June President's Message

Here we are already in June and the last newsletter for this knitting year. Barb has done a great job! I hope you have expressed your appreciation and gratitude to her. It takes a lot of time and effort and the ability to be able to do it. Other than e-mails it is the only link a number of our members have with the Guild when circumstances make getting to the meetings impossible. It is with regret and I am sad to say Barb is not going to continue doing it. This means that we now need a volunteer or volunteers to take on this important task. It is a big job and needs group input, support and appreciation which is sometimes not expressed enough. We've had great newsletters in the past so know there are those in our group who can do it.

I wish to thank those who continue to remain members even when it has not been possible for them to attend the meetings. We know your continued support helps make it possible for the VKG to have facilities where a group our size can meet. Over the year several new members have been welcomed and we are happy to have them. The number of members who meet at St Aidan's on the first and third Wednesday of each month has been over 30 lately.

It has been an idea for some time to have an evening meeting place to make it possible for members who are unable to attend a morning meeting. Interest in joining the Guild has been expressed by several who are unable to come during the daytime. Members will now have a choice and may choose to attend both. Spread the word to your knitting friends: commencing Sept. 29th we have acquired the Douglas Fir Room at the Commonwealth Pool. After Sept. 29th, the evening meeting will be the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. This will be reviewed before January, 2011, and the decision will be based on the interest of continuing. I am excited and am confident that it will fulfill a need. I hope this is good news to some of you who would like to come, but mornings weren't convenient.

Thanks to those of you who expressed their appreciation and support to the Executive at the General Meeting last Wednesday. We are happy to have Marjorie Raine as our new secretary. Ann did a great job and I am pleased she has offered to continue to be involved in the membership. Mavis does not wish to continue being responsible for the library, so we need a new volunteer. A book review Mavis gave at a meeting inspired me to take out my first book from the Guild library. Thanks again Mavis, for keeping our library going another year.

Remember to bring your finished UFO on June 16th.

On June 20th the VKG has a table at Saxe Point at the Fiber Fest Market. If possible, your presence would be welcome there to give out information and knit.
We are looking forward to a great day and potluck lunch June 23rd at Maria's. Remember her home is on Royal Oak Ave. not Drive.

Have a great summer. On those hot days hopefully you will be able to find a cool spot with a bit of a breeze to knit on your Saanich Fair items. This year again, the VKG will be featured in the Needle Arts Room on Sunday, Sept 4th, where we will be giving out Guild information and knitting. It is a fun day. I will be in touch before then and I know you will want to be a part of that day.

See you all in September.

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