October 8, 2014

GBWNW Chapter Meeting Minutes

Northwest Chapter
Guild of Book Workers
Chapter Meeting
October 4, 2014

The meeting was held at the Casa Del Matador just a few blocks from 23 Sandy Gallery after the opening of the Members Show at the gallery.

Members in attendance:
Sophia Bogle - sophia [at] bookrestoration [dot] org
Sue Collard - smcollard [at] gmail [dot] com
Elsi Vassdal Ellis - elsi.vassdal-ellis [at] wwu [dot] edu
Jodee Fenton - jfenton67 [at] comcast [dot] net
Patricia Grass - pagrass [at] aol [dot] com
Ealasaid Haas - roadi [at] thebookroadie [dot] com
Monica Holtsclaw - monica [at] boomboxbindery [dot] com
Bonnie Thompson Norman - InkdArt [at] gmail [dot] com
Randi Parkhurst - randi [at] parkhurstpaperarts [dot] com
Laura Russell - simply booksltd [at] gmail [dot] com

Artemis BonaDea - 63goodriver [at] gmail [dot] com
Elise Guidoux - equidoux [at] comcast [dot] net
Karen Koshagarian - twokandoux [at] comcast [dot] net
Jeff Parkhurst - randi [at] parkhurstpaperarts [dot] com

Bonnie Thompson Norman opened the meeting with a general introduction and quick recap of the past year. Challenges of the large territory covered by the Chapter were identified.

Agenda items were:

Discussion of activities for members. Members indicated they would like
workshops. Members liked the idea of coordinating “hospitality opportunities” for
overnight accommodations at members’ homes. For example, if a workshop were being held in Seattle, the Seattle members would invite out of town members to stay with them. Having a survey of the Chapter members would also help the board plan relevant events. Ealasaid volunteered to set up a Survey Monkey to see what kind of workshops are of interest to members.

Hosting the annual GBW Standards of Excellence Conference in Seattle. Several members volunteered to form an exploratory committee. Bonnie, Elsi and Jodee may form the core of this group. Others are welcome to join regardless of distance from Seattle.

Communication among members. In the past the Chapter had a printed newsletter but this became increasingly difficult to produce. There is an on-line newsletter, but members may not be aware of it. It was suggested to look into creating aYahoo group that would be an electronic gathering place for announcements, news, calls, etc. Olivia would be asked if she was interested in starting this with help/support from Sophia.

Membership roster. Members wanted a way to connect with each other and to use the existing resources from GBW to support this. Sorting the national membership directory would be a good beginning. Elsi offered to take a look at this and let us know how to do it.

Everyone was very thankful and appreciative of Laura Russell’s efforts to host the members exhibit. It looked terrific and everyone enjoyed the opportunity to look at the book works and talk to their creators.

Respectfully submitted by
Jodee Fenton

October 6, 2014

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