January 2009 Meeting Notes

Eight members attended our January meeting, when Lee Ann Kelley shared her “Swirlies” technique for covering three-dimensional shapes, such as boxes or glass balls. She brought some inspiring examples for us to see. Using our extruders, we made long strings of clay in our chosen colors and used them to create intricate designs to cover an object. Everyone seemed to love the process and several commented how relaxing it was. Many thanks to Lee Ann!
**Business Meeting:**
Vice President April G. reviewed our upcoming program schedule:

**February 14:** Soldered Cookie Cutters with Sue M.

**March 14:** Polymer Clay Bookmarks with Nance

**April 11:** Open
April circulated the list of suggested program topics, and the group brainstormed for more ideas. April will follow up on them.
**Other Reports:**

**Library:** Jane L. reviewed our newest issue of *Polymer Cafe Magazine*. Penni Jo talked about a good book that is not in our library; *The Art of Polymer Clay: Millefiori Techniques*, by Donna Kato.

**Bottles of Hope:** Coordinator Nance R. reported no new information. She will contact the PR Department of the hospital in Norman.

**Treasurer:** Angela reported a balance of $379.47 and a total of 13 members. She also reminded us that annual dues are due this month.
**New Business:**
The following **new officers were elected**:

**President:** Jane L.

**Vice-President:** April G.

**Secretary:** Shirley C.

**Treasurer and Webmaster:** Angela M.

**Librarian:** Jane L.

**Bottles of Hope Coordinator:** Nance R.

**Photographer:** Nance R.
**Announcements:**
Angela talked about the **DeluxeOK Craft Fair** to be held on May 9, at the Oklahoma State Fair Grounds in Oklahoma City. Applications are now being accepted for this juried event. The booth fee will be $30. More information is available at [http://www.deluxeok.net].
Penni Jo announced that she had 1-ounce bottles of high gloss polycrylic varnish for sale for $1.00.
**Library Drawing:** *Polymer Pizzazz*, from *Bead and Button Magazine* won the drawing and will be purchased for our guild library this month.
**Raffle:** November’s raffle winners brought items for this month’s raffle. January winners were Sue M. and Angela M. These winners will bring raffle items for the March raffle.
February will be a swap month, and the theme is Birds. Other upcoming swap themes are: April – Blue and June – Fruit.