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February 3, 2008
Falk called the meeting to order at 1:05 pm. All board members were
Vada Galvan gave the invocation.
asked for corrections to the November minutes as printed in the
Newsletter. Mary Jo Kumer said her name was misspelled on page 5
of the Newsletter. It was spelled Kumar instead of Kumer.
Karen Steiner said the Newsletter listed her workshop as doing the
basket weaving in the morning and the painting in the afternoon.
This is incorrect. Painting will be in the morning and basket weaving
in the afternoon. Barb
Ogden said the Newsletter listed her doing a paint-in after the
September meeting, in conjunction with Barrett House. This should
be with the Checkered Cottage. Corrections have been noted. With
no further corrections and none pertaining to the minutes, they
are approved as printed.
asked if there were any corrections to the December minutes as printed
in the Newsletter. Since there were no corrections, the minutes
are approved as printed.
asked if there were any questions regarding the Treasurer's Report
as printed in the Newsletter. Hearing no questions, the Treasurer's
Report will be filed.
are needed to serve on various committees, such as: Retreat, Gold
Brush, Nominating, Audit, Charity and Memory Box. Gloria has a volunteer
list and asked those willing to help to sign up after the meeting.
Gloria told about a DAC Newsletter that she received for being a
"friend" member. It has pictures of the museum and the reception
in Atlanta, Georgia. To become a "friend" member, the donation is
$35/year. Information on this is in the Newsletter. If anyone is
interested, they are welcome to look through the Newsletter after
board has recommended that we donate $100 to the DAC again this
year. Vada Galvan moved to donate $100 and this was seconded by
Lida Gillham. All were in favor. Motion carried.
need painted items to sell at headquarters. 60% of proceeds go to
the artisan and 40% to SDP. If interested, contact Miho. Email her
at MiHO@decorativepainters.org or contact her at SDP Headquarters.
SDP also wants a permanent collection at headquarters to show our
art form. Most, of the original collection was moved to the museum
in Atlanta. Gloria asked that anyone planning to go to Convention
this year in Tampa to get in touch with her after the meeting.
Service Awards were given to all those who helped in 2007 and did
not receive them at the Christmas Party. Gloria thanked everyone
who helped last year.
Lair mentioned a letter received from Danforth Elementary School
in Riverview Gardens. They need volunteers to paint a mural of their
mascot, a dragon, at the school. Jim asked for volunteers for this
project. There were none.
Jo Kumer reported on Turning Point and the Memory Box program. The
Memory Box Paint-ins will continue again this year. They will be
held the first Tuesday of each month at the Lindell Bank in St.
Peters. Everyone is invited to come and paint. Mary Jo thanked all
those who brought in Memory Boxes and supplies for Turning Point.
She mentioned the book to sign when items are brought in for Turning
Point. Be sure to put the value of items you bring so Gateway can
get credit from National. Ginger German usually takes the items
to Turning Point, but Cheryl Wilburn will be taking them this month.
Ingred Oertli asked how much of a cash donation to Turning Point
actually went to the needs of the people, rather than administrative
costs. Mary Jo said she didn't know, but would check. However, she
suspected that very little went to administration, since it is such
a small organization. Lida Gillham said she often gives donations
to an Oasis group in Illinois. Mary Jo said to keep track of the
amounts and mark that in the book, so Gateway gets credit.
Lair gave a report on Retreat. This year it is going to be held
at the YMCA Trout Lodge, in Potosi, on October 24, 25, and 26. The
rooms are $89 per person, double occupancy, which includes all meals.
Single rooms are $119.50. Because meals are included in the price
of the room, the registration will be less than $50. All rooms have
a balcony that overlooks the lake. Also the Lodge has lots of activities
available for guests. Ellen Rohne has volunteered to coordinate
the Trade Show again this year. Jim has Retreat Teacher forms available
for anyone interested. He would like to have these completed and
returned to him by April 1st. Anyone submitting a projects or projects
should bring them to the April 13th meeting by noon, so pictures
can be taken. Jim showed a video of Trout Lodge.
