GATEWAY DECORATIVE ARTISTS
Chapter Meeting Minutes
June 10, 2007
All board members were present: Gloria Falk, Josée Laferriere,
Judy Dodson, Lorie Reece, Donna Wessel, Marilyn Hartnett, and
Kay Vuichard. The meeting was called to order at 1:10 p.m.
Wessel gave the invocation and Gloria welcomed all members and
guests. The April minutes and the Treasurer's report, which were
printed in the newsletter, were approved. Gloria pointed out the
request printed in the Newsletter for cards to be sent to soldiers
and hoped that our members would give an all out effort to send
a card or two.
Paint Company is having a contest. Plaid will send their new HD
paints and a surface to anyone who wants to enter. Gloria will
submit the names to Plaid and all instructions, etc. will be sent
to Gloria who will distribute them to those who have signed up.
Gloria asked if anyone was interested in the Chapter having a
table at the "Chapters Marketplace" at next year's convention
in Florida. This would require a committee to get things painted
for sale and transporting the items to convention and someone
to man the table at the sale. There was no interest in doing this.
Gloria also talked about some of the highlights of the convention
including the tribute to Priscilla Hauser. There were over 300
booths at the trade show, and the accommodations were wonderful.
SDP has published a Cookbook. If anyone is interested, see Gloria
and she will contact Janelle at SDP to see if any are still available.
Hartnett and Lorie Reece went to the "Chapter's Gathering" as
representatives of Gateway and they reported on their experiences.
The theme of the meeting was "Successful Chapters Know How to
Have Fun". Marilyn reported that on the average chapters around
the country have three seminars a year; chapters get together
and have combined Retreats; and there were many suggestions for
getting involved in the community and advertising the chapter.
There was a packet handed out to each attendee at the Gathering
and Lorie will keep one with the Membership material and the other
one was given to Gloria to become part of the President's material.
Marilyn learned that chapters all over the country are dealing
with the same issues and that there is a lot to learn from the
failures and successes of other chapters. One of the ways to get
the chapter noticed is to paint a mural. If there is a Mural Society
in the area they may know of someone who wants a mural.
Dodson reported that the projects for Retreat were on display
as were the painted chairs and opportunities for ownership tickets
are available. Judy gave an explanation of the Memory Box program
for the many new members and to refresh the memory of current
members. She invited everyone to come to the Memory Box paint-in
on Tuesday to paint and enjoy each other's company. Last month
there were 7 painters and a total of 34 boxes were painted. Judy
also gave a brief overview of Turning Point explaining what their
mission is and how we help them by donating items that they request.
Gloria said that she had asked at her dentist's office about donating
some of the toothbrushes and toothpaste that the dentist receives
free from manufacturers and others might consider doing the same.
Retreat Booklets are available. The last day to register is September
14. Also, the first 10 registrants will have their names drawn
from a hat and one will receive a $25.00 gift. There will be 2
make-it-and-take-its at the Retreat. Judy called on Ellen Rhone
who reported on the Trade Show at Retreat. It will only be for
4 hours on Saturday. If you know anyone, who would like to be
a vendor, contact Ellen. Events for September will include the
seasonal item auction and the drawing for the chairs. Please consider
painting donated items for the auction and get them to Judy before
the September meeting.
reported that there was only one person who has not picked up
their surface and instructions for the Janelle Johnson seminar
and that there is still space available for the Linda Coulter
Reece reported that there were 40 members, including one new member,
present and 4 guests. The door prizes were two t-shirts painted
by Gloria and Ellen Rhone's new book. The t-shirts were won by
Jean Rogenhofer and Ellen Rhone. The book went to Marion Flinn.
Former member Mary Messmer had an operation and is at home now.
Jo Lair is also home from the hospital following another surgery.
Miller showed her two color pencil projects, "Goldfinch", the
new SDP on-line seminar, and "Night Visitors" from the May/June
Decorative Painter Magazine. Ann Mohrman painted stepping stones
to donate to "Relay for Life" and asked that anyone interested
in doing this for next year should contact her.
Wessel had Chapter jewelry for sale. Marilyn brought in her copy
of the "Painted Treasures" book published by the DAC for all to
Ellison thanked Jeanne Abraham, Debbie Christenson, Laura Heathcote,
Maureen Wasserman and Maura Gallen for the refreshments and announced
that the Board would be bringing refreshments in September.
meeting was adjourned at 2:15 by a motion from Mary Jo Kumer and
2nd by Lorie Reece. Following the meeting Cindy Rupp taught "Summer
De-Lite", a wine glass lampshade.