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Guild Meeting September 2022

Meeting was called to session at 7:20PM on September 12th, 2022

Officer Elections

Nominations for Officers for the year starting in October 2022 were presented as follows:

-President: Pat McConnell

-Vice President: Becky Chirhart

-Treasurer: Lana-Lee Biely

-Secretary: Jean Pritchard

-Membership: Ann Krieg

-Media: Auden Cline

-Resource: Gary Allen

There were no floor nominations, so the roster went up for a vote. Tim M. made a motion to accept the roster as listed. The motion was seconded by Gary A. A Quorum was present at nine members. There was a unanimous vote to accept all officers. There were no abstentions or objections, so the officers will begin their terms in October 2022.

Pat Mc. Thanked the officers from the previous year for their service in guiding our guild and persevering through trying times as we begin to emerge from a historic pandemic.

Treasurer Report

The Treasurer Report was read by Tim Mc. (Current Treasurer until Oct. 2022)

Secretary Notes

Notes from the August Meeting were unavailable. A motion was made by Neda A and was seconded by Tim Mc to review at the October Meeting. There were no abstentions or objections.

Auden C had already added pictures from Symco Thresheree to the website. More will be added this month.

Ann K informed us that there are two components to the Facebook account. One is a public page, open to anyone who uses Facebook. The second is private, open only to members on the membership list. Information will stay within the group. Members can post photos. Ann said that she has no intentions of removing names if any members have not been able to pay dues for the next year. 



Gary A informed us that a Louet Spinning wheel and a Clemes and Clemes drum carder was added to the equipment inventory from the estate of Carol Laga, a long time member.

Gary also announced that he will be closing up "Gary's Fiber Shop" for the  winter.

Old Business

Everyone who went to the Winnebago County Fair had fun. The 4-H group shared the room at Sunny View Expo Center with our guild. "Wooly Worms" were made and dyed in abundance.

The Gallaway House event was also a success as the guild was asked to return next year. They also made and Kool-aid dyed "Wooly Worms"

The Symco Thresheree was well attended by no less than 7 guild members. This is always a well attended event. The guild gets it's own cabin, and is treated as royalty. Our presence is always appreciated by the Thresheree committee. 

New Business

The second annual Fox Cities Irish Fest is September 16th and 17th in Jones Park, next to the convention center. All info was sent to anyone when they responded to the email sent by Jean last month. Free tickets for the day will also be provided to respondents. Spinning demonstrations will be done in the Cultural tent. 

The Shillcox Shamrock Lines Alpaca Farm is hosting an open house September 24th & 25th from 10am-4pm. This is a family business and will be an outside event. The address is 518 Heritage Rd, De Pere Wi 54115.  Web site: The web site is filled with information about the farm. 


 Camp Sinawa was discussed. Neda A is the contact person. The deposit was relinquished because the guild was not able to use the facilities for the last two years. No dates have been reserved. Ann said she would reach out for a list of dates. Notice will go out on the website.


Heifers Project will be planned for the December meeting. Prices will be presented and decisions made as to the specific animals we want to fund. 


Midtown Yarn Shop Hop will be October 7-9, 2022. Over 12 businesses will participate. Web site: https// or Google Midtown Yarn Shop Hop for details.


Rainbow Fleece Farm Autumn Fleece Extravaganza will be Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The address is W7181 Hustad Valley Rd, New Glarus, WI 53574. Web site: for details. You can also Google the name. 

 22nd annual "From the Land Festival", October 15-16. Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 10-3. On the Toll/Londowski Family Farm. Located one mile West of the Hwy 49/co. Rd. J intersection, Green Lake Wi. Address: W1601 CO Rd J, Green Lake, WI 54941. Google From the Land Festival for details.

 Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill is closing when their inventory of wool has been spin. They estimate as some time next year.   Address: 3776 Forshaug Rd. K2t. Horne, WI 53572. Google  BlackBerry Ridge Woolen Mill for web site. Phone (608) 437-3762.

Meeting Close

As New Business wound down, Gary A made a motion for meeting adjourned. This Motion was seconded by Neda A.

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