Manjimup Days for Girls
Minutes Of Meeting 16 March 2017
Meeting Opened: 9:10 am
Present: Debbie Vanderspil, Lynnette Nabholz, Sue Gregg, Mary Cook
Treasurer’s Report: Sue reported that the Petty Cash balance was $255.70.
General Business: Debbie reviewed how the group was organised and progress since formation and congratulated all.
Lynnette stated that the Quinninup ladies would not be attending the sewing/ social/ kit assembly part of the day’s proceedings today because of visitors and illness, and would prefer to do all the sewing and making of components in Quinninup. Sue and Mary agreed that that was the feeling of the Manjimup ladies. We are still aiming to have a quarterly meeting and social get-together.
The goals of the quarterly meetings are:
to do no sewing
to report progress
to discuss any problems
to plan for the future
to assemble kits.
Mary is to advise the members of the dates for the quarterly meetings, and Debbie so that she can book the room at the CRC for us.
There was a discussion about the money owing to Brenda for the second Go Cutter die. Brenda apologised for the confusion arising from her not including postage, exchange rates etc. All ladies were agreed that the best solution was to return one die to Brenda, and to share the use of the cutter and die in some way between the two groups. Lynnette reported that the Quinninup ladies had donated $60, and the remainder of their share of the raffle proceeds of $23.75 to cover our remaining debt to Brenda.
Debbie offered space in the store room at the CRC to store the cutter and die, with both groups able to access them either to use at the CRC or to borrow. As both dies and the cutter were brought to the meeting, this arrangement was agreed to, and was able to be put into practice immediately.
There was a discussion about the on-going need for fund-raising. Mary said that quite often items bought for the group (knickers, thread, face-washers) were donated by group members without asking for re-reimbursement, and that probably the Quinninup ladies did the same, but this was not something that could be done for flannelette, PUL and cotton fabric. Debbie suggested asking one of the Work for the Dole (Work for the Soul) participants at the CRC about helping with fund-raising, and mentioned a $100 raffle (Pick-a-square) which was agreed to. Lynnette said that the Quinninup ladies had a small raffle going at Quinninup. Brenda mentioned the DfG marquee that was available for use at markets etc.
Lynnette passed around the draft of an article she hoped to be able to put into the newspaper to raise awareness locally of the group and its aims. She will follow up on this with the Manjimup-Bridgetown Times
Next Meeting: will be open to all members of the Manjimup CRC Days for Girls. Dates will be advised by Mary
Meeting Closed: 10:40 am.
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