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Minutes for September 2016 Meeting

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We had 18 members and 1 guest at the September 10, 2016 meeting. We held this meeting at the Unity Church in Warr Acres, since our usual meeting space was busy with the upcoming state fair. The fellowship hall where we met was nice and spacious — thank you to Unity Church for allowing us to use it, and to Connie making the arrangements for us.

Show and tell items included name tags from last month’s lesson, hollow beads, Bottles of Hope, mud cloth pattern necklace, recipe holder, an angel, and a turtle box. Thanks to Tom, photos of these items are available on our Facebook page.

Our September program was “Pumpkin & Fall Leaves Box,” presented by Chris Crossland and Karen Humphreys. Our teachers were extremely well-prepared and very generous with instructions and extra supplies.

In the business meeting, Laura moved to approve the August minutes. Lee Ann seconded and the motion passed.

Vice-President’s Report: Jane gave an overview of the upcoming programs:

  • October: Marsha and Deborah
  • November:  Angela – carving & fortune cookies
  • December:  Party / Dirty Santa

Treasurer’s Report: Angela gave the treasurer’s report. We now have 31 members.

Bottles of Hope: Connie thanked those who had donated Bottles of Hope. She encouraged us to continue making them, especially bottles for kids, as we hope to donate about 12 per month.

New Business:

Jane gave a report about Penni Jo, who has undergone several medical procedures, but is doing well and hopes to leave the hospital on Monday. Jane collected cards to deliver to Penni Jo.

Old Business:

State Fair Demo: Angela handed out gate tickets and parking passes to those who volunteered to help with the state fair polymer clay demo, which will be held September 18th, from 2-6 p.m. Tom will bring the handouts and banner.

State Fair Polymer Clay Entries: Angela reminded attendees that their entries for the State Fair’s Creative Arts competition are due by Sunday, September 11th.

Deb Hart Workshop: Deb Hart will be our special guest teacher for a workshop on Saturday, October 29th, from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. It will be held in our regular meeting room at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center on the fairgrounds. The cost will be $50 and will include lunch. Attendees may also purchase a copy of the handout to take home for an additional $10.

  • After discussion, the group decided the class should be on Deb Hart’s turtle box.
  • Myra offered to set up an EventBrite registration form. We will post the link soon.
  • Angela will take & place orders for a Panera Bread lunch. She will need someone to pick up the order and take it to the class.

Retreat: Tom is going to get in touch with Karen Lewis to see about getting more details on class offerings. Myra has put up a preliminary page about the retreat.


There was no drawing or swap this month. Our next meeting will be October 8th, 1:30 pm at Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center on the OKC Fairgrounds. We will have our inchie swap, with a “Fall” theme. We will also have our drawing, so please bring a door prize if you were one of last month’s winners.