PLG Newsletter Spring 2004

President’s Message
Thank you all for the privilege of serving as your president for the past two years. It has been an honor and responsibility which I have enjoyed greatly. It is hard to believe that a year has passed since we met at Ronald MacDonald House to celebrate our friend, Margot’s life. Time seems to pass very swiftly. I am grateful for the assistance of every member. You have made my duties easy. It has been an exciting two years, full of trips, workshops with great teachers; beautiful lace , lots of laughs and hard work. You have been an inspiration.
I want to encourage each of you to attend the Annual Meeting and workshop afterwards. I know that you will give the next president as much encouragement and assistance as you have given me. The future looks rosy with exciting workshops, demos and new events planned for the coming year.
I will soon be moving into the position of Newsletter Editor and want to share a personal experience. In my “other life,” I wrote a brief description of my background for a newsletter. The person who controls the newsletter, produced from what I wrote, an article that was incomprehensible – although it did rhyme. This person absolutely controls every item that is put into the newsletter and the layout. Like Margot, I refuse to do the newsletter alone. If the Lace Group wants a newsletter, you will provide the information for it. Be warned we are coming to the end of “Tina .” So even if I am not president, I will still be asking people to write something for the newsletter. Did you take a class, read a book, go on a trip, have a good time, or a bad time. let us know. We can laugh with you, learn from your mistakes, or rush to buy a book or thread based on your recommendations. – Amy Gibbons

Nominations & Dues are Due Again

It is hard to believe that a year has passed, but it is that time again. If there is a red dot on your mailing label your dues have not been paid for 2004. Please send your checks for $10.00 made out to Pittsburgh Lace Group (not Trimble College Fund) to Joan Trimble, 3822 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh, Pa 15221.
It is also time to elect a President and Treasurer. If you are willing to serve, or wish to nominate someone, please contact Joan Trimble

Calendar of Future Events
Thursday, March 4, 7:00 P.M. Regular Monthly Meeting at Grace Reformed Presbyterian Church
Saturday and Sunday, March 13-14, 11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.-Demonstration at Phipps Conservatory
Saturday, April 3, 10:00 A.M. – Annual Meeting and Needle Tatting Cass at Grace Reformed Church
Friday, April 16 – 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. Slovak Needle work & Crafts Lecture at Churchill Borough Building
Saturday and Sunday, April 17-18, 9:00 A.M. –5:00 P.M. – Tonder workshop at Churchill Borough Building
Thursday, May 6, 7:00 P.M. Regular Monthly Meeting at Grace Reformed Presbyterian Church

Recent Appearances

Recent Events
Christmas Party by Theresa Troyan
We lace makers always have a wonderful time at the Christmas party. I really enjoy drinking a cup of coffee while talking with other lace makers. As usual, Robin and Russ had a great selection of bobbins, thread, and books, including some on tatting. Before I choose a book, I like to sit down and really take my time looking through it and the party gives me that option. I am also able to get other lace makers opinions on the books. Some books are too difficult for me, but I still enjoy reading and looking at the beautiful patterns. The group was able to purchase an absolutely terrific book by Santina Levey entitled Lace, A History . This exquisite book will be cherished by us for many years to come. Good food and good friends always go together.

A Lace Friend Passes by Joan Trimble
Last month, the PLG lost a good friend, Irwin “Bud” Suplee. Bud was the beloved husband of one of our founding members, Virginia Suplee. He had been ill for a long time with heart disease. I know he will be sadly missed by Virginia and his daughter, Claire. But I know a lot of PLG members will miss him, too. Bud was a wonderful man, full of love for others, with a keen wit and a great sense of humor. He was ordained as a Lutheran minister, and although he did not have a church of his own, he managed to touch the lives of all he knew with the purest of Christian principles. He buried those who were unchurched, and prayed along with those who sought spirituality. He loved his family and his garden, he gave good advice, and he always had a witty outlook on life. I will always remember the beautiful prayer he said at my son Jeremy’s first communion party, and how touched my family was by it. He was a good man and a true gentleman. We’ll miss you, Bud. Thanks for everything.

