Minutes – 2014, July

RIVER VALLEY ARTS GUILD   Meeting: July 29, 2014.  Meeting held at Anderson Gardens

CALL TO ORDER:  The meeting was called to order by Mary M.


MEMBERSHIP:   20 members at the meeting

VISITORS:  Sharon and Nancy

TREASURER’s REPORT:   On Hand:  $1,867.13       Expenditures:  $75.00

SECRETARY’S REPORT:   Motion by Jan K., second by Barb T to approved July minutes as presented via email and the website.


Decorah trip: Gail presented and asked for two dates that would work for members.  It looks like a Friday in late September or early October will work for the majority of the members attending the meeting.  Gail will get particulars from the museum and report back at the August meeting.

Logo design: The new logo design has been approved my board members. The unveiling will be at the August meeting.

Boutique update:  The boutique is scheduled for November 21, 22 and 23.  MARK YOUR CALENDARS.  Signup sheets will be available at the August meeting.  We will finalize the donation idea at the meeting.


Open House:  Board talked about having an Open House in October to show the community the various artistic endeavors of our members and to encourage others to join our Guild.  Think about it and bring back ideas to the August meeting.

RVAG SUBGROUP UPDATES:  No updates for this meeting

MATERIAL GIRLS:   Monthly the 3rd Thursday, August 21 (opening day of State Fair)

WILD WOOLIE WOMEN:  Monthly the 1st Wednesday, August 6

HOOKERS:  Meets every Friday 11 AM


No show and tell for July.


If anyone would like to teach a community Education program you can contact Lori Dunigan.  You would sign up for a Spring date as Fall classes are already set up.

Announcements: Kristi Kropp is looking for volunteers to do small 15 minute presentations for the Maple Grove Assisted Living. These would take place during Senior Dining. Contact Kristi at 507-459-5766.

ONGOING BUSINESS REMINDERS:  Name tags are helpful for all of us.  They may be left at ENCH.

Meetings are the 4th Monday of every month (unless changed due to holidays).  The social time is 6 PM with meeting start time at 6:30.  A program follows the meeting.  Show and Tell starts about 6:15 and then will finish up after the meeting if needed.

WEB INFO:  Members only password is: rvag2014

ADJOURN:  Move to adjourn by Nancy Z, seconded by Anita S.

PROGRAM:  A tour of the beautiful garden at the Anderson.  What a perfect place to sit a spell and enjoy the beauty of the roses, hosta, day lilies, cats and ponds.  The tour was not complete without a visit to the new “outhouse”.  It was a perfect night for the tour.

NEXT MEETING:  August 25, 2014

NOTE:  Board meeting at 1 PM on Monday, August 18, 2014 at ENCH

Respectfully submitted, Carol Krohse



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