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Chapter Meeting Minutes
September 14, 2008
Falk called the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m. All board members
were present with the exception of Liz Geers. Jo Lair gave the invocation.
Gloria welcomed all members and guests.
asked if there were any corrections to the minutes as printed in
the Newsletter. Hearing no corrections, the minutes were approved.
Gloria asked if there were any questions regarding the treasurer’s
report. Hearing no questions, the treasurer’s report will be filed.
mentioned that several people had asked about having a Chapter patch
with our logo on it. She checked into this and found someone, locally,
who charged $15 for a 4” patch, and $23 for a 6” patch, with an
additional set up fee of $125. She then checked an out of town source
and found we could get a 4” patch for $6.00 and a 6” patch for $10.00,
and no set up fee. After a brief question and answer period, everyone
seemed in favor of getting a patch made. Sue Struckhoff moved that
Gloria check into this further and this was seconded by Lorie Reece.
the National Convention is will be held in Peoria in 2009, we might
want to consider chartering a bus for our group. Gloria will check
on the cost of this. Someone suggested checking with Mid America
and also checking with Maisel Hey's, a former member of our Chapter
who worked doing bus tours.
have packages of brushes and books for sale today. These were donated
to our chapter by Marilyn Fricke’s husband, Larry. Proceeds from
the sale will go to our Memory Box Program. Prices of brush packages
are marked on them and the soft cover books are $5.00 and the hard
cover books are $10.00.
Lair gave a report on Retreat, which is only six weeks away. Registration
is open until next Sunday. Call Trout Lodge to make sure a room
is still available. All class rooms are in the main lodge.
Memory Box Program is going well. We will paint a floral painting
in October at the bank. If anyone is not able to paint boxes, a
cash donation for shipping boxes would be appreciated. River Bend
Animal Shelter thanks us for all our donations. We are also collecting
donations for the USO and Turning Point.
Reece announced that Ellen Rohne’s Workshop has been changed from
September 27th, to Saturday, October 4th. It will be at Hobby Lobby
in St. Peters.
today’s meeting, Barb Ogden will be teaching the paint-in on a card.
The cost is only $2.00. Susan Fulton, from Checkered Cottage, will
be helping her.
April 24-25 & 26, 2009, Debbie Slavin will be teaching a seminar.
The first day will be calligraphy. Cost will be $45.00 per day and
will be held at the Wingate Inn.
July of 2009, we have Kathy George scheduled to teach a watercolor
seminar. This will be $45.00 per day and also held at the Wingate
Christmas Party will be on Sunday, December 7th at Andre’s. The
cost is $22.00 per person, which includes a buffet and drinks from
brought in for Show and Tell were shown.
was mentioned that Ellen Rohne has just had a new book published.
It is called, “Nana’s Collectables”. Congratulations, Ellen!
Jo Lair reported that we have 68 paid members in our chapter. Today,
we have 32 members present and 6 guests. Gifts were presented to
were drawn for the centerpieces. Winners were: Lorie Reece, Carol
Rufkahr, Jean Wideman, Cindy Rupp, Sharon Hall, Lovella Mauer, and
Dixie Reeb. Door prize winners were: Lorie Reece, Lee Zimmer, Josee
Laferriere, Donna Wessel, and Jo Lair. Also, a special t-shirt,
beautifully painted on the front by Gloria Falk, was presented to
Donna Wessel and Jean Rogenhofer. A message was painted on the back
on each shirt and story was told by Gloria.
Nominating Committee candidates for next year’s offices are: president
– Gloria Falk, Vice President – Jim Lair, Membership Secretary –
Jo Lair, Treasurer – Donna Wessel, Program Chair – Lorie Reece,
Secretary – possibly Jean Rogenhofer or Joyce Miller. Newsletter
position is open as Liz Geers is resigning from this position due
to health reasons. Josee Laferriere was nominated to fill this position,
but she was not sure she wanted to take this office again. No other
nominations were received.
Mary Jo Kumer, our last year’s recipient, is chairing the Gold Brush
Award Committee. Forms are available for this year’s nominations.
19th is the next newsletter deadline.
Wessel mentioned that we still have some chapter jewelry for sale.
Ellison, our Refreshment Chair, was not able to be here today due
to water in her basement. Refreshments were furnished by: Judy Dodson,
Mary Jo Kumer, Josee Laferriere, Barb Ogden, and Judy Sloan. Thanks,
The Secret Pal Pins were passed out to all those that participated
in the “Secret Pin Pal” Exchange.
auction will be held after the meeting. All those who want to participate
should sign up and get a card with their number on it.
from the Illinois Chapter are available for sale today. The cost
is $13.00, but will soon cost $15.00.
no further business, Mary Jo Kumer made a motion to adjourn and
this was seconded by Carol Rufkahr. The meeting adjourned at 2:15
submitted, Jean Rogenhofer, Recording Secretary