Nationality Rooms by Amy Gibbons
On December 7th we joined together to chat and make lace in the Croghan Schenley Room at The Cathedral of Learning in Oakland. Amy Gibbons, Barbara Lis, Robin Panza, Suzanne Potter, Joan Trimble and Theresa Troyan joined together in our annual Christmas kick off event. After this event we all know that Christmas is approaching fast, and many projects either get curtailed or abandoned for another year. I got to show off the lace horses head and mane that I made for my sister in law in Washington state before it was mailed (She really liked it!) The highlight of the event was the arrival of a lady with a gorgeous black lace cap. Ask Robin for the details.. As we took down the tree and got ready to leave, we knew the holidays were here.

Honey Fruit Dressing Recipe
We have been having fruit for birthdays with this dressing as a dipping sauce. Try it, see what you missed.

2/3 c. Sugar Combine sugar, mustard, paprika,celery seed and salt
1 t. each dry mustard, paprika, celery seed in a mixing bowl. Add honey, vinegar, lemon juice and
¼ t. salt onion. With mixer running pour oil into mixture very
1/3 c. each honey,vinegar slowly. Constant beating prevents separation of the
1 T. lemon juice dressing later.
1 t. grated onion Serve with fresh fruit or on a Salad
1 c. vegetable oil Store in the refrigerator. Yields 2 cups

Call for Contributions!
As always, any and all contributions to this newsletter are most welcome. Any news about members, other lacemakers, bobbins, threads, patterns, books, ideas pictures send ’em and keep ’em coming!

Future Events

Phipps Conservatory ~ March 13-14
Anyone interested in demonstrating at Phipps Conservatory on March 13 or 14 between 11:00 A.M. and
4:00 P.M. please contact Amy at 412-828-7362 or E-mail Gibbons 214 It is always nice to see the Spring Flowers and share lace making there. If you have any new sites that would like us to demonstrate, please tell the officers of PLG.

Annual Meeting Saturday ~ April 3rd
The meeting will begin at 10:00A.M at the Grace Reformed Church on Hochberg Road. Membership Lists will be available at this meeting To be included, please send your dues to Joan Trimble by March 27th. There are many jobs looking for volunteers and it is again time to elect a President and Treasurer. We are hoping to discuss some new program possibilities and policies for the Library. Bring along some food to share and stay for a class in Needle Tatting. For information, read on.
Welcome to the dark Side ~ Needle Tatting Workshop
Traditional tatting uses a shuttle and requires a unique finger and hand technique, which I lack. For many years I wanted to learn to tat. However I could not get my fingers and hands to form the double stitches. Then I taught myself to needle tat. How wonderful! Making rings and picots is no longer a problem. In this workshop you will learn how to make rings and picots without any knots. You can turn the rings into flowers and butterflies and then glue them on a card. I will supply the needles at a minimal cost. If you know you are coming, please let me know – phone : 412-824-8867 or E-mail If you are unsure, come any way. We will have a ball.
Supplies to bring
Scissors, Pencil & Paper, Sewing Gauge, Glue, Tatting Thread – Four Colors (#8 pearl cotton or thinner) Theresa

Slovak Needle work & Crafts Lecture ~ April 16th
The Summer 2003 “Lace Threads” article about the Folk Festival mentions a couple with a Slovak Needle & Crafts Shop in Grove City. Several of us were impressed with the wonderful lace from Slovakia and curious about those things which they did not bring to the show. They have agreed to share their things with us at the Churchill Borough Building in April. Since this is for a lace group, they should be able to bring items tailored to our interests. We ask that our members bring some finger foods to share. Shopping is to begin at 6:00 with a lecture at 7:00 and then more shopping and eating afterwards. Mayra is bringing her goodies, including the best starch yet for lace projects. Eric Stevenson will be sending bobbins as well as George Grandstaff. Admission is $5.00 for members and $7.00 for non-members. For more information see the back page of the newsletter

Tonder Workshop ~ April 17 & 18
We had such a great time and enjoyed the lace and teacher so much, that when our planned program fell through we decided to ask Guenvor Jorgensen to come back and teach more Tonder. It is a traditional Danish point ground lace with it’s own special techniques. You do not need to have taken the previous class to be able to take this workshop. Class times are from 10:00 to 5:00 Saturday and Sunday with a break and a pot luck lunch. We will meet at the Churchill Borough Building. Mayra will remain on Saturday morning for extra shopping. Please see the flyer on the back page of the newsletter for details about registration.

