Dear Guild Members,
For those of you who were not at the June meeting, or have not heard through the grapevine, we have sold our house and will be moving at the end of next week (July 6th). We have found a house in Carthage, which is 25 minutes from where our daughter, Caitlin, lives. Our other daughter, Shannon, has also decided to move out in that area. Eileen teases me that we are going to turn into the Cartwright family from the Ponderosa! Joyce Dimock has agreed to assume the duties of president for the remainder of my term. She was installed at the June meeting. I’m sure she will do a great job until the next president begins her term. Thank you, Joyce!!
The Nominating Committee has been selected and they are going to work on suggesting nominees for our next President and Treasurer. If you have someone you would like to suggest or you would like to volunteer yourself, you can contact Jan Willis, Mary Henris, or Nancy Smith. They will present their nominees at the October guild meeting.
At the last meeting, we tabled the discussion about whether or not to join the Quilts of Valor organization. Please take a few minutes to look at their website and familiarize yourselves with their program and procedures, so you can make an informed decision, when it comes up for discussion again.
Let me remind you that Jan Willis only volunteered to do the newsletter temporarily. I had planned to resume those duties after serving as President. Since I’m moving away, it doesn’t make sense to be responsible for a job such as that. The guild needs someone else to step forward and take over doing the newsletter after Jan steps down at the end of the year. It’s a good behind-the-scenes job that is an important one. Please consider helping us out in this area. Please contact Jan or Joyce, if you are interested in being the editor of the newsletter.
In closing, even though Colin and I are excited about being closer to our children and grandchildren, it’s hard to leave friends I’ve known for so long. The Crystal Coast Quilters’ Guild will always hold a special place in my heart. I’m not going to be so far away though that I won’t be able to make it back for some visits, or have some visitors! I’m sure we’ll cross paths again. Until then…keep stitching!