From the President

The sun is shining and I have just had lunch on a sunny patio in Dundarave. Hopefully this weather will continue and we have said farewell to the snow!

Please volunteer to assume the role of President or the roll of Workshop Coordinator? If you have been considering putting your name forward, please do so. We will welcome additional nominations from the floor at the AGM.

We have volunteers who have put their name forward for 3 of the 5 elected Executive positions: Karen Munro as Secretary, Katherine Morgan as Membership Coordinator and Marilyne Cary as Member at Large. Thanks to Sharon Bovee who with the assistance of Sandi Hill have volunteered as the Raffle Quilt Coordinator.

Please take time to review the guild proposed budget and the community quilts proposed budget (and financial statements for the year end) in an email sent earlier this month. Both budgets will be voted on at the AGM.  There are no motions to consider and the business meeting will be brief. Our February program is a trunk show by quilter Stacey Murton and we want to ensure she has the time needed.

The BC Societies Act is changing and the Guild is required to post our constitution online on the government site by November 2018. Based on the requirements, the Executive has determined that the format of our constitution and bylaws need some amendments. I, and the current outgoing secretary, Paulette Morton, and our current treasurer, Sue Forshaw, have agreed to take this on as a working team and not burden the new Executive. We will bring the results of our efforts back to the Guild later this year.

The Edendale Retreat Centre has accepted our deposit for the retreat in the years 2018 and 2019.

At our January meeting, the 50/50 raised $98 and the winner of the 50/50 was Chris Gardner, who got $49.

Happy quilting!

Bena Luxton, President