Oh The Places I Will Go…to see the lace (part 2)
by Dewi Wong
I never thought that there would be a second part of the article I wrote about traveling for the last newsletter. Karl and I found a travel deal that allowed us to visit my sister and her family in France between Christmas and New Year. Plus we would get to see our daughter Angeline, who was already at my sister’s house for the Christmas break. We visited our friend Therese Salord, who just moved to a lovely house a few days before ww got to my sister’s. Therese used to make bobbin lace, but now she quilts. I saw her beautiful quilts and her Provence style Nativity display. She gave me a stack of antique Cluny bobbin lace patterns. They are orange cardboard prickings with beautiful designs.
Karl decided to visit his Alma Mater in Leuven, Belgium and then go to Bruge. I was excited because I have been to Leuven, but not Bruge – the lace city! I vaguely remembered a small lace shop near Leuven’s town hall and was so delighted to see that it has expanded. I met Serena, the owner, a long time ago when I visited Leuven for the first time. We took a combination of Brussels /Bruge bus tours. When we arrived in Bruge we joined a city walking tour. We followed an elderly monsieur who spoke many languages and walked faster than any of us, the tourists. We saw the neat buildings, churches and bridges. He promised that there will be time at the end of the tour to go on our own, but I was greatly distracted when we turned a corner and saw a lace shop, a lace coffee shop and so on. The monsieur said that “the younger generation does not make lace nowadays, only elderly women do.” He also said, that much of the lace now comes from Asia.
I stopped briefly in the Little Lace Shop and took a picture of Elizabeth, the shop keeper, working on her bobbin lace, to prove that the lace is still being made by young people – like us. When I came out of the shop, neither Karl, nor the monsieur were any where to be seen among the crowds. Feeling a bit uneasy, I scurried and took a chance by turning left at the fork of the road. To my relief, I found them. At the town square, I saw a big sign “LACE from Italy” above an entry way. I gravitated to that site and sure enough it was an exhibition of Italian Lace. I decided to spend my precious 30 minutes free time seeing the show and skipped the chocolate and souvenir shopping. I was even permitted to take photograph… until another guard decided otherwise. It was a display of various laces made in Italy and a collection of the lace making and needlework tools. I am happy to have seen this show and brought home some pictures. It was a great lace adventure.

Dues are due.
If there is a red dot on your mailing label, your dues have not been paid for 2004.
Dues are $10.00. Checks made payable to Pittsburgh Lace Group should be sent to
Joan Trimble.

Pittsburgh Lace Group Library News
Our Library has grown to a total of 132 titles plus videos, magazines and miscellaneous patterns. It burst it’s seams and had to expand into a new, larger book case. The case was courtesy of Gretchen Baudoux’s son and the movement of the books, was courtesy of the Thursday Night Class. So what if we were all too tired of winter to make lace that night. While the books were being put in order and moved, our intrepid librarian, Suzanne Potter, updated the list of books. To everyone who helped, Thank you very much.
The updated Library List will be published in the next newsletter or is available at the web site.
One of the things which we will discuss during the Annual Meeting will be the policies for borrowing those books which are very expensive, or out of print. We are hoping for ideas. Along with Books, there are magazines, and videos as well as two different types of bobbin winders which may be used at the church. Volunteers to help organize the file cabinet are welcome.

