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Gateway Decorative Artists
Chapter Meeting Minutes
April , 2005

Louie is back!! Invocation was done by Jeanne A. Sign up for the TCS color source book will be till the June meeting. We have to sign up as a chapter. There are 2 members running for the SDP board: Sheri Rol, and Ann Foster. We received a notice from the Kansas City society, Grandview toler, about joining them for a make it take it program they are having. We had 1 visitor to the meeting. Laura Heathcote is still in the hospital. Jan-retreat and charities- Debbie C. We need memory boxes and for every box brought in you will receive a gift. Mary M. for Turning point we received $350 in merchandise and $50 in donations. For the June meeting please bring in cleaning supplies. Later in the year we will do something for the USO. They need books! Please bring books to June meeting for service men. Retreat- We have 22 projects to vote for. When voting choose 4-3hr classes and 10-4hr classes. Jan will notify teachers if accepted or not accepted. Retreat color books will be ready by June meeting. There are a couple surprises to tell at the June meeting about retreat. Registration has been raised by $10. For Saturday night banquet we need 40 people. Menu is already lined up. Retreat color books are $2. Hotel rooms are $79 per night. Bring your hat that was made at the last retreat back. At lunch on Saturday we are having a parasol contest. We are having the trade show again, it will be Saturday afternoon. Did a silent auction to offset retreat expenses. Programs- Gibilisco seminar need to sign up now so it can be opened up to Illinois chapter. Peggy Harris asked about a Saturday, Sunday, and Monday seminar? Voted yes to negotiate that in March 2006. Thank you Gloria Falk for preparing the photo albums and the painted pieces to remember the past members that we have lost. Kathy C. sick, so Gloria F. going to take her place. Marilyn M. going to talk about scrap booking. Maureen McNaughton patterns and anything ordered please see Mary Jo. There were also patterns given to Library. Library will be back in June. Winner of the newsletter name is "Gateway Gazette". There was a total of 41 votes; there were 20 votes for the winner. May 22 is the deadline for the newsletter. There were 60 members and 2 guests; Michelle Wolf and Doni Benson. Got new directory for 2005 looks great. One last thank you to Gloria for past president. Jim and Jo Lair, Seminar for memorial weekend. Vada's ad for Delta will be in the July issue of Paint works. SDP is sponsoring a workshop in Wichita in October. Vada and her group has volunteered to do refreshments for November, we still need someone for September. Mary Jo was first to Adjourn the meeting and Lida seconded the motion. Respectfully submitted, Ginny Ogden