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Business Meeting Minutes

Santa Rosa Quilt Guild
Business Meeting
June 5, 2008
President Pam McVey called the meeting to order at 10:00 AM.
New members and guests were introduced and welcomed to the Guild.
MINUTES: The May minutes were sent to the membership via e-mail. Judith Clarke moved that the minutes be accepted. Doris Maneke seconded. Accepted. A copy of the minutes is available at the library table.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Jan Head reported that the annual membership dues will cover approximately half of the total amount of the programs, rent, newsletter and other operating expenses. The remainder of the costs are covered by the excellent fundraisers and stewards of the Guild.  
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sonoma County Fair entries are due tomorrow, June 6th. Entered quilts for the Moonlight Quilt Show are due tonight. An article was printed in the Council on Aging newsletter regarding the quilts donated to the organization. A thank you was received from them.
Pam read a couple of articles from the Hawaiian Quilt Guild’s newsletter about Juanita Campbell and other members of our Guild that visited their meeting. 
Joan Bellingshausen wanted the members to know that there are spaces available for a Linda Ballard Mystery Retreat in Windsor, June 20th through 22nd. This retreat is hosted by The Material Girl. 
Linda Morand spoke to the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa East on May 28th. She presented a check to Lavella Cassinelli from them for the Guilds Community Quilt Projects. Pam announced that Lavella has received the Jefferson Award for outstanding public service to the community from KPIX television. Members will receive an e-mail announcing when the segment will be airing. Thanks to Sharon Fry and Lyn Atkinson for nominating and filling out all the paperwork involved.
Lee Trevelyan has the sign-up sheets for the volunteers that are needed for the Sonoma County Fair. Volunteers are needed for receiving and releasing articles, hanging and taking down, as well as during the fair for demonstrations of hand quilting and machine quilting.
Melissa Trunick talked about the upcoming Work in Progress program. At the next meeting, members should bring their projects and $5.00. Since Melissa can no longer afford to eat all of the leftover chocolate for the members that do not finish their projects that part of the program will be canceled.  Instead, all of the unreturned money will be placed in a pot and a drawing will be held at the November 20th meeting when projects are due. The winner will receive the remaining money. 
Melissa announced the dates for the Pacific International Quilt Festival this year. They are October 15th-19th. A bus trip will be arranged for Friday, October 17th.
Pam requested that members who do not have an e-mail address find a buddy who does, so they can call them with any last minute important messages. 
Anne Dondero-Membership: A new member orientation will be held today during lunch at the membership table. Please let the new members go first in line so they can attend the orientation. 
Pam Beebe-Boutique: Pam reported that everything is ready for this weekend’s Moonlight Quilt Show with 400 items ready to sell.
Phyllis Gallaway-MQSC Liaison: Thank you to everyone who entered quilts and volunteered at the Moonlight Quilt Show.  Labels need to be placed on the back of each quilt in the bottom right hand corner. Vicki David announced that 40 members from our Guild volunteered for the show. Thank You.
The June workshop “Cat Faces” by Nancy Brown is full. Phyllis showed a sample of the July 18th workshop “Totally Tubular Diamonds” with Rita Hutchens. Come whack and sew and whack and sew some more in her workshop. Moonlight Quilt Guild will be holding ”Totally Tubular Triangles” on the following Saturday, June 19th.
Linda Hooper-Friendship Blocks: Linda showed the blocks turned into her today for the program. 
Lavella Cassinelli-Community Projects: As of today, 590 quilts have been delivered. Sutter Hospital is in need of the small size quilts, they are getting low. Karen Boscolo is now Lavella’s new helper. Thanks Karen for sandwiching  all the quilts, this is a big job. Lavella also recognized other volunteers: Jan Head and Linda Emis for their large machine quilting, Janice Rodgers for making labels and Suzanne Colombo for sewing the labels on the quilts. There are so many that she cannot thank everyone at this time individually, but thanks everyone. Thirty members attended the 5th Thursday retreat. Fun was had by all; please join us at the next one in July.
The young Marine from Petaluma who was injured in Iraq will be getting a quilt. Judith Clarke will deliver the quilt. Mary Kay Gurnee will compose a letter to be included when the quilt is delivered. It was suggested that we all add our names or messages on the Guilds letterhead.
Jan Andrews-Sew-A-Row/Newsletter: Today is the transition day for the Sew-A-Rows. Jan showed two that needed volunteers for this rotation. 
Today, Jan has decided in her nice way to nag and complain. Approximately sixty members have not supplied the Guild with their e-mail address and Jan knows some have the capability to receive the newsletter via e-mail. Please let us know your e-mail address so we can save money on the printing and postage. There is more information in the online newsletter than the printed copy. Her budget is completely used each year. If you are at the meeting, please remember to pick up your printed newsletter as that will reduce the postage costs. Or pick a buddy to pick your copy up if you cannot attend the meeting. 
Kathy Hannan-Block of the Month and a Half: Kathy thanked Justine Lott for helping her with the Block of the Month. Next meeting we will draw for the “Star Flower” block. She also introduced the new block “Sea Star” in gold, blue and lime green. During the summer, the program will allow a month and a half for each block.
Information on this year’s Challenge “Vote 2008” will be on the front tables. 
Tera Antaree-Technique Sharing Workshops: Tera showed a sample of the TSW for today’s meeting given by Doris Maneke, “Leaf Blocks in a Jiffy”. Phyllis Gallaway will teach a “Nine-Patch Sashing” technique at the next meeting, June 19th. Linda Morand will offer a “Fast and Fantastic Baby Quilts” on July 3rd
Sharon Fry-Librarian: Among the many books and magazines that Sharon showed was the new edition of the Quilter Newsletter Magazine with our own member Judy Mathieson’s quilt on the front cover.  
A new community project has been started for the Veterans Home in Yountville. Cora Stewart and Leslie Ary displayed the wheelchair and monitor bags that are being made for the Veterans Home. They are working on fine tuning the pattern and will be ready soon for anyone who wishes to help.
Show and Tell, Name Tag and Fifty-Fifty Drawings were held.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:35 AM.
Respectfully Submitted,
Linda M. Emis

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