Wednesday, February 24, 2016

President's Notes

By Kathy Wright

The annual Northern Virginia Winter Retreat at Winchester, Virginia was a resounding success. I want to thank all who came and enjoyed themselves. We had a full house. As I walked around among all the NOVA ASG members, I saw many representations of sewing styles. We had two junior members sewing like pros, having a good time. We had quilts, lots of blouses, coats, pants, skirts, pillows, purses, bras, Spring Fling door prizes, and an electric robot for a birthday present. As always, we had plenty to snack on in-between the great meals the hotel provided.

The Special Events Committee under Joyce Jones and Bonnie Firestone has been doing a phenomenal job planning the annual Spring Fling Luncheon. Therefore, I hope you have sent in your reservation to Karen Gilbert.

The 2016 Community Service Projects that the Neighborhood Group Leaders turned into me in January were great. We all had a variety of interesting ideas for giving back to our communities.

The Northern Virginia Chapter extends a warm welcome to all new members, and thanks those of you who renewed. And thank you to all who have joined our events.

Please note the dates for the upcoming CAB meetings, held at 11 a.m., Hancock Fabrics, 9160 Mathis Avenue, in Manassas: May 2; August 1; November 7.

Don't forget to Spring Forward your clocks by one hour on March 13, and enjoy a safe and happy Easter on March 27.

The next Leadership Luncheon will be held on June 11. And mark your calendars for ASG’s Annual Conference in Indianapolis July 7-11. Our Taste of Retreat will be held in August in Leesburg, and you will find more details in the next newsletter.

Please remember, September is National Sewing Month and now is the time to start advertising at the library, quilt shop, fabric store. Libraries in particular need a long lead time to set up a display, so please check with your libraries now to reserve space for books, quilts, clothing, anything that you think would make a great display.

And of course, don’t forget our annual meeting and elections, coming in October.

Happy sewing.

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