Beady Bunch Meeting Minutes for Jan 25th, 2011
The meeting was called to order by President Chris Johnson with 12 members present. The November minutes were approved.
Old Business: Discussion of the April 9th Bead Bazaar. Joan asked for volunteers to help with promotion of the event. Lisa offered her list of media contacts.
Judy Citta gave her report on possible national instructors for this year’s workshops. Judy Walker will teach the weekend of Aug 20th and 21st. Judy C. will email out the projects for us to choose from.
Judy mentioned Diane Fitzgerald as a possible teacher for spring classes and read a list of her fees. Lisa made the motion to hire Diane as the spring class instructor. Julie seconded it and the motion carried. Suggested dates are April 2nd and 3rd, or April 30th and 31st, 2011. Judy will confirm dates with Diane and send out pictures of class offerings.
Chris reminded us to be working on pieces for the Edna Perkins project for May. Bring your pieces to the April meeting so they can be delivered to recipient in May.
Bead Bazaar: Joan Duggan Chair, Lisa will help with contacts.
National Teachers: Judy Citta Chair, Gail will assist. Julie will help with contracts.
February Denise will teach beaded earrings. Instructions on website.
March Barb will teach peyote necklace
April Joan, fused glass
May Christy, beaded watches with interchangeable bracelets
June Lisa, safety pin jewelry
July Julie and Lisa, Viking knit
New Business: Virginia reported that there is a new bead store opening on Febr 5th in Fremont called “One of a Kind”.
Judy Citta announced that she and her husband will be moving to South Dakota very soon. We will miss you greatly Judy! Good luck in your new home…and don’t forget that you invited us to come and visit!
The meeting was closed and followed by show and tell.
Denise Stahl Secretary
Lightening Bolts Pendant and Earrings
- One tube of delica seed beads any color
- Crystals to match for dangles – 3-4Mm
- Basic bead supplies –
- needle size 12 (small enough to fit though delicas)
- thread or 4lb test Berkleys crystal fireline.
Greetings from Diane Miller-Grulke
Nominating Committee Report
The Nominating Committe was made of Joni Stinson, Chair, Lisa Dryden, and Julie Overby. The Nominating Committee met on August 11, 2010 to prepare a selected slate of officers for the coming Beady Bunch year. The slate of officers suggested by the Nominating Committee is as follows:
President Chris Johnson
Vice President Julie Overby
Treasurer Lisa Dryden
Secretary Denise Stahl
This slate will be presented at our August meeting. Please know that nominations will also be accepted from the membership at large at the meeting should there be those who would like to nominate others. In the event that no other members are nominated from the floor, a motion will be made to elect this slate by unanimous consent.
Chairman of Nominating Committee
BEADY BUNCH MEETING
April 27, 2010
President Virginia greeted all and welcomed the seven visitors.
Christy gave the treasurer’s report. The club received a sizeable check from the Nebraska Bead Society. This was our portion of the profit from the bead bazaar. The club bank balance was reported. Should you have need of the exact figure, contact our treasurer.
Everyone was happy with the Bead bazaar this year. It was a better show than last years. Charlene Weyland suggested the club have an easy demo project. This year it was a Dutch spiral, and Charlene heard people saying it was too hard to understand. Next year we will have simple demo for beginners.
Members brought their bead projects for the Edna Perkins Project. There were many nice jewelry offerings. Silki took pictures for Joni to put on the website. In Joni’s absence, Lisa took the gifts and will get them to Joni to distribute before Mother’s Day. Thanks to all who contributed.
Virginia reminded members about the workshop in September with Nancy Meinhardt. New members can go to our website and see the two projects the club picked to do. Discussion was started over the cost and how much members will pay. Secretary Pam asked to table the discussion until she could look up back minutes.
Denise Stahl suggested the club have a discussion time that would help other members solve problems or have questions of seasoned beaders. Denise made a motion that the club has an open format discussion, up to 10 minutes long, after the business meeting, seconded by Gale. Motion carried.
Judy Citta will be doing the monthly project next month on wire wrap and findings. Judy will send out an e-mail tomorrow on tools and items needed for the class.
Show and tell was presented.
Pam Elledge Secetary
BEADY BUNCH MINUTES
February 23, 2010
We welcomed two new members that came to the meeting Char and Silki.
TREASURERS REPORT: Christy reminded members that dues for 2010 are due. She paid the church and man that unlocks for us. She reported the total balance of our account. Should you need this information, please contact Christy.
OLD BUSINESS: The Bead Bazaar will be April 10, 2010, at the Westside Community Center. Joan needs people to sign up to be workers. This is the clubs biggest money maker for the club. Help will be appreciated. We will set up an information booth for the Beady Bunch Club.
Rings and Things will be at the Holiday Inn Central, March 22nd.
“The Edna Perkins Project” was reported on by Joni. A motion was made by Barb to give the jewelry made for the project to the V.A. and Catholic Charities. Seconded by Lisa, motion was carried. Joni will bring beads for the project next month. Joni reminded members to check out the web site about “product of the month.”
NEW BUSINESS: Lisa shared her new project. She is having Gold Parties. She comes to people houses and buys their old and broke jewelry and pays people so much an ounce for it. She handed out business cards.
