Guild Meeting November 2014


November 19, 2014

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

Susan welcomed the new members and encouraged them to “jump in” and get involved by signing up for a class or to volunteer. She recognized members of Circles. She reminded everyone to use the volunteer sign-up sheets on the bulletin boards near the coffee and refreshment table for all the opportunities with the Guild. She pointed out the white ID ribbons the Guild Board members are wearing.

She thanked the members who volunteered for First Friday and Spanish Market by helping with hospitality, guest services and accounting.

She asked everyone to look at the “End of Year Giving” brochure.

MUSEUM PRESIDENT: James Pepper Henry thanked the volunteers that worked at the First Friday event and Guild members for their service to the Heard Museum. He spoke about upcoming exhibits and events including “Beautiful Games “ which is under construction and the panel discussion at the museum on January 30 which will look at Stereotypes in Sports. The panel will include Amanda Blackhorse who is a plaintiff in the case about using “Redskins” as a team name.

He also spoke about the Matisse mask exhibit planned for late 2016 and the Frida Kahlo exhibit which is planned for an October 2015.

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER: David Rothberg introduced our speakers, Ken Williams and Orlando Dugi who spoke about their bead work projects. Ken was the winner of Best of Show at the 2014 Indian Fair and Market.

After a short break, the meeting reconvened at 11:25 AM

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Mildred Starr moved that the minutes from the October 15, 2014 meeting of the Guild be accepted. The motion was seconded by Millicent Wesley and approved by a majority.

TREASURERS REPORT: Mary Bonsall, Treasurer, reported that the bank account total is $132,115 as of October 31, 2014. Of that amount $64,332 is in Restricted Accounts and $9,865 is for Special Events, $11,522 is for Student Art Workshop and $ $42,945 is for Scholarships and Grants. There is $67,783 in available cash. Mary reported that the actual amounts are trending in alignment with the current budget. She indicated that the Financial Report is available online and posted in the Guild Room.

BYLAWS: Richard Borgmann reported that a committee has been working on cleaning up the wording of the Guild Bylaws to bring them in conformity with current practices and in conformity with the Bylaws of the Heard Museum. Rather than recommending individual changes the committee is proposing a total revision.

The committee is composed of Mary Bonsall, Sandy Eiker, De Bachmann, Judith Dobbs, Lucille Shanahan and Richard Borgmann.

The recommended revision will be presented to the Guild Board of Directors at its December meeting for approval. After that the revised bylaws will be published and then presented to the members at the January Guild meeting. A vote to accept the revised bylaws will be taken at the February Guild meeting. Members were encouraged to talk to any of the committee members about the process the committee has gone through to thoroughly review the bylaws and policies.

 ANNOUNCEMENTS: Susan continued with updates about Museum facilities including the HVAC system, the phone system, new computer terminals in the library for public use, Wi-Fi expansion which now includes the Jacobson Gallery and the Shops. There are also plans underway to upgrade video equipment and screens in the Harnett Theater.

A Breakfast with Santa is planned for December 14, from 10:30am until 1:00pm. There will be cookies to decorate and a bunch.

The Museum will have a cradle board balloon in the Fiesta Day Parade on Saturday, December 27. The Museum will have 20 participants, six will be Guild members, walking the two mile route with the balloon. Those interested should sign up on the bulletin board near the refreshment table.

Susan continued with Guild updates informing the members that there will be three Museum internship positions for Spring 2015. These positions will be funded by scholarships from the Guild and will be in marketing, curatorial, and the library. The deadline to apply is November 24 and as of November 17 there were 15 applicants representing Chicksaw, Pascua Yaqui,

Tohono O’odham, Navajo, Hopi, and Alaska Native.

Beginning at the 2016 Indian Fair and Market, there will be a Junior Best of Show award provided by Arizona Dealers and Traders Association (ADATA).

Holiday Brunch December 10: Barbara D’Alessio, Chair, reminded members to refer to the handout for details and what to bring.

Jack Brock encouraged everyone to make donations for Fair Ribbon Awards. The money amounts have been raised this year to encourage top artists to enter.

Pat Kilburn spoke about “Prepare for the Fair” series of classes on January 29, February 5, and February 12. The fee is $15.00. There is an additional $10.00 fee for a basket making kit at the first class.

Shelly Mowry spoke about the upcoming trips including the Keno Heritage Mission Tour in March, Mesa Verde in April, Weaving and Hubbell Rug Auction.

Sue Snyder spoke about the Heard Guild Explores (HGE) activities and the quarterly Education Council meeting at 2:00pm and then in January, 2015.

Meeting adjourned at 11:35 AM

Respectfully submitted,

Claire Warshaw,