It's been fun being president again and I'm looking forward to joining you at the Christmas party when our new officers are sworn in. I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.
1 - Sampler Group - Monday at 12:30 PM
18 - Board Meeting - CANCELED
2- Christmas Party - Thursday 6:00 PM at the Radisson Hotel
6 - Sampler Group - Monday at 12:30 PM
15 - Newsletter information due
17 - NO BOARD MEETING IN DECEMBER
There are no scheduled day meetings in November and December.
There are no scheduled night meetings in November and December.
In the October evening meeting Carolyn N. was elected Chapter President; Kelly L. was elected Chapter Vice-President; and Karen V. was elected Chapter Treasurer. The position of Region Representative remains open at this time.
Some of our members are allergic to or sensitive to perfumes, aftershaves, and other scents. Our EGA meetings will be perfume/aftershave/scent-free out of consideration for those who have sensitivities.
On December 2, we'll once again return to the Radisson Hotel on Ann Street. A cash bar will be available at 6 PM, at 6:15 PM the Annual Meeting with the election of officers will take place, and dinner will start at 6:30 PM. The evening will conclude at 9:30 PM. The committee is hard at work planning fun and surprises. If you plan on participating in the ornament exchange, you will want to start deciding on what pattern you will want to do. We will again collect mittens, hats, and scarves for those in need. The menu choices are listed on the reservation sheet. (See your email or US mailed newsletter or the Sept-Oct issue on our blogspot for the reservation form.) While the original date for reservations was November 1, Alice R. has agreed to accept them until November 5. Please contact Alice to let her know your reservation is coming.
STATUS OF AM MEETINGS
Margie S. has written a thought provoking essay which she has asked be shared with you via the newsletter so that the questions she raises can be discussed by the chapter members.
For several years now, we've watched as attendance at the AM chapter meetings declined and attendance at the PM chapter meetings increased. Over this same period, the AM group has not had a program chair. Instead, the AM group has had a sign-up sheet where members volunteered to provide a program for each of the monthly meetings. This past September and October no program was provided and, as a result, only 5 members attended in September and 3 members in October. We're at a crossroads now and need to address what we should do about the AM meetings. Do we want to return to members volunteering each month to provide a program? Could we agree on a project (such as a Group Correspondence Course) that would carry us through 2011? Should we go to stitch-in status and remain at the church or rotate among homes? These are questions attendees of the AM meetings should think about and talk about with other members. Rather than watch the AM meetings dwindle to a painful end, let's take this issue in hand and make a decision about the direction we want to go in.
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EMAIL ADDRESS CHANGES
Please note that the email addresses for Annie B. and Margie S. are incorrect in the member directory. Please contact them or refer to your emailed or US mailed newsletter for the correct information.
EVENING GROUP - 2011 ACTIVITIES
Habitat Samplers. A copy will be supplied in the January newsletter (via email or US mail - not on the blogspot). The following supplies are needed: DMC 912; DMC 798; 12" by 14" white or off-white 14 or 28 count even weave fabric; usual stitching supplies; and pattern.February
Kissing Pillows for our soldiers. The pattern and needed supplies will be in the next newsletter.March
We will make the tags for the thread holders. Supplies needed will be provided at a later date.April
Possible waxer pocket.
EVENING GROUP HOSTESSES
To be determined
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY REMINDER
The Needle Arts Quarterly offerings are still available through November. They are:
**More Options in Hardanger ($51)
**Color Play ($55)
More information can be found by calling (502)589-6956 or on the EGA National Correspondence page: www.egausa.org/html/correspondencecourses.html
Our chapter newsletter is provided to our members in different ways: through US mail; via email; and online at www.ega-ggr.blogspot.com When you can't access your email or find your newsletter, you can always find our newsletter online at our blogspot.