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Minutes for May 13, 2017

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Minutes submitted by Laura Clarkson

14 Members attended the meeting.

Show and Tell consisted of several Bottles of Hope.

The Program was led by member Betty Bolerjack who shared technique for twisted wire for use in jewelry making.

Jane Linn, VP,  shared the future Program schedule:

  • Penni Jo and Jane will teach in June
  • Chris Crossland and Karen Humphreys will teach in July
  • Wendy McKinnon will teach in August

Angela Mabray gave the Treasurer’s report.  We currently have 30 paid members. The retreat came out in the black.

Wendy McKinnon, Bottle of Hope Coordinator, reported she has contacted Procure regarding providing Bottles of Hope and they are interested.  She has scheduled a Play with Clay with the children at the Toby Keith Center for Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 2 pm.  Everyone was invited to participate.

Jane Linn, Librarian, reported this is the month to buy a book.  It was moved by Angel and seconded by Wendy to purchase the Complete Guide to Making Wire Jewelry.

Old Business:

Retreat 2017 – Tom is currently reviewing the surveys.  Stated there are some issues we will need to address.  Need to begin planning now for next year and identify whom we would like as a guest artist.  Members were requested to be thinking about this for the discussion.

New Business:

  • Discussed having an all day class in October and it was suggested we see if Ginger Davis might be available for this.
  • Angela M. shared the Thank You card the Guild received from the Mustang Library for the Polymer Clay display at the Library in March.

Next drawing will be in June: Penni Jo, Laura and Angel won the last drawing.

Next Inchie swap will be in July with a Summer theme.

Minutes for September 2016 Meeting

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We had 18 members and 1 guest at the September 10, 2016 meeting. We held this meeting at the Unity Church in Warr Acres, since our usual meeting space was busy with the upcoming state fair. The fellowship hall where we met was nice and spacious — thank you to Unity Church for allowing us to use it, and to Connie making the arrangements for us.

Show and tell items included name tags from last month’s lesson, hollow beads, Bottles of Hope, mud cloth pattern necklace, recipe holder, an angel, and a turtle box. Thanks to Tom, photos of these items are available on our Facebook page.

Our September program was “Pumpkin & Fall Leaves Box,” presented by Chris Crossland and Karen Humphreys. Our teachers were extremely well-prepared and very generous with instructions and extra supplies.

In the business meeting, Laura moved to approve the August minutes. Lee Ann seconded and the motion passed.

Vice-President’s Report: Jane gave an overview of the upcoming programs:

  • October: Marsha and Deborah
  • November:  Angela – carving & fortune cookies
  • December:  Party / Dirty Santa

Treasurer’s Report: Angela gave the treasurer’s report. We now have 31 members.

Bottles of Hope: Connie thanked those who had donated Bottles of Hope. She encouraged us to continue making them, especially bottles for kids, as we hope to donate about 12 per month.

New Business:

Jane gave a report about Penni Jo, who has undergone several medical procedures, but is doing well and hopes to leave the hospital on Monday. Jane collected cards to deliver to Penni Jo.

Old Business:

State Fair Demo: Angela handed out gate tickets and parking passes to those who volunteered to help with the state fair polymer clay demo, which will be held September 18th, from 2-6 p.m. Tom will bring the handouts and banner.

State Fair Polymer Clay Entries: Angela reminded attendees that their entries for the State Fair’s Creative Arts competition are due by Sunday, September 11th.

Deb Hart Workshop: Deb Hart will be our special guest teacher for a workshop on Saturday, October 29th, from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. It will be held in our regular meeting room at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center on the fairgrounds. The cost will be $50 and will include lunch. Attendees may also purchase a copy of the handout to take home for an additional $10.

  • After discussion, the group decided the class should be on Deb Hart’s turtle box.
  • Myra offered to set up an EventBrite registration form. We will post the link soon.
  • Angela will take & place orders for a Panera Bread lunch. She will need someone to pick up the order and take it to the class.

Retreat: Tom is going to get in touch with Karen Lewis to see about getting more details on class offerings. Myra has put up a preliminary page about the retreat.

