GATEWAY DECORATIVE ARTISTS
CHAPTER MEETING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 4, 2007
The meeting was called to order at 1:12pm. by President
Gloria Falk and the invocation was given by Norma Jackson.
Old business, Judy Dodson read additions to the
by-laws that were not included in the September minutes, which
are as follows.
Article VII #1h
Appoint all Standing and Special Committee Chairs, with Board
approval. The President may serve in an unofficial capacity on
all committees with the exception of the Nominating Committee
and Gold Brush Award Committee.
Article IX #1a
Nominating Committee - This committee shall consist of no less
than three (3) or more than five (5) members selected by the Committee
Chair who shall prepare a slate for the election of officers.
The Nominating Chair shall be responsible for printing and issuing
ballots. Nominees must be members, and meet the qualifications
as stated in ARTICLE VI 2 and have given prior consent to the
Nominating Committee. The chair is responsible for checking with
the Membership Secretary to verify that nominees are eligible
members. The Chair will prepare a list of eligible voting members
and prepare a sign-in list for voter sign-in the day of election.
All ballots and tally sheets shall be given to the current President
immediately following the voting to be held until after the new
year's election. Keep accurate records of committee expenditures
and receipts for not less than the prior three (3) years.
With the above additions the September minutes were
approved by the membership. The November Meeting Minutes as printed
in the February Newsletter were approved.
There were some questions from the floor concerning
the entries in the Treasurer's Report in the Newsletter. The total
receipts in the membership dues was not a multiple of the cost
per members and the total membership and the receipts from the
Christmas Party was not a multiple of the number of members attending.
Donna Wessel will review the entries in these categories and the
results will be printed in the next newsletter.
Gloria gave a brief overview of the DAC and our
history of donations to them. Dottie Baumgartner made a motion
that we donate $100.00 to the DAC and the membership agreed by
a show of hands.
Judy Dodson explained about our charity "Turning
Point" and how they receive no help from outside sources, we will
be donating to them again this year, and we will continue to donate
Memory Boxes to hospitals. Cheryll Wilburn will set up the table
and sign-out/in sheet and Gloria will arrange shipping. The need
for Memory Boxes is great so we need to continue to paint. Judy
called for the "Retreat Surveys" to be completed and turned in
so that members preferences can be known. Teaches who want to
submit a project should do so before March 31, 2007 and have a
completed display piece ready for display at the April meeting.
Marilyn Hartnett gave a brief rundown of the up
coming seminars and reminded us again that the more members who
attend the lower the individual cost. SDP has scholarships that
Chapters and individuals may apply for. By a show of hands the
members voted to have Marilyn draft an application letter for
a Chapter scholarship.
Lorie Reece gave a membership report and the chapter
has 63 members, 43 were present at the meeting and there were
5 guests. Door prizes Debbie Finklang won a shirt painted by Gloria
Falk. Jeannie Abraham and Barb Ogden won the other prizes. The
table decorations went to Norma Jackson, Lovella Mauer, Cindy
Rupp, Judy Mayo, Carol Rufkar, Cheryll Wilburn, Vada Galvan and
The Chapter held a jewelry sale to reduce our inventory
of pins, charms, and bracelets.
Jean Ellison thanked Liz Geers, Nancy Wymer, Barb
Ogden, Lovella Mauer, Eleanor Denton and Ellen Rhone for the refreshment
at the meeting. The board members volunteered to supply refreshments
at the September meeting and the Galvanettes volunteered for the
Gloria Falk thanked all who served on committees
last year and handed out service pins. Jenny Ellison was recognized
for receiving the Girl Scouts Gold Award and scholarship to Lindenwood
University for her Memory Box Project.
Mary Jo Kumer made the motion to adjourn and the
business meeting adjourned at 1:54. Karen Steiner taught us all
how to prepare and paint on dried leaves.
Minutes Respectfully submitted by