We had 73 members attending our May Guild meeting, including 2 new members who joined that evening, and 2 guests for a total of 75 attending.

The regular door prize winners were Lynda Gidinski and Karen Wong. We had 3 bonus door prizes kindly donated by our speaker; those were won by: Karen Munro, Penny Dyer and Sharon Bovee. Remember to wear your nametag if you would like to win a door prize; everyone who signs in has an opportunity to win. Nametags are available at the membership table for $1.00 each, if you forgot yours.

Thanks to those who volunteered to be a “Buddy” for a guest at a Guild meeting. It’s simple – just sign the volunteer list at the membership table. If a guest comes on their own, I will ask if they would like someone to show them around, and then I’ll call on a volunteer Buddy to welcome them, explain a bit about our Guild, then sit with them if they like, answer questions, and perhaps introduce them to some fellow quilters. Just to clarify, this is not a long-term commitment; it is simply to make sure that all of our guests know they are welcome at their first Guild meeting. Please think about sharing your love of quilting in this simple way.

The guild currently has 98 members and we’d love to have more…. so please consider renewing if you haven’t yet done so, or encourage a friend to join. A membership form is on our Guild website. Just go along the headings at the top of the page and click on the ‘Members’ heading. Then go down to ‘join or renew’. This is a PDF file which will allow you to type in your information, print it off, sign it and then drop it off at the membership table with cash or a cheque for $60.00 made out to ‘Lions Gate Quilters Guild’ or ‘LGQG’. You can also pick up a form at the membership desk, and membership renewals will be accepted at any meeting. For those who have already renewed, your new membership cards are ready for pick-up.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Katherine Morgan,Membership Coordinator