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August 2012

 

CACTUS NEEDLES KNITTING GUILD MEETING MINUTES FOR 8/6/12
ATTENDING:
Judie Agee          Francine Ebersman        June Fessenden   
Fran Frazin                  Sue Garber                      Dawn Goetz
Sandy Grunow     Jeanette Heller Wood        Betty Jensen
Janine May           Darlene Ong                    Cynthia Peplinski
Mali Pistner          Donna Sherrill                  Betty Smith
Lisa Spaich                 Martie Warden                Jennifer Wujcik
Lonnie Zbiegien
 
Visitors: Shawn Svboda and Patty
                       
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The meeting was called to order by Dawn Goetz, President at 6:44 p.m.
MEMBERSHIP:  Happy birthday wishes to Cindy Adams, Jane Berezin and Lesley Fry. There were two visitors, Patty (unfortunately, I did not get her last name) and Shawn Svboda who came with Janine May. Patty learned about the guild from the recent Stitch n Pitch at Chase Field.
SECRETARY’S REPORT:  No changes made for July 2012 meeting minutes and motion to pass made by Francine Ebersman and second by June Fessenden.
COMMITTEE/CHAIR REPORTS:
            Altruistic reports: Velvet Dishon was not present and Janine May accepted the blanket strip donations in her absence. No further instructions regarding altruistic projects given, just to continue knitting the blanket strips. Judie Agee’s husband, “Mr. Yarn” learned that two Scottsdale Wal-Mart stores are selling out their yarn inventory at deep discounts. There will be a Project Linus Blanket Bee on 9/1/12 and a yarn lottery will also be held.
            Treasurer’s report: Cynthia Peplinski stated that current balance is $3,438.00 and continuing to accept membership dues for 2012/2013.
OLD BUSINESS:  
            Centennial Blanket: The blanket and guild were featured in the August –October 2012 issue of Cast On Magazine from TKGA. Harriet Lawrence was thanked for her assistance in sending the information to TKGA. Darlene Ong will be taking the blanket to Greer AZ to exhibit. Fran Frazin recently had the blanket in Pine AZ. The blanket was also exhibited at Stitch n Pitch.
Stitch n Pitch: Recently held at Chase Field on 7/28/12. Many people stopped by the CNKG booth – 38 people signed up for information to be e-mailed to them regarding the guild. Francine Ebersman mentioned that a meeting will be scheduled with the Diamondback organization for next year’s Stitch n Pitch. And the organization would like the blanket to be brought back again, because they were unable to get it on the Jumbotron at this year’s game.
 
Knit Together: August is still open and Francine Ebersman will be having a knit together in September.
 
NEW BUSINESS:   
 
            Ravelry: CNKG is now on Ravelry! All members are invited to join our group.
            Holiday party: Francine Ebersman, Donna Sherrill and Lonnie Zbiegien will be heading up the committee for the December holiday party.
            Committees: Brenda Brock has agreed to chair the Membership Committee. Mali Pistener will be co-chairing the Altruistic Committee.
PROGRAM: Guest Speaker - Colleen East from Conjoined Creations LLC. 
Colleen presented “The Psychology of Color”. This presentation described how colors can affect the way we think and feel. Her power point presentation will be available on the website. Colleen has also offered a four hour dye class working with watercolors. Conjoined Creations is currently having an online sale and they also do custom colors.  Colleen can be reached at conjoinedcreations@msn.com.
**Bruce Wujcik was present to assist Colleen East with audiovisual needs.
SHOW AND SHARE: Members shared their current projects as well as completed ones.
Meeting adjourned at 8:16 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Jennifer Wujcik