FASA General Meeting Notes
Monday, October 13, 2014
Our October program, the Cob Web Sale, started promptly at 9:30AM. When the doors opened, we were greeted with a room full of tables decked out with irresistible items to buy. There were buttons and bows and beads; yarns and threads and laces; material of all sorts; grab bags full of surprise goodies; fashions, jewelry, and books. From a fiber artist’s perspective, if you needed something, it was there waiting for you to find it…and all at very reasonable prices.
We did have to stop our buying frenzies at 10:17AM when President, Phyllis Jordan, called the general meeting to order. The minutes of our September meeting (sent out in special e-mail) were approved as submitted. One visitor was introduced.
Budget – There was no discussion on the budget. it was approved as submitted.
New Business – Diana Kellerman informed Phyllis Jordan she was stepping down as Newsletter editor. Phyllis voiced a heartfelt thank you to Diana for all her hard work at this job. Joan Termini, Nominating Committee chairperson, presented Shirley Bugosh as a candidate for the position. Shirley has an impressive resume including strong internet skills. A motion was made and seconded to approve her as Newsletter editor followed by a unanimous vote of acceptance.
Phyllis also reported that Leila Reynolds had submitted her resignation as representative to the Texas Federation of Fiber Artists. No candidate has been identified to replace Leila at this time. Phyllis thanked Leila for her time and effort representing our chapter .
- October – CobWeb Sale
- November – Our speaker will be Barbara Schneider. Information concerning her workshop was published in the Newsletter.
- December – Christmas Pot Luck Party. No discussion yet on gift exchange.
- January – The meeting will be held at the Garden Center. We will be presented with a preview of the annual fashion show.
- February – program to be announced possibly a presentation of ecaustics…the latest hot new trend.
- March- Speaker will be Elin Noble at the Southwest School of Arts.
The first three meetings of 2015 will be held at places other than our normal meeting place here at the church.
Annual Show – Dale Jenssen reported she has a number of entries for the show at SAY SI. The opening date is November 21st from 5 to 8 pm. Entries will be judged by photos. After our November 10th meeting, the show judge, Barbara Schneider, will go to SAY SI for a final viewing of the entries. Dale is still encouraging as many entries as possible. It is a good way to show one’s work to a large audience.
Runway Show – Planning for the Runway Show is in full swing. As mentioned last month, the theme is Nature with several divisions (air, earth, water and light). Besides the glass containers mentioned in the last Newsletter, they also need 200 wooden paint stirrers. Garment submissions for the show will be accepted March 21, 2015 and accessory submissions will be accepted March 22. Garments will be on sale both days of the show but the items bought can only be picked up on Saturday. Dian Lamb said they also would like more people to volunteer as committee chairpersons.
Treasurer’s report – The treasurer’s report is published in the Newsletter. The financial review has been completed and it includes several suggestions for changes in the way we handle money. The final report will be published in the Newsletter.
Newsletter – Shirley Bugosh said she would continue to use the 25th of the month as the latest date to submit articles to be included in the next month’s Newsletter.
Texas Federation of Fiber Artists – Nothing new to report. Most of the activity has been tabled until the first of the year. Houston has said they are joining the Federation of Weavers rather than the fiber arts federation.
Community Outreach – Peggy Foerster reported the church has published a new list of needed food pantry items. They are looking to stocking holiday food items…canned sweet potatoes , marshmallows, canned milk, one pound canned ham. You can also donate by cash or check.
Guide Dogs of Texas presented FASA with an appreciation plaque for our help in making the dog jackets.
Education – The Institute of Texas Cultures is presenting an excellent exhibit of 46 quilts. Jean Peffers has viewed the display where she found several Houston Fiber Artist entries. If there is interest, Jean will set up tours for us. If 10 or more people go at the same time, we will get a special entry price of $4 per person.
Membership – Sue Corbett reported that 141 members have renewed their membership. A member directory will be published shortly.
Meeting was adjourned 11:02AM…and we all rushed back to the Cob Web sale which continued until noon.
Anne Winsett, FASA Secretary
October 23, 2014