Our July meeting was held at the Ridgmont again. It was a warm evening so we were greeted with a glass of bubbles and held our short EGM in the garden. The EGM allows the committee for the following year to be announced . We can then print our programme and then the committee and officers can be officially ratified at our AGM in September.
We moved upstairs to a bright and sunny room and the main event began, our annual meal. This year was a little more special as we are celebrating 30 years. With this in mind we invited along former members. I had organised little mementos in the form of Pearl Pobbles that were placed on the table. Judith had made a delicious cake.
The meal lived up to its usual excellent standard and i interrupted each table to request a photo. My battery was very low so i was in a panick to take as many shots as possible. It is dreadful to say that I was somewhat hindered by the very bright sunshine!!!!
NEWSLETTER – July 2014
News and Competitions
The Rose Bowl competition titles are “Something Old, Something New” for 2015 and “Under the Sea”, for 2016.
The members’ challenge for 2015 is “All that Glistens”. Also “Jewels” for Molly’s cup in September.
Exhibitions and Events
“ Pearls of Friendship”, our 30th Anniversary exhibition is starting Saturday 2nd August until 26th October. Val has passed this information on;
All pieces must be mirror plated unless going into the drawers. Should be with Val or Ann as of today unless you make specific arrangements with them. Work will be returned in Nov meeting unless you wish it earlier.
Stewards requested for Saturdays, ie Aug 2,9 15, 23,30 Sept 6,13,20,27 Oct 4,11,18 25. Jackie would also like help on Sat 13 and we need members to come to the opening and bring some stitching to do as it is the National Stitch Day. Parking on Sat in town is free. There are 13 dates to cover. If a couple of members or more would cover 1/2 a day each then the task will not be too onerous. Please give out needlecases and programmes to any genuine interest. Val has a list ready to be filled in or call her if you dont have your diary to hand.
Please make a note in your diary of the following event ;
The Northwest Regional Day for 2015 is being held by Chelford & North Cheshire Embroiderer’s Guild on Saturday 25th April 2015. See poster for further details.
There is a play day on Saturday August 23rd, starts 10.30 and finishes about 3.30pm. Please bring a packed lunch. Usual venue at Banktop Church.
Ann is in need of handmade Get Well or open greeting cards for sending to members if you have any to spare. If you have any items for the Sales Table please see Jackie Martin. Jackie also needs clear envelopes (like the ones cards come packed in) if you have any please keep them and pass them on.
Raffle prizes are always welcome. Please see Barbara Ryall if you have anything. If there are any library books you think would be suitable for us, please tell Sheelagh Madden. (An ISBN would be helpful)
If you hear of any interesting exhibitions or events that you think may be of interest, please let Brenda Brown know and details can go on the newsletter.
Don’t forget our blog address for Bolton EG is http://begstitchers.blogspot.com/ .
Also just a reminder that the Guild web address is www.embroiderersguild.com
The Northwest blog address is http:/firstname.lastname@example.org
A PLEA FROM ME, I HAVE A STEWARDS LIST WITH LOTS OF AVAILABILITY. PLEAS PHONE ME WITH A SPARE HALF DAY.ALSO LET ME KNOW IF YOU PLAN TO BE AT THE OPENING AND HAVE NOT SIGNED UP YET.