THE NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA SPINNERS AND WEAVERS GUILD
Hub Editor: Bonnie Crytzer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, August 3, 2008, from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The July meeting will be at Kindred Spirits. The Fourth of July weekend may cause a problem so we decided at our April meeting to have a knit get together at Sue's shop. Sue's shop is in the downtown area of Franklin.
The August meeting will be a picnic at Sue and Larry Spencer's cottage in the woods. Please bring a covered dish to share with everyone. If you would like to spin, bring your wheel and join in the fun. Sue has a pond if you would like to swim. It is always a fun-filled day. Bring your family and friends. Officers will meet at 9:30am for business meeting and to organize. The program following this meeting will be “A Surprise”.
DIRECTIONS: Contact Sue at email@example.com
Chinese Auction at the Picnic!
Clean out your stash and bring your unwanted treasures to the picnic at Sue Spencer’s house. To raise money to go towards workshops, etc, we are planning on having a Chinese auction. Five tickets for a dollar then put your tickets in the cup near the stuff that you want to win. Check out your stuff, see what you can part with, and then take a chance to win something to fill that empty space. It should be a lot of fun! Questions? Contact Bonnie Crytzer at firstname.lastname@example.org
July 5th - NPSWG Program Meeting at Kindred Spirits 10:00a.m.to-2:00p.m
July 15th - NPSWG Tuesday Spinning at Christ Church 10:00a.m.to 2:00p.m.
August 3rd - NPSWG Business/Program Meeting at our “Picnic in the Woods” 10:00a.m.to-2:00p.m
August 19th - NPSWG Tuesday Spinning at Crawford County Fair, Home Ec. bldg 10:00a.m.to 2:00p.m.
President Joanna McDermot called the meeting to order. The minutes of the April meeting were approved. Bonnie Crytzer gave the Treasurer’s Report: operating funds, $3059.38; Helen McCartney Scholarship Fund, $1563.90.
Bonnie provided information about a Titusville program and about an appeal to raise funds for Navajo who raise Churro sheep; she suggested that the sheep project might be a good choice for our Christmas charity.
welcomed new guest Cheryl Sluder. Joanna then announced the candidates
for elected Guild offices: President, Karen Fry; Program Chair, Bonnie
Crytzer; Treasurer, Bonnie Orr; Secretary, Ann Sheffield. The slate was
elected as a group. Jim Crytzer said that he would like to step down as
Hub editor;Bonnie Orr generously volunteered her husband John, who
remained ambivalent about the idea at the close of the meeting. Joanna
reminded everyone to submit Hub materials in printready
form; it is not the editor’s job to type or compose text.
Orr apologized to anyone she may have offended at the Northwest Wool
Growers by an offhand comment about fleeces; she clarified that
she meant only that there were no fleeces from
unusual breeds. She also brought up the idea of collaborating with other guilds to add different fiber animals (alpaca, rabbits, etc.) at the annual Wool Growers event (the Wool Growers themselves are restricted to sheep according to their charter). Billie Bookamer is pursuing a possible collaboration. Bonnie added that she will be getting a lamb soon from her usual Ohio breeder and that anyone interested in one of his fleeces should talk to her.
Joanna reminded everyone that our July “off-meeting” on July 5 will be at Kindred Spirits Yarn Studio in Franklin. The August meeting will be a pot-luck picnic at Sue Spencer’s home in The
Woods. Bring finished bags from the Guild challenge to the August meeting and we will vote on the winner! We will also have a Chinese auction. Family and friends are welcome at the picnic.
Elaine highly recommended the Coverlet Museum to anyone visiting the Bedford area (www.coverletmuseum.org).
Show and Tell.
Ruth Walker-Daniels introduced her cute new dog, C.P.
in ball-winding. Janet added that they make excellent pin cushions, also.
LOOKING BACK - LOOKING FORWARD
Can you believe it - that two years have whizzed by since I took my turn as your president? I can only say a loud "thank you" to all of you for your spirit and cooperation - and for putting up with my wooden gavel! I think we have had two good years, mainly because of the work of others -- all the other officers and all the members who are always ready to lend a hand.
Now we look forward to the next two years with the new officers you have chosen. All I needed to do was tell you what offices needed to be filled, and candidates came right forward to volunteer. You made my job very easy.
Our new officers will be facing some challenges, not only in keeping all our programs healthy, but we seem to be facing the problem of a home for our meetings - again! So I know we will all be ready to go on supporting our guild and our officers. We've found solutions to problems before and can do it again.
Meanwhile let's all look forward to our August meeting at The Woods. I will hand over my dreaded gavel to Karen, and we can begin to brainstorm ideas for our future meeting place. The Woods is always a great experience.
I'll see you all in August
I wasn't sure when the next newsletter comes out, but will go ahead and let you know about a couple events in Meadville that would like to have spinners spin. The first is "Rural Heritage Day" August 9 at the Baldwin Reynolds House for a special event and the other is for the Crawford County Fair, at the Home Economics Bldg. on Tues afternoon, August 19,
It has been my pleasure being your Hub Editor for the past five years. Thank you for all the support necessary to publish an informative newsletter. My final words of wisdom follow:
To the powerful women in my life -
Keep the faith!!!
Live your life in such a way that when
your feet hit the floor in the
morning, Satan shudders & says...
'Oh sh#*...she's awake!!
Bonnie and the Hub Staff
“From Gary Kline to the NWPSWG. Thank you for the use of our facilities for your group’s activities. We take the ministry of hospitality seriously and hope that your time here will be pleasant. We will gratefully accept your donation of $500.00 for the year 2009.”
This was in my mail yesterday. We will discuss this at the August meeting. Please check around and have some options to bring up and places to look into or check them out and bring your input into a new site. Consider meetings and storage.
have White or Grey or Brown one pound Roving Balls for $22 This wool is
a mix of Romney, Merino, and Arcot Chris McCormick 814-332-0335.
A friend of mine is downsizing and has some items for sale. Thought someone in the guild might be interested. Below is the information, if interested or want more information let me knowand I will give you contact information.
Sharon Reiland email@example.com
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