PLG Newsletter Spring 2003

President’s Message
It is with sadness and frustration that I write this letter. For those of you who have not been informed by telephone or E-mail, I regret to inform you of the death of Margot Barbour January 17th. If we missed you, please accept my apologies. This letter has been extremely difficult for me to write. I know that Margot is not there to correct my errors. I could always count on her to fix the grammar, punctuation, and to prevent my making a fool of myself. Now I am doing my best to produce a newsletter which will not shock you too much by the change in style and font. At the same time I am mourning the loss of a good friend. I have tried to remember to include all of the things that need to be in the newsletter, as well as to include the special things that people have sent me for the page of memories of Margot. I sure hope I don?t let her and you down. The computer has just about driven me up a wall, but the next newsletter will be easier and the sorrow will ease. We have all been lucky to have Margot for our friend. Amy Gibbons

Obituary of Margot Barbour

Barbour, Margaret Ann
On Saturday, January 18, 2003, age 71 of Regent Square; Daughter of the late Roger M. & Augusta J. Barbour; sister of Henry Ogden Bargour; also survived by a niece and nephews; and grand-neices & a grand nephew. Ms. Barbour was a retired Production Manager for the University of Pittsbrugh Press. She was very active in facilitating the A.L.L. Program for Senior Citizens sponsored by Carnegie Mellon University. She also designed printed materials for the Ronald McDonald House. She was the immediate past President of the Pittsburgh Lace Group and a member of the Crps of Ushers for the City & Public Theaters. Ms. Barbour made over 30 trips overseas furthering her knowledge of the world. Arrangements by Thomas M. Smith Funeral Home & Crematory, Blawnox.

Calendar of Future Events
Saturday, February 22, 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. Reception to Honor the Life of Margot Barbour
Thursday, March 6, 7:00 P.M. Regular Monthly Meeting at Grace Reformed Church
Saturday and Sunday, March 15-16, 11:00 A.M. 4:00 P.M.-Demonstration at Phipps Conservatory
Saturday, March 22,10:00 A.M. 4:00 P.M. – Needle Lace Class with Robin Panza at Grace Reformed Church
Saturday, April 5, 10:00 A.M. Annual Meeting and Lace Race Event at Grace Reformed Church
Friday thru Sunday, April 25 27, 9:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M. – Betty MacDonald Workshop in Aspinwall

Recent Appearances

Fall Workshop by Suzanne Potter
PLG?s October 2002 lace workshop was a wonderful class taught by Louise Colgan called ?Color in Lace.? Louise started Friday evening with a technical talk discussing in detail the varities of threads used by lacemakers. Saturday the students started on patterns chosen from among a group consisting of a Milanese heart, a Bucks Point or Bedfordshire medallion, a Bucks Point tulip, a Torchon mat and others. The color was added through silk thread chosen by each lacemaker for her project. Louise was well versed in each pattern and was able to help us all. Saturday evening a group went to dinner at D?Imperios where several ordered ?chicken Milanese.? Sunday found us hard at work again, only pausing to graze on various foodstuffs. (Yummy beef, Betsy!) Many thanks to Betsy Sykes for her hard work in organizing a great weekend. Thanks to her husband Roy, too for chauffering and carrying. Dorothy Kokal remains our ?hostess with the mostest? providing a bed for Louise. Thank you to all who helped in so many ways

Library by Suzanne Potter
Not only did Louise Colgan teach a great class in October, she donated a copy of her book, Bobbin Lace Fans. The designs run the gamut of a colorful Russian Lace design to a delicate Bucks Point . It is a welcome addition to our library.
New Books – Once again, the money from the Thursday night lace class can has purchased new books for our library. Tracy from The Lacemaker and Kathy Kirchner brought lots of books to choose from and we added nine new titles and started a subscription to ?La Encajera? (a Spanish language magazine). We also purchased a number of books from Russ at the Christmas party. A complete list is available on the web site, or will be published in the next Newsletter. All members are eligible to borrow books.

