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EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

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President Nancy Van Meter
Official guild representative that presides at all guild general meetings and board meetings.
1st Vice President Susan Bateman-Ketcham Presides at meetings if the president is absent, and assumes the president position if it becomes vacant.  Coordinates arrangements for in-person general meeting guest speakers.
2nd Vice President
Joan Barker
Identifies, schedules, and contracts with guest speakers for general meetings and classes.  Provides speaker information for website and newsletter.
Recording Secretary
Mary Pimentel-Wheeler Drafts minutes of all meetings of the guild and posts makes them available to members on the website and on the guild’s document repository.  Also responsible for maintaining the overall document repository structure and contents.
TreasurerCynthia Wheeler
Responsible for all financial matters related to guild operations, including payment of insurance, taxes, and fees.  Makes available all documents for an annual in-house audit of the financial records. 
Corresponding Secretary
Laura Mott Handles all incoming and outgoing correspondence for the guild, and ensures that incoming mail is distributed to the proper recipient.
Membership Chair
Jean Gualtieri Conducts all activities related to membership, including new member and annual renewal payments of dues.
Parliamentarian OPEN This volunteer position acts as an advisor to the board to ensure productive meetings, using Roberts Rules of Order for guidance.  Also leads an annual committee to review the bylaws and recommend any changes to the board.

STANDING COMMITTEES

Block ExchangeValerie Lawrence
A group of members sign up to make a block for everyone in the group in return for everyone making them a block. Each participant chooses the block design and colors, and may optionally provide a swatch of fabric they to be used in the blocks. The exchange lasts for one year, with each participant making a total of twelve blocks.
Block of the MonthLaura Mott
Each month a new block design is presented to members at the general meeting. The next month members that have participated return the blocks with their name to be entered in a drawing to win the blocks.
DonationsLaura Mott
Donations of fabric, patterns, tools, batting, and other quiltmaking supplies are collected throughout the year. These items are sold at the Country Store event.
Farmhouse Manager
OPENCoordinates scheduling of small group meetings at the Farmhouse, obtains any supplies required, manages security, and interacts with the property management.
HistorianKathy Callahan
Maintains history of the guild and creates a photo album of the annual quilt show entries.
LibrarianMary Pimentel-Wheeler
Maintains the library and the online listing, and is also responsible for following up on items that have been checked out.
Member-led Workshops
Terry McNally
Enlists members to teach classes and coordinates the signup process.
NCQC Representative
OPENThe Northern California Quilt Council (NCQC) facilitates communication between quilt guilds, teachers, and others in the quilting industry. The representative attends the NCQC meetings and reports back to the GQCCC board.
NewsletterBecky Styles
The “Weathervane” newsletter is sent out by email on a monthly basis [except January], or via mail for an extra fee. The editor compiles contributions to the newsletter and distributes to members. Advertisements can be included in the newsletter for a small fee.
Opportunity Quilt 2023
Valerie Sauban
Coordinates all activities related to making the opportunity quilt, which is raffled at the annual quilt show. Quilt designs can be suggested by members and the final design is submitted to the Board for approval. Fabrics are purchased and divided up into block “kits”. Volunteer members construct blocks according to the quilt design which then are assembled into the quilt top. Members can volunteer to help with any of the aspects of making the quilt.
Traveling Quilt and Visitor Guild 2023Patsy Ronat
Coordinates with other guilds to display the opportunity quilt at their meetings or events.  Member volunteers take the quilt to those meetings and sell raffle tickets.  Also books other guilds to bring their quilts to GQCCC meetings.
Opportunity Quilt 2024
Reba Siero
See description for 2023 Opportunity Quilt above.
Opportunity Quilt 2025
OPENSee description for 2023 Opportunity Quilt above.
Patriotic Quilts
Kathy Tedesco
Coordinates the team that assembles kits to complete quilts that will be donated to various organizations. Also directs donations of items made by guild members, such as quilt tops, a completed quilt, wheelchair bag, or other useful items.
PublicityOPENResponsible for promoting the guild through the year. Coordinates the design and printing of bookmarks and flyers, and sends out emails about our annual quilt show that can be shared with quilt shops, groups, libraries, or businesses.
Quilt Show Chairs 2023
Linda Luks and Jacque Edgett
The quilt show is the main cultural activity for the guild. The chair coordinates the many aspects of staging this event. This includes booking the venue, recruiting members to setup and take down the exhibits, scheduling members to act as docents and staffing tables at the show.
Quilt Show Chair 2024
Jacque Edgett
See description for Quilt Show Chairs 2023 above.
Quilts to Share
Cynthia Allen
This group finds homes for quilts and other useful items in our local community. Requests for specific items can go out on an as needed basis for members to help supply.
SunshineJan Harvell
Contact person for members that could use a little sunshine, a card to cheer them up or let them know the guild members are thinking of them, or a bereavement card for a loss in their immediate family.
WebmasterDoris Reilly
Maintains the guild website and administrates the Wild Apricot system.  Creates listings for upcoming meetings and events and coordinates registration.

OTHER VOLUNTEERS

 Country Store/Fabric Sale Chair
OPEN
 Guild Challenge
Beverly Spurs
 Country Store Consignors
Reba Siero
 Mailing of Newsletters
Nancy Van Meter
 Membership Greeter
OPEN
 Membership Nametags
Pat Abernathy
 Social Media
OPEN
 Technical and Zoom Support
Cynthia Wheeler

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