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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