Friday, March 2, 2012

February/March Newsletter

Feb/March 2012 WRPM Newsletter

Hello everyone!

March Meeting Reminders:  Meeting is March, 8th, starting at 7 pm.
It’s a business meeting – we’ll be going over the proposed by-laws changes.  Remember to bring in your favorite tool to share!
Hostesses are Meg Tryba, Betty Schmit and Becky Koehler.

Jean K. has passed on the info that we will be getting together at Stanton town hall March 9th and 10th to work on the raffle quilt.  Interested folks should come and have some fun!  More info to come at the March meeting

Do you need a new name tag?
I have the following I think that need tags – Debbie Eckerson, Debbi Biedler, Erica Olson, JoAnn Matter, Laurie Croone, Kathy Kloetzke(?)  Please email me as soon as you can so I can get the info to Sandy to do the order.

February Meeting Minutes:
January minutes approved.
Raffle basket – Try to keep the value at $15.  Kirstin Mehls won the basket and will bring it in for the March meeting.
UFO – #6
Stashbusters – Diane brought in fabric – use colors of the flowers – no brown, black or white.  10.5” unfinished.  Mary Pagel won the blocks and will bring in fabric to the March meeting.
Correspondance – Nancy Gehrman sent a thank you

Miscellaneous Notes – See attached info on a Janome for sale – see Erica if you have questions.  Donelle is checking on requirements for getting the 10% VIP discount at Joann’s.  Sunday, May 6th is a fundraiser for Grace Place – Quilt Speaker – info was passed around.

Committee Reports –
Non-profit – all changes needed to be mailed or emailed to Kelly by 2/20.  We will discuss the proposed changes at the March meeting – with final vote at the April meeting.  Meg reported on Liability insurance findings – right now, the leading bid is for a whole year of coverage costing $315.00  This would cover up to $5000 for our equipment and $1Mil for injury claims.  Discussion was had on the necessity of the coverage.  Members will be able to vote on the coverage with the by-laws changes.

Quilt Show – Theme is “A Classy Affair.”  We’ll be offering simple lessons/demonstrations. Start thinking of any demos you’d like to do. When looking at your quilts for the show, try to think of what lesson you learned while making it. We’ll have a special display of quilts (so no matter the age) that show special lessons.  Committee is also researching locations – just to see what is out there.

Please see the attached copy of the by-laws.  All proposed changes must be presented at the March meeting.  Here is what we have so far:

Article 1:
Addition of the following statement:
Willow River Piecemakers Quilt Guild is an unincorporated association and shall remain so by keeping gross revenues under $5000 annually.  To ensure protection of the members, officers of the guild and for the public which we serve, liability insurance coverage will be secured annually.

Article 5:  Committees
#2 – Membership committee – Eliminate this committee.  As written in the by-laws, one of the secretary duties is to manage all records. This has historically included one all-inclusive report of membership.
#6 – Fire Quilts – This should be changed to Caring Quilts.