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Gateway Decorative Artists
Chapter Meeting Minutes
July 9, 2006

The Gateway Decorative Artist meeting was held on Sunday, July 9, 2006, at the Maryland Heights Community Center. The meeting was called to order by our President, Donna Wessel, at 1:15 p.m. All board members were present with the exception of Recording Secretary, Kay Vuichard, who has just recently returned home from the hospital. In her absence, Jean Rogenhofer was asked to take the minutes of today's meeting. Jeanne Abraham gave the invocation.

Acknowledgement was given to Ellen Rohne for receiving her CDA award at National in June. Congratulations, Ellen. Our chapter is proud of you.

Judy Sloan made a motion to accept the minutes as printed in the Newsletter. Motion was seconded and carried. Donna asked for a show of hands to accept the Treasurer's report. This was accepted.

Donna made an announcement about the "Glass in the Garden" exhibit at the Missouri Botanical Gardens that is on display until October 31st.

Donna asked for a volunteer to be the Nominating Chair for next year's officers. Unfortunately, no one volunteered at the meeting.

Gloria Falk announced that the Retreat class selections were on display and registration would begin today. The Retreat Booklets are also available today. There are some extra color booklets available if anyone would like one. These are $2.00 each. Josee Laferriere did the cover of the Retreat Booklet. Our thanks to Josee. This year's retreat will include a continental breakfast. Anyone signing up for a class is also responsible for paying the teacher for the surface, whether or not they show up for class.

Vada Galvan has painted a beautiful wooden chair for our chapter, which is on display at today's meeting. Chances are $1.00 each.

Cheryll Wlburn announced that Turning Point thanks us for all the donations we have given them. They really appreciate our help. We still need boxes painted for the Memory Box Program. Heart shaped boxes available and we need volunteers to paint them. Books were given to all those who painted Memory Boxes during the first quarter.

Marilyn Hartnett gave a report on Janelle Johnson's Seminar and said that she received the shipment for all those that ordered patterns and pencils from Janelle. However, she forgot to bring them to the meeting today, but will see that everyone gets their order.

Plans are being made for the Christmas Party and volunteers are needed to help.

A Seminar has been scheduled with Lynne Deptula for next March 23, 24 and 25. Photos are on display at the meeting today and registrations are now being accepted. Janelle Johnson will he coming back next year on June 23 and 24 for another colored pencil seminar.

Donna received an e-mail from Dennis Knapp at Martin Weber, advising that they will advertise SDP and chapters on the PBS station. Michaels will also support the program. Gift certificates will be given to chapters who write a letter to the PBS station thanking them for their support. Marilyn Hartnett has already written a thank you letter from our chapter, so we should be getting a gift certificate.

Donna thanked the refreshment committee for today's refreshments and table centerpieces. Refreshments for the September meeting will be hosted by Lida Gillham, Judy West and Cathy Somraty.

Lori Reece announced that 34 members were present today and 2 guests. She asked for donations of books or items to be used for attendance prizes and guest gift bags.

Jo Lynn Lair will have a 2-day seminar on labor day week end in Wood River, Illinois.

Jenny Ellison's Girl Scout Awards are on display at today's meeting.

After the meeting today we will have a paint-in of a candy cane on a door hanger. Kay Vuichard prepared this project for us to paint but due to illness, she was not able to be here to teach it. Mary Jo Kumer has volunteered to do this for Kay.

Josee announced that the next Newsletter deadline would be August 7th.

With no further business, Mary Jo Kumer made a motion to adjourn the meeting. This was seconded by Carol Rufkahr. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 2:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Jean Rogenhofer