PHOENIX CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN SEWING GUILD

 CAB MINUTES; JANUARY 4, 2021; 1 :30 PM

 MEETING VIA ZOOM

 Attendees:

  • Rita Erickson, Jim Culley, Donna Riley, Lisa Moskop, Sandy Langs, Linda Freeman, Judy Sharp, and Mary Erickson.

 

The meeting started at 1:35 PM.

 

PRESIDENT - Rita Erickson

  • Welcome
    • Rita welcomed everyone as the new President.
    • She wants to keep the Chapter fun and connected and the administrative work to a minimum.
  • Appointment of Jim Culley as Technology Committee lead
    • Jim Culley will become the Technology Committee Chairperson.
  • Open Vice President selection
    • Jim Cully is currently Vice President but is looking for someone else to fill the chair.
    • Anyone interested, please contact Rita or Jim, and let Donna know because she must file bank reports for National.
  • Workshops
    • Since COVID is here, the Chapter is looking into more virtual workshops and would like members’ feedback on what workshops they would be interested in.
    • East Mesa Neighborhood Group Meeting via Zoom are sent to all Chapter members as are many of the demonstrations. This is to try to stay connected to all members.  
    • Rita has been in contact with Kandi Christian of Sew Timeless who is offering her virtual workshops.  
    • Members are encouraged to send feedback on what they would like to have the Chapter present.
  • ASG National Conference in Newport Beach, CA
    • This year’s National Conference will be held in Newport Beach, CA if it is deemed safe to do so.
    • The Conference will run from July 8-11, 2021.  More information will be coming soon on the ASG Website. Reservations for rooms are currently available, and also something about signing up to model your home sewn outfits.

  

VICE PRESIDENT - Jim Culley

  • Jim Culley will be a place holder for Vice President until a replacement is found.
  • Anyone interested in the position should contact Rita or Jim.

 

TREASURER - Donna Riley

  • Treasurer’s Report
    • Checking: $2,113.79
    • Savings: $5,630.35 - $2,798.00
    • new yearly operating expenses = $2,832.35   
    • Total Available Funds: $4,946.14.
  • 2021 Budget
    • Donna will send a corrected 2021 Budget later in the month and Rita will call another CAB Meeting to approve the budget.  
    • We need to estimate budgets for the three workshops if supplies or payment for demos are needed. 

 

SECRETARY - Linda Freeman

  • December CAB Minutes
    • Rita made a motion and Lise seconded it to approve the December CAB minutes. The motion was approved.
  • February CAB Meeting set for February 1, 2021, at 1:30 PM via Zoom.
  • The CAB will start publishing the CAB Minutes on the Website in February.
    • The Minutes will be published after they have been approved by the CAB.

 

MEMBERSHIP - Lise Moskop

  • Review 2020 membership numbers
    • Chapter membership has decreased this year.
  • Chapter Membership: 
    • Total Membership 140
    • 0 new members
    • 6 renewals
    • 1 transfer
    • 4 expired (4 expired notices sent out). 
    • December Chapter Rebate = $75.00.
  • Rusty Barn is still canceled for now. However, sewing projects are still wanted. 
  • Lise, Jim, and Mary will reach out to members to encourage them to use Zoom for meetings and workshops and to find out what workshops they would be interested in.

 

NEIGHBORHOOD GROUP LEADER - Judy Sharp

  • Some Neighborhood Groups are meeting via Zoom and some are not meeting at all.
    • Some members are not familiar with or comfortable with using Zoom. Thus Jim, Lise, and Mary will be contacting members to encourage them to use Zoom.
  • The Chapter is still interested in American Girl Doll clothing being made and donated to sell to help raise funds for the Chapter. There are a few on the website from last year for sale. The website is limited to 10 items that can be posted in our store.

 

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE - Jim Culley

  • Jim Culley has been appointed Technology Committee Lead.
  • Jim will look into how to set up group email lists for recurring Zoom meetings.

 

NEWSLETTER - Mary Erickson

  • Jan.-Feb.-Mar. 2021 Newsletter has been published.
    • Thank you to all who contributed their time and talent!
  • Consider contributing to the next quarter’s newsletter by submitting:
    • Pictures of Zoom activities from around the valley.
    • Reports on your favorite sewing website(s), blog(s), or online classes.
    • Sewing related articles, poems, and book reviews. 

 

The Meeting adjourned at 2:35 PM.