President’s Message – January 2020

President’s Message – January 2020

Happy New Year’s Family!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Membership and Board Members for making 2019 an outstanding year for Wandering Foot Quilt Guild (WFQG) especially our outgoing Board Members Pam Nourse; President, Alison Dingeldein; 2 VP Workshops, Terry Simon; Treasurer, and Kim Greenfield; 3rd VP Funding Raising.  These were the members of our guild that I learned to bring guidance and excitement to our membership.

With a New Year brings new ideas and new board members to our organization and changes that will enhance over-all function by increase membership, participation, activities and stellar programs.

I remember our past President mentioning the bringing of January 2019, last year that participation was key to continue to flourish.  I notice that last year that our January meeting attendances was low.  To me, this was the most important meeting to attend because there are major announcements being made pertaining to Guest Speakers, The Challenge, UFO, coming back by popular-demand The Round-Robin, The wrap-up on the Winter Retreat, Update on the Spring Retreat and last the upcoming Yard Sale.

This year WFQG ventured to a new location for their winter retreat at Vina De Lestonnac Convent where 28 members participated in an outstanding setting with great food and accommodations.  On Thursday we had an opportunity to visit Between Stitches Quilt Shop prior to a wonderful dinner that same evening at Bailey’s; wow we had our own room and the service was off-the-chart.   I provided a list of other quilt shops in Temecula which allow our group to visit them and pickup additional items.  On Saturday evening there a major announcement made by our own Parliamentarian; Linda Emery that she completed her hand-quilt after five retreats, wow!  Great job Linda.  The rest of the weekend was going well until a group of individuals got stuck on the elevator for ten minutes!  Let’s see if I remember their names: Irma Caldera, Dora Patino, myself and another individual from another Guild.  And all because I did not listen to my wife to follow her, I decided to take the elevator.  Well after the other Guild member started to panic and pushing all the BUTTONs, I was able to open the door on the second floor.  On Saturday evening, Louise had a Show-End-Tell; with door prizes and a small statements on how we started our quilting journey.  On the way home there were several of us that stopped at two quilting shops that are open on Sundays: Bluebird Quilts & Gallery and Sew-N-Sew.

I would also like to thank Marilyn Brisendine; our Community-out-Reach Chair for their donation of blankets and to Kim Greenfield for her donation of Frozen Dolls for Operation Santa.  These items will continue to give warmth and similes to all the childrens.

Road-to-California is schedule for January 23-26, 2020 with workshops starting as early as Monday.  Please remember to register our Guild and see if we can win a prize this year.

Closing Statement for the year: “Strong Teams, Strong Results… -Manny

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