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February 2019

February 2019 Meeting Minutes

Minutes for February 09, 2019 meeting of COPCG

We held our monthly meeting at the New Day Church of the Nazarene. Our normal location at Contemporary Arts Center Arts at the fairgrounds was not available because of Affair of the Heart.

Betty, our Guild President, called the meeting to order. We had 14 members in attendance and one visitor who decided to join; bringing our attendance to 15 members. Welcome aboard, Roe! Betty read aloud last month’s minutes. A glitch on the website had caused a delay in posting. This has been fixed—thanks, Cheryl. LeAnn moved to accept the minutes and Jane seconded. All approved. Shirley stated that, with the exception of July; teachers for our upcoming meetings through August had been scheduled. Cheryl mentioned she had several glass ornaments, and would like to teach the November’s class.

For Show and Tell:

9 Bottles of Hope were brought in; each beautifully wrapped in polymer clay, and turned over to Tom. Also we enjoyed seeing a necklace, earrings, and barrette; folk and spoon set; and a flower panel. Our newest member, Roe surprised everyone by handing out St. Valentine’s Day themed inchies.


LeAnn read the Treasurer report into record. We currently have 24 paid members.

Bottles of Hope:

Tom announced he was having trouble finding bottles for our Guild members to cover with polymer clay. Tom asked if anyone knows where we can get more; please let him know.  


Jane purchased two new books to add to our extensive library; “Polymer Studio-Vol. #1” and “Do you see what I see?”.


Tom discussed the different corporations that have donated supplies to the April Retreat; but goodie bags may be a little smaller due to less donations. Angel will bring more bags in to use. Jane volunteered her house for the goodie bags to be filled. Date and time will be announced later. Current link is only available to COPCG members, but it will go live soon for non-members. Inchies or swaps will be done at the Retreat. General discussion regarding food, duties, etc.

New Business:

Betty discussed using the app. “Slack” instead of using Yahoo email to communicate with Guild members. Remember, next month is Drawing month. Anyone who won the last drawing should bring in a goodie bag for March’s Drawing. Also, she suggested this facility the next time we cannot use our normal meeting place.   All members attending agreed. Betty will reserve this room again at the New Day Church of the Nazarene for our September meeting. Then Betty turned the meeting over to our member teacher.


Cheryl Reich taught our class today. Everyone received a copy of her book; Cheryl Reich’s Color Mixing with Kato Polyclay.  She brought all the clay for us to condition, and all members worked on conditioning the various colors. The colors were cut into numerous shapes, and baked. The end result was so each member would have an extensive color wheel.

Submitted by Katherine Barnes, Secretary COPCG

January 2019 Minutes

Minutes Central Oklahoma Polymer Clay Guild 1/12/2019 Called to order at 1:30 pm by President Betty Bolerjack 13 members in attendance 1 visitor total attending 14

Show and Tell: The images are posted on our Facebook and Yahoo pages Yahoo pages

Our facebook page:

Program: Today’s program was devoted to completing bottles of hope

Business Meeting: Minutes of the December 15, 2018 meeting were approved after a Motion by Penni Jo and a second by Leanne Vice President – Shirley Conway presented the schedule for the following months: January 2019 – Bottles of Hope February 2019 – Cheryl – Kato color kits March 2019 – Laura – Translucent cane April 2019 – Retreat May 2019 – Tom agreed to demonstrate building an armature June 2019 – Penni Jo and Jane August 2019 – Kathy Luli Still looking for volunteers to do program for July, September, October and November.

Treasurer – LeeAnn Kelley Membership: 33 paid members Memberships renewals are due. Can pay by PayPal.

Bottle of Hope Coordinator – Tom Gibson reports we still need more Bottles of Hope

Librarian – Jane Linn: Polymer Studio subscription has been ordered. Will order Christi Friesen’s newest book “Do You See What I See.”

Old Business: Retreat – Tom Gibson: Discussion of cost for attending retreat. Due to the increase of cost for venue the price to attend the basic retreat will be $85 with members receiving a $15 discount. The artist classes are$55 per class or $105 if attending both. This year those not registering for the artist’s classes will move to the Small Meadow during the class. This will allow more spaces for individuals wishing to attend the classes. Food will be provided for lunch only and will be catered. Breakfast and Dinner will be on our own. Angel Mance offered to be in charge of preparing the printed Program this year. Discussion of need to get the registration open online.

New Business: Election of New Secretary: Katherine Barnes agreed to accept the position and was elected. Group Communication: Betty reported on Slack program that is free and allows for communication between members of the group. She, Connie and Cheryl are currently in the group. Others will receive invites to the group. February Meeting: Affair of the Heart will be the same weekend as our meeting in February. It was decided to find a different meeting location for our February 9, 2019 meeting. Betty thought we should be able to meet at her church located at 5949 NW 39th. She will check with the church to confirm. Laura offered to send out an email notifying everyone.

Submitted by: Laura Clarkson, outgoing Secretary COPCG