Nationality Rooms — December 8, 2002 by Joan Trimble
Lacemakers love a good party. For the Pittsburgh Lace Group there’s no party better than the one held every December in the Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh. It serves to celebrate the coming together of the various nationalities that formed our community and add such a rich flavor to our region. Seven of our members were able to add to the festivities this past holiday season by demonstrating in the Croghan-Schenley Room: Barb Lis, Suzanne Potter, Betsy Sykes, Dewi Wong, Becky Hollenbaugh, Margot Barbour, and myself. We fielded questions about
the arts of bobbin lace and tatting we laughed, we talked, we watched the performances, and, of course, we ate. Notwithstanding the fact that it was chilly in the room, the company was warm, the public was awed and a good time was had by all. It was the perfect way to kick off the holiday season. The time will also live on in our hearts because it was one of the last times we were privileged to share Margot’s company. We know that she will be with us in our memories in future years at the Nationality Rooms, and indeed every time we get together.

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!

Celebration of Margot’s Life

We have been asked by Margot?s brother Henry to bring our pillows to demonstrate Margot?s hobby to her other friends at the Ronald McDonald House at 500 Shady Avenue on Saturday, February 22nd between 2:00 and 4:00 P.M.. for directions call (412) 362-3400. If you have a dress form for her lace dress please call Amy.

Margot’s Recipe for Oyster Crackers
1 package (1oz.) Hidden Valley Ranch – (Original) Salad Dressing
½ Teaspoon Dill Weed
¾ Cup Salad Oil
5 cups plain oyster crackers
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Mix all but crackers. Pour over crackers.
Stir to coat. Bake 15 to 20 minutes stirring half after 10 minutes.

Phipps Conservatory March 15-16
Anyone interested in demonstrating at Phipps Conservatory on March 15 or 16 between 11:00 A.M. and
4:00 P.M. please contact Amy. 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.

Needlelace Workshop March 22nd
After much begging, cajoling, postponing, Robin Panza has agreed to teach a one day Needlelace workshop for us at the Grace Reformed Presbyterian Church. It will begin at 10:00 A.M. and last until we are done, somewhere around 4:00 P. M. The cost for the workshop will be $15.00. Bring a pot luck dish and we will have a good time. Robin is such an excellent teacher. Remember all the fun we had with the Tamari balls. Please let Robin know that you are coming. We need to get out of the winter doldrums and have some fun..

Betty MacDonald Workshop
Here is additional information about the April 25 thru 27 workshop. We will be having no program per se on Friday evening. Instead we ask that you bring any completed lace works that you would like to share. Bring some cookies too. Kathy Kirchner will bring her goodies to sell as well as The Lacemaker. Eric Stevenson has also agreed to send his Bobbin Board. He will be doing commemorative bobbins. We are fortunate that he is willing since his arthritis has made it more difficult for him to make bobbins. The cost will be $7.00. Please notify Joan Trimble if you are interested by March 1st. We have 12 people signed up for the workshop, but since life happens, it wouldn?t hurt to notify Joan if you are interested in being on the replacement list. The registration form and other information are in the previous Newsletter. This should be an exciting workshop

Dues are due. If there is a red dot on your mailing label, it is the last newsletter you will receive until your dues are paid for 2003. Dues are $10.00. Checks made payable to Pittsburgh Lace Group should be sent to Joan Trimble, 3822 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh, PA 15221.

Memories of Margot

Margot and I started bobbin lace together. We signed up for the first class Virginia Suplee taught at Carnegie Museum, and we are the only two to continue all the way through Virginia’s museum classes (Louise Chuha joined us soon after, but she already knew how to make lace). Virginia suggested we students come to the Pittsburgh Lace Group meeting, and that’s when Margot and I joined the Group. It was the meeting at which the Group became “official”, electing officers and adopting by-laws. Because we started together, and joined the group together, and developed together. I’ve always thought of her as my “partner in crime”.