Tongue-in-cheek Book Report by Suzanne Potter
My husband described this book in four words: LACE PROJECTS RUN AMOK. Page after page of lace photos in Santina M. Levey’s, Lace: A History will truly humble you and put an end to all the carping about how difficult your current project is. Since it is arranged chronologically from the sixteenth through early twentieth centuries, it covers it “all” and is well worth its steep price. The “can” of the Thursday night class was well and wisely spent. Thanks, ladies.

The Pittsburgh Lace Group invites you to

Slovak Folk Needlework and Crafts
Lecture by Anne and David Dayton of the SLOVAK CRAFTS
Friday, April 16, 2004
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm, lecture at 7:00 pm

shopping with ~ Mayra’s Lace Threads, Slovak Crafts
George Grandstaff & Eric Stevenson’s Bobbins
begins at 6:00 p.m.
Admission at the door is $5.00 members and $7.00 non-members
Refreshments will be provided (donations are welcome)


Saturday, April 17 & Sunday, April 18 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Cost for the workshop will be 75.00 for members and $85.00 for non-members

Directions to the Churchill Borough Building
From Monroeville: Parkway East (I-376) to the Churchill Exit (Exit 10-A). Exit from left
lane. Turn left at first intersection and immediate right into Borough Bldg. parking lot.
From Pittsburgh: Parkway East (I-376) to Churchill Exit (Exit 10-A); right at bottom of
ramp to “Y” intersection with Beulah Rd. (Rt. 130-W); take the right branch and immediately
get into left lane. Turn left at the light (left turn signal) onto Old Wm. Penn Highway.
Borough Bldg. is on the left, entrance to parking lot is just beyond the building.
You may use either parking lot, but if you use the lower lot, please park away from the
building so the police can park close to the building. Enter through the center front door.

Workshop Registration Form
The workshop is limited to 12 participants, to be given priority, active members must register by March 31.

Return this form with check payable to Pittsburgh Lace Group to:
Joan Trimble,

Name & Address__________________________________________________________________________
Phone ___________________ E-Mail_____________________________________________________

Workshop (payment must be included to guarantee a spot) $________

Workshop Commemorative bobbins from Eric Stevenson
@ $8.00 must be ordered by March 31st No. ______ $________
Number of dinner reservations for Saturday (not included in cost) _____________
Total Enclosed $________


“Auntie,” Gertrude said, with tears in her eyes at this evidence of Lady Ara’s returning favor, “I hope you will not think I’m ungrateful, but–I really wish you had not given me this money.”
“Well! well! child! it seems to me I can’t suit you anyway. You’ve all been at swords’ points with me for the last two years because you didn’t get any of my money, and now I’ve given you some you don’t like it. What does it mean?” and the old lady eyed her sharply, although she felt sure that the tears in those blue eyes must have a deeper meaning than appeared on the surface.
“I was afraid I should wound you,” Gertrude said, deprecatingly, “and I can’t explain, perhaps, just what I mean; but I really have been trying to live better during the last two years; and I have been so ashamed of the way I treated you as Madame Beza, and Tina, too, but,” she added, half-laughing, and a crimson flush mounting clear to her golden hair, “I was afraid to tell you so, for fear you would think I was trying to get some of your money.”
Lady Ara’s arms were around the fair penitent in an instant, and she kissed her heartily.
“That confession is worth a dozen fortunes, my dear,” she said, and from that moment they were the best of friends.
Louis Arlesbury, deeply mortified by the part that he had played in Tina’s history, went abroad immediately upon learning of her marriage with Lord Holborn, and of her relationship to him, and did not return, until recalled to his sister’s wedding.
When they met, the past was politely ignored, although the young and beautiful Lady Holborn always treated him with a certain high-bred reserve which he could never overcome.
Two other matters need a word of explanation. The card which Lord Holborn had picked up in Monsieur La Fort’s lace establishment, and on the back of which had been written those words which had puzzled the Frenchman so, was the one upon which Tina, or the Lady Althea, had written the message to the princess after their stormy interview, and which had been sent back to her untouched.
She had absently gathered it up among some other papers that she put into her traveling bag on leaving the palace, and where she had afterward found it; and supposing it to be a blank card–not thinking to examine the other side–she had written upon it the name that she intended to adopt, and had thus given it to monsieur.
Lady Ara’s letter to her brother, which had been postmarked at Modena, Italy, had really been written in London and then sent to some one whom she knew at Modena, to be remailed to Carisford; and thus the family there supposed her to be hundreds of miles away, while in reality she had long been near them, critically studying their character and learning of their past lives
Pittsburgh Lace Group


