Lighthouse Lacers
1984 - 2024

February 2024 Lighthouse Lacers Newsletter

Greetings on this beautiful sunny morning in Wisconsin. The last official meeting for our Guild was on Jan 13th at the Southside library in Kenosha and was attended by five people. The Wisconsin weather (bitter cold and snow) kept many away. Prior to this meeting , the board met after our December luncheon.  We discussed what needed to be done to dissolve the Guild and how to handle dispersal of money, records and property.  Rose Ann also acquired lacemaking supplies from the estate of Cathy Mach. These were sorted and made available to members at the Jan meeting. Rose Ann will be returning the two Guild charters to IOLI. The president’s pin was never in her possession, so if a past president has that, please let her know as that is also to be returned.The money in CD and bank will be distributed after final expenses are submitted for mailing charters. Donations need to be made to a non-profit per IOLI. Documentation of receipt of donations also needs to be submitted to IOLI.

Members present voted to donate to Hospice Alliance, the library, IOLI and also purchase a bench at Hawthorne Hollow. The plaque will read (depending on space) "In honor of lace makers: past, present and future from the Lighthouse Lacers."  Once we know of bench placement, plan to meet when the weather is nice.

Jan will be notifying Hospice that our biannual decorated tree will no longer be coming as they also sought other donations for the raffle.  Trish will write a thank you letter to Tom for his ongoing support of our website.  Rose Ann will work with Tom on what is the best way to retire the website or refer people to an alternative group of lacemakers in the Chicago area. L.A.C.E meets on the third Saturday of the month at 10 AM- in person and by Zoom.

As a non-profit, we are required to retain records -  financial and board meetings - once disbanded for seven years. Therese will hold these records.  Rose Ann also needs to notify the state to remove our non-profit status and discontinue our number. Sylvia will take possession of our lace banner. Books and threads and demo supplies are being donated to LACE. Jan thanked the board for their support of the Lacers. Keep lacing Trish