Tuesday, November 29, 2011
SASSI STRIPPERS QUILT GUILD MEETING
November - 17, 2011
Secretary Karol Guidry opened the meeting at 6:30 pm welcoming members & two guests.
President Linda Baumann was taking a final exam & Vice President Becky Fincher had surgery performed on her wrist and elbow that morning.
Treasurer Heidi Brochard reported a balance of $692.23 in the SSQG account
Secretary’s report was accepted as read.
Committee Reports were given:
Valarie Barth – Charity Chair – reported receiving thank you notes from:
Braveheart Children In Need, Inc., (braveheartchildren.org)
thanking us for the 8 quilts we made & donated to them that
will go into 8 backpacks for new children. The quilts will remain
will belong to the child who receives it always. School supplies,
toiletries, clothing (age appropriate) are also in backpack.
Lynn Clark, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity sent a
thank you note for the Wonky House Quilt the Guild made &
donated for their annual fundraising event. Eight quilts were donated
to HfH at our quilt show to be used in HfH homes being built in our
locality in the near future. A total of 9 quilts donated by SSQG
members in 2011.
Tabs – Becky Fincher – Please detach the flip tops from all aluminum soda, soup
juice, vegetable, etc. cans. Bring them in to be sent to Ronald
McDonald House to help with staff office expenses & allow
allocation of other funding to go into ill children& their families
facility needs & program supplies.
Jessie Comeaux – Unfinished projects – (UFO’s)
There are 10 players this year with a listing of 144 UFO’s to be
completed. The results of this year’s competition will be announced
at the Christmas Party. Thanks to Jessie for volunteering to conduct
opportunity for members to complete projects started & need a push
Valerie Valle – will report on the SSQG Blog in January as her report was
inadvertently not written on evening agenda, entirely fault of
Elsie Hamway – Christmas Party Chair – December 15, 2011 is the date City
Café is the place, located at the corner of
O’Neal Lane & George
O’Neal. We will gather & start the festivities at 6:30 pm. Please
bring a $15 quilting related gift to exchange & a hearty appetite.
Separate checks will be provided & our waitress’s name is
Please e-mail Elsie (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you missed the
Meeting & plan to attend so that she may have a # to let City Café
know approximately how many members & 1 guest plan to attend.
Thank you Elsie for making plans for the party!
Election of 1012-2013 SSQG Officers:
Members received one nomination from the floor for the office of
Secretary. Jan Delgehausen surrendered her nomination for that
office graciously in order to be able to enjoy being a participating
member at ease.
Valerie Barth was nominated & agreed to the assume the office of
Voting took place: The Incoming 2012-2013 SSQG Officers elected at this
President – Becky Fincher
Vice President – Jessie Comeaux
Treasurer – Heidi Brochard
Secretary – Valerie Barth
New officers will be installed at the January meeting & will find a
Description of their Duties in the forthcoming coming updated
SSQG Constitution & Bylaws.
Merlene Lewis presented the guild an idea for the guild to consider as a charity
Project for 2012 as noted in the Aug. 18, 2011 minutes deferred to
Nov. 2011 meeting for up or down vote by guild. She showed the
Bears in three sizes, which may be cut from her patterns, sewn and
stuffed with or with out (pattern supplied) faces drawn or
embroidered. A bow is placed around the neck for color.
The bears would be distributed to hospitals to be given to children
that are on their way to surgery, inpatients, emergency room patients,
babies, neonatal units, firemen, police, etc. to give comfort & caring.
Voting took place & passed unanimously. Merlene will contact
people to prepare need & acceptance of the little bears & report she
has completed her research.
Door prizes were won by Madelon Mitchum & Jessie Comeaux.
Thanks were given to Madelon Mitchum for sharing two notebooks
of patterns from her quilt room with someone who would like to have
them. One was chosen by Kalpana Parekh & the other was designated
a door prize.
Show & Tell was held.
Members shared things that had taken them by surprise & happenings
in their lives unexpectedly that made each day better.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:40 pm
Strip Collection is ended.
Our Christmas Party Thursday Nov.15th will take the place of our last
regular meeting for 2011. No minutes will be taken. Fun & a good time
will be had!
Members present were Valerie Valle, Valerie Barth, Merlene Lewis,
April Reeves, Jan Delgehausen, Elsie Hamway, Betty Braud, Andrea
Keith, Heidi Brochard, Karol Guidry, Jessie Comeaux, and Madelon
Mitchum. Guests were Kalpana Parekh & Renee Hoeprich who were
Invited to the Xmas Party & to join the guild in January.
The next actual meeting of SSQG will be Thursday January 19, 2012
at 6:50 pm at the Jones Creek Library.