March 2011


March 2011
Cactus Needles Knitting Guild Meeting – March 7, 2011
The meeting was called to order at 6:27 PM by Barb Hahn
Judie Agee                                          Georgia Green
Barbara Avrin                                     Hilary Guberman       
Janet Buchanan                                   Barb Hahn
Penny Celmins                                    Carolina Martinez
Velvet Dishon                                     Darlene Ong
Francine Ebersman                              Liz Rees
Regina Esposito                                  Mary Schirtzinger
Fran Frazin                                          Donna Sherrill
Lesley Fry                                           Lisa Spaich
Dawn Goetz                                        Cara Summerfield
Yvette Goldstein                                Chino Suzuki
                                                            Martie Warden
Martie advised three birthday’s for March, Jackie, Joan & June. CNKG obtained 3 new members for a total membership of 51.
Secretary’s Report
Francine made motion to accept, seconded by Liz, the minutes as posted on the guild website.
Committee/Chair Reports
Altruistic-Velvet Dishon. Esperanca items were given to Christina Aranzia, representative of Esperanca. She then told us about how Esperanca started and is currently in five countries. We can find them at www.esperanca.org.
Treasurer’s Report-Lisa Spaich-We increased our balance by $270 from the yard sale at Francine’s. Current balance is now $3,062.62
Westminster Village- Jackie Taylor- Jackie gave scarves to Esperanca from the Happy Hookers of Westminster Village. There were ten afghans donated to Project Linus also from the Happy Hookers of Westminster Village. 
In addition Jackie provided bags of Bay Leaves as symbols of good luck, a Penn. Dutch tradition.
Old Business- Westminster Village has decided to forgo having CNKG attend the Saturday knit-in.
Borders & Books-discussion about where to meet since Border’s has closed. We should check for other possibilities such another night, knitting shops, or food courts at the mall. Barb asked that we contact our local yarn shops to see who is opened and what nights are available.
Knit Together- April 28th at Francine’s she and Joann will host a knit & Wine Tasting from 5-7 PM. May 14 at Barbara Avrin’s home in Gold Canyon.
New Business- Judie Agee passed out lottery tickets. She attended Stitches West and met Ally McGraw who is involved with Ally’s Caps. Judie purchased 5 Ally Caps kits and proceeded to pull the lottery 5 members won a kit each:
Mary, Darlene, Martie, Cara & Yvette.
Judie gave a brief description of what Stitches West is.
Cara reported on the Nominating Committee. They will present the slate next month for voting. She asked for recommendations for positions.
Program-Legacy Centennial Project- Liz showed us the plan for the Centennial Afghan. To be completed before February 2012. The background will be a dark color with petro glyph symbols representing Arizona History. The symbols will be done in intarsia type knitting. The Afghan will be done in squares by member volunteers. Liz will complete the border.   A sign up sheet was passed around. Liz will have project details to provide to the volunteers at the April 2011 meeting of CNKG.
Show and share concluded the meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 7:51 PM
Submitted by
Regina Esposito for Harriet Lawrence