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What's New

  The dates for chapter meetings in 2024 will be the first Saturdays of the even months, except August.  Some of the meetings will be at Thistle Needleworks, 506 Silas Deane Highway in Wethersfield, CT.  Click here for directions to the Thistle Needleworks store.

Chapter News

Please welcome our newest member – Deb Damrell.

From our Outreach Chair, Kathryn Lord -- Pequot Colony Stitchers, down on the shoreline, has arranged with the Groton Public Library to mount a display of CRVC work in April 2024.  It will be installed on April 1, 2024 and uninstalled on April 30, 2024.  Anyone interested in lending their work for this exhibit is urged to let Stephanie Thorp (stephthorp@sbcglobal.net) know asap, and either to send your items to her (1227 Flanders Road, Mystic, CT 06355) or to Thistle Needleworks in Wethersfield, CT where Stephanie will plan to pick them up by March 25, 2024.

Please also send the following information to Kathryn Lord (hglord@cox.net) by March 1, 2024 so that she can make up the cards that will go with the displayed items.

          - Stitcher's name
          - Title of the piece, if there is one
          - Designer's name, if known
          - Publisher's information.
          - Whether or not the piece was an EGA project.

Also please note that there is not suitable space for large pieces.  Anything smaller than (horizontal) 18"x12" or (vertical) 12"x18" should work.  It would be nice to show a variety of techniques as well as a variety of purposes; e.g., a couple of pillows, bookmarks, wall displays...we're very versatile!

After the exhibit has been dismantled, Stephanie will send your work back to you if you mailed it to her, or return it to Thistle Needleworks if that's where she picked it up.

From our ByLaws Chair, Kathryn Lord -- By now you should have received three emails about the bylaws – one describing the process of approval and the few substantive changes that the 2023 revision contains, another with the attached full document that got left off the first email, and a third to establish a discussion specific email thread.  If you have not received these, please check in your spam/junk folder, and if not there, contact Kathryn Lord at hglord@cox.net for a re-send.

This is a mandated review that only happens once a decade, and requires the approval of the membership.  We’re doing it via email since we won’t have an in-person meeting before the end of the year, when it’s all due back at National for their final blessing.

From our Nominating Committee -- It is that time of year that we are looking for volunteers.  Please contact any board member if you are interested!!!  We will elect officers for 2024-2026 at our annual meeting in April 2024.  If you are interested in filling one of the following positions, please contact any of the board members:  President, Vice-President (Program), Vice-President (Membership), Secretary, Treasurer, NER delegate.  Board members' contact information is on our website.

New England Region News

The New England Region has a new website!  It is spiffy and easy to navigate.  Check it out at www.ner-ega.org.

Save the Date!  After a hiatus of a few years, the NER Region Day is back on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at the Plymouth Church in Framingham, MA.  Plans are for a morning speaker, lunch, and choice of 3-4 small classes in the afternoon.  More information is coming in early January.  Region Day is always fun and informative, and is a chance to catch up with far-flung friends.

CRVC Fund-Raising

For many years CRVC had a library of needlework books.  Several years ago, the decision was made to dissolve the library and sell off the books.

The remaining books from the CRVC library, as well as other books and needlepoint canvases that have been donated to the chapter, are now available for purchase.  The available items can be seen/ordered as listed below.

The proceeds from the sale of these items will come to CRVC with the funds going into the education fund.  You can make a purchase at a really good price and benefit the chapter at the same time.

CRVC Board Meetings

During 2024, CRVC Board Meetings will be held via Zoom on the first or second Tuesday of odd-numbered months.  All members are welcome.
Contact Judie Solomon at JudieStichr@aol.com or 860-633-7281 if you want a Zoom invitation to any meeting.  See the Master Calendar for actual meeting dates and location.

CRVC Bylaws

The CRVC Chapter Bylaws (Revised 2013) are available for viewing.

Here’s a call to all members..................we would love to have others assume some of the jobs for our chapter. They are NOT big jobs, just some "pitching in" to help with short term needs. Hopefully you can attend our board meetings on the second Tuesdays of odd-numbered months or on Saturday immediately preceeding a general meeting. That’s where we come up with plans for future meetings, so you’ll enjoy the fun of learning what’s out there.

Please contact Lisa (klisagreen@yahoo.com) if you would like to help.


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