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Chapter Meeting Minutes
November 09, 2008
Falk called the meeting to order at 1 :10 p.m. All board members
were present. Liz Geers gave the invocation.
September minutes, as printed in the Newsletter, were approved.
The Treasurer's Report will be filed, as there were no corrections.
gave an updated report on the Gateway Patches. A 3" patch will cost
$3.50; a 4" patch will cost $7.50 and a 6" patch will cost $12.50.
Orders will be taken today and must be paid for when ordering.
asked how many would be interested in chartering a bus to Peoria.
If enough were interested, a one-day trip would probably cost about
$25.00 per person. If wanting a two-day trip, the cost would probably
be about $72.99 each, plus the cost of a hotel room. If registering
for convention, the cost can be shared if going with someone who
has never been to convention.
is election of the 2009 officers. Cheryl Wilburn, Nominating Committee
Chair, presented the following members on the ballot:
Lair Membership Secretary -----Jo Lair
Secretary --------Jean Rogenhofer
other nominations for these offices were received from the floor.
We do need a Newsletter Editor as Liz Geers is resigning due to
health reasons. Ingrid Oertli volunteered to take the Newsletter
Editor position.. There were no other volunteers or nominations.
Since there was only one person running for each office, Liz McClintock
made a motion to accept these members as officers and eliminate
the ballot voting. This was seconded by Joyce Miller. Motion carried.
Jo Kumer, our Gold Brush Chairman, reminded everyone to turn in
their nomination for the Gold Brush Award Recipient. Those on her
committee are: Dixie Reeb, Marilyn Harnett, Jo Lair and Ellen Rohne.
Lair thanked Mary Jo and Gloria for their help with the Memory Box
Program. He mentioned that recently there was a very nice article
in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Metro Section, about Gateway Decorative
Artists and the Memory Box Program.
mentioned that Retreat was over and thought everyone had a great
time. The Haunted Hay Ride was a lot of fun. The class rooms were
really nice. Jim thanked the teachers that taught classes and make-it
Take-its. He also thanked Ellen Rohne for taking charge of the Trade
Show. Bill Chiles said he was very pleased with the trade show.
are planning on returning to the YMCA Trout Lodge for next retreat.
The only times we could get the class rooms is the week-end of October~
and Nov. 1. The theme for next year will be "Back to the 50's and
60's". Forms will be available for teachers at the February meeting.
Jo Kumer gave a report on the Memory Box Program. She reminded everyone
that the inside of the boxes must also be varnished. She said she
made phone calls to everyone that still had boxes out so they could
get them done and bring them to this meeting. The response was good.
The next Memory Box paint-in will be on Tuesday, December 2nd and
Marilyn McDonald will be teaching a cute little elephant. Mary Jo
will be teaching in January. Gloria in February, and Barb Ogden
in March. We have received 7 letters and $400.00 in donations for
the Memory Box Program as a result of the article in the Post Dispatch.
we have two beautiful turkeys in the silent auction. These were
donated by Joyce Miller and painted by Marilyn Harnett. The money
will go to the Memory Box Program.
Reece reminded everyone to sign up for the Christmas Party. Cost
is $22.00 which includes a buffet dinner and drinks. The party will
be at Andre's.
Slavin will be teaching a Seminar on Saturday, Sunday and Monday,
April 25, 26 and 27. The cost will be $45.00 per day. The first
day, Saturday, she will be teaching calligraphy. This can be done
on parchment or you can purchase the banner for $25.00.
George will be teaching a wax/watercolor seminar in August. You
can sign up at the next meeting. Be sure to sign up early as we
already have some calls for this seminar from out of town people.
Lair reported that we have 68 members for 2008. Today, we have 40
members present and 5 guests. So far, we have 4 new members for
2009. Door prizes were won by Elizabeth McClintock and Jeanette
Bishop. Centerpieces were won by: Jo Ann Goers, Mary Jo Kumer, Jean
Ellison, Donna Wessel, Ingrid Oretli, Barb Ogden, Ginger German
and Karen Steiner. Dues for 2009 are being accepted today. You must
be a member of National to belong to the chapter.
Geers said the next Newsletter deadline will be January 25th. The
Newsletters can be reviewed on Gateway's website - www.gatewaydecorativeartists.com.
Look under Categories, then click on Newsletter. The chapter saves
a lot of money bye-mailing the Newsletters rather than sending them
by mail. Liz made a motion to continue sending the Newsletters by
e-mail. This was seconded by Barb Ogden. Motion carried Newsletters
will still be mailed to those that do not have e-mail.
Donna Wessel said the auction for the Memory Box Program did well.
Since the Treasurer’s Report was done, she has received $150 in
donations for the Memory Box Program. She also received other donations
from Gloria as a result of the article in the Post Dispatch.
Ellison said she has had a wonderful year being the Refreshment
Chair. She had no trouble getting volunteers for refreshments and
thanked everyone. Jean also volunteered to be Refreshment Chair
again next year. The South County Group will do refreshments in
February. Mary Jo will do Easter, the Illinois group will do June,
Vada and her group will do September and the board will do November.
Reeb made mention that she would like to run for President next
will chair the Ways and Means Committee and they will come up with
an idea for the chapter to sponsor a Banquet Table at the Peoria
Conference. The theme is “Passport to Painting”. Vada suggested
maybe getting a group together to volunteer answering phones for
Channel 9’s fund raising drive. This would be a way of promoting
our organization. We could all wear a painted hat or shirt. She
will check on this and have more information at the February meeting.
thanked the ladies that provided refreshments today- Vada Galvan,
Judy Mayo, Cindy Rupp, Jeanette Bishop, Sharon Hill and Jean Wideman.
Jo Lair reminded everyone to pay their dues by the end of the year
so that their name, address, phone number and e-mail address can
be in the 2009 Directory.
no further business, Mary Jo Kumer made a motion to adjourn the
meeting. This was seconded by Carol Rufkahr. Motion carried and
the meeting adjourned at 2:20 pm.
Rogenhofer, Recording Secretary