Monthly Archives: April 2014

April Meeting

A warm welcome to members and visitors alike. We had a busy and productive April meeting.

First, a little fun from this month’s show and tell:

Now on to business:

Bylaws and Officers:
Our bylaws were approved by unanimous vote. The bylaws are posted on our website for viewing.

The 2014-2015 Guild officers were introduced.  They are:

President – Robin McCallister
Vice President – Angela Williams
Treasurer – Yvonne Wecker
Secretary – Candi Lennox

The officers will assume their duties immediately and will remain in office until our 2015 election period.

We also introduced our new Programs Coordinator, Ruthee Wilson, who gave a brief overview of future programs to be scheduled.

Membership Drive:
We have officially begun collecting membership dues in anticipation of filing our formal membership paperwork with the Modern Quilt Guild following the May meeting.

Dues are $35 for members  (18 and over), and $25 for junior members (13-17). We request that all members please submit your dues at the May meeting, or as soon as possible thereafter. If you are a new member, in addition to bringing your dues to next month’s meeting, you will need to complete our membership form which can be found on our website.  Checks, cash or money orders will be accepted.  A PayPal link will be set up on our website for payments in the near future.

Meeting Date and Venue Change:
Beginning in May our meeting day and location will change.  Going forward, our meetings will be held on the fourth Saturday of each month at the South Mandarin Regional Library located at 12125 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32223-2636. This move has been made in anticipation of future growth and the necessity of a larger meeting space.  We will continue having sew-ins and plan on scheduling those in the near future.  Please check our website for schedule updates.

The April meeting minutes have been posted to our website.

Our next meeting will be Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the South Mandarin Regional Library located at 12125 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32223-2636.

We look forward to seeing everyone at next month’s meeting!

april meeting reminder

We are excited about the coming months as we head toward the final stages of becoming the official Jacksonville branch of the Modern Quilt Guild!  We will be discussing several items of importance at this month’s meeting.  In order for everyone to come prepared to discuss, below is an agenda for our meeting:

BylawsWe will be reviewing and voting on the Bylaws at this Saturday’s meeting.  Draft Bylaws are available for review on our website under the Bylaws tab.  Please take a few minutes to read them prior to the meeting.

OfficersWe will be accepting nominations and voting on our Executive Board at our April 19th meeting.  A list of each Officer’s duties can be found in the Bylaws.  If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else for a position, you may make your nominations at the meeting or you may email (jaxmqg@gmail.com) your nomination.   Emailed nominations will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., April 18, 2014.  If you wish to vote by proxy, you must submit your request via email naming the person who will vote on your behalf no later than 5:00 p.m. April 18, 2014.  If we do not receive your request timely, your proxy vote will not count.

To date, we have the following nominations:
President – Robin McCallister
Vice President – Angela Williams
Treasurer – Yvonne Wecker
Secretary – Open [No nominations to date]

Dues:   The time has now come that we must begin charging yearly dues for membership, which in large part be used towards our MQG application process.  Dues will $35 for adult members and $25 for junior members.  The last day for collecting dues will be on our June meeting date.  We will not have prorated dues this year, as this will be our initial application year.  Prorated dues will become effective in the 2015 fiscal year.

Venue Change:  Many have expressed an interest in changing our meeting day and/or location to accommodate everyone’s schedule.  Please come prepared to discuss.  We’d also like your input on scheduling sew-in days.

Future Events:  We have several exciting programs, events and challenges we are planning in the near future.  If you have any ideas that you would like to have included in one of our future programs, please let us know.

Our meeting will be Saturday, April 19th beginning at 10:30 am at Country Crossroads.

We hope to see everyone at this month’s meeting as our Guild head into a new and exciting era!

See you Saturday!