December 3rd Christmas Party - Much to be Thankful for!!!!
It's always amazing to see the meeting room before everyone arrives. Chairs and tables may be out, but mixed all around.
Then - in comes the group and a magical transformation occurs.
Tables are brought out (11 round ones this year), table cloths laid and decorations placed.
Thank you to everyone that sent in their snowmen and such for this years theme.
Then after it is all done - taking a moment to review what is coming that night and go over any last minute decisions.
When everyone starts arriving at 6 pm, the crew was ready. The sign in table had candy canes, the Country Register, sign in sheet, membership blanks and of course some lovely pictures and snowmen.
Soup was the highlight for the supper, along with some great drinks, veggies, desserts, etc.
And then.......the members and guests.
Jeanette brought John and her granddaughter Tinky.
Kathy R. and hubby
John and Vevia
Hayley and Will
Lucky young man got to sit with Ginny, Marilyn and Bev R.
Three generations of Sutters
Sara B., Hayley B.
and of course Carol
Geri and husband
Carol B and Mr. B
Marsha K and Mr. K
Jan J., Donna J., Frances B. and Ruth Ann J. had some very handsome young chaperones.
Dixie C., Coleen, Friend, Viriginia G. and Connie F & Mr.
Whoosh! Hope I don't goof up this group.
Mr. M with Verna Lee, Shala B., Mr. W.
Mr. B, Deb B and Winnie W.
Jeanette K and Mr.
Jenell H and Mr H, Janet with Mr. H.
Good thing they stood by each other.
Christine and Mr. S.
Christine W. with girls and Kyle
Lorraine and Jane
Mr. S and Erlene
Deb M and Nancy R
Sister and Mr. C, Jane C
Thank you Teresa for manning the drinks before dinner.
She did a great job making sure we had everything available.
After the dinner, our Speaker Connie Frigon was introduced
Connie gave us three Christmas Stories that touched our hearts and had us on the edge of our seats through a snow storm.
Thank you so much Connie.
Marilyn handled the UFO list this year. If I remember right, I think she said there were 29 finished UFO's turned in. Winner was Deb McN.
John and I were recognized for setting up through the years.
And thank you ever so much guild members, for the movie passes.
In January, the board will set up and during the meeting, discuss how to manage through out the remainder of the year.
Everyone that served in 2018 were recognized.
Picture above and below is the Officers for 2019 being introduced.
Pres. Elect - Deb B., Secretary - Christine S, Co-Chair Program Elect - Frances B., Co-Chair Program - Teresa E., Publicity Chair - Coleen W., Members-at-Large - Verna Lee and Virginia G.
2018 President - Ginny B. turned over the gavel and job to 2019 President - Jane C.
2017 Ex-Pres. Dixie C. presented 2018 Pres. Ginny B with her box of signed President Squares (Puss in the corner pattern) and a hearty thanks for all she did this year from all of us.
As co-chair for Programs, Teresa informed us that January 21st meeting would be a UFO New Year's Resolution meeting.
Bring in a UFO, or fabric, and/or pattern of a project you RESOLVE to finish by the November 18th meeting. There was such a great response to this project in 2018, that it is worth it to continue.
Remember - You are only "committing" to ONE project. If you are as blessed as many were this year, it will encourage you to do even more.
Have a safe Christmas, Wonderful New Year
and thank you for all the items donated to the Light House this year.
In January you will be going to
for pictures and updates on what is going on with the guild.
Thank you Geri for taking on this task.