She was my “star pupil” when I taught strange new techniques like Temari and Teneriffe to the Group. I’d get excited about some new subject, show the group, and Margot would have such fun with it and continue with it. There’s nothing more gratifying to a teacher than a student who catches on quickly and joins you in your passion for the subject. When I taught Temari, Margot took the ball (so to speak) and went running! She made so many beautiful balls, far more than I ever did. I always hoped one day she’d let me have one of her balls, and this Christmas I got my wish. It was the last time I saw her, making it that much more of a treasure. I’m just so glad I have this beautiful embroidery to remember her by! Robin Panza
You asked me to write about Margot, well, here goes: I know I did not know her very long but, I can say that she was a very special lady. She was a kind and elegant lady. I am so glad I got to know her when I did, she touched all our lives. She will be missed very much. The last time I saw her was at the Christmas party. I am so glad I was there. I love the Temari Ball that she made me for Christmas, she made the design just for me and I will keep it out for all to see. We will miss her and she was loved by all. Patty Lambing

If I think of one word to describe Margot Barbour, it is “classy.” The woman had class. She was refined but not arrogant, intelligent but not boastful. There are so many ways I remember her. I remember walking into the English Room of the Nationality Rooms at Pitt once when we used to have the “Lace Tours,”
and thinking that she looked very regal and very proper sitting there behind the carved desk with the light from the stained-glass windows flowing down on her. I remember Margot clearing up grammatical questions for me. I remember teasing her about the plywood cow that her brother decided she needed to have
placed in her front yard, only to be stolen about four days after it first appeared. I told her I would help locate that cow, and even though it’s been years, I still find myself looking for it when I drive through Margot’s neighborhood. She lived in a house that was perfectly suited to her–a Victorian full of antiques, books, flowers, lace, and souvenirs from her various trips. I remember how “addicted” Margot became to making Temari and how she would, but only when asked, pull out the completed ones from her tote bag to show all of us. We would ooh and ahh, but she merely shrugged and said, “Well, they’re all right, I guess.” I remember how Margot loved the opera, had traveled many places and knew many things, but never bragged about any of them. I never realized how much she had accomplished in her life until I read her obituary. She certainly never told us about all of those accomplishments. And I remember how frail she looked the last time I saw her. I realize now that she was very ill, but again, she never complained about it. I think lavish praise would have embarrassed Margot, so all I’m saying is, I’m proud to have known her, to have been her friend, and to have so many good memories of her. Margot, I miss you. And I hope the grammar is OK. Joan Trimble

“A rose by any other name would ‘taste’ as sweet.” This corruption of Shakespeare’s famous quotation reminds me of Margot and all the birthday celebrations the Thursday night class held. She loved the icing roses on the cakes, but was willing to share them with me. Of course, that is not all Margot meant to me! We sat side by side most Thursday evenings working on our lace and chatting. Our conversations ranged from trying to translate lace instructions written in German to which were the seats to avoid at the O’Reilly Theater. Thursday lace class will not be the same. Suzanne Potter

I know Margot for a long time. I don’t even remember when, but maybe twenty years ago I met Margot at our Lacemaking gathering. Every time I see Margot, she has a new pattern on her pillow. I liked to watch her making the lace and asked her how she will use it. She has quite a few flora and fauna patterns after a while and one day she showed up at our demonstration event at Phipps Conservatory wearing a dress decorated with the colorful laces she made. Talking about demonstration, whenever we had a lace demonstration at the Cathedral of leaning she would be there. Margot always signed up for classes – whether they were lace classes, Temari balls, or other needlework techniques. After she took any class she made lots of items with that technique. Her works were beautiful. Margot worked at the University of Pittsburgh and retired from this institution. She traveled and made lace a lot after she retired. I work at the University of Pittsburgh and I make lace too. I like to learn and make fun colorful patterns just like Margot. She inspires me. Dewi Wong

When I think of Margot, I see a lady who has so much polish and talent. I want to be like her. I will miss my refined, kind friend and I will remember her warmly. Dorothy Kokal

Margot’s Green Tomato Jam
Adapted by Amy Gibbons

In a large kettle 4 cups finely chopped green tomatoes (may be frozen +thawed).
Add: ¼ C. lemon juice, 1 ½ teaspoon lemon peel and 1 teaspoon margarine and heat.
In a small bowl mix together: ½ C. sugar, 1 package Sure Jell Lite,
½ teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon cloves and all spice. Add to tomatoes.
When toamato mixture boils and won?t stir down add 4 C. sugar and stir.
Boil 1 minute. Put into sterilized jars and seal.

