Minutes-2016, January

RIVER VALLY ARTS GUILD MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES — 1/25/2016
CALL TO ORDER:  at 6:00 p.m.  at the Eagles Nest Coffee House by Nancy Z, President
MEMBERS PRESENT:  16.  1 Guest, Mary C.;
TREASURER’S REPORT:  On Hand:  $1,272.78.  Expenditures: ____.  Deposits: $228.00.  Balance as of 1/25/16 is $1500.78.   23 paid members.
SECRETARY’S REPORT:  December 14, 2015 minutes approved as submitted.
OLD BUSINESS 
We still are in need of monthly programs.  The sub groups are each responsible for taking one month.  In February we will have Jolene Timm of Stockholm who will be presenting Rug Braiding.  Donna will check with the Wabasha-Kellogg School to see if the scholarship that we gave last year will be used this year.
NEW BUSINESS
Suggestion for a Community Project for 2016 was discussed.  Projects with the schools, scholarship in another community, homecoming window decorations and Friday under the bridge make and take for the kids and a t-shirt scarf were some ideas mentioned.  Members should contact a board member before the board meeting on February 15, 2016 with ideas so that a list can be compiled for the RVAG February 22, 2016 meeting.  It was felt that we want to promote our group through support for the community with this project.  Angela pointed out that the reminder tab of the WEB Site currently includes some of the following events:  card making, wheat weaving, fiber festival at Chippewa Valley Museum and the WI Quilt Expo at Madison.  Please let her know if you have any other events that could be posted.
RVAG SUBGROUP UPDATES
MATERIAL GIRLS:
Will meet February 18, 2016 at 1:00 at Eagles Nest Coffee House.
WILD WOOLIE WOMEN:
They are putting together The Village Quilt.  Each member is designing their own traditional block.  They will meet February 3, 2016 at 1:00 at Eagles Nest Coffee House.
HOOKERS:
Will meet February 5, 12, 19, 2016, at 11:00 at Eagles Nest Coffee House.
NEEDLE PUNCH
Will meet February 16, 2016 at 10:00 at Eagles Nest Coffee House.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Reminder that our next meeting will be Monday, February 22, 2016.  Barb reported that Carol W. from Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery has yarn for sale.  UFO Sunday will be February 7, 2016 at Eagles Nest Coffee House.  Hope Gospel Mission of Eau Clare has wool clothing that can be used for projects.  There will be a Get It Done Retreat at the Woodland Ridge Retreat on February 23 through the 28 or for as long as you wanted to stay.  Contact Java Jan if interested.  There will be a hook in with Paulette at the Hudson House January 28 to the 31, 2016
SHOW AND TELL
Donna made wool hats from left over mitten material.  Sue showed some double sided knitting gloves.  Judith had completed her knitted vest and made some scarves and matching mittens.
PROGRAM
Donna R & Sue Demonstrated cutting t-shirts & plastic bags.  They showed several crocheted project that they had completed from t-shirt strips and plastic bag strips.
ONGOING BUSINESS REMINDERS
WEB INFO:  www.rivervalleyartsguild.org   Members Only Section password is:  2015buttons
ADJOURN: Motion made and approved.
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY:  Linda Kuisle, Co-Secretary