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Minutes for June 2015 Meeting

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Minutes recorded by Angela.

Penni Jo began the meeting by greeting our 5 guests.  We then had “Show & Tell.” Connie brought inchies from the retreat, finished retreat items, tools and supplies, a Bottle of Hope lid idea, and light-up pumpkins. Penni Jo brought stencils. Tom brought a Sutton slice tin and a Bottle of Hope with a screw-top lid.

Laura presented our lesson for the day, a herringbone cane inspired by Matt Kernan’s project on the Polyform site. She made available small metal tins to cover, and the resulting projects looked great. Thank you, Laura!

During our business meeting, we discussed the following:

Previous meeting minutes from March 2015 were approved, with a motion by Jane, seconded by Angel.

Vice President Connie gave an overview of the upcoming programs:

  • July: Earrings with Kay
  • August: Instructor Needed
  • September: Light-up pumpkins with Connie
  • October – December: Instructor Needed

Inchie swap: Our next inchie swap will be in July. The theme is intentionally broad — summer, summer holidays (America, red/white/blue), vacations, etc.

Angela gave the treasurer’s report. We have 23 paid members.

Old Business:

  • Randee Ketzel Class: Penni Jo gave an update about Randee Ketzel’s upcoming class, “Jade, Turquoise & Cinnabar.” The class will be held October 3rd from 9 to 5, and the cost will be $70, which will include Randee’s $65 class fee plus $5 toward a box lunch. (Kay moved, and Marsha seconded, that the guild cover any additional lunch fees above the $5/person.) Those interested in attending should contact Penni Jo to sign up. Class fees (cash or check made out to Central Oklahoma Polymer Clay Guild) must be paid by August 8th.
  • 2015 Retreat: We had a brief review of the retreat. Connie asked about holding it at a different place in the future, such as a church retreat grounds where food would be provided (by someone other than hard-working guild volunteers). Discussion ensued. Connie offered to continue to search for other options.

New Business:

  • 2016 Retreat: Tom shared the good news that our 2016 retreat guest artist/teacher will be Lindly Haunani. We will be adjusting the schedule (dropping a demo, extending the hours of the class) to allow more class options. There have also been discussions about moving the auction and changing its format.
  • State Fair Polymer Clay Competition: Angela reported that the creative programs manager from the Oklahoma State Fair asked whether the guild wished to continue sponsoring the Polymer Clay Creations division in the Creative Arts competition. They sent us a new contract, with wording that concerned Angela. Since the contract would have needed to be signed prior to the group’s meeting to discuss, Angela emailed the officers. They decided that it the return on investment was not sufficient to continue sponsoring the division. The new competition guide is out, and there are no changes to that division except that we are no longer listed as the sponsor.

We held our raffle, with winners Marsha, Tom, Angel, Victoria, Debbie and Angela. They will bring raffle prizes for our next drawing, which is in August.

Our next regular meeting will be July 11th, 1:30 pm at Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center on the OKC Fairgrounds.