Thursday, April 2, 2009

LIKCG Minutes March 12 Meeting

World Wide Knitting In Public: Guild president Matty announced that June 13th is World Wide Knit in Public day.  In honor of this, we will be having a picnic in Eisenhower Park.  The Birches picnic grove has been reserved for the Guild.  The picnic area is in a central location, near the restrooms,  and miniature golf.  All are invited including family, friends, and children.  Bring your own knitting, food and beverages but please, no alcohol as it we did get the permit for it.  Further details to follow as the date approaches. 

Book Club: We are starting a 'Book Club'.  The first book we chose to discuss is 'The Friday Night Knitting Club'.  We are thinking of discussing it at our July meeting.  More details to follow. 

Welcome & Congratulations: We would like to welcome our newest members: Patty Coppola, Joan Doyle, Linda Gevarter, Laura Hyman, Janie Kaplan, Patricia M Rappaport, Mary Reardon, Dorothea Seidenstein and Stella Stamatiadi.  Joanne congratulated Angela on producing a wonderful edition of Knit Knotes.  Angela requested that if any member did not get the newsletter via e-mail or by USPS to please see her to provide the necessary information. 

Library: Karen J informed us that she brought the books which members had requested with her.  She also had some which she reviewed for members to borrow. 

Charity Knitting: It was announced that St. Christopher's in Glen Cove would welcome any knitted items.  The Guild received a Thank You letter from the veterans' home for the blankets which were donated. 

Show 'N Tell: As usual we had many beautiful things show.  Tracy showed off her colorful socks. Susan a baby sweater, hat and blanket.  Angela showed her pair of Evangeline cabled mitts that were in the newsletter.  Marlene, a cabled cardigan and shawl.  Ilene, a ruffled scarf.  Liz N, a colorful Noro belted cardigan.  Anjanette, a wide headband with button. 

Matty closed the meeting reporting that the nights attendance was approximately 90 members!  She then welcomed our guest presenter, Carla Scott from Vogue Knitting.  Carla proceeded to show us a slide show previewing the upcoming Vogue Knitting magazine.  After her presentation, she let us ooh and ahh over the samples that were knit for the magazines. She very kindly gave every member a copy of the Spring/Summer issue of Knit Simple and donated several books to our library.  It was a wonderful evening.

Respectfully submitted by Judith Lambert, Recording Secretary. 

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