Minutes – 2014, October

RIVER VALLEY ARTS GUILD Meeting: October 27, 2014. Meeting held at Eagles Nest Coffee House

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by Rheta Stears.

OFFICER INTRODUCTIONS

MEMBERSHIP: No report.

VISITORS: Karen Harris, Carol Wood and Lori Janson

TREASURER’S REPORT: On Hand: $1,728.67 Expenditures: $138.46

SECRETARY’S REPORT: Approved September minutes as presented via email and the website.

OLD BUSINESS: Decorah trip: Decorah Vesterheim Museum. There was much to see regarding Norwegian heritage. The tour was informative and those attending enjoyed the day.

Boutique update: Nancy Z circulated the sign up sheet and gave an update on the boutique. Set up will take place on the 20th of November after 2 PM. Bring tables, decorations, etc. to use for the display of merchandise. Sales tax is not collected separately so be sure to include it in your sale price. Posters will be updated on Friday, October 31 in the afternoon at the ENCH. Nancy will send an email with the schedules for workers. Get the word out. Word of mouth can be the best advertising.

NEW BUSINESS: Election of Officers:

President: May Mackey Faulkner

Vice President: Nancy Zimmerman

Treasurer: Barb Busch

Secretary: Pam Christopherson

Webmaster: Pat Boesel

Event (Program Coordinator) At large – sign up by members. Pam C will keep a record of the program information. Maximum of $50 per program. Each sub group will be asked to do a program. Sign up will take place at January meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:

RVAG SUBGROUP UPDATES:

MATERIAL GIRLS: Monthly the 3rd Thursday

WILD WOOLIE WOMEN: Monthly the 1st Wednesday

HOOKERS: Meets every Friday 11 AM. Paulette is sponsoring a hook in on October 12, 13, 14. Get details from Jan K.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Witches Walk on October 31st. Meet under the bridge

SHOW AND TELL: Donna: pillows

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 Ione and seconded by Mary F.

PROGRAM: DVD shown by Donna Richardson titled Sun City Picture House. Sun City Picture House is the story of Raphael Louigene, a young Haitian man who loves movies. Raphael works at St. Damien’s children’s hospital in Port Au Prince and every Thursday he buries the dead at the city morgue with Father Rick Frechette, a Catholic priest. In contrast to this horrific task Raphael and Father Rick have a hope and vision for Haiti’s future. The film follows their journey as they look for the light and love from within the darkness.

NEXT MEETING: November 24, 2014 December meeting will be held December 15. Gift $20 or less. Something handmade. Singing at 6 PM

NOTE: Board meeting at 1 PM on Monday, November 17, 2014 at ENCH

Respectfully submitted, Carol Krohse with huge thanks and appreciation to Yvonne and Jan K for taking great notes.

10/27/2014

Carol

cakrohse@wabasha.net

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