Meeting Notes from May 3, 2011
The May meeting is the time of the Guild’s annual Board of Directors elections. Since our slate of proposed board members was not complete, we spent some time describing the responsibilities of the roles that were still open; vice president and charity chair.
The vice president’s main job is to stand in as acting president when the president is not able to attend meetings, and to organize the monthly programs and presenters. The charity projects chair presents a recommendation each year as to which groups might benefit from the donations of our very generous Guild members, and to promote and deliver those donations. After some discussion Davey Roberson, who has had several past roles on the Board, volunteered for the VP slot, and Liz Brown offered to take over the charity role.
The vote was unanimous to support the slate, and thus I can present our new Board:
- President: Heather Storta
- Vice President: Davey Roberson
- Secretary: Jorah Lavin
- Treasurer: Gina Barrett
- Charity Project Chair: Liz Brown
- Membership Chair: Rachel Eldridge
- Special Events Chair: (open)
- Past President: Jet LeBlanc
We are so grateful for the contributions of Cristi and Jeanie, who served on the Board with creativity, energy, and dedication. Thank you both for everything you do.
If you have any interest in helping out with special events, charity work, or web site contributions, leave a comment or send an email!
After the election we presented the awards for the Excellence in Knitting contest winners. In the new Professional category, the prize went to Tommy Smith for his amazing Yoda project, and in the Amateur category, Betsy Bond won for her wonderful pillow. We’ll have more details and photos of these projects soon. After several announcements of upcoming events (and more event details to follow in future posts), we enjoyed a wonderful presentation by Heather on bobbles, star stitches, nupps, and other Estonian and related lace stitches. Seeing the examples she brought with her was fun, and her explanations greatly clarified techniques that seemed very difficult at first sight.