Thursday, November 17, 2016

November 2016 Meeting Minutes

                                               November 9th, 2016

The meeting was called to order by our President, Doreen D at 6:55 pm following a great " Thanksgiving Dinner".
Our guests for the evening were two representatives from CASA.

Our Treasurer, Karen M, was unable to attend , so Doreen deferred the Treasure's report to the next meeting,

Diane D thanked Doreen and all the attendees of the Retreat who assisted her physically to be able to attend. She encouraged anyone who has reservations about attending in the future, to reconsider. She stated that "it was not only possible to  attend, but she enjoyed a weekend with friends sewing."


Name Badge: Members were reminded to please sign in. Three dollars were collected in fines.

Charity: Tonight we will have our Parade of Quilts for CASA.

Photography: Denise took pictures last meeting and will bring them next meeting for pick up.

Program: Diane  D reminded us that this year's Christmas Exchange is a hand made gift bag. It does not have to be a Christmas one. If you wish to participate, place your gift bag in a paper bag and include your name so the receiver will know who to thank.
She reminded us that the Show & Tell that night will be Christmas items only. They can be either a new or old item. 
We will also play Jolly Bingo. Bring your fat quarters to "ante" up and hopefully, beat Shirley and make "a haul" of fat quarters!
***Diane also encouraged people to sign up for next year's Program Committee. Remember two speakers are already signed for 2017, so you can concentrate on "paying it forward".***

Sunshine: Flossie announced for anyone not aware, that Janet Blackmore, a member, passed away. Several members attended her Memorial.Janet will be missed.

Ways & Means: The Committee "worked" the room, collecting $52! Joyce Heinemann was the winner. Clare also reminded us that we will hold our Chinese Auction next month, "so bring your money".

Refreshments: We were reminded that the next meeting will also be our Cookie Exchange.  If you wish to participate, bring one dozen for refreshments and one dozen to exchange.

Blog: No report.


Doreen announced that everyone had a great time on the Retreat. She encouraged  all those who have never gone to consider doing so next year. She also reminded everyone that we do share rides, so please do not let that be a deterrent.

Remember we have an "open sew" here at the Millman Center, November 15th.

***Also remember, Anne Is collecting Hobb's UPCs so we can purchase more batting for the Guild at a discount.***


Doreen announced that she has spoke to the Hotel about next year's Retreat and if all are in agreement, she would like to propose a motion for the Guild to pay a $500 deposit for next year. A motion was made, seconded and approved  to return to the Continental next year and to pay the deposit. The probable dates would be October 19th-22nd.

The meeting was adjourned and followed by members of CASA  explaining their organizations purpose, advocating for foster children. In Cape May and Cumberland County there are over 1000 children in foster care. Presently, CASA has about 500 volunteers, but their goal by 2020, is to have a volunteer for each child. They are making strides. They encouraged anyone interested to take the course and get certified, it is a "very satisfying" experience. The "Parade" consisted of 83 quilts. Way to go ladies!

***Our next meeting is December 14th.....our Christmas meeting. Bring your fat quarters, money, cookies and gift bag if participating.

Respectfully Submitted,

Beverly T, Secretary

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