stitches for a variety of sock sizes. Most helpful.
Spin-In: Day time March 22 at Ann Nikmo's from 10 am to 2 pm. Bring a bag lunch and whatever project you are working on.  1141 – 70 St. SE is the address. Every hostess appreciates knowing, in advance, the number expected.
Check the blog for spin-ins around the area.

Bea moved the meeting be adjourned.
Many thanks to Bea and Lois for providing the coffee and goodies!

Next meeting: April 4, 2016 at 7 p.m. Goodies by Rosalie and Gabriele.