Gateway Decorative Artists
Chapter Meeting Minutes
November 11, 2007
members in attendance: Lorie Reece, Kay Vuichard, Marilyn Hartnett,
Donna Wessel, Judy Dodson, Gloria Falk and Josée Laferriere.
Meeting called to order at 1:18 p.m.
Galvan gave the invocation by reading a poem.
greeted the attending members and guests. The September minutes
were approved with one change. The Retreat Trade Show hours were
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Treasurer's Report was approved as
printed in the newsletter. Donna had made one change to the September
report. Interest amount was added twice and the change was reflected
in the November report.
Brush nominations are still open and Barb Ogden would like any
nominations to be submitted ASAP so the Gold Brush Committee can
brought to the floor Ellen Rohne's proposed addition to the Bylaws
as printed in the Nov. Newsletter. A discussion followed. Gloria
called for a motion, but none was presented. Jim Lair made a motion
that the Bylaws remain as is. Joyce Miller seconded the motion.
The motion passed by a show of hands; 42 in favor, 4 opposed and
Wilburn called for nominations for officers from the floor. Nominations
were closed. Dixie Reeb then asked for nominations to be reopened.
A vote was taken to reopen nominations and by a show of hands
reopening passed. Dixie then nominated Jim Lair for Vice President.
There was a discussion and Jim accepted the nomination. Since
there was only one candidate for each office, no written ballot
was necessary. Barb Ogden made a motion that the slate of officers
as published in the newsletter plus write-in, Jim Lair, be accepted
by acclamation. Joyce Miller seconded the motion. The motion passed.
2008 officers of Gateway Decorative Artists are:
Jim Lair------------------Vice President
Lorie Reece--------------Program Chairman
Jo Lair-------------------Membership Chairman
Jean Rogenhofer--------Recording Secretary
Elizabeth Geers---------Newsletter Editor
asked all the newly elected officers to stand and the members
gave a round of applause. Gloria gave an outline of the SDP membership
contest and the prizes. For Gateway to qualify we need to get
10 new members for SDP and Gateway before October 2008.
Reece gave the Membership report. There were 47 members present
and 2 guests. The table centerpieces were made by Vada Galvan.
Jean Ellison and Donna Wessel were the door-prize winners.
Christmas party will be at Andre's on December 2. The deadline
for signup is November 15th. Karen Steiner will be teaching a
painted scarf at the February meeting and anyone wanting to paint
should get their money to Mary Jo today. Karen will also have
a Sharing Workshop on March 29. There are still spaces available
for Cheri Rol's seminar in April. Sign up for Mary Gibilisco seminar
will open in January. Judy Dodson taught a snowman ornament for
next newsletter deadline is January 20th. Submissions should be
made to Liz Geers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ellison, Refreshment Chair, thanked the Galvanettes and Mary Jo
for today's refreshments. She also stated that she would remain
as Refreshment Chair for 2008. All 2008 meetings have been taken
Dodson thanked all the volunteers who helped with the Retreat,
Memory Box program and Turning Point. Judy reported that on average
Turning Point helps 20 families on site and between 15 and 25
families off site and that our donations are appreciated.
December Memory Box paint-in will be Dec. 4th. Ginger German will
teach a fawn pattern. Judy also mentioned Liz Geers will do a
Jamie Mills-Price bear pattern on January 6.
Jo Kumer made a motion to adjourn; seconded by Jo Lair. The meeting
was adjourned at 2:26 p.m.