The evening meeting this Thursday is also the AGM- so don’t forget to come, if you are able, so we have a quorum.
Meeting is 7pm, for a 7.30pm start, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub.
All the usual meeting fun- lucky door prize, badge draw, raffle and show and tell. Library is open before and after the meeting in the CQ room. Don’t forget to stay and chat over a cuppa and check out the show and tell.
If you are thinking of doing the Intro to Dyeing workshop , you need to have enrolled and paid at this meeting.
Don’t forget memberships are now overdue (due on 1 Jan)- you need to be a member to participate at the AGM and to exhibit and sell at the exhibition.
The first evening meeting of the year is on Thursday 4 February, 7pm for a 7,30pm start, in the Cook Community Hub Hall. This is sit down formal meeting (as opposed to the sit and sew meetings held in the daytime).
There are two special attractions at this meeting:
- there is a library fund sale. Excess books, DVDs and patterns from the library will be for sale in the hall, as well as donated books magazines and patterns from members. All money raised goes to future library purchases. It is not too late to donate items – just put them in the library returns box in the days leading up to the meeting or give them to librarian Beth on the night. Don’t forget to bring some money to snap up a bargain!
- teachers and sponsors let us know there plans for the year – classes, workshops, fabric releases, sewing machines etc.
There is the usual fun at the meeting – announcements, lucky door prize, name badge draw, raffles as well as supper after the meeting.
You can join or renew your membership at the meeting. Membership is from 1 January to 31 December each year, so renewals are now overdue! You need to be a financial member to stand for committee or vote at the AGM on 3 March. You also need to be a member by 31 March in order to exhibit and sell at the Annual Exhibition in August.
Image in banner is “Oyster Catchers II – The Shoreline” by Beth and Trevor Reid
The CQ library will be holding a book and pattern sale at the evening meeting on Feb 4. The library is being culled of older or duplicated books, patterns and DVDs and these are being offered for sale to raise funds for the library..
To assist in raising fund for new books your donations of relevant books, patterns and DVDs are welcome (NO magazines thanks). Donations can be left in the returns box of the library. The CQ room is open for Resolution Week until Sunday 17 January, 9.30-4, plus after the Wonderful Wednesday and Friendly Friday meetings next week as well as during the Australia Day extra long weekend sew-in 22-26 January. So there are lots of opportunities to drop off a donation!
The online version of the December issue of Connecting Threads was delivered to in-boxes this afternoon. Those members who receive a print version should have received it in the post this week.
The AGM was held tonight and here are the members of the committee:
President: Helen Rose
VP: Marcia McKinnon
Treasurer: Linda Magee
Secretary: Joanne Barraclough
Exhibition Coordinator: Jan Gordon
Membership Secretary: Cornelia Reppin
Publicity & Sponsorship Officer: Karen Brown
Librarian: Beth Clary
Communications Officer: Cecelia Kaye
Workshop Coordinator: Anne Meuronen
Committee Member: Wendy Hirst
Thanks for stepping forward to run our organisation and thanks to the outgoing committee members.
Good news – the casual vacancy of the secretary position has been filled by Jo Barraclough. Congratulations and thanks Jo for stepping up to fill this position.
Unfortunately our Secretary has had to resign her position, and so this position needs to be filled as soon as possible.
As those in attendance know the AGM had to be adjourned on 5 May. We didn’t get the required quorum. It will now be held on 3 May – so please come along. There is very little business to be conducted and it is usually over in 10-15 minutes. We still have a vacancy for the Treasurer position, all the other positions have nominations.
As an added incentive on 3 may our guest speaker will be Wendy Saclier, life member and one of the founders of Canberra Quilters. Come along and here about Wendy’s quilting journey – including the joint quilts she made with her mother Vivienne.
At the evening meeting we normally have a couple of people at the welcome desk – getting members and guests to sign in, collect their lucky-door tickets and to answer any questions.
This role is a fun one – you get to meet with lots of people, and is usually taken on by a friendship group. The team that has been doing it for a while now are retiring from the role and Canberra Quilters committee are seeking someone or another friendship group to take over. If you are interested please contact the President, Melinda.
Our next evening meeting is on Thursday 2 February, 7.30pm start. This is the teachers’ and sponsors’ night- so come along and see what is on offer this year.