Sunday, September 6, 2009

August 6th Business minutes

Anchorage Log Cabin Quilters, Inc.

ALCQ Business Meeting                                                                                    August 6, 2009
Call to Order:   10:30 am.  President Pam Harris presiding.            38 members present.

Minutes from the meeting of July 2 were accepted.

Treasurer’s Report:  Betty Bivins presented the July report; a copy of this report is on file with the Secretary.

 Committee Reports

Nominating Committee.  Nominee is still needed for the secretary position.

 Workshop: There are still four openings in the Larkin Van Horn Sept. 18 class.  There is a waitlist for the Sept. 19, 2009 class.

 Comfort Quilts:  Work meeting on July 30, 2009 was well attended and productive.  There are many assembled quilts that need to be quilted.  There is a question as to whether there should be a December 31, 2009, comfort quilt session.  Rosemary Slizs will ask about it again in September.

Quilt Show:  Ruthie Rasmussen and Rosemary Slisz asked members to sign up to help at the show and to let them know if you want to demonstrate.  Irene has received 20 quilts for the small quilt auction toward the goal of 60.

 Library:  Margaret Gingerich said the library has been inventoried, a new directory has been printed, and some items on the cart have been reorganized or relocated.  Missing books will be listed in the newsletter.


 Doris Rhodes showed a baby quilt made some 20 years ago for Stephanie Urda.  Guild members made “tooth” blocks and the quilt now hangs in the family dental office. 

 Program Coordinator, Judy Crosby asked to be notified if any small groups or individuals are willing to present a program for a day meeting in the upcoming year.

 Famous Quilter Classes.  Linda Postlethwait expressed concern about the upcoming class being opened to non-guild members too soon.   Committee member Jane Ferguson said this was done to help fill the class.  Mary Lee said our Policies and Procedures say classes will be open to the public 30 days in advance. 

 Motion by Kay Fiero and seconded by Diane Sewald:  “Add to Policies and Procedures that non-members who wish to sign up for a class be put on a waiting list and they will be notified 30 days in advance if space is available.”  Linda Parkhouse offered an amendment stating that non-members would be notified six weeks in advance.  Amendment defeated. Original motion passed.

 Alaska Fiber Festival will be held March 5 through March 14, 2010 in Anchorage.  Gail Ramsey offered information concerning the theme and challenges.

 Retreat Committee is looking for members to help with next year’s retreat.  Contact Cheryl Griffin.

 Other announcements were made regarding raffle tickets and other quilt show information, the State fair, membership dues, the Harte/Hertert show at Terra Bella, and the annual meeting to be held at 1st National Bank, September 24. Please read the newsletter for details.  Meeting adjourned at 11:35 a.m.


                        Respectfully submitted,  Darlene Appel, Secretary



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