Lord Holborn’s mother appeared all at once to be very fond and proud of her new daughter; and, in justice to her, it must be said that it was not wholly on account of the strange discoveries that had recently been made proving her, if anything, superior to her own family; but with her pride once humbled, she really experienced a deep tenderness for her on her own account.
The week following Lady Ara Carisford’s reception, she also gave a very brilliant one in honor of the young couple.
The fair bride had become, as Lady Arlesbury foresaw she would, the admired of all Belgravia–not only for her beauty and accomplishments, but for her gentle graciousness toward all with whom she came in contact.
People thought it a little strange that the earl and his daughter had never mentioned the fact of his son’s marriage, or of his having a child; but they were too polite to inquire very much into the matter, and took it for granted that Lady Ara had been in the secret, and had had something to do with her education, since, as every one believed, they had returned together from abroad, and Tina was her acknowledged heiress.
No one in all that fashionable world knew anything of her previous connection with Lady Arlesbury, nor of the trials to which she was subjected while there.
When Lord Holborn was questioned as to where he had first met his charming wife, he answered unhesitatingly “in Belgium’s capital during his travels the previous year,” and no one thought there was anything strange in that.
Some little surprise was expressed regarding their very quiet wedding; but this was laid to Lady Ara’s eccentricity and her penchant for surprises, and thus much that would have been very unpleasant to be gossiped about was never known.
Lady Holborn’s reception was “the affair” of the season, and the beautiful bride the cynosure of all eyes.
She wore that night a dress of white velvet with garnet trimmings of velvet also, and iridescent fringes; while great glowing carbuncles, set with pearls, encircled her slender throat, her arms, and gleamed in her ears. These vivid contrasts were exceedingly becoming to her clear complexion, and rare style of beauty, and she was dazzlingly beautiful.
She was standing near the entrance to the drawing-room, quite early in the evening, talking with a group of young people, when some witticism caused her to break into a clear, silvery laugh that was full of merriment.
A gentleman who was just entering the room stopped and glanced inquiringly at her, his whole face lighting at the sound.
“I remember that laugh,” he muttered; “no one could ever hear it once and forget it.” And buttonholing a friend near by, he asked to be presented to the young lady who had just laughed so musically.
“Lady Holborn,” said the mutual friend, approaching her, with the gentleman on his arm, “allow me to introduce the Honorable _______ _______ _______, United States Consul to England,” and Tina found herself face to face with the individual whom she had met in the Hotel d’Europe, in Brussels, when she went to take Lady Holborn’s shawl to her, and who had been “so concerned” about the “failing eyesight of the English nobility.”
That scene came back to her so forcibly that she had difficulty in maintaining a decorous gravity during the introduction.
“We have met before, I think,” he said, inquiringly, as he gazed admiringly down upon her beautiful face. “My lady, I trust you will not adopt the ‘national spyglass.’”
Tina’s bright face dimpled and glowed as she remembered his aversion to the article.
“No,” she answered, laughing softly, and speaking so that only he could hear her, “my eyesight is perfectly strong, and you need never fear becoming the ‘target for me to shoot inquisitive arrows at.’”
He gave her a comical glance as she thus recalled his own words and wondered how she had happened to become an English “lady.”
Tina, however, changed the subject, while she wondered how her ladyship would appear when she should discover that the American Consul, whose presence she had been so anxious to secure at her reception, on account of the big position which he occupied in the literary circles of London, was none other than the “thorough-bred Yankee” whom she had so audaciously inspected and criticized in the reception-room of the Hotel d’Europe, Brussels, the previous autumn.
She managed to be near when the meeting took place, and enjoyed the scene hugely; and, notwithstanding that Lady Holborn had rather the worst of it, she was pleased to see with what tact she managed the awkward encounter.
Both lady and gentleman were nonplused for a moment, for they recognized each other instantly.
Lady Holborn realized at once that she had been the victim of a practical joke, and one, too, embodying a very pointed moral; that the “thoroughbred Yankee” was one of the most brilliant and cultivated gentlemen in all Europe, as well as of his own country, and that his society was everywhere courted by the noblest peers of the realm.
Although the gentleman, on his part, found the situation not exactly comfortable, he was nevertheless somewhat amused by the denouement, and all the more so, perhaps, as he caught a pair of bright, mirth-gleaming eyes watching them from behind a screen of flowers in the rear of her ladyship.
“I trust your ladyship is well,” remarked the Honorable _______ _______ _______, bowing with all the gallantry of which he was capable.
A flush arose to Lady Holborn’s cheek, and her eyes glittered for an instant; then frankly extending her hand, she said, significantly:
“Quite well, thank you; and you are very welcome here to-night. Allow me also to say that my eyesight is very much improved since my return to England. Has that difficult question in medical science been satisfactorily solved?”
A hearty laugh was indulged in at the expense of both parties–a few more sharp shots were thrown and parried, and then the matter was dropped.

