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April 2013

 

CACTUS NEEDLES KNITTING GUILD MEETING MINUTES FOR 4/1/13
ATTENDING:
Judie Agee                Pat Crosby           Velvet Dishon            Francine Ebersman
Regina Esposito       Fran Frazin           Lesley Fry                  Dawn Goetz
Sandy Grunow          Barb Hahn            Joanna Irvine             Betty Jensen
Harriet Lawrence      Jo-Ann Mullen       Darlene Ong             Cynthia Peplinski
Mary Schirtzinger      Donna Sherrill       Betty Smith               Leah Trinidad
Jennifer Wujcik                                                                                                             
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The meeting was called to order by Dawn Goetz, President at 6:30 p.m.
MEMBERSHIP:  No new members in attendance and we had a visitor from Michigan, Anne Tomlinson – who shared some of her finished knitwear from a designer in Michigan – Mihaela (805-450-1768) - www.mihaelaexclusiveknits.com
SECRETARY’S REPORT:  No changes or corrections were made for the March 2013 meeting minutes. Harriet Lawrence made a motion to pass and Velvet Dishon seconded.
COMMITTEE/CHAIR REPORTS:
            Altruistic reports:   Velvet reported that Jonelle from SWTC Yarns will be holding classes on yarn dyeing and casting on for shawls. Please contact either Velvet or SWTC soysilk.com/swtc-yarns for further information.
Harriet is going to oversee the Red Scarf Project. She distributed information including website information and project guidelines. This information will also be in the upcoming guild’s newsletter. Scarves will be collected from 9/1 – 12/1/13. Harriet will deliver scarves to the appropriate location.
            Treasurer’s report: Cynthia Peplinski reported the current balance is $4,362.93.
            Strategic Planning report:  Nothing to report at this time.
 
 OLD BUSINESS:  
            Centennial Blanket: Francine Ebersman reported that the Arizona Historical Society pending approval from their board, will house the Centennial Blanket (unframed). JoAnn provided the incoming secretary with the Centennial Blanket notecards to be used for guild communication.
Nominating Committee: Barb Hahn reported that with the assistance of Regina Esposito and Georgia Green, a new board has been put in place. Cynthia Peplinski, Jennifer Wujcik and Dawn Goetz were thanked for their service of last year. After approval was made by attending members, the board for the Cactus Needles Knitting Guild for 2013/2014 will be:
 
Martie Warden – President
Vice President – still open
Secretary – Joanna Irvine
Treasurer – Donna Sherrill
 
**Anyone interested in the Vice President position, please contact Barb.
 
Stitch n Pitch: CNKG will again have a booth at this event on Saturday, April 13, 2013. A concern was raised about the AZ Diamondbacks website not accepting promotion code “Stitch” in the purchase of tickets. Francine will get in touch with Kristen Leetz from the Diamondbacks regarding this concern. And will then send out an e-mail to the guild with her findings. Harriet Lawrence offered to purchase tickets as a group for anyone interested in attending. Please contact Harriet if interested.
 
Knit Together: April, May and June are open for gatherings.
 
NEW BUSINESS:   Judie Agee’s husband has created a spreadsheet of all the yarn that has been donated to Project Linus that cannot be used for blankets. The spreadsheet was passed around to indicate an interest in having a mini yarn trunk show for a future meeting.
 
PROGRAM:   Barb introduced (in Martie’s absence) this month’s program of book/pattern/needles/yarn swap.
SHOW AND SHARE: Members shared their current projects as well as completed ones.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:38 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Jennifer Wujcik
4/14/13