The meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. by the President, Janet Boynton. She suggested that we have no raffle tonight because of having so much business to take care of in regard to the show. She also thanked the officers for all the hard work leading up to the show.
The treasurer's report was given by Len Daugherty.
Charlene Brown reported that she will be working on the Index of the club library materials as soon as the show is over.
SHOW PROGRESS REPORT by Bob Gough
...Be at Tri-Tech at 1 p.m. tomorrow to help set up. We should be able to do this in two to three hours.
...Bob read the list of carvers who have volunteered to give demonstrations.
...The Bench Raffle has alread earned $885. Bob is thinking that we should limit the number of tickets to 500.
...Show Raffle - we will need help on this, since Charlene and Ivan are both ill. They have it organized, so we just need people to carry out her plans.
...Security - people signed up to watch in the display room must be alert and keep an eye on the carvings.
...WEAR YOUR VEST TO THE SHOW! If you don't have a vest, wear the patch you were given on a shirt or hat.
...Steve Mach is ill, but his son-in-law will be here to set up and help run the computer program. This lists entrants by number, by name and by category - a tremendous help to the judges.
...There will be 25 to 30 soap carving kits available for sale at $5 each.
...Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be prepared by the Tri-Tech students, and will be available for purchase beginning at 8:30 a.m. Sat. & Sun.
...Snacks for Friday night will be prepared by Shirley Carlson.
A PASCO RETIREMENT HOME HAS INVITED US to send some carvers over to demonstrate what we do. A tentative date of April 21 at 3 p.m. has been suggested. Volunteers will be needed.
CLUB DUES: It was moved and seconded that the date for all dues be changed to June 1 for everyone in the club. There was much discussion; the motion passed with five dissenting votes.
Renewal of Corporation papers: We have had to file amended papers in the past because our election date does not coincide with our incorporation date. Arlene Spaulding is working on getting our effective date changed so that we will not have to file amendments after future elections.
By popular demand, and because we had time after all, a raffle was held. The winners were Charlene and Jerry.