List of future club meeting projects:
March: Circular square stitch-Chris Johnson
April: Dutch Spiral-Joan Duggan
May: Wire Wrap findings-Judy Citta
June: Flag Bag-Lisa Dryden
July: Wire wrap part 2- Judy Citta
Show and Tell was held.
Pam Elledge Secretary
October 27, 2009
President Virginia would like to make an amendment to last month’s minutes. The minutes read “Gail May volunteered to find housing for Nancy after the first of the year.” Amended to read “Gail May volunteered to find a meeting room for the Nancy Meinhardt class, after the first of the year.”
Treasurer Report: Christy read her last report. Should you have need of the current balance, please contact Christy.
The Bead Bazaar will be held April 10, 2009. Joan will keep us informed as time goes on.
Library: Barb would like all teachers to give her a copy of the monthly projects they teach. She will make a booklet of all the projects to have in the library.
Joni put out a numbered paper with pictures of the Nancy Meinhardt classes. Members were to vote on two of their favorites. Next month the numbers will be tallied
The club discussed future monthly projects they were interested in.
The January meeting will be our Christmas party.
February Gail will show us how to make shrink plastic name tags.
Member discussed the Bead & Button bus trip to Milwaukee. It was decided to leave on Thursday and return home on late Saturday. Barb volunteered to find some housing and bus prices.
Lisa showed us her November Christmas ornament project. Members were sent instructions via e-mail. Lisa handed out extra copies to anyone needing them.
President asked members if they would be interested in taking another Charlene Zweerink (5 Z’s in Lincoln) class. After much discussion it was decided, Virginia will contact Charlene and get a list of classes she could teach in the spring.
Joan Duggan did our class on Color Theory. It was very well presented and we all learned a lot. Thanks Joan.
Show and Tell was presented. Item shown will be added in a different article.
Pam Elledge, Sectetary
BEADY BUNCH MEETING
September 22, 2009
Treasurers Report: Christy reported on our bank balance. Specific amount can be obtained from the Treasurer if you have need of that information.
The President announced that Joan had contacted Nancy Meinhardt about workshops. We will have a couple of classes September 25th & 26th 2010. There will be two 1-day classes. The teacher would like to have 12 in the classes. She would go to 18 if needed, for $25 per person. Gail May volunteered to find housing for Nancy after the first of the year. Joan printed seven project sheets that Nancy offered. Please go to www.nancmeinhardt.com and pick two you would like to make. Write down the names and give them to Joan.
Here is a list with the names of the projects
3 Izzy & Lucy Bracelet
4 Nedebele lariat
5 Free form vertical netting
6 Deneen’s Necklace
7 Museum bracelet
Remember the Lincoln bead show is October 10th, 10a.m. To 5p.m. Joan passed out discount passes
Virginia is looking for someone to be a greeter at the meetings to welcome visitors and new members. If you are interested see the president.
Next month Joan Duggan will be doing her Color Theory. Lisa will be doing the November project.
Joni would like to have a “vendor of the month” feature on the website. So members be on the lookout for a vendor you have dealt with and would like to make vender of the month. This month Joni picked www.SoulofSomanya.org Joni brought some beads for the site to show members.
Joan judged the bead challenge she had members complete. There were lots of wonderful projects. Pam Elledge got 1st, Chris Johnson got 2nd, and Denise Stahl 3rd. Congratulations to all.
Show and Tell was presented.
Respectfully Submitted by Pam Elledge, Secretary.
MINUTES FOR BEADY BUNCH
May 26, 2009
Virginia opened the meeting at 7:00 P.M.
Christy gave the treasurer report. Should you have need to know the balance in our account. Please contact Christy.
Joni delivered the jewelry to Catholic Charities in behalf of our group. She said they were delighted. Joni goes above and beyond in her presentation of the items. Thanks Joni, for your work!
Lisa reported for Julie about the Rose project from 3 Z’s in Lincoln. There was discussion on exactly what would be taught. Lisa will get with Julie and report back next month. All remaining motions were tabled until next month.
Joan will bring us up to date on the national workshop with Diane Fitzgerald next month.
Library: Barb bought three new books on kumihimo. Members are encouraged to check out books from our library.
It was great to see Diane Miller-Grulke at the meeting. Snowbirds are returning!
Joni reread the statement from Fire Mountain about teaching from their projects. Members are allowed to teach any and all of Fire Mountain items.
Joni reminded the members about how we had a projected project list in the past. She suggested members sign up to take a month to teach a project. As a result the list is as follows:
1) June- Virginia- 4th of July bracelet
2) July- Barb- Indian Corn
3) August- Sue- Potato chip bead
4) September-Diane-Jeweled cards
5) October-Joan- Color Theory
6) November-Lisa- To be announced
Thanks to all for volunteering.
· June meeting Virginia will teach the peyote stitch flag tube;
· Red White Blue delicas
· Beads for spacers (any color small beads, stars, metal spacers)
· Bead Kit ( beading wire, crimps, scissors)
· Clasp for bracelet.
Members started the Show and Tell part of the meeting.
Pam Elledge- secretary