May 2017 Meeting Minutes

Weavers Guild of Miami Valley met on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the John Bryan
Center in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Vice-President Rosalie Nelson called the start of
the meeting at 7:05 pm. There were 20 members, and 1 guest speaker present.

I. Minutes of April meeting were approved as published in the newsletter.

II. Treasurer Report – Becky Jarvi – Period ending April 30, 2017: PNC checking
account $5,898.38; Vanguard Account $18,012.92; Petty Cash $53.80 Report
filed for audit.

III. Programming Committee -Ellen Ottoson, Rosalie Campbell, Deborah Brown –
Silk Resist Dyeing workshop will be on Sunday, May 21 at 12p to 5pm at the
Hustead Fire House. June will be our Picnic and Weft-Over Sale at 6pm.

IV. Membership Committee – Kay Bertrand, Penny Marsh – We currently have
77 members. About 34 membership/address booklets have been picked up. The
consensus was to mail booklets to those who have not retrieved their booklets.
Please check your booklets for any needed corrections.

V. Library – Cathy Klenke – Deb Todhunter donated a box of books and catalogs
to the guild. Please return all library items for end of season audit.

VI. Publicity – Lois Pelekoudas – Nothing new to report at this time.

VII. Refreshment Committee – Lillie Burnette – Thanks to Antonia Harter for
tonight’s refreshments.

Vlll. Newsletter – Ellen Ottoson – One person receives it by mail, all others are

lX. Spinning Group – Leslie Edens – The next Spin-In will be at the Fairborn
Library May 18, 1:30 to 5:00pm.

X. Nominations Committee – Antonia Harter, Ellen Ottoson, Lois Pelekoudas –
The following people were voted in as officers for 2017-2018: Carol Baugh – President;
Rosalie Campbell, Leslie Edens, Ellen Ottoson – Co-Vice Presidents committee
for programming; Rena Conrad – Secretary; Karen Schnee – Treasurer;
Antonia Harter, Deneen Perry (of Yellow Springs) – Trustees. Penny Marsh
motioned for the slate of officers be approved, Becky Jarvi seconded the motion,
all voted yes.

Old Business

1. A sign-up sheet was handed around so members could participate at the guild’s booth,
set-up and take-down. It was decided we would meet informally at Young’s Dairy in late
August to discuss our plans for Wool Gathering.

2. Approved printing of guild brochures for the Mid-West Conference: 400 Color,
three-fold cost $252.80. They were mailed out to Indiana by Rosalie Campbell, cost

New Business

The Yellow springs Senior Center has requested that guild members participate
in their Arts and Crafts display and sale on January 2018. Motion made for guild
to participate by Ellen O. and seconded by Deb Belmaggio.


I. Clifton Arts and Music Event – Lois Pelekoudas. A space is held for any fiber
volunteers on August 25, 26, 2017. It is a fun event that a number of us attend
each year!

2. I-75 Yarn Crawl will be held in August 2017— Arlene Graham

3. The Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival was attended by Kathy Wright and
Antonia Harter who told us of what they saw and purchased.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:55pm. Refreshments were served by Antonia Harter.

Show and Tell (none)

Program – “Serti Silk Resist Dyeing” was presented by Gayle Sampson. She displayed
items she dyed through the years and ones she sells. Pictures taken are in
the newsletter.

Submitted by Carol Baugh, Secretary


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