 

There was no drawing or swap this month. Our next meeting will be October 8th, 1:30 pm at Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center on the OKC Fairgrounds. We will have our inchie swap, with a “Fall” theme. We will also have our drawing, so please bring a door prize if you were one of last month’s winners.

Minutes for December 2015 Meeting

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Minutes recorded by Angela and Almond

There were 14 members and 3 guests at our December 12, 2015 meeting. We began the meeting with a “Show and Tell” of the gifts that attendees brought for the Dirty Santa exchange. (Pics here.) Among the gifts were:

  • Penni Jo’s notes, leaf pin, and candy cane ornament
  • Tom’s candy tin and owl
  • Marsha’s fish
  • Deborah’s lightbulb penguin
  • Connie’s aroma necklace, Mr. and Mrs. Santa cheese knife and ladle
  • Cailin’s bowl with gingerbread people and holly
  • Elizabeth’s hatching dragon with nest
  • Wendy’s altoid tin nativity scene
  • Laura’s light-up tree
  • Almond’s cottage
  • Lee Ann’s bracelet and earrings
  • Jane’s angel pin with interchangeable beads
  • Angela’s clock and accordion book
  • Kay’s bracelet

We enjoyed opening (and stealing) gifts, and everyone went home with something special and handmade. We also feasted on snacks and desserts brought by members. Thank you, Tom, for helping coordinate the gift exchange, and thanks to all who shared food and gifts. (Find pictures of our December meeting in this Facebook album.)

In the business meeting Wendy moved and Laura seconded the motion to approve the 11/14/2015 minutes.

The officers gave their reports:

Vice President Connie went over the upcoming meetings:

  • January:  Light Up Pendant/Nametag with Lori (optional – bring $4 to purchase a light-up kit)
  • February:  Fix & Repair Clinic – bring clay items with problems / mistakes and the group will brain storm and offer ideas to repair or improve. Will also feature a BOH lid demo by Connie
  • March: Deb Hart demo (maybe)

Angela gave the treasurer’s report. We have 25 paid members.

Bottles of Hope: Connie got some bottles to decorate from Deaconess Hospital. Tom brought one decorated bottle. There was discussion of where to donate bottles going forward, and Deborah mentioned a friend with a connection at the Toby Keith Foundation. She will look into that.

Librarian Jane reported on the new Polymer CAFE and Polymer Arts magazines.

Old Business:

Tom has sent a contract to our retreat teacher. Treasurer Angela asked for a copy. Tom indicated the teacher preferred doing a 1-hour demo instead of a make-and-take, and the group seemed agreeable to that idea. Tom will have a list of donor requests at the January meeting.

New Business:

We will be electing 2016 officers at our January meeting. The nominees are:

  • Penni Jo: President
  • Jane: Vice President
  • Deborah: Secretary

The following volunteers are willing to remain in their positions:

  • Angela: Treasurer (with Lee Ann as Assistant Treasurer)
  • Jane: Librarian (with Lee Ann as Assistant Librarian)
  • Myra: Webmaster
  • Angel: Bottles of Hope Coordinator
  • Tom: Photographer

Dues for $24/year will be due in January 2016. Angela will send out a reminder before the next meeting.

January will be both an inchie swap and a raffle month. The inchie theme is winter. The winners from October’s raffle will bring January’s raffle prizes.

Our next regular meeting will be January 9th, 1:30 pm at Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center on the OKC Fairgrounds.

Minutes for November 2015 Meeting

Minutes recorded by Angel

We had 16 members and 2 guests attending the November 14, 2015 meeting.  Check out all 8 of the Show & Tell items brought to the meeting on the guild website.  Thank you Tom for taking photos and posting them!

Our program was titled “Clearly a Bowl” presented by Jane Linn & Penni Jo Couch.  The dynamic duo of PJ & J provided many samples and clear directions!  Thank you ladies!

In the business meeting Deborah moved to approve the 10/10/2015 minutes. Wendy seconded and the motion passed.

Moving on to the officers reports:

Vice President Connie gave an overview of the upcoming programs:

  • December: Dirty Santa & Snacks
  • January:  Light Up Pendant with Lori
  • February:  Repair Clinic – bring clay items with problems / mistakes and the group will brain storm and offer ideas to repair or improve!

