Thursday, October 7, 2021

October 2021 Newsletter

 October 2021 Newsletter

 Upcoming Meetings

October 16, 2021
November 20, 2021- Show and Sale
December 18, 2021-Christmas Party with Black and White gift exchange

We are planning on meeting in person at the Irvington Library for the rest of the year unless the Covid situation would change.

Member Birthdays
Barbara celebrates being retired on her birthday this month!  Have a great day, Barbara!

Meeting Minutes
Present at our September meeting were Ron, Julie G., Kathryn, Martha, Andrea, Katie, Jude, Julie W., Joan, and Mary.
Much of our discussion was about our Show and Sale coming up in November.  Katie has been busy working on signage and advertising.  Member tables will be selling their own hand made items and doll related supplies.  The Charity Table will  also have hand made items donated by our members and 100% of income from the Charity Table will be donated to the Hope Center Indy again this year.  We will have one large table displaying dolls members have made from 2018-2021.  Attendees will vote for their favorites and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd will be given.  Attendees can also vote for their favorite Edgar Allan Poe doll and favorite Button Doll from this year's challenges.
Our annual dues of $25 will resume at the beginning of 2022.

Show and Tell
Although no one had a doll they had made this month, several members did share things they have been doing.  
Mary was happy to join us and told us of the beginning of a new chapter in her life.  She is working on a pattern for a poison apple (Halloween is getting closer you know).
Joan is enjoying her new embroidery machine and showed a clock face that she us working on.  She suggested a fiber exchange for an upcoming meeting.  (This will probably be in the new year.)

Joan's clock face

Martha knitted a gorgeous shawl which she proudly wore and was happy to share that she  recently adopted another Dachshund named Charlie.
Martha modeling her beautiful shawl

Kathryn shared a Halloween doll  she received from her friend Julie G. for her birthday.  She also had made a beautiful zipper bag.
Kathryn's birthday gift

Kathryn's zipper bag

Unfortunately, Virginia was unable to attend the meeting to present her paper shoe program.  It was decided to do the program in 2022.  We are looking for ideas for other programs for 2022 as well.  If you are not able to attend the next meeting please email your ideas to one of the board members. 
 Election of officers will be coming up soon.  Joan has agreed to become our next secretary/web mistress.  Katie is stepping down from publicity.  She has done an excellent job for several years.  Katie has many contacts and resources for the person who would like to assume this position.  

Next Meeting
Our next meeting  will be Saturday, October 16,  at 10:00 a.m. IN PERSON at the Irvington Library, 5625 East Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46219.  Masks are required

Upcoming Challenges and Events
November - Edgar Allen Poe Challenge Doll
November 20, 2021 - 19th Annual Doll Show and Holiday Art Fair
December 18, 2021 - Christmas Party and Gift Exchange

October Meeting Checklist
  •   Nametag
  •   Show and Tell
  •   Ideas for 2022 programs