Bylaws of the Pittsburgh Lace Group

Article 1. NAME.
Section 1. The name of the group shall be the Pittsburgh Lace Group, hereafter referred to as “the Group”.

Article 2. PURPOSE.
Section 1. The Group shall be a not-for-profit educational organization whose purpose is to foster and promote interest in lace and lace-making by providing a means for members to meet and exchange ideas and information, by offering demonstrations of lace-making and exhibits of lace to the general public, and by providing programs and workshops on all aspects of lace, lace-making and related topics of interest to the members.

Article 3. MEMBERSHIP.
Section 1. Membership shall be open to all individuals interested in lace, lace-making, collecting any type of lace, or the history of lace.
Section 2. Dues will be collected annually for the calendar year. Dues paid at any time from January 1 through October 31 shall be applied to membership for that calendar year and will not be prorated. Dues paid after October 31 shall be applied to membership in the following calendar year. Renewals not paid by March 15 will cause a member to be dropped from the roster for that year. The amount of dues shall be established for each year by the Board of Directors.
Section 3. A roster of all paid members shall be distributed to members who have paid the current year’s dues.

Article 4. DIRECTORS.
Section 1. The business and affairs of the Group shall be managed by a Board of Directors, hereafter referred to as “the Board”, comprised of the officers and standing committee chairpersons.
Section 2. A majority number of the directors present, having constituted a quorum, shall be regarded as an act of the Board.
Section 3. Vacancies of the Board may be filled by a majority voting of the remaining directors. Each director so elected shall hold office for the remaining term of the vacancy being then filled.

Article 5. OFFICERS.
Section 1. The elected officers of the Group shall be President, Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President.
Section 2. President. Subject to supervisory powers of the Board, the President shall be the chief executive officer of the Group and shall preside at all meetings, both of the Board and of the members of the Group, and shall perform such duties and exercise such powers as shall be determined from time to time by the Board.
Section 3. Secretary. The Secretary shall keep a book of Minutes of all meetings of directors and members, shall compose and distribute notices of meetings of the members, and handle other correspondence as directed by the Board.
Section 4. Treasurer. The Treasurer shall keep and maintain adequate and correct accounts of all assets and business transactions of the Group, and present a written annual report to the members at the Annual Business Meeting. The President, Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President shall be authorized to transact the Group’s financial business. Two of the four officers’ signatures shall be required for such transactions.
Section 5. Vice President. The Vice President shall chair meetings of the Board and of the members in the absence of the President. The Vice President shall also be responsible for scheduling and arranging meetings for the year. This shall include making arrangements for speakers, locations and refreshments, and providing the Secretary with the information necessary for announcements of these meetings to be mailed to the membership. The Vice President shall select members as desired, to form a committee to perform the functions above.

