July begins another quilting year for our guild. Elections were held in May and our officers were installed in June. Three of our officers were elected for another term to continue in their even-year board positions for the next two years: 2nd VP Donna Brooks, Recording Secretary Julia Nakao and Treasurer Jill Orr. (Jill is also the Publicity Chair and Webmaster this last year.) Mary Pimentel-Wheeler was elected to complete the second year of the odd-year officers’ term. (Mary is also the Librarian.) A big thank you to each of them. Their willingness to serve is appreciated.

The board wishes to thank several of our members for their past service: Dianne Slattery for Tech Block of the Month; Valerie Sauban for her year as Parliamentarian; Tammy Zanella for her two year term as 2016 Opportunity Quilt Chair, working from the initial design, until it was raffled off at our Quilt Show this year in April; and Laura Mott who was our Recording Secretary and Workshop Chair concurrently, while also working for Quilts to Share, is now focusing on her work as Quilts to Share Chair. We all appreciate the work that you four have done with us.

Needless to say, there are always lots of opportunities for volunteering in all sorts of capacities, so when you are interested in getting involved, please contact us.

There are lots of quilting activities to look forward to in coming months, from our Sew-In in August, to Alden Lane Quilt Show in September and Pacific International Quilt Show in October, along with our wonderful guest speakers, member led workshops and guest speaker classes. Too many fun things to do are coming up soon!

It is also dues time again! Have you renewed for the coming year? If not, now is the me to do so, so that you will continue to receive our newsletter, be listed in the membership directory, and be able to enjoy the wonderful programs which our guild provides.

Dale Wolfe

President 2015-2017