Chapter Meeting Minutes
April 15, 2007
Board Members Present: Gloria Falk, Marilyn Hartnett, Judy Dodson,
Donna Wessel, Kay Vuichard, Lorie Reece. Absent was Josée LaFerriere.
called to order at 1:15pm.
invocation was given by Norma Jackson, who read a poem. The February
Minutes were approved as were the revised 2006 year-end Treasurer's
report and the March 9th Treasurer's report. Gloria reminded everyone
to vote for SDP board members. Corkie Dunlap, who taught our first
Genesis class, is running for board member-at-large. Gloria stated
that she had DAC renewal forms at the head table for anyone interested.
A former member (Sharon Regula) donated wood surfaces and books
to the chapter. Gloria phoned Andy Jones of the DAC about some
of the older books to see if he would want them for the collection.
Gloria sent 32 lbs of books to the DAC. The donated wood surfaces
were displayed on the tables against the wall. Items will be sold
to the highest bidder in the Silent Auction. The bidding will
close at 2:30pm. The donated books were offered for sale at $1.00
each. The proceeds from the auction and book sale will be split
between the Memory Box Program and Retreat. Gloria handed out
service awards to members who served the chapter in 2006.
Dodson had the Retreat projects on display and the members who
plan to attend voted for their favorite 10 projects. The results
will be announced at the June meeting and the chosen items will
again be on display. Orders were taken for color Retreat booklets.
Those who did not order a color booklet will get a black and white
version. Judy Dodson has booked the Holiday Inn at Butler Hill
Rd for the retreat on October 12-14. There were two chairs on
display painted by Mary Jo Kumer and Gloria Falk that will be
raffled off at the September meeting. Mary Jo Kumer has arranged,
at no cost, a room at Lindell Bank in St. Peters, Mo. the first
Tuesday of every month from 9:00am to 4:00pm starting in May for
Memory Box Paint-ins. Gloria will teach the first class with the
subject being "Angel Bear". Bring your usual painting supplies.
Paints from the Lynne Deptula seminar will be used for the paint-ins.
Judy asked for volunteers to teach other memory box paint-ins
and for the various committees to help at retreat.
Wilburn reported on our charity activities reminding us that Turning
Point is having their annual Dance and Silent Auction in Warrenton
with Butch Wax and the Hollywoods and are accepting donations
for the auction. Anyone interested in donating should contact
Cheryll. Dixie Reeb suggested that instead of getting an assortment
of items each month for Turning Point that we all get one item,(
i.e., dishwashing liquid or laundry soap) and in one collection
give them enough for the entire year. Ingrid Oertli also commented
that this could be done at virtually no cost to us since the local
grocery stores offer a $10.00 off coupon with $50.00 purchase
at regular intervals.
Hartnett reported that there was still space available for the
Susan Scheewe Weekend, Janelle Johnson and Linda Coulter seminars.
The choices for the Linda Coulter Seminar were on display and
those planning to attend voted for their choice of project. The
Lincoln Trails Chapter in Illinois is also having a Linda Coulter
Seminar and anyone interested can contact that chapter. Marilyn
has contacted several banquet halls and found that Andre's in
South County had the best price and facilities for our Christmas
Party and by a show of hands the members present approved the
choice. The South County girls gave a round of applause. The Christmas
party will be held December 2 and the cost will be approximately
introduced Kay Baranowski, a former chapter member, as the maker
of our mascot, "Gateway Louie". Jo Lair, who had surgery several
weeks ago, is still not feeling very well. Lorie Reece gave the
attendance report. There were 47 members present and 7 guests,
two of whom became members today. Gloria painted two tee shirts
for door prizes and the winners were Jean Ellison and Lida Gillham.
The centerpiece bowls and candles were given to the person seated
in front of the flower. The 2007 membership cards were available
at the sign-in desk.
Librarian, Barb Ogden, and Josée have been reorganizing the Library.
The pattern packets will be stored in binders with one binder
dedicated to packets from the Convention held in St. Louis. These
binders will be brought to each meeting. The library's collection
of books and videos will be available by request. Barb will bring
requested items to the next meeting. Barb brought books and pattern
packets that were removed from the library inventory and were
available to anyone who wanted them.
Ellison thanked the refreshment committee for the refreshments.
Jean also asked that one person at each table clear the table
and fold the tablecloth. This will make clean up much faster.
Ellison made a motion that the Gold Brush Award be reinstated
for this year. Carol Rufkahr seconded and the motion passed by
a show of hands.
Hartnett and Lorie Reece will be Gateway's representatives at
the Chapter's Gathering at the National Convention in Anaheim,
Wessel had Gateway jewelry for sale at the sign-in desk. Tracy
Kocher had the new Delta colors available for purchase along with
other painting supplies. Ellen Rohne taught "Grapes on a Green
Wine Bottle" for the meeting paint-in.
motion to adjourn was made by Mary Jo Kumer and seconded by Carol
meeting adjourned at 2:00pm.