Minutes for June 2016 Meeting

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Minutes recorded by Shirley

There were fourteen members and no guests present at our June 11, 2016 meeting.

Seven members brought items to show, including several child-oriented Bottles of Hope. Tom will post photos on our Yahoo and Facebook pages.

Program: Jane and Penni Jo taught a very clever method of building a signature cane around our initials. They distributed an excellent handout with detailed instructions and diagrams. These cane slices will make a great way to sign our work. Several members completed their canes with excellent results.

Business Meeting

Officers Reports:

Secretary: Wendy moved to approve the minutes for the May meeting, and Jane seconded the motion. The minutes were approved.

Vice President: Jane listed the upcoming programs:

  • July – Tsunami Cane with Lee Ann
  • August – Using Transfer Paper with Tom

Treasurer: We have 29 members, including three new people who joined last month.

Bottles of Hope Coordinator: Connie reminded us that we are going to begin providing Bottles of Hope for juvenile cancer patients through the Toby Keith Foundation. She urged us to focus on making child-oriented bottles. The organization serves about 100 children a year, averaging about 12 per month. Connie has had little cards made to go along with each bottle. The cards will tell the story of Bottles of Hope and list our Web address. Wendy will help deliver the bottles.

Connie also suggested that to prevent bottle lids from falling out, people make longer, deeper shafts on their bottle stoppers to support the weight of heavy lids.

Librarian: Jane reported that the book we ordered last month is not yet in. Tom and his daughter, Alex, donated a book on jewelry making, which contains a section on polymer clay. Penni Jo donated the tutorial that she uses in her beginner class, which teaches leaf, vine, and flower making. Thank you all for donating to our library.

Webmaster: Myra mentioned questions regarding who can join our regular Yahoo group, but no decisions were made.

Photographer: Tom has been uploading our meeting pictures on our Yahoo and Facebook pages. Penni Jo suggested we look into paying for Flicker Pro, which allows unlimited pictures.

Old Business: The dates have been confirmed for next year’s retreat, which will be held April 6, 7, and 8, 2017.

There was no new business.

Raffle/Inchie Swap: There had been some confusion about the possible overlapping scheduling of these two activities. Inchies will be exchanged four times a year (January, April, July, and October), with seasonal themes. It was decided to hold a drawing every other month, regardless of when the inchie swap is scheduled. Our next drawing will be in July.