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Month: March 2021

PRESIDENT’s MESSAGE March 2021

PRESIDENT’s MESSAGE March 2021

President’s Message

Manny Caldera, President, March

“Happy St. Patrick’s Day Guild Members…

What happen? “Well let me tell you…

Our Guild is on a roll!  You ask why, Well let me tell you!  We have monthly Show-&-Tell at our Zoom monthly meetings; we have the new Block-of-the-Month the first Saturday of each month; we have quests speaker scheduled out until May, with more to come.  So, remember get that computer plugged in and Turn-it-On.

Our Membership Chair; Donna Owens is working on our new Guild Directory, and I was informed that there are several new members and some returning members that have joined.  Wow, I was impressed.  Let’s keep this momentum going.

Cindy’s featherweight LOCKED UP last night, and I said well, put it away and I will take it in for service!  Then, I decided to call the Featherweight Specialist company that I purchased from two years ago at Road-to-California, and I left a message.  Well, low-&-behold I received a call 30 minutes after I called and the own said “Hello Mr. Caldera”, left me walk you through the process in order to save you time coming down to Anaheim etc.  Well, there was a “small” piece of thread that was caught between the bobbin case and the hook.  So, I pulled out my jewelers set, position the featherweight in the proper-angle, and with Lloyd on the phone, I was able to remove the thread.  I took the opportunity to oil ever piece very well before putting everything together.  Lloyd also said “When was the last time you put grease in your motor”?  I said not in two years.  I also purchased the kit of special grease for featherweight.  Lloyd said locate the two special holes on the motor; use the little poker that came with the kit and see how far it goes in.  If it goes in “all-the-way” you “need” grease until you can see it on the top hole. And just leave it there, and you’re good to go for another six months; or depending how offend you use your machine.  After ten minutes, Cindy featherweight was humming again.  For those members who have featherweights and would like me to service your machine; bring them over and save some money.  These self-repaired saved me $200.00

Our Guild now has the ability to create Break-Out Rooms on our Zoom account!  What does this mean?  Well, let me tell you.  Let’s take for example Mentor-Night.  Our membership will enter the zoom meeting, but in addition, there will be several Break-Out Rooms created; 1 could be on Longarm, 2 could be Applique, 3 could be Paper-piecing and 4 could be Session with Linda Rasmussen all running in parallel.  Our members would select one of the rooms and the Host/Co-Host will send out a message to “all” to our members that “its” time to “switch”.  Wait did I say “Co-Host” yes, we also have the ability to assign a “Co-Host” in our Zoom session.  We also have the ability to record a Training Session in MP4 format.

Last month we had 41 members who stayed on to see those Show-&-Tell by our members.  This will continue to be the norm going forward, so get ready for this month, and remember to e-mail your photo’s to Terry Simon.

“Remember, in March 14, 2021, Daylight Saving Times starts; Spring Forward one hour…

-Manny CalderaꙬ