Monday, October 24, 2016

National Annual General Meeting 2016

We would like to thank everyone who attended our AGM and helped to make our day go as smoothly as possible , i would especially like to thank our own members who all volunteered and helped set up the room and quilts , we worked especially hard ,we would like to Thank Dorothy Russell and her very helpful and efficient helper/husband Dafydd who did an amazing talk and workshop , we were all very impressed with her work and she is such a lovely lady it was a very enjoyable day .
The AGM meeting was very interesting ,The Chair Report and Treasurer’s report were presented, followed by a report from the Membership Secretary. Kelly Fogarty announced that she is stepping down as chairwoman and the committee is looking for new members to volunteer for the Executive Committee . If you are interested in putting your name down please let us know as soon as possible .
Two motions were presented one was for future Agms to be held in Dublin to be more accessible to everyone , and it was denied , the second was for all the members to make more effort into updating the website , and getting information about workshops, speakers and exhibitions communicated qs early as possible , as the information in the newsletter is often too late .This motion was passed .
Our challenge for the AGM was "Witches and Castles " to go with our city History , the voting was held for the viewers choice , it was almost unanimous result, our own chairwoman Linda Cowley won , congratulations Linda we are very proud of you !!!
We organized a little raffle ,with hampers full of donations from our members ,shops, and local businesses from around the county .
The friday night we had a delightful little reception at the beautiful Kilkenny Town hall with a warm welcome by our Mayor Patrick O'Neill , he gave a lovely speech and a history lesson on our great little City . And a great view from the town hall tower over the high street as the night fell ,a great moment of relaxation before the eventful weekend .\
On the sunday we had our New York beauty workshop ,with Dorothy Russell, we had 13 ladies from all over the country and we had a really great day , it was a lot of fun and Dorothy is an excellent ,calm teacher ,it was very good as we had a few beginners and she walked us through every step!

southmidland branch at the mayors parlor 
view from the top of the town hall

room ready for the AGM
agm meeting 
Margaret McEvoy winning sampler quilt 
full house and beautiful quilts 
Dorothy Russell giving her Talk the butterfly has two wings 

the cheeky geko quilts dorothy russell 

tomomi mcelwee and maya toscani 

witches and castles challenge

winning mini quilt by Linda Cowley

working hard at the new york beauty workshop

the ladies with Dorothy at the new york beauty workshop 
finished blocks by our group at the workshop 

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