Angela sent the treasurer’s report. We have 25 paid members.

Bottles of Hope: Nance sent bottles and the new coordinator Angel took them home to clean and prepare for use.  Connie is working on getting some bottles from Deaconess Hospital.  She is also working on a place where we could donate them.

Librarian Jane brought up a question about Polymer Cafe and if the guild subscription had been updated?  Jane will check on that with Angela.

Old Business:

The question of offering early registration for retreat & or retreat classes to guild members was discussed.  No decision was made.

Tom says that he is getting things prepared to go out to ask for donations.  And a contract out to our guest teacher.

New Business:

We have two open offices, Vice President and Secretary.

Our next regular meeting will be December 12th, 1:30 pm at Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center on the OKC Fairgrounds.

Minutes for October 2015 Meeting

Minutes recorded by Angel

We had 12 members attending the October 10, 2015 meeting. Show & Tell was quite busy with the State Fair entries by our guild members and more!  Thanks to Tom the show and tell items are available to view on the guild website.

Angel demonstrated a blending and surface technique in an Aztec / Tribal style.

In the business meeting Angel moved to approve the 9/12/2015 minutes. Jane seconded and the motion passed.

Moving on to the officers reports:

Vice President Connie gave an overview of the upcoming programs:

  • November: Decorative Bowls with Penni Jo & Jane
  • December: Dirty Santa & Snacks
  • January:  Light Up Pendant with Lori
  • February:  Repair Clinic – bring clay items with problems / mistakes and the group will brain storm and offer ideas to repair or improve!

Angela gave the treasurer’s report. We have 25 paid members.

Bottles of Hope coordinator Nance spoke with Penni Jo about her availability in the near future and that it would be best to get a new coordinator.  Angel volunteered and will be our new BOH coordinator.

Librarian Jane reports that we received a new book from Julie Picarello, and 8 new molds from Best Flexible Molds!!

Six members brought inchies to exchange.

A major inchies discussion took place.  The following schedule came out of said discussion.

January: Winter Inchies

May: Spring Inchies

August: Summer Inchies

October was a raffle month.

Old Business:

  • Randee Ketzel Class:  The class was a success!  Considering travel, lodging, food, classroom and coordination of the class the total cost to the guild was $425.00.

New Business:

  • Deb Hart: Penni Jo spoke about having artist Deb Hart come to Oklahoma for a free demo.  PJ has communicated with Deb and she would be willing to come and teach us! PJ suggest we go to her website to check her out.  Her class is $45.00 and is longer in timeframe than our regular guild meetings.

Our next regular meeting will be December 12th, 1:30 pm at Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center on the OKC Fairgrounds.

Minutes for September 2015 Meeting

Minutes recorded by Angela

We held our September 12, 2015 meeting at the Moore Public Library, since our regular meeting space was hosting the Oklahoma State Fair. In attendance were 13 members and 2 visitors. We had many beautiful Show & Tell items (see photos here).

Connie presented our lesson, “Tea Light Jack-o-Lanterns.”

During the business meeting, we discussed the following:

Minutes from the 8/8/2015 meeting were approved, Marsha motioned and Katherine seconded the motion.

Vice President Connie gave an overview of the upcoming programs:

  • October: Angel – Aztec / Tribal Design Technique
  • November: Penni Jo & Jane
  • December: Annual Holiday Meeting
  • January: Lori – Name Tags

November is an inchies month; the theme is “Fall.”

Angela gave the treasurer’s report. We have 24 paid members.

There was no report from the librarian.

Webmaster Myra reported that she has added the 2016 retreat dates to the website.

There was no Bottles of Hope report, as Nance was not present. Since Nance has other obligations on our meeting days and is no longer able to attend, the group discussed whether we need a new Bottles of Hope coordinator. No decision was made.

Old Business:

  • Randee Ketzel Class: The upcoming class, “Jade, Turquoise & Cinnabar.” will be held October 3rd from 9 to 5. Supply lists have been emailed to those enrolled.
  • State Fair: Our group will be doing a polymer clay demo at the state fair on September 20, 2-6 p.m. Tickets and parking passes were distributed to those participating.
  • Salt Scrub: Those present were encouraged to take home some of the salt scrub left over from the retreat.

