Mesa Fiber Arts Guild Calendar
Nancy B. is just completing her first term as Guild Secretary, and drives in faithfully from the Rifle area for every meeting and often extra events as well. Her minutes are accurate, and she is amazing at getting them back to us with often less than a 24 hour turn around!! Her thoughtful support and suggestions as to measures that will enhance our Guild are much appreciated as well, to say nothing of her incredible knitting talents. Ann K. is completing her second year as Guild Treasurer. She labored long and hard to deliver a reasonable budget to assure continuation of valued Guild activities. She tracks our membership and finances so very well. Further, she inventoried and appraised numerous (dare I say “Beaucoup”?) donations given to the Guild this past year. She is trustworthy to the nth degree with the Guild’s resources. We are so very fortunate that Ann and Nancy are willing to stand again for election to their current positions!
Lynn H. has been our capable newsletter editor now, for at least two years. And if that weren’t enough, she also took the initiative to develop the first MFAG blog spot, which features many of our guild member photos that can’t be squeezed into the newsletter. Then, she and hubby also arranged and guided the recent Hubbell Trading Post tour, which was highlighted on the Spin-Off blog. She has some super ideas for increasing Guild membership, and is willing to serve as our Membership Chair next year. In addition to these fine ladies, the MFAG Board was capably assisted also this year by two members of the Thursday evening group, Lynn dB. and Mary W., both of whom also served with Deb. R on the nominating committee for new officers. And Margaret E., last year’s Member of the Year, continued to assure that MFAG meetings and events were advertized in the local news outlets.
As if these dedicated examples of service and leadership weren’t enough, we have Delores S. who has quietly and effectively maintained our schedule of hostesses and supplies for all the Wednesday meetings, and written our annual summary of Guild events for the last few years. Also Mary Jo who has single-handedly kept the Membership committee records current. Then there is Nancy G., who has faithfully seen to the Raffles and “Sunshine” responsibilities for a number of years. Some of you have fulfilled coordinator roles for our individual fiber interest groups, taught or presented programs, demonstrated your fiber skills at community events, created lovely fiber pieces for raffles, and offered space for meetings. And I am sure there are other members who continue to serve behind the scenes in ways that I have neglected to mention but are just as valuable in keeping our association vibrant and growing. Thanks too to those who are willing to stand for election for the upcoming year. All of your contributions are vital to fiber arts in general and essential to the Guild in particular. It is an honor to have served with you!
Hope you are all planning to come to the May meeting and potluck, where we will elect a new board, announce our Member of the Year, and judge our Recycle/Repurpose/Reuse/Stash Buster creations!
President - Jared L
Vice President - Ricki H and LaVonne H
Secretary - Nancy B.
Treasurer - Ann K.
Newsletter Editor - Margaret E
Please send your vote to Mary W via email or a phone call. Mary's contact information is in your membership list. Your options for voting are:
- I vote for the whole slate
- I vote for [names and positions]
- I am writing in [ name ] for [ position ]
In addition, we are happy to announced that Lynn H has volunteered to serve as Membership Committee Chair and that Mary Jo N has agreed to help her. Dolores S continues to manage the food selections at meetings, and Nancy G continues to look after the Sunshine and Showers fund. And Mary W and Lynn de B continue to lead the evening group.
Thank you all for your generosity with your time and talents!
Your current Board
The meeting was called to order by Paula O, who chaired the meeting.
Guests this month, Francesca, Amy, and Cayenna were introduced.Welcome ladies!
Approval of minutes: Judy B motioned, seconded by Dean M to approve the minutes as printed in the April newsletter. Motion Carried.
Approval of treasurer’s report: Lynn deB motioned, seconded by Ricki H to approve the treasurer’s report as printed in the April newsletter. Motion Carried.
Paula O brought to the members’ attention a donation to the Guild by Anne Pelizzarri, who passed away a few months ago. Anne was 98 years old and was still knitting infant sets and booties for St. Mary’s Hospital. She donated all of her needles and yarn to the Guild.
Sunshine Fund: Trulie O donated a lovely pair of alpaca/silk fingerless mitts for the raffle, which was won by Francesca. Thank you Trulie.
Other Announcements: The dyers group reported that they practiced removing dye from various fabrics and fibers at their dye gathering March 21.
Judy B reported on the United Way Art Show thanking everyone who submitted items for the show. Pictures of the display are in the April newsletter.
Glenda M, who gave a presentation earlier this year on rug braiding, donated her left over wool to the Guild.
Nominating Committee Report: The members running for office for the 2015-2016 year are
Jarod L – president, CoVP – Ricki H and LaVonne H, Nancy B - secretary, Ann K – treasurer, Newsletter – Margaret E, Membership Committee – Lynn H and Mary Jo N, Evening Group Leaders – Lynn deB and Mary W
Nominations for Member of the Year: Please submit your nominees for member of the year by April 10 via email or phone to Dean M. Dean will announce the final list of candidates on April 11. Members will vote by email or phone to Dean by April 25. Dean will announce the Member of the Year at the May 6 Guild Meeting.
Family History Fair at the LDS Church, Orchard Ave and Melody Lane, April 25 from 8:00 to 3:00. Anyone interested in demonstrating, contact Deb R.
Cross Orchards Heritage Farm Days, June 6th at Cross Orchards Farm. Anyone interested in demonstrating should contact Dean M.
Upcoming Fiber Events:
April 16-19 – Interweave Yarn Fest in Loveland, CO
May 1-June 6 Northern Colorado Weavers Guild invite all fiber artists to participate in their 41st annual juried exhibit Fiber Celebration 2015. Original pieces representing fiber media.
June 6-7 Fiber Arts Festival at El Rancho de las Golondrinas in Santa Fe
July 23-26 Intermountain Weavers’ Conference in Durango, Colorado - registration began February 1
Meeting adjourned 6:30 pm
The evening program was a rug show by the Guilds’ talented weavers. Thank you for showing us your works of art. Absolutely beautiful!
Nancy B, Secretary
Weavers – The meeting at Shari Raso's was attended by about 20 people. Sally B. gave an impressive presentation on Echo Weave and showed some of her work. Thank you Sally. Glenda announced she will not be the coordinator for the weavers group next season. The new coordinator is TBD.
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