Your Executive / Contact

Here is your executive board for 2017 – 2018:
To reach any member of the executive with no listed email below, please contact our president who will forward your email.
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President: Irena Hopper Irene Hopper
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Past President: Laurissa Werhun

The Vice-President takes care of all the details needed to run a quilt guild meeting, such as setting up the tables, and helping the President in any way she is needed. She also buys the cookies for our meetings!

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Memberships: Phoebe Visser

Phoebe is in charge of all things related to memberships- joining the guild, renewing your membership, membership lists, and more.

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Secretary: Karen McMillan
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The Secretary is responsible for the recording minutes at executive, business, and annual meetings and to circulate copies to the executive.
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Newsletter: Janet Patterson   yhqgNewsletterEditor@gmail.com

JanetHeadshotThe Newsletter Chair is responsible for the editorial content; she collects submissions from board members, and produces the newsletter each month. As well as proofreading the text, the Newsletter Chair is tasked with presenting the information in a pleasing design, and include relevant photos. The York Heritage News is published and mailed/e-mailed to members eight times during the guild year.
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Display and Competition:  Donnaleen Vlossak and Paul TragniDonnaleen

The Display and Competition Chair organizes the “White Glovers” and implements the display of Show and Share quilts. She arranges for and introduces the Quilter of the Month, and also organizes and implements a Members’ Challenge. Photos from last year’s TGIF challenge can be seen here.

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Community Outreach: Wendy Dines
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The Community Outreach Chair is responsible for coordinating community outreach projects, creating quilts for charity. She coordinates regular meetings throughout the year with the volunteers of the community outreach group, and acts as a liaison between the guild and the community. The Chair also coordinates the Community Quilt Night, which produces blocks made by our members that are used to assemble some of the quilts for charity.
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Programs: Judy Messenger (left) & Joanne Hannon Shaw  (right)JudyJoanne

Programs is comprised of a dual chair, a senior and a vice-chair. The vice-chair apprentices with the senior for a year, which facilitates a smooth succession at the end of the senior’s two-year term. The Chair is responsible for the guest speakers presented at Guild meetings. The Program Chair works closely with the Workshop Chair in planning a good mix of topics. The Program Chair contacts the speaker and arranges the contract of employment. Speakers plan far ahead, so they must be booked at least a year in advance.
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Treasurer: Chrystle Stucky Crystle_Stucky

The Treasurer in in charge of all funds of the guild: receiving dues, depositing receipts, and disbursing monies as authorized by the Executive Committee. As well, the Treasurer maintains all records necessary for the annual review by the auditor and prepares all required financial reports.
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Workshops: Leslie Batt (left)
and Linda Hales (right)
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Workshops is comprised of a dual chair: a senior and a vice-chair. The vice-chair apprentices with the senior for a year, which facilitates a smooth succession at the end of the senior’s two-year term. The Workshop Chair organizes the workshops, and manages the signup process and collects the workshop fees. During the Workshop, the Chair is on hand for any support the instructor may require. Workshop sign-up begins at the beginning of the guild year. More information on current workshops can be found on our Workshops page, and in the current newsletter.

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Library:  Shirley Stalford
The Librarian is responsible for researching and purchasing new books and magazines to be made available to members at Guild meetings. The Librarian also collects and stores donations, and culls seldom-borrowed books for archives and fundraising sales.
The Library Chair is responsible for the operation of the library at the Guild meetings with the assistance of member volunteers. The Library Chair maintains the catalogue listing as well as maintaining the circulation cards.

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Webmaster: Valerie Prideaux   vrprideaux@gmail.com
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The Webmaster is responsible for the upkeep of the Guild’s website. This includes the design, development, delivery and maintenance of the website. The website is kept up-to-date of all the Guild events, including programs and workshops, announcements of members’ achievements, awards and links to appropriate sites.
The Webmaster also updates and maintains “A Celebration of Quilts” web pages within
the Guild’s website as necessary.

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