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March 2013

 

CACTUS NEEDLES KNITTING GUILD MEETING MINUTES FOR 3/4/13
ATTENDING:
Carole Byrne             Velvet Dishon             Francine Ebersman     Regina Esposito
June Fessenden       Fran Frazin                 Lesley Fry                    Dawn Goetz
Georgia Green         Sandy Grunow            Barb Hahn                   Jeanette Heller Wood
Harriet Lawrence      Darlene Ong               Mary Schirtzinger        Donna Sherrill
Lisa Spaich               Leah Trinidad             Bev Walker                  Martie Warden
June Whisel              Jennifer Wujcik
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The meeting was called to order by Dawn Goetz, President at 6:30 p.m.
MEMBERSHIP:  Leah Trinidad is our new member and Velvet’s son, Matthew was visiting tonight.
SECRETARY’S REPORT:  No changes or corrections were made for the March 2013 meeting minutes. Harriet Lawrence made a motion to pass and Regina Esposito seconded.
COMMITTEE/CHAIR REPORTS:
            Altruistic reports:   Velvet Dishon reported back on her findings on The Red Scarf Project. This is a charity knitting project to make scarves for foster children heading to college. The scarves can be knitted in all variations of red and other colors may be used as long as red is the dominant color. They will accept the scarf donations from 9/1-12/15/13. Velvet will need a volunteer to head up this project. Another project that Velvet was contacted about is the Ground Cover Public Art Project – this is a City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture project and they are looking to create a quilt/blanket – made from crocheted, knitted and quilted squares. Twenty eight (28) blocks are needed for a finished blanket/quilt of 10’ x 10’. The project is to be completed by 10/1/13. The blanket/quilt will be then broken up to distribute to the homeless. Further information can be found at www.statepress.com/2013/02/28/ground-cover-public-art-projectVelvet will also need a volunteer to head up this project as well. Dawn stated that she has a friend who has also been made aware of this project and she will get further information about it. Members expressed interest in participating in both projects.  Please contact Velvet with any questions regarding both projects.
Velvet will be distributing yarn at the April 2013 for the next Project Linus blanket.
            Treasurer’s report: Cynthia Peplinski was not present – she did e-mail Dawn with the current balance of $4,362.93.
            Strategic Planning report:  Nothing to report at this time.
 OLD BUSINESS:  
            Centennial Blanket: Francine Ebersman reported that the Arizona Historical Society may house the blanket. A final decision will be reported at the April 2013 meeting.
Knit Together: Barb Hahn will host the next knit together on 3/24/13. The schedule for the rest of the year is open.
 
NEW BUSINESS:   
 
Nominating Committee: Barb Hahn reported that they are accepting nominations for new officers and committee members. They will be meeting in March and results will be announced at the April meeting. Please contact Barb to nominate a member.
 
Stitch n Pitch: CNKG will again have a booth at this event on Saturday, April 13, 2013. The game will start at 5:10 p.m. vs the LA Dodgers. Francine distributed a flyer from Kristen Leetz/AZ Dbacks regarding this year’s event, which is benefitting Project Linus. Anyone interested in helping out at the booth, please let Dawn know. Any questions regarding this event please contact Francine.
 
PROGRAM:   As many of you are aware, I presented this month’s program of Knitting with Beads. Instructions regarding this program are available on the CNKG website. 
SHOW AND SHARE: Members shared their current projects as well as completed ones.
Meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Jennifer Wujcik
3/17/13