Chapter and National News

New EGA National Headquarters:

The EGA National office has been moved to the following address:
EGA HEADQUARTERS, 1355 Bardstown Road Suite 157, Louisville, KY   40204

Payments to the Chapter:

With all payments that you make to the chapter, for dues or pins or classes - whatever purpose, PLEASE include your name and EGA # on the memo line for checks, or in the Notes section for PayPal. With our large membership it will make life a LOT easier on any of our volunteers that need to handle payments.

Dues:

As per our discussion about dues for the 2011 year, the membership passed the following resolution:
CyberStitchers will lower the chapter contribution part of our membership dues from $13 to $10 for the coming fiscal year, when National raises their portion of the dues by $5, resulting in a net increase of just $2 per primary member and a decrease of $3 for plural members.

New Webmaster:

Rissa has appointed Andreas Welch (Meg's husband) as our web master. He is doing a site revamp and we are trying to resolve some of the problems that have cropped up and in some cases compounded over the years. We are moving to a Drupal format just ahead of EGA National...which I think is great...and it will be easier for board members to make changes and updates to things as needed. Andreas reports to Annelle, the Internet VP and the Internet Committee.

Chapter Pins:

Cyberstitchers is lucky to have our own Chapter Pin! You can see a picture of what this pin looks like in the files section of this yahoo group. Just go to the file section and look for "cyberstitchers pin". They really are a fun to wear especially when you are attending the National and Regional EGA Seminars.

These pins are $7.00 and that includes the postage regardless of where we are mailing.

If you are interested, you can pay via paypal at www.paypal.com or www.paypal.ca for our Canadian members. The payee is cyberstitchers@excite.com. Just be sure to identify "Chapter Pin" somewhere in the payment information. You can also send a check to me, payable to Cyberstitchers, just email me for my mailing address. Regardless, of how you purchase one, please email me (click on my name below) and give me YOUR mailing address and that you are wanting to purchase a chapter pin. As soon as I see payment, I will get your pin out to you.

Your Chapter Pin volunteer,
Kathie Morrison

Special Interest Groups:

Check out our SIGs - Special Interest Groups. Different stitchers have gotten together for specific interests and stitch-a-longs: Beading, stitching a Christmas ornament each month, each group working on a CC, etc. Go to SIGs on our website to see what is going on.

Sunshine Committee:

Important request! We need members to go to the Members files in the cyberstitchers-ega group and either create or update their profile in the membership directory for the sunshine committee.

From the Newsletter Editor:

For our new members, we have built in links to websites mentioned, and to emailing people you may need to contract. If you see a link mentioned and the letters are blue, click on that link and you will be taken there. You will note that I don't put folks' actual emails in the newsletter. If you click on their name in blue, you will be able to email them. If you have a problem, let me know!

I also encourage members to share - if you found a great needlework book, took a great class with a great teacher, have some neat stitching tips to share - let me know so I can include it in the newsletter. Also, if there are some interesting needlework related events in your area, let me know so that I may add them onto the calendar. With the size of our membership, and the area we cover, chances are if there is something happening near you, some of our chapter may be interested in attending.

From my house to all of yours - may 2011 bring you peace, joy, and good health! Happy Holidays to All!
Sue Sherburne
Newsletter Editor