New Business:

  • Meeting Places: Connie asked that members keep an eye out for places (churches, libraries, etc.) to hold meetings for those times we are unable to meet at the fairgrounds (such as during the state fair). There was a question about whether the Affair of the Heart in February would conflict with our guild weekend, and if so, whether we should find a different location or reschedule for a different weekend. Angela said she would check on it. Angela also offered to look into a meeting space she had heard about in Midtown.

Reminder: October is a Raffle month.  Winners from August were Tom X2, Angela, Laura Connie X2, Penni Jo and Jane. They will bring the raffle prizes.

Minutes for August 2015 Meeting

Minutes recorded by Angel

We had 14 members and no visitors at the August 8, 2015 meeting. Many members brought Show & Tell items (see photos here).

The dynamic duo of Penni Jo & Jane presented “Harvest Moon Light switch Cover” designed by Penni Jo.    Together they presented a great project, with details, tips, techniques, directions, and patterns.  A BIG Thank You to both Penni Jo & Jane!

During the business meeting, we discussed the following:

Minutes from the 7/11/2015 meeting were approved, Tom motioned and Jane seconded the motion.

Vice President Connie gave an overview of the upcoming programs:

  • September: Connie –  Tea Light Jack-o-Lanterns
  • October: Angel – Aztec / Tribal Design Technique
  • November: Penni Jo & Jane

Connie opened discussion about programs for our future meetings. She suggested that we go over the guidelines for teaching projects seen on the internet, in books, picture tutorials etc.  Teaching is intimidating to members because the guidelines are unclear. Connie has struggled to get members to commit to teach due to these difficulties and wants the next Vice President to have an easier time of it!  She talked about “follow along projects” where the group is following published instructions or a picture tutorial together with the follow along leader offering their experience from having already completed the project.

November is an inchies month; the theme is “Fall.”

Angela sent the treasurer’s report. We have 24 paid members.

Librarian Jane reported that we received two magazines: Polymer Café and Polymer Arts. The molds discussed last meeting as a $25.00 purchase are to come next month.

Web Master Myra reported an issue with the website being unavailable; she determined it was due to a database problem. The issue has been resolved. A suggestion was made by Penni Jo to take down 2015 retreat info and put up new dates.

Bottles of Hope coordinator Nance was not present.

Old Business:

  • Randee Ketzel Class: The upcoming class, “Jade, Turquoise & Cinnabar.” will be held October 3rd from 9 to 5, and the cost is $70, which will include Randee’s $65 class fee plus $5 toward a box lunch.  The August meeting was the deadline for the class fee.

New Business:

  • A suggestion from Jane came up while we were discussing the Randee Ketzel class.  She suggested that the guild comp both the hostess (for home stay) and the organizer due to the amount of work involved. Angel moved and Marsha seconded the motion, all were in favor.
  • 2016 Retreat: Tom spoke about Lindly Haunani who will be our guest speaker for the 2016 retreat.  Class project photos were passed out to be voted on.  Members were asked to pick three.
  • State Fair discussion: Demo, which is September 20, 2-6 p.m. a sign-up sheet was passed around and 4 people signed up. There will be a Polymer Clay Creations category in the State Fair’s Creative Arts Competitions. The deadline to register online (http://www.okstatefair.com/content/creative-arts-competitions) for that contest was August 15th. If you register after August 15th, there’s a late fee. All entries must be taken to the fairgrounds on September 12th or 13th.
  • Lori Luli talked about teaching at an upcoming meeting.  She asked the group if they would be interested in making a LED nametag like the one she worked on at the 2015 retreat.  The group was receptive to the idea.  Lori went over the cost ($4.00 per kit) and that she wanted to partner with someone for help with the design.  Many questions were asked.
  • Jane opened discussion about the hand scrub we had at the 2015 retreat.  The salt in the scrub will not stay in a gritty form for a long period of time, so Jane suggested that it be divided among the guild members.  All were in agreement and members were instructed to bring glass jars or plastic bags to the September meeting.

Reminder: October is a Raffle month.  Winners from August were Tom X2, Angela, Laura Connie X2, Penni Jo and Jane. They will bring the raffle prizes!!