As your new Morning President, I am truly blessed to have so many wonderful friends in the Guild that are eager to present their talents that keep our Guild growing and learning new things. The current board is a diverse group that keeps everything running smoothly and making important decisions that affect how you would like to see your Guild succeed in the future. There are still a few chairperson positions open on the board if you would love to be more involved and enjoy volunteering and sharing your talents. Look for the article in the newsletter regarding open positions on the board.
We are just starting what appears to be another busy year. Starting this month, August, we have Bolt to Bed in lieu of our regular membership meetings and coming also is DEMO Days or volunteering at the Quilt Walk during the Oregon State Fair. Coming in September is a sale known as Stash-N-Go sale for the Molly O’Dea awards to be used at future quilt shows. The planning has begun also for the April 2018 Quilt College at Polk County Fairgrounds. Talk to Laurie Nielsen if you are interested in helping out in this area.
Thank you to everyone who came to the July Annual Awards Potluck Meeting. It was a fun evening and everyone seemed to be having a good time and there was plenty of food for everybody to enjoy. Our annual award winners were a very deserving and dedicated group. Please read their names in the newsletter and thank them for volunteering the next time you see them.

Cathie Head, AM President