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From President Sally V:

Celebrating the Holiday Season during the holidays can be both enjoyable and stressful.  Good to spend time with “our fiber people” but also one more deadline and spot on the calendar.  In NEOhio, unless you’re a snowbird or on a cruise, there usually isn’t much to look forward to early in the year.  Transitioning our 2014 Holiday Celebration to the following January was met with a favorable response from members of the Guild.

 Roc Days have been lots of fun in years past but our Guild SIGs will be in full swing starting January 9.
 
January 23 so far seems to be the date with the least on the Guild calendar. (Crossing my fingers on this one.)  The original date of January 16has scheduling conflicts.
 
After choosing a date, location comes to mind.
We will need a place for - 
1.  Food.  To keep costs reasonable how about a potluck?
2.  Gift exchange.  $10 or less and handmade by someone (not necessarily by you).
3.  Space.  More fun to mingle than being stuck at a restaurant table.  Bring supplies for any fiber art that pleases you.
 
Before looking for a rental facility, does anyone know of access to a free place to hold our event?
home, church, library, school, ______ ?
 
If you know an available location for January 23, please contact me.  Otherwise, we will have to create a Plan B.
Edit: Please leave your suggestions in the comments.
For those of you not familiar with Roc/Rock/Distaff Day - 

Distaff Day

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Distaff Day
Date 7 January
Next time 7 January 2016
Frequency annual

Distaff Day, also called Roc Day, is 7 January, the day after the feast of the Epiphany. It is also known as Saint Distaff's Day, one of the many unofficial holidays in Catholic nations.

Many St. Distaff's Day gatherings are held, large and small, throughout local fiber community. The distaff, or rock, used in spinning was the medieval symbol of women's work.

In many European cultural traditions, women resumed their household work after the twelve days of Christmas. Women of all classes would spend their evenings spinning on the wheel. During the day, they would carry a drop spindle with them. Spinning was the only means of turning raw wool, cotton or flax into thread, which could then be woven into cloth.

This Thursday's Spin-In will be held at Sharon James Cellar  in Newbury,  Ohio at 6pm.

Join us for a casual gathering. Bring your spinning wheels, knitting, crocheting, needle felting, mini looms or any portable project.  This is a wonderful opportunity to hone your spinning skills-or to learn, if you've been itching to discover the excitement of making your own custom yarns.  Free spindle kits provided!  It's also a relaxing and fun way to introduce a friend into this simple yet satisfying skill. Plus we choose places where you may purchase refreshments!

Starting time is 6PM, but come when you can and leave when you must.

December Future Spin-Ins

December 24       MERRY CHRISTMAS

December 31      HAPPY NEW YEAR!

This Thursday's Spin-In will be held at Panera Bread  in Bainbridge, Ohio at 6pm.

Join us for a casual gathering. Bring your spinning wheels, knitting, crocheting, needle felting, mini looms or any portable project.  This is a wonderful opportunity to hone your spinning skills-or to learn, if you've been itching to discover the excitement of making your own custom yarns.  Free spindle kits provided!  It's also a relaxing and fun way to introduce a friend into this simple yet satisfying skill. Plus we choose places where you may purchase refreshments!

Starting time is 6PM, but come when you can and leave when you must.

December Future Spin-Ins

December 17       Sharon James Cellar  Newbury, Ohio

December 24       MERRY CHRISTMAS

December 31      HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The end of 2015 is approaching and 2016 dues need to be paid by 12-31-2015 in order for you to be eligible for the Special Interest Groups (SIG) in 2016. As you know, the SIG's are open only to members and there are SIG meetings in January.

If you are unsure  of payment, you can check the 2016 Roster on the Members' site; scroll down below the 2015 Roster. If your name is listed, then I have received your dues.

Individual - $15

Family - $20

This Thursday's Spin-In will be held at Burton Library in Burton, Ohio at 6pm.

Join us for a casual gathering. Bring your spinning wheels, knitting, crocheting, needle felting, mini looms or any portable project.  This is a wonderful opportunity to hone your spinning skills-or to learn, if you've been itching to discover the excitement of making your own custom yarns.  Free spindle kits provided!  It's also a relaxing and fun way to introduce a friend into this simple yet satisfying skill. Plus we choose places where you may purchase refreshments!

Starting time is 6PM, but come when you can and leave when you must.

December Future Spin-Ins

December 10       Panera Bread  Bainbridge, Ohio

December 17       Sharon James Cellar  Newbury, Ohio

December 24       MERRY CHRISTMAS

December 31      HAPPY NEW YEAR!