Minutes for January 2015 Meeting

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Minutes recorded by Angel.

We had 17 members and 1 visitor at our January 10th meeting.

Show and Tell included Penni Jo with samples of her experiment with the French Ribbon Effect, Angela with examples of the Cookie Cutter Box she will demonstrate at the February 2015 meeting, and Tom with the Jumping Jack Owl sample he was demonstrating at the meeting.

Our presenter this month was Tom, who showed the group how to make a Jumping Jack Owl! His instructions, handouts, and extras made the project one that could be completed during the meeting! Thanks Tom for a great project.

In the business meeting we did not have minutes to approve because Angel had lost them over Christmas. They have since been found and submitted!

Treasurer’s report shows we have 27 paid members.

Librarian Jane talked about the new Polymer Clay Magazine we received, and the upcoming challenge “All White” due February 28th.

Web Master Myra reported that the classes for the retreat were half full at that point.

Discussion about holding a position in the guild was brought up by Tom. Tom is ready to move out of the president position, and Penni Jo was nominated and she agreed to be the new president. Connie agreed to serve another year as vice president. Jane agreed to serve another year as Librarian with Lee Ann as co-librarian. Lee Ann also agreed to be part of the “team” for secretary, with Angel and Angela. Lee Ann also agreed to be co-treasurer with Angela. (Edited 3/2/14, per February meeting discussion.) Deborah wants to wait and serve in 2016.

We had 5 items for the drawing. The winners of the drawing were: Shirley, Wendy, Laura, Angel and Connie.

Vice President Connie gave an overview of the upcoming programs:

  • February: Angela – Cookie Cutter Box
  • March: open work time with a focus on inchies
  • April: Retreat – No Meeting

Connie wanted to discuss inchies and how the group felt about continuing to do them. Many suggestions were thrown around. Monthly, quarterly, seasonal and every other month were discussed. Tom suggested having a contest to encourage everyone to participate. No solid decisions were made.

Retreat Discussion: A question was raised about the convection ovens, Tom said they were purchased over Christmas.

We currently have 6 sponsors: Best Flexible Molds, AMACO, Nunn Designs, TFCU, The Polymer Arts Magazine, and Poly Clay Play.

Angel brought the bags TFCU donated to show the group.