Minutes – 2013 August

RIVER VALLEY ARTS GUILD MEETING
Minutes of August 26, 2013

CALL TO ORDER
Evonne Kruger, co-president, called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.

NEW MEMBERS
One new member, Michele McCaughtry, (not in attendance).

TREASURER REPORT
No new activity, balance is $2006.73.

MINUTES
A motion was made to approve July minutes and seconded

OLD BUSINESS
Email list – please be sure to contact the secretary, Jeani Tentis, or co-secretary, Patti Emerson, with email changes or corrections.

Rheta S. is holding a sewing/pattern fitting class on September 18 and 19, 12:30, at her home. If you did not receive an information sheet and are interested, please contact Rheta S.

Irene S. passed around a sign-up sheet for Terry Dennis’ copper enamaling class. The class will be at his shop next month. For more information, please contact Irene S.

Patti E. spoke on behalf of webmaster, Pat B., requesting approval to continue and upgrade the RVAG website. Phase two will give us a private area for “members only” storage. A motion was made, and passed, to continue the website and funding of $117 in 2014 (and the following year if it gives us a better rate, at Pat B.’s descretion) and re-address at the end of that time.

Jan K. suggested we have a business card made up with our new logo showing the website address. Patti E. will follow up with Pat B. about implementing/using the new logo on the website. Rheta S. will check on card and printing costs and report back to the guild.

Jan K. said the chamber will advertise our Fall Boutique for us. She asked for a volunteer to chair the boutique. If you are interested, please let Jan K. or Rheta S. know, as soon as possible.

Jan K. declined on the suggestion from the suggestion box, that RVAG take care of the garden on the side of the coffee shop. She suggested, if RVAG wants to help with the rock garden project that she has planned for that space, she will be happy to let us know when it gets underway.

NEW BUSINESS

Corrine Y. of the Running Dog Ranch shared informtion about her learning center and upcoming events. You can find a link to her website on www.rivervalleyartsguild.org

Kathy Jo R. announced she is having a silk painting workshop with Erin’s Designs on October 7th and 8th, 9 -5 each day. She passed around the information sheet and you can contact Kathy Jo for more information at info@dragonflydreamsretreatcenterllc.com or call (work) 651-345- 5667 or (cell) 651-345-2764

ADJOURN
A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting.

SHOW AND TELL
Melody S.- two aprons
Jan H.- quilt, bag
Sue H.- quilt
Gail S.- two quilts
Marilyn B.- bag, counted cross stitch, heirloom quilt
Pam C.- fish leather for future projects

PROGRAM
Patti Fossini, from Strum, WI, shared her knowledge on rug making. She displayed her toothbrush rugs, braided rugs, and woven rugs.

REMINDERS
Please start thinking about volunteering for a position on the RVAG board for 2014. At our October meeting, we will be nominataing and voting on a new President, Vice-president, Secretary, Treasurer, Program Coordinator, and the new bylaws.

Visit our website http://www.rivervalleyartsguild.org often to stay informed. Interact with our River Valley Arts Guild Facebook page for status updates and feel free to “comment” anytime.

Next month’s meeting will be September 23rd and the program is “Icon Paintings” by Sandra Alaire.

Respectfully submitted by:
Patti E. co-secretary

Sent by email on August 28, 2013 to:
Mary Jacoby<mdjacoby@gmail.com>;Mary Johnson<girardrjohnson@yahoo.com>;Nancy Palmersheim<mn-palm@hotmail.com>;Judie Sage<jsage@nelson-tel.net>;Lynda Benson<lyndab03@gmail.com>;Shrley Plumb<shirleyplumb@gmail.com>;Melody Seifert<melodyquilts@yahoo.com>;jan hart<janhart@wabasha.net>;Alice Passe<apasse50@gmail.com>;Bev Hanks<bevhanks@wabasha.net>;anita stumpf<gastumpf@midco.net>;Bev Rice<bevrice1007@yahoo.com>;Barb Busch<buschbj@yahoo.com>;Carol Krohse<cakrohse@wabasha.net>;corrine_yng@yahoo.com<corrine_yng@yahoo.com>;Patti Emerson<paemer@wabasha.net>;Evonne Kruger<evonda@wabasha.net>;Jan Kasper<javajan@hbci.com>;Jeani Tentis<cjtentis@hbci.com>;Vicky Johnson<vicij@wabasha.net>;Kathy Arens<kathysarens@gmail.com>;Kathy Jo Rodester<kjrodester@yahoo.com>;Linda Kuisle<lkuisle@gmx.com>;Lori Drier<loriwhitesands@yahoo.com>;marilyn Bratager<marbrat79@hotmail.com>;Mary Mackey Faulkner<coachmary7@gmail.com>;Nancy Zimmerman<njzimm1@gmail.com>;Sally Neeb<sjnljn@wabasha.net>;Pat Boesel<patchworkhills@nelson-tel.net>;Rheta Stears<rmstears@aol.com>;Ron Carlson<cutagem@gmail.com>;Gail Schneider<dennis7.gail@gmail.com>;Irene Schultz<schultzmessages@yahoo.com>;Sue Ann Nelson<nutdut7@yahoo.com>;Sue Hampe<jshampe@gmail.com>;Barb Tentis<beej146@yahoo.com>;Carol Scott<cscottlsw@hotmail.com>;Marilyn Tiffault<mtiffault@gmail.com>;Donna Richardson<riverhouse111@gmail.com>;Jennie Lynch<jennieandmike@hotmail.com>;Kay Weingart<pkw@nelson-tel.net>;Norma Bulver<nbulver@gmail.com>;Pam Christopherson<pamchris@hbci.com>;Donna Ohl<dohl29packard@gmail.com>;Marietta Flanningan<flanz@wabasha.net>;; Jan Wise<janwise@hbci.com>;;Kelly Theuner<ktheun08@gmail.com>;

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