June 27, 2015 meeting minutes
Meeting was called to order at 10:05 with 19 members in attendance.
Report out of activities:
1. 7 Members went to Windsor to teach a beginning rug hooking class. 14 women were introduced to rug hooking in the class.
2. Some members attended the Colorado Wool Festival in Estes Park. Mary Anne felt this would be an excellent place for us to have a booth and demonstrate rug hooking. A booth costs $250 dollars for the weekend and they also have classes at the local high school. We want to keep this in mind for a possible outreach project to introduce our art to new hookers.
Wool raffle was held and two lucky winners got to take home some new wool.
One of the vendors coming to the Hook In is a silver smith and Mary Anne wore a sample of his work to the meeting.
Chris S shared her trip to Liberia Africa. Cheri had donated sewing supplies and Chris shared that the people were so excited to get needles/thread so they could sew clothes. Mary Anne sent medical supplies such as rubber gloves and they were much appreciated. Chris S also shared two footstools that she has refurbished and hooked tops for.
Pam S brought in her centerpiece for one of the tables at the Hook In. She did a lovely job, even spray painting the bedspring to give it that summer stem look. Center was embellished with embroidery. It was proudly displayed with the other lovely finished centerpieces. Our members are so talented!
We continue to look for a volunteer who is willing to go to class to get a gaming license so we can raffle off our group rug project. It will cost $100 to go to the gaming manager class as well as a $20 application fee. These fees would be paid for by the guild.
The group rug project was displayed and it is coming along nicely. The rug will travel to Castle Rock for further work.
Rug display grids that were approved for purchase last month were displayed for members to view.
Gloria gave a treasurer’s report. She estimates we have $8000 in the treasury.
Sharon O inquired where we were with the search for a larger room. Mary Anne relayed that to date our efforts have not yielded a suitable location which met our search criteria and members should continue to keep a watch for a larger suitable location. Sharon and Pam S volunteered to lead a committee to take a more concentrated deliberate look at new sites to present to the members as options. It was again mentioned that we may not need a larger room as attendance the past 3 months seemed to be down and the current meeting room was more than adequate for our meeting today. However it was also recognized that these are the summer months when attendance is traditionally lower. Pam relayed she had a list of requirements that was used to locate our current meeting space. Members shared items they found important- good lighting, tables, handicap accessible parking, central location for the majority of members, ability to have food, easy parking, low cost. [Addendum-in a separate email conversation post meeting Sharon O requested that the Executive Board meet to approve the committee as this is the stated process in our by-laws. Executive Board to meet at 10am on Saturday July 18 location: Linda I’s house.]
Sharon G reminded members that she is collecting items for the silent auction. They should be wool related.
Meeting was adjourned.