by Shela Perrin
Special Sweater Show and Tell Program
In person meeting at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church located at 1907 NE 45th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97213. Doors opened at 6:00 pm for social knitting. In person and virtual program began at 7:00 pm and there was no entry after 7:00 pm. In person attendance is limited to 75 people so you must RSVP online to save a seat. Masks are recommended but not required. To continue to be accessible to everyone we will continue to have a virtual format.
Meeting volunteers are needed to set up and put away chairs and tables, registration, meeting assistance, A/V support, the help desk, and to monitor the zoom chat. If you are interested please write to email@example.com. Seth Richardson is our volunteer chair and he can answer questions you may have about volunteering.
Sioux Van Kol made the acknowledgment of the land we are gathering on as traditionally stewarded by indigenous peoples since time immemorial.
If you know of any upcoming fiber events or have a guild speaker or topic idea, please email those to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raffle prizes for this meeting include a $25.00 gift certificate to Abstract Fiber and Yarn and a $25.00 gift certificate to Weird Sisters Yarn Shop.
Virtual Knit Nights are every Monday from 6-8pm Pacific Time. Knit and chat from the comfort of your home, pajamas are encouraged. Link is on the website: Puddletown's Events page.
New Year focus: There will be a bylaws update - virtual meeting is January 17, 2024 at 6pm. The board is reviewing and changing the bylaws of the guild. Proposed changes center around term limits and adding the role of Vice President. Zoom link can be found on our website www.puddletownknittersguild.com. If you cannot attend the virtual meeting please send comments to email@example.com or contact a board member. Proposed changes will be emailed and we will vote on them in the February general meeting.
Treasury Report: We currently have just over $11,000.00 in the bank. This is typical for this time of year due to new memberships. Full Treasury Report is available on the website. If you have questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet our 2024 Board Members:
Sioux Van Kol President
Anna Lorton Vice President
Simone Heymann Treasurer
Michelle Myers Secretary
Seth Richardson Volunteers
Susan Plack Tech
Kate Perry Events
Kathryn Gearheard Membership
Dana Berry Communications
Misty Pacific Programs
2024 Membership: Annual membership is still $35.00 for the calendar year. Thank you to the 143 members who have already joined. Join or renew online scholarships and gift memberships are available. Email email@example.com or visit our website at puddletownknittersguild.com/membership.
New Service Partner: Rose Haven will be our re-newing partner for 2024. Judy Anderson will be our new service committee member. If you have questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Rose Haven is a day shelter and community center serving women, children, and gender non-conforming folks experiencing the trauma of abuse, loss of home, and other disruptive life challenges. They break the cycle of homelessness by providing meals, clothing, first aid, mailing addresses, hygiene, restrooms, showers as well as educational programs and guidance through medical and social services. By meeting basic needs and building trust we empower our guests to explore long-term change.
Our first challenge for 2024 is a 150 item dash for warm winter accessories for adults - hats, mittens, cowls, etc. to be distributed to every Rose Haven guest attending their Mothers Day Celebration. Final due date is the April PKG meeting on April 11, 2024. Please make all items warm and machine washable. Kids items are welcome but they do not count towards our goal. Suggestion is a pattern called Sockhead Slouch Hat. It’s a free pattern on Ravelry.
Member Tips with Anna Lorton: Finish your projects. First find all of your projects and take a photo of them or list them all. Second keep non-current projects in see thru containers. Send your tip suggestions or volunteer for future member tip presentations by reaching out to email@example.com.
January Meeting Special: Show and Tell Sweaters. Guidelines include naming the pattern, designer, and yarn used along with anything you learned while making it. We shared so many lovely sweaters from members.
Upcoming fibre events:
February speaker will be Sivia Harding and she will be sharing about Roosimine and Vikkel, a perfect pair. Roosimine is an Estonian Inlay Color Work Technique that is easy and produces a delightfully embossed texture that is unlike anything else.