Your tireless Board and Advisory Council members met before Saturday’s meeting to work on the business of the guild.

1. Fundraising: the guild will be doing some fundraising in order to bring in more speakers. Money is also needed for giveaways.

  • Feel free to donate (talk to Claire). The guild is a 501(c)(3) organization and you may get a tax deduction.
  • If you are interested in being a vendor chair, talk to Lynette, Gerre or Ruth about soliciting from local and online shops for money and prizes.

2. Sew Days: a tip jar will be out on Sew Days in order to give a donation to the church for use of the space. Next Sew Day is April 2.

3. Calendar for the year is on the blog.

  • There will be June Workshop with Latifah Saafir. Some things about this are still up in the air, but check back for details, which will soon be announced
  • Demos: July, September, November 
  • May, June raffle
  • June – Destash party

Other possible ideas are: member trunk shows

4. Possible teachers – Angela will follow up

  • Mel Beach
  • Pam Rocco 

5. Retreat: venue found, signups soon. 34 spots will be available

4. Charity: new blocks in July

  • Michelle is keeping track of donations

5. Membership: Annemarie and Claire work together to keep the membership rolls up to date

6. Treasurer: taxes done, budget discussed.