Monthly Archives: May 2017

Meeting Minutes May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017 Meeting
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16 people attended.

Linda from Casting for Recovery was at the meeting to collect all of the fish that were made for donation to her group. Thanks very much to all that help make them, we collected 41, enough for both outings this year. In appreciation for all that our group does for them, Linda had a donation for us! Thanks Linda!

The treasury report was next on the agenda. I will not report the exact amount in these notes, but we are doing well. If any member not in attendance would like more details, they can contact Lisa D. for that information. We did make a little money on the selling of snacks at the Bead Affair, but the question arose as to the group continuing with this in future shows; is it worth it, do you have a better idea? Members think about this and let you opinions be known.

The Nebraska State Fair has updated their website for this year’s event. They have posted new jewelry groups for this year, giving people much more of an opportunity to participate! Follow this path to get there; www.statefair.org , then click on these tabs Get Involved , Open Class Domestic Exhibits and Results, Fine Arts. Check out the entry book to find a group. We encourage our members to get involved, it’s fun!

The Bead it Forward theme has been announce this year; Butterflies. That group is also asking for volunteers from around the country, they also have exciting changes in mind for the project, including donation of projects to local fundraisers across the country.
Check out their website. http://beaditforward.blogspot.com/

The bead creation Exchange was won by Trish! She received some tubes of beads.
Cindy M. is looking into finding another teacher for the group, if you have any ideas, let her know.

Prolific Beader of the month is Lisa D.

**The June meeting (6.27.2017)will be held at Panera Bread on 134th and Maple. The church is starting vacation Bible school that night and they need the facilities. Come join us, have a snack, have dinner or just join us for a beverage and get to know your fellow members tonight.
We are having an ornament exchange that night as well, this is optional, (kinda a Christmas in June thing).

Countdown! You have 9 months to work on the Bead Embroidery Heart group project. If you haven’t heard about it yet get in touch with Sheri W. for details. All entries will be shown in the next Bead Affair.

Think about joining group members at the Annual Bead Retreat in Griswold, IA this September. The sign up starts at the June meeting and there are limited spots available.

The meeting was adjourned and Lisa taught her Super Duo Seed Bracelet, a simple bracelet but with beautiful results.

Meeting Minutes: April 25, 2017

 

IMG_3559April 25th Beady Bunch Meeting
18 People in attendance, including 3 possible new members.
Mary
Valentina
Miss No Name! (Rhonna? or Ronna?)
WELCOME LADIES! We hope you decide to join us!

Reminder for those attending meetings: PLEASE wear your nametags, we have potential new members joining us and they don’t know who we are yet, I am sure they appreciate this welcoming gesture when joining a new unknown group.

The meeting started with the small review of the Bead Affair, the numbers and feedback was not in yet so it was a short discussion. There were great comments from Teachers and Vendors, we know how to do it right! The dates for next year are April 15th & 16th.
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Edna Perkins donations were due. Joni is taking all of the donations to the VFW in Council Bluffs so they can distribute for us. Thank You Joni!

Casting for Recovery projects are due at the next meeting, we want to have 40 donations (fish pendent) to give away at the nest meeting so the representative for this group doesn’t not have to make a return trip this fall.

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The Bead Retreat was a topic for discussion, it is coming up in September. The sign up for the outing will start at the June Meeting. We will have a signup sheets available for the attendance and meals starting at the June meeting. Keep it in mind, September will be here before you know it!

The Nebraska State Fair has information on their website now. If anyone would like to submit a piece for judging, think about doing it soon, the fair is at the end of August.

A new beading challenge was decided on. The challenge is to bead embroider a heart. For this challenge, you can do anything you want, a pendent, focal piece, earrings even a pin. Use your imagination! These will be submitted at the February 2018 meeting, so you have plenty of time to come up with an idea and work on it.
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The May project will be a Super Duo bracelet that Lisa will be teaching.

The random number generator picked Kathy to win the exchange, Cindy forgot to bring her piece so she will bring it in May.

Show and Tell pictures are up
Prolific Beader of the Month – Sheri ( really Cindy, only 1 piece, your slipping!)