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March 2009

Cactus Needles Knitting Guild
Meeting Minutes 3/2/09

•    The meeting was called to order at 6:40 pm
•    Cara  was absent
•    Mary greeted the membership, welcomed guests.
•     Minutes were posted on-line; the minutes were passed as posted, with the correction of Cindy Adams’ name from Cindy Hines.
•    Susan Kirsch, Director of Stitches of Love Department of the Back to School Clothing Drive spoke. Susan was able to provide us a peek into some of the items that are received, a snapshot of the history of the Stitches of Love, and some upcoming dates of events. 
o    June 30th is the deadline for donations
o    July is the Annual distribution month
o    there is a Dinner & Auction in October at the Pioneer Village
o    www.backtoschoolclothingdrive.com is the website
•    Francine and JoAnn conducted the altruistic update
      o    Project Linus updates
      •    please remember to tag all wool blankets
      •    brown squares are due at the April meeting
      •    Log Cabin blankets were displayed and turned in.
      •    New Blanket yarn was passed out – Donated by Plymouth Yarn via Fiber Factory via Bev Walker.  The squares are to be worked in garter stitch for 10 ½ inches.  Each ball makes 2 squares.
•    Bev conducted the Valley Events schedule
o    The Shop Hop –Passports were passed out, there are 20 shops participating, you have 3 months to stamp your passports.  Gift certificates are the prizes. Keep working on those passports.
o    Tempe is having a retreat July 18 & 19th
      •    Sandy, our web mistress asked to keep the newsletter updates and guild histories coming.
      •    Old Business
o    Knit-Ins
      •    Barb in March 22nd (tentatively)
      •    Cara, April 18th in Gilbert
      •    May and June are open
      •    New Business
o    Board Meeting
      •    notes will be posted shortly
o    Francine will chair the committee for the new board slate to be presented at the April meeting
o    4th Saturday of every month at the Phoenix Public Library there is a “Sit & Knit” at the Desert Broom Branch (SW corner of Tatum & Cave Creek) from 1-3:30
•    Show and share ending the meeting.
•    The meeting adjourned at 8:05 pm.