105 members and 2 visitors attended the August and annual meeting. Elma Young provided the August "shop" where she displayed many samples of her Fibre Arts, Basketry and Contemporary Crochet. Some lovely examples of her work are shown in the photo gallery below. Elma can be contacted at em4elmayoung@gmail.com.  (For  social media-savvy members, refer also to Facebook: Elma Young Crochet Crazies and Instagram: em4elmayoung).

Members continue to be amazed by the large quantity and originality of the quilts produced by the Caring and Sharing quilters. Many of the quilts displayed at the August meeting are shown in the photo gallery below.

The August meeting finished with the Show & Tell segment.

The August meeting was followed by the annual meeting. Awards were presented to ten, twenty and thirty year members - congratulations to each of you. Special congratulations go also to Liz Willing on being awarded life membership of the Guild.

30 year membership award: Yvonne Spargo

20 year membership award: Dymphne Anderson, Helen Osborne, Liz Willing

10 year memebrship award: Lesvia Bain, Maureen Mackie, Heather Shepherd, Mandy Smith, Lorna Smith

The thanks of all members go to the members of the retiring committee for their enthusiasm, creativity and hard work throughout the last two years. Without doubt they had a major impact on the Guild, both during the past two years and also going forward.

A sincere thank-you and our warm congratulations are also offered to the members and office bearers of the committee elected for the coming year.

Dot Henwood, Fran Batrouney, Helen Darboul, Susan Lehane, Bernie Murpy, Judith Hicks, Lee Hanmer (President), Fran Cox

Best wishes

Kerry Canty