The Weavers Guild of Miami Valley, Inc. was organized in 1949 to promote interest in handweaving. Today the Guild is a non-profit, educational organization promoting handweaving, handspinning and the textile arts. The Guild offers educational programs in fiber techniques and processes and encourages artistic awareness and excellence in the textile crafts through lectures, discussions, exhibits, workshops and demonstrations.
This is my last column as President. I’d like to thank this year’s officers for their support of the Guild and for making my job pretty easy. Thanks to the program group, Ellen Ottoson, Deborah Brown, and Rosalie Campbell who put together a nice variety of programs and workshops. Thank you to Becky Jarvi for a great job in handling the finances. Thanks to carol Baugh for taking the minutes, and to those who filled in. Thanks very much to Kay Bertrand and Penny Marsh for taking over membership and producing a really nice booklet for us. And thank you Cathy Klenke for her ongoing role as Librarian. And of course , a huge thank you to Ellen for continuing to put out a great newsletter (and hounding me to get these columns in). And thank you to Lois Pelekoudas for taking on the publicity job. Membership is up! Thank you to Leslie Edens for setting up the Spin Ins. We had fun. Leslie is going to take over the Webmaster job so that Deb Brown can step down. Deb and I thank you.
I think we have a wonderful group of officers for next year, and I wish you all the best.