Article 6. ELECTIONS.
Section 1. The election of officers and directors shall be held each year at the Annual Business Meeting. The Membership Committee shall present a slate of candidates chosen from the membership. Additional nominations may be received from the floor. No name shall be placed in nomination without the consent of the member.
Section 2. Officers shall be elected for a term of 2 years. Two (2) offices will be eligible for election per year, the President and Treasurer in even numbered years, and the Secretary and Vice President in odd numbered years. The Chairpersons of the committees shall be appointed by the Board.
Section 3. A separate vote shall be conducted for each office being filled. Voting will be by ballot, tallied immediately. The office shall be filled by the member obtaining plurality of attending members in good standing.

Article 7. MEETINGS.
Section 1. There will be at least eight (8) meetings a year and one (1) workshop. The April meeting shall be known as the Annual Business Meeting. One (1) other meeting will be known as a Lace Day. At least three (3) other meetings will feature a program: a speaker, a demonstration, a study group, etc. Other meetings may be informal gatherings where members make lace and exchange information.
Section 2. The Annual Business Meeting shall be conducted in April to elect officers and review the business of the Group. In addition, there shall be reports from the Treasurer and the Workshop Committee Chairperson.
Section 3. Notices of meetings shall be given to each member, either personally or by mail or other means of communication addressed to such member at the address appearing on the roster of the Group. All such notices shall be conveyed to each member not less than three (3) business days before a meeting.
Section 4. A quorum necessary for the transaction of business shall consist of a majority of the members attending a meeting of the Group after notice is given as provided in accordance herein.

Article 8. COMMITTEES.
Section 1. Committees shall be established by the Board to help conduct the business of the Group. These shall consist of the standing committees: the Membership Committee, the Workshop Committee, and any committee or committees deemed by the Board to be necessary to perform the functions of the Group.
Section 2. The Chairpersons of the standing committees shall be appointed from the general membership by the Board.

Section 1. The Membership Committee shall be responsible for maintaining the membership rosters and selecting a slate of candidates for the annual election of officers.
Section 2. The Chairperson of the Membership Committee may select one or more persons from the general membership to assist in the performance of the duties of the Committee as outlined in Article 9, Section 1.
Section 3. In addition to the responsibilities set forth in Article 9, Section 1, the Membership Committee shall be responsible for soliciting and receiving applications for new membership and renewals of memberships. Dues collected in the course of performing this function shall be forwarded in a timely manner to the Treasurer.
Section 4. The Membership Committee Chairperson shall be responsible for maintaining the membership roster, which shall be distributed annually each spring to the members. The Chairperson shall also notify the Secretary monthly of any additional members in order that these new members will receive all forthcoming notices of meetings.
Section 5. The Membership Committee shall propose candidates for the offices to be elected at the Annual Business Meeting. The committee shall contact the candidates to secure their willingness to serve. All nominations or suggestions for candidacy by members shall be presented to the membership by the Membership Committee.

Section 1. The Workshop Committee is responsible for making arrangements for workshops. This shall include making arrangements for the speaker, location and refreshments, and providing the Secretary and Treasurer with information necessary for announcement of workshops to be mailed to the membership, and monies collected.Section 2. The Workshop Committee Chairperson shall select members, as desired, to form a committee to perform the functions as set forth in Article 10, Section 1.

Article 11. DISSOLUTION.
Section 1. In the event of dissolution of the Group while a charter chapter of International Old Lacers, Inc. (hereafter, IOLI), the IOLI charter shall be returned to the IOLI President accompanied by a letter of fact, and with records showing that all funds and property have been distributed to a non-profit organization under the IRS Code 501(c)3. Books, supplies and other assets of the group will be donated to another lace making group or sold and the proceeds donated to a lace making group, or non-profit organization, to be chosen by the membership.

Section 1. These Bylaws will become effective, subject to approval of the membership, retroactive to January 1, 1991.
Section 2. These Bylaws may be altered, amended or repealed at any time by a two-thirds affirmative vote of the Board or by the majority vote of the members at any regular meeting.

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