CAMACO QUILT GUILD MINUTES MARCH 14TH, 2018
The meeting was called to order by our president, Helen S. at 7:10 pm.
Treasurer's Report was given by Clare in the absence of Helen R:
An additional membership was paid tonight.
Name Badge: $.50 was collected.
Charity: Eleanor N reported in February that there is a shelter at Crest Haven called Oasis for young people who have run away or don't fit into the foster care system. There are 8 children: 4-16 year olds, 3-17 year olds and 1-18 year old (all girls). We need twin size quilts for the girls. They have nothing and will never leave the system. We have 10 quilts coming in and we need quilters.
Eleanor will not be giving out kits anymore. The Charity Committee met and went through piles of fabric and put them into groups. We need cutters to cut these packs of fabric into 2" strips which will be made into blocks. We still have 5 kits available. Contact Eleanor. Eleanor has made a chart of available fabrics.
16 dog beds were done last month and are much appreciated.
Karen M suggested that we order labels for our quilts. This was approved by the membership. The Charity Committee will decide how we should proceed.
Program: Helen did a Dresden ruler demonstration.
Eileen I reported that in April Meeting: Crystal from Needles & Pins will come to demonstrate a twister tool.
Bernie showed us a sample of this method. Bernie also showed us a weighted quilt, commonly used to relieve in anxiety and specifically by the Autism Society. The quilt is weighted to 10% of a person's body weight and is constructed of flannel and poly pellets.
Sunshine: Bev sent a card to Dee. Linda's husband is doing well. Diane D is in the hospital. Flossie is still sick. Bev will send cards. Connie is back!!!
Ways and Means: Raffle generated $XX.
Refreshments: thank you to all who brought snacks and refreshments. Next month: Sharon C, Danielle C, Bonnie C and Doreen D.
Media: social media and photography. Denise reported that old photos are being scanned and stored on thumb drives. Photos for membership list is ongoing. Facebook might be a place for us to store our photos. Does anyone NOT want their face on Facebook? If you don't, contact Denise of Helen. Membership voted to do away with printed photos. Should our Facebook page be members only? Membership voted for members only. Should we put the member photos on Facebook? Membership voted yes. Members will also receive an e-mail copy of the address book with the pictures.
Badge committee rotation: Dottie L is April, May, June.
Helen S: refreshments. Should we continue as is or just do a birthday cake in April paid for by the guild? Membership voted against getting rid of refreshments. May will be a big birthday coke honoring everyone, approved by membership.
Bad news: Helen R stepped down as treasurer. We need a new treasurer.
Clare: the current bylaws read that the Vice President fills any board vacancy. Should we amend the bylaws to allow for an interim election for vacant positions? Membership voted yes. If no one volunteers, the position will fall to the Vice President. People who volunteered for the treasurer last time, Linda F, not interested in running again at this time. Pam volunteered to fill the vacancy. A motion was made to approve Pam as treasurer. Approved. Thanks, Pam!!!!
Our next meeting is th at 7pm.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 pm.
Veronica S, Secretary