NHMQG December Meeting Highlights
Copies of the Income and Expense Report were available at
the door for those who wished to see it. Christine Richards was our volunteer
greeter, which was very much appreciated. Thanks also to all those who facilitated
the entrance into the church prior to the meeting.
The annual election for new board
members was held with the following results…
President – Ophelia Chang, Programming
and Events VPs-Susie Boots and Karen Gilbert, Communication VPs-Brianna Henningsen
and Maura McDonnell, Treasurer-Marie Joerger, Secretary-Pat John.
Lori Breen, retreats chairperson,
announced 2 retreats next year, May 11-14 at the Franciscan Guest House in
Kennebunk and November 2-5 at Village by the Sea in Wells. Both retreats run
Thursday – Sunday with 2 and 3 night options.
Show and Tell included members’
last chance to share their completed Works-In-Progress to be eligible for WIP
Challenge prizes. Winners receiving gift cards to Pintuck & Pearl in North
Hampton were Mary Lou Soczek, Robin Rich and Julie Rowe. Robin proved doubly
lucky by winning a bonus $10 gift card to Bits & Pieces Quilt Shop in
Pelham. Check NHMQG.org for photos!!
Thanks Michelle Marrone
for taking pictures!
Members who paid 2023 dues by
today were entered in a raffle… Brenda Doler was the winner of a $10 gift card
to Bits & Pieces.
Ophelia facilitated the Yankee
Swap and selection of end-of-year give-a ways, which were curated by our
programming VPs with surplus end-of-year funds in treasury. Everyone found
something to their taste in the give-a ways, and attendees were allowed to
choose their gifts in order according to their Yankee Swap numbers. Karen
Gilbert was lucky number one for the Yankee Swap and ended the swapping by
“stealing” a handmade gift that had made the rounds. Handmade gifts were in
high demand, as was a jigsaw puzzle, and, of course, the ubiquitous booze
bundle! Thank you to all who participated and did so in good spirit!
Our meeting concluded with a pot
luck and in keeping with the congeniality of the Yankee Swap, we shared
delicious foods from so many members. There was plenty for all, and the
clean-up was characteristically efficient, with all hands on deck to help
restore the meeting space to as clean as we found it.
All in all, it has been a
wonderful guild year, with a record number of members, return to in-person
meetings, and 2 fantastic retreats. We look forward to seeing you all next
year. Please visit the blog to pay 2023 dues, which remain at $65. We will
meet on January 10, 2023, at Jo Ann Fabrics in Nashua. (6:30 for visiting,
meeting to begin at 7PM) Please note that this is a TUESDAY. Meetings will be
either on Tuesdays or Thursday evenings, as we are trying to accommodate more
members who have set commitments. We hope to have a schedule of meetings at the
January meeting, or earlier. Meanwhile, have a happy and safe holiday season!