Reece gave a report on upcoming Workshops and Seminars. On April
25, 26, and 27, we have Cheri Rol scheduled for a seminar. The cost
is $45 per day, with a different project each day. Projects are
done on Masonite and Cheri will have surfaces available for purchase,
or you may provide your own. July 25, 26, and 27, Mary Gibilisco
will teach a seminar. Cost is $48 per Issue 2, 2008 Gatewa y Gazette
March 29th, Karen Steiner will teach both painting and basket weaving
at a workshop. The cost is $15 for the workshop and $48 for supplies.
September 27th, we will have a Workshop with Ellen Rohne. The cost
will be $15 for the seminar. All seminars will be held at the Wingate
Inn, beginning at 9 am.
is a directory spread sheet at the sign-in table. Please check to
see if your information is correct. Let Jo or Lorie know if there
are errors, so they can be corrected before the directories are
printed. There are also sheets listing various upcoming events and
conventions. Directories should be available by the next meeting.
They were delayed due to the illness of Lorie and her friend who
helps with the directories. Dues must be paid if you want to be
listed in the directory.
Geers advised that the next Newsletter deadline is March 23rd.
Lair said that we have 42 members present and 3 new members. We
also have 2 guests. Rita Almond and Betty Schmidt. Welcome! Names
were drawn for the 12 beautiful table centerpieces. Lucky winners
were: Cindy Rupp, Joanne Goers, Lida Gillham, Dottie Baumgartner,
Ginger German, Lorie Reece, Jim Lair, Cheryll Wilburn, Judy West,
Jean Love, Karen Steiner, and Sue Shockley. An attendance prize
of a T-shirt, painted and donated by Donna Wessel, was won by Peggy
are 2 boxes of books, donated by Pat Wolf's neighbor, that are on
sale for 10 cents each.
Harnett is our Historian this year and she has brought albums to
and Jim Lair brought pictures and information on upcoming classes
and seminars they are offering. One is an oil painting class to
be held here at the Maryland Heights Center next Saturday, February
9th. The other is a Dorothy Dent Seminar on Memorial Day week-end.
Show and Tell Donna Wessel brought in an oil painting that she did
in Jo's last class. Joyce Miller brought some cards that she made.
Vada Galvan brought in a painting of a butterfly. Ginger German
brought a painting and Gloria Falk brought two framed colored pencil
paintings she did with Janelle Johnson.
McDonald will be teaching the Memory Box paint-in this Tuesday at
Lindell Bank. This will be Roses and a baby rattle. In March, Marilyn
Hartnett will be teaching a floral. Everyone is invited to come
and paint. Gateway has purchased 36 boxes for each month's paint-in.
These boxes were purchased through Expo International, but they
will no longer be carrying them. Last year we purchased them for
about $1 each. They will be $1.29 this year. Shipping costs have
also increased. We shipped 1,022 boxes in 2007.
were advised that the latest issue of the Decorative Painter will
Wessel said the Chapter has jewelry, pins and charms, at reduced
prices, plus a few other items. Gloria added that Chapter Service
Pins are available for $10 each, In order to receive a free one,
you must hold an office.
thanked Jean Ellison and the South County group for providing today's
refreshments. They did a great job. Next month, the Board will be
in charge of furnishing refreshments.
mentioned that we are still in need of a Parliamentarian. The person
must be familiar with Robert's Rules of Order. Judy West volunteered
to be considered for this position.
Steiner will teach the paint-in after the meeting today. It is a
winter scene on a scarf. Cost is $5. She has extra scarves available
for anyone who did not order in advance and wants to paint, or if
anyone would like an extra one.
asked if there was any further business or announcements. Hearing
none, Mary Jo Kumer moved to adjourn the meeting and this was seconded
by Carol Rufkahr.
meeting adjourned at 2:15 pm.
Rogenhofer, Recording Secretary.