Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday, and Season’s Greetings! We had a wonderful time at our annual Christmas Feast and Bingo Party on Dec 12.
The Emerald Coast Chorus, a group of men who love to sing, came and sang Christmas carols to us! Everyone loved it!
Then it was time to eat and as usual. We had a wonderful variety of dishes and plenty of desserts from which to choose. There were lots of door prizes and a lively bingo game.
Thank you all for bringing your donations of food and personal items. We had a table full of offerings! Those items will be distributed to Sharing and Caring and Opportunity Knocks. The Board also voted to buy Burger King gift cards for two of our charities who take care of children needing foster care. It was a wonderful time, and I thank all of you who participated.
Now for next year which is right around the corner. Please bring a 12-inch orphan block to the guild meeting on January 9, 2014. This block should be one left over from a quilt, one you made and didn’t like the colors, or just a 12” square piece of fabric. Please square it to 12”. We are going to have a round-robin of sorts, adding borders and exchanging blocks each month. It’s likely you won’t get this block back, so don’t bring your favorite.
I’d also like to introduce a new segment called “Honing Our Skills”. This will take a few minutes at each meeting where an expert (one of you) will share a technique or skill with the rest of the group. I’m looking for volunteers who would be interested in teaching something you are good at. Don’t be shy!
Our new board for 2014 looks vaguely familiar, but we have a few new faces:
- President Carol Stearns
- Vice President Linda Frick
- Membership Pam Martin
- Treasurer Marie Robert
- Secretary Laura Gamble
- Programs Amy Bouchard and Kerri Kastl
- Charity Edith Bullock and Christina Alber
- Blog/Newsletter June Scroggin and P.J. Kobos
Thank you to our outgoing 2013 board members: Carmen Guffey, Jessie Gaskin, Veleta Ehrlich, and Caroline Urquhart.
I’m looking forward to a new year—see you on January 9, 2014!