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Chapter Meeting Minutes
June 8, 2008
Gloria Falk called
the meeting to order at 1:10 pm. All board members were present.
Kay Vuichard gave the invocation. Gloria welcomed all members and
Gloria asked for approval
of the April minutes, as printed in the Newsletter. With one correction
of a new member's name, Sandra Reynolds, the minutes were approved.
Gloria told us of the
trailer fire that destroyed some of the DAC merchandise and collection
after leaving the Tampa Convention. The cause was unknown. 8 Santas
from the new DAC book were burned and two of the teachers who were
sharing the trailer lost everything. A 15 minute video, narrated
by Andy Jones, showing the new DAC Museum in Atlanta was shown.
Gloria reported on
the election results at the National Convention. Nancy Ginetti is
the VP/President Elect. Board members are: Tim Mulvey, Barb Jenkins
and Tammy Browning-Smith. Treasurer is Kaye Singer. Nominating Committee
members are: Ginger Edwards, Donna Frost and Jeanne Biever.
Gloria brought a catalog
for the NET Convention in Rhode Island, which will be held October
8-12th. Ohio's mini-convention, HOOT, will be August 11-16th. Tole
Country is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, September 17-20th. Oklahoma
is offering a Chapter incentive: any Chapter that has 10 or more
members register and take classes, the members will receive a free
2 hour class. If interested, see Gloria after the meeting for more
Barb Ogden is taking
care of the collection for the USO. A list of items needed was printed
in the Newsletter. Donating to the USO is one way we can show our
support for our Troops.
Jim Lair reported on
Retreat, to be held at the YMCA Troup Lodge in Potosi, October 24,
25, and 26th. Registration should be made by August 20th. Projects
are displayed on the table, Retreat Booklets are available today,
and registration begins today.
The River Bend Humane
Society thanks us for all the donations they have received from
our Chapter. Turning Point also thanks us for all the items we have
donated to them.
So far this year, our
Chapter has completed 632 Memory Boxes. National Chapters have contributed
108,339 Memory Boxes. For the month of May 1088 boxes were submitted.
donated a cooked and ready to eat side of ribs, which was auctioned
off, with proceeds going to the Memory Box program. Mary Jo Kumer
was our auctioneer and Cindy Rupp was the high bidder at $23.
Lori Reece made the
suggestion that everyone bring a piece of wood, painted or not,
to be auctioned off at the September meeting. All proceeds to go
to the Memory Box program.
Lori reminded everyone
of the Mary Gibilisco Seminar on July 25, 26, and 27th, at the Wingate
Inn. There are openings for all 3 days. Cost is $48 per day. If
you are taking Friday's class you can purchase a frame and inserts
for $21.95 from Mary and she will base coat them for you. Mary will
have Masonite panels for $4.95 each if you want to purchase for
the Saturday and Sunday projects.
27th Ellen Rohne will teach a workshop. The cost is $15 and Ellen
will supply the paint. Her project is on display.
Debbie Slavin is scheduled
to teach a seminar in April of 2009.
Jo Lair reported that
Gateway has a total of 67 paid members. 40 members are present today
and we have one guest from Alabama, Marcie Reece.
It was suggested that
the September meeting be "Bring-a-Friend Day". It was also suggested
that we have a Secret Pal pin exchange at the September meeting.
If you want to participate in the Secret Pal pin event, please sign
up with Jo Lair after the meeting.
A T-shirt and Suede
eyeglass case were painted and donated attendance prizes by Gloria
Falk. The winners were Jo Lair and Lorie Reece. Names were drawn
for the 18 flowerpot centerpieces and the winners were: Jim Lair,
Lorie Reece, Lee Zimmer, Mary Jo Kumer, Judy Mayo, Cindy Rupp, Delia
Larkins, Jean Hofmann, Liz Geers, Karen Steiner, Cheryl Wilburn,
Jean Rogenhofer, Lida Gillham, Donna Wessel, Sharon Hall, Sue Struckhoff,
Gloria Falk and Ginger German.
deadline will be August 24th. Liz Geers said the previous newsletter
cost $60.50 and the current one $11.32. The Treasurer's Report has
been taken out of the newsletter (available in PDF format on our
website) and is being sent as a separate e-mail to each member.
Lida Gillham advised
that Jean Hofmann recently had surgery, but is doing fine now and
Joan Love's Mother had a heart attack. Delores Kessler's granddaughter
has been diagnosed with brain cancer. Jo Lair will be hosting Mary
Carole for a seminar in IL. over Labor Day weekend. The projects
are on display.
Several members brought
projects for Show and Tell and these were shown.
Barb Ogden said she
has been working with Josee' Laferriere on a new, complete list
for our Library. Members may check out up to 5 pattern packets today
and return at the September meeting.
There will be a paint-in
after the meeting today, taught by Jeanette Bishop. Cost is $3.
In the absence of Jean
Ellison, Refreshment Chair, Gloria thanked the members who furnished
refreshments today - Lida Gillham, Cathy Somraty, Jean Hofmann,
Judy West, Dixie Reeb, and Delia Larkins.
With no further business,
Mary Jo Kumer made a motion to adjourn the meeting. This was seconded
by Judy Sloan.
The meeting adjourned
at 2:13 pm.
Jean Rogenhofer, Recording Secretary