2014 Guild October


October 15, 2014

Approved November 19, 2014

The meeting was called to order by President Susan Kolman at 10:00 AM.

Susan welcomed the members back from summer away; the new members and members of Circles. She encouraged members to stay after the speaker to hear the Scholarship Committee report and recommendations. She encouraged everyone to use the volunteer sign up sheets on the bulletin boards near the coffee and refreshment table for all the volunteer opportunities with the Guild. She pointed out the white ID ribbons the Guild Board members are wearing.


David Rothberg introduced our speaker, Todd Bostwick PhD. His talk was titled “Salt and Its Trade Throughout History: Native American Salt Pre-Ceremonial Use and Ritual in the American Southwest.”

After a short break, the meeting reconvened at 11:15 AM


Mary Endorf moved that the minutes from the September 17, 2014 meeting of the Guild be accepted. The motion was seconded by Gloria Murison and approved by a majority.


Mary Bonsall, Treasurer, indicated the September Financial Report is available online and posted in the Guild Room.


  • New member orientation began today prior to the meeting. It was conducted by Mary Endorf, Carol Gunn and Sue Snyder. This orientation will be continued every month.


  • Cathy Short gave a report about the Scholarship Committee review and recommendation that a partnership with the Arizona State University American Indian Student Support Service program will be entered into on a pilot basis for the 2014-2015 academic year to provide scholarships for paid internship opportunities at the Heard Museum in recognition of the need, and in some case the graduation requirement, for work experience related to the student’s educational field.


  • Lucille Shanahan spoke about the staff appreciation luncheon on November 7, 2014 and reminded guild members to sign up to bring food. Sides, salads and desserts are needed. She also asked for more volunteers to write thank you notes to staff members. She encouraged members to attend her Ketoh presentation about California Missions later today.


  • Sue Snyder reminded members about the Las Guias and Heard Guild Explores trip to Wapatki and the Cameron Trading Post on Monday, October 27.


  • Dorothy Sullivan talked about the Guild Speaker’s Bureau and gave a demonstration of how to access information about it on the Guild web page.


  • Cathy Short asked for donations of individually packaged food and beverage for Spanish Market. Donations can be left in the labeled box in the Guild Room.


  • Louise Wakem spoke about the Book Sale in December. Donations of books and jewelry are needed. Volunteers are needed for set up and sales. Volunteers are need to coordinate the Book Sale next year.
  • Diane Leonte reminded members to click on “Travel With Us” on the Guild web page to learn about the upcoming trips sponsored by the Guild. There are trips planned for March, April and May. The December Santa Fe trip has been cancelled and the Los Alamos trip is full.


  • Pat Kilburn spoke about the Note Card Project and how the income is used to support school art projects for the Student Art Fair. She also presented an over view about the history of the Note Card Project which has raised over $300,000 since inception. This committee is looking for new co-chairs for 2015.


  • Pat Kilburn also spoke about Indian Fair and Market. Jack Brock has volunteered to handle award sponsorships. $43,000 is needed to cover the awards. The raffle items are on display in the lobby of the museum. Raffle tickets will be limited to 600 this year. A new program this year called “Prepare for the Fair” will be a series of lectures about baskets as that is the theme of the Fair this year.

    Meeting adjourned at 11:55 AM

Respectfully submitted,



Claire Warshaw,