to Chapter Minutes
September 12, 2004
announced that we would start with lunch so that the barbecue doesn't
get cold. She asked Vada Galvin to give the invocation. Allison
called the meeting to order at 1:50 P.M. Allison welcomed everyone.
She hoped everyone had a great summer at Convention, H.O.O.T., or
where ever your summer plans took you. Next meeting will be at St.
Ann Community Center and maps will be available. Forms for 2005
location are due to Allison by Oct. 17. Allison asked for a show
of hands to file the Treasurer's report as printed in the newsletter.
Report filed. Treasurer Virginia Hauser addressed the notice in
the newsletter about reimbursement for chapter expenses. The notice
correction is to add that expense forms are available. Allison thanked
Eleanor Denton and Nancy Wymer for being on the audit committee
and Mary McDevitt for the great food. There will be fun activities
after the meeting. We made over $500 from the auction at the convention.
Vice President Ellen Rohne gave her report. Today's charity is collecting
school supplies. Cash donations will be accepted. Make checks to
Ellen. Please return memory boxes at the November meeting. Christmas
stockings are due at the November meeting. Fill them with anything.
Retreat: Jan Rosenberg would like people to get there early on Friday
because after painting we will be decorating hats for the Victorian
Hat Parade at lunch. Ellen reminded those that were going to bring
their goodie bags. There will be a Trade Show on Saturday and Ellen
has 5 tables so far. The Show will be open from 11-6 on Saturday.
It will be closed to the public during lunch (12-1). Vada Galvin
inquired if Ellen needs more vendors. So far 2 vendors are definite.
A man is bringing a truckload of wood. A member will have a table
with pattern packet, etc. Tell your friends about the Trade Show.
They can come and shop. There are still seats available in all classes.
After tomorrow (9/13) there will be a $10 late fee. As of today
we have 47 registered. If you haven't made your hotel reservations
yet, please do. We need to fill the block of rooms. Toni Dosser,
Program Chair made her report. Today's program will include lunch
and then after the meeting members will be available to answer any
questions you might have about: Teaching ((Vada and Bobbie), National
(Carolyn), and Cindy (Gateway Chapter). Allison and Annette will
be running some games and Jan has a snowman basket to paint. Remember
to pick up your pattern and surface for Bobbie Gray's seminar on
Oct. 24th. Maureen McNaughton seminar is full. It will be $35 per
day. Need to know what day you are taking so I can open up spaces.
Mary Gibilisco will be here to paint in oils for 3 days in July
2005. Peggy Harris will be here in 2006. Location information: The
Hotel has been cancelled and we got our money back. Bridgeton has
fallen through. Carrolton Community Center - the air conditioning
went out and they aren't going to get it fixed, so they aren't taking
any new bookings. Maryland Heights CC is available. St. Ann is only
available 3 times next year. Cindy Hicks, Program Chair made her
report. There are 51 members present and no guests. 2005 membership
forms and secret pal forms are available. Secret Pal gifts passed
out. Allison asked if anyone wanted to share what she received.
Allison - Judy Dodson would like to speak about the 2005 Slate of
Officers Nominating committee members were Judy Dodson, Mary Jo
Kumer, and Lorie Reece Judy - we called 95 members and left messages
for those we couldn't reach personally. Thanks to those who called
back. 2005 Slate of Officers President: Donna Wessels 1st Vice President:
Treasurer: Jean Lindsey Membership: Michelle Kasban Kay Vulchard
Recording Secretary: Virginia (Ginny) Ogden Annette Sullivan Program
Chair: Marilyn Harnett Newspaper Editor: Tracy Kocher Josee Laferriere
Deadline for candidates is Oct. 9th. Absentee ballots must be requested
in writing to Judy Dodson by Oct. 23rd. Include self-addressed stamped
envelope. Must be postmarked by Nov.6th. Allison called for a motion
to accept the June minutes as published in the newsletter. The motion
was made by Michelle Kasban and seconded. All agreed. The minutes
were accepted as published. Allison told members that if you have
Gold Brush Award forms give them to Maureen Wasserman. Maureen has
blank forms available. Carolyn spoke about National rather than
after the meeting. National is having a prize giveaway for registering
before Dec.1st. Information will be in the next SDP. There is a
change in convention registration. You can sign up for classes when
you get your booklet. You don't have to wait. Registrations will
be held until the beginning of January and put into a stack as they
arrive. Mary Jo wanted to know if there was going to be an auction.
Allison will find out and pass on the information. Donna Wessels
wanted to know if changes to auction are a done deal. Allison said
to send emails to Meghan Capwano with your opinions about auction.
Carolyn went on to explain a change at National. They lost the Executive
Director in July. National wants to take the organization in another
direction. There is a task force of 6 or 7 members going through
resumes to come up with qualified candidates. Hopefully this list
will be presented by November. Michelle Kasban, Chapter Historian,
gave her report. I need help putting a scrapbook together to present
at Christmas party. I need pictures. Toni Dosser gave a report about
the Christmas party. The Christmas party will be Dec.5th at Four
Seasons Country Club in Chesterfield. Candicci's will be the caterer.
Committee members please see Toni after the meeting. The question
of whether M. McNaughton will be bringing brushes? Toni said no
because they are too expensive. Tracy Kocher and Annette Dozier
will have them available. Allison asked if any members had painted
for the White House? Thanks to Cindy, Bobbie, and Carolyn for donating
prizes for today. Bobbie asked if anyone has her 1st book. It is
out of print and she would like to have a copy. She will be happy
to buy it from you. Allison asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting.
Mary Jo Kumer made the motion and Gini Ogden seconded. The meeting
was adjourned at 2:38 PM.