Lighthouse Lacers

November 2017 Lighthouse Lacers Newsletter

Meeting on Oct. 14 was held at Festival Foods, 3207-80th Street, Kenosha, between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. There was quite a rain storm this day.  President Rose Ann conducted the meeting. There were six members present. 

Jane Scheef Lace Day discussion. Find out how many are interested in Torcheon workshop. There was also discussion about using some of the funds towards expanding our resource library.

Four members  demonstrated lace to the Christian Women's  Group - Basilica of St Joseph's in Milwaukee - on Sept 25th, Rose Ann, Pat, Jan, and Marilee. There were around 30 women in attendance and a gift of $100 was received. This will go towards purchase of hospice tree.

While looking through pictures that Theresa offered to organize and put into album, a full weekend retreat was suggested to allow time for new project work. Group also used to have dinner at restaurants instead of homes. Rose Ann offered to check availability of local restaurant. Pat has been the gracious December hostess for several years.  

Hospice suggested having our tree available in summer to display at Saturday markets. Rose Ann will suggest that a poster display be used instead with a few sample ornaments due to concerns about weather and starched ornaments. 

Barbara shared more of her beautiful ice drops

2018 IOLI convention will be in
San Antonio TX July 22-28. 

Remember to keep track of your lace hours.  IOLI has an updated online form to use.  You do not have enter "seconds," only hours and minutes spaces. You do not have to be an IOLI member to submit hours for the hours to count for our chapter.  Categories to track are: demonstrating lace, travel time to and from event, preparation time preceding event, gratis teaching, programs presented, and other type of hours used to promote lace. 

Nov 11th Retreat - Pat will teach Carrickmacross.  This will be
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Avalon Parc Clubhouse. The entrance to condos is off Green Bay road at 43rd Street between Hanson Pool and Sunset Ridge Mausoleum. Enter and stay right and the clubhouse is on back of the circular road. Potluck lunch and remember if you want to BYOP (bring your own project), there is plenty of space. Right now we have nine coming: Pat, Trish, Theresa, Barbara, Rose Ann, Cathy, Sylvia, Fran and Carol. Five will be focusing on Carrickmacross and others are BYOP. I will be bringing a coffee pot, assorted teas, paper plates, cups, napkins, utensils and something with chicken. If you decide to come, please email group so we know how many tables and chairs to set up in addition to the nine listed here. 

Dec 2nd - Rose Ann getting final details about our demonstrating lace at the Civil War Museum
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. If interested in demonstrating, let Rose Ann know the times you can be there.

Dec 9th - Lunch at
1:00 p.m. at Baker Street Restaurant & Pub. Optional gift exchange. Dues of $6 will also be collected. Let Rose Ann know if you are coming.

Jan 13th meeting will be a trip down memory lane, looking at albums and other material from chapter box, and planning for topics for the rest of 2018. Jan has offered to demonstrate "starts and finishes" at one of the meetings.

Happy Lacing

Rose Ann Ambrowiak