Margot was at the lace-making class that I joined in the basement of the Oakland museum. That was before I knew about or joined the lace club. I always enjoyed talking with her and hearing about her travels around the world. I looked forward to seeing her at the meetings and can’t imagine the meetings without her.
Sonya Hanczar

Margot was a genuinely nice person who always greeted me with a welcoming smile and a hug. She never failed to brighten my day. In recent years I’ve been away a lot and haven’t had the opportunity to see her very often but I will truly miss her. I feel very fortunate to have known her. She was a gift.
By Suzie Johnson

It is hard for me to remember when I first met Margot, she was just always there, competently seeing that things were handled. She held every office in the lace group except that of vice president. When she took over the newsletter we were truly blessed (and believe me now I know how blessed we were). I could not be called a ‘noticing’ person, so when Betty Geist commented, That Margot always looks so classy. My eyes were opened. What, Margot, of course she’s classy. It was as much a part of Margot as the air she breathed.

I will always remember the panic we went through when treasurer, Margot went to England in 1998 and stayed longer and saw less than she planned. The Pittsburgh Lace Group had a workshop scheduled and had no way to pay the teacher. I?ll never forget the efforts that we went through trying to figure out the given name of the person she referred to as ?my brother.? We all knew about him, but not his name. I have met Henry a few times and still want to call him ?my Brother.? The workshop was finished before she finally got back to this country.

I’ll never forget the big trouble I got into with Margot for throwing out her cake plate which only had a gooy frosting rose on it. I thought she was done, I didn’t realize that she was a save the best for last type person. She teased me about that for a long time.

Margot was such a vital part of the lace group. She was always there on Thursday nights carrying out the phone book to sit on so she would be tall enough. She could be counted on to volunteer to demonstrate. She knew that if I had a temari ball the cats would wreck it, so mine came encased in a clear plastic ornament. Such a thoughtful thing to do.

The last time I saw her she was impatient to see her amarylis bloom. Her dress with the lace on it is so spectacular. Unfortunately, most of the bright colors did not contrast well enough to include them in the newsletter. She made the nicest most colorful lace. She was infinitely patient with the public and with other lace makers. I will miss her sunny smile and thoughtful words.
As I read everyone?s memories, it was hard not to cry. By Amy Gibbons

She always had time for everyone. When I had my knee replacement surgery she took the time to come visit me at the hospital. Even though I was extremely groggy from the pain pills she was there. I couldn’t have been good company but it didn’t matter to her. She brought me a gift, a Temari Ball. This past Christmas she gave me another Temari Ball. I can’t help but remember her kindness and warmth everytime I look at them. I will also remember all the times she helped me with my lace. By Barbara Lis

Christmas Party by Amy Gibbons

December 28,2002, Pittsburgh Lace Group was again fortunate to welcome Russ Groff of Robin & Russ Handweavers who brought an amazing selection of goodies for us to purchase. As always the food was wonderful and everyone enjoyed visiting and shopping. It was nice to be able to visit with those who are not able to come on

Thursday nights. It was especially nice to see all of our Ohio friends. I want to thank everyone who came, helped and made this a memorable event. I especially want to thank Suzanne Potter?s son Andrew, Marjorie Preece?s daughter, Melinda and my husband Mike, who all worked like troopers carrying abd helping without even being members.

The Great Lace Race by Robin Panza & Amy Gibbons

Despite a blizzard the night before, we still managed to attend the 1st Annual Great Lace Race, January 20th. The event was sponsored by The Lacemaker, and organized by Marjorie ?the Oracle? Preece. We woke up at the ungodly hour of 7:00 A.M., looked at the unplowed roads and listened to the reports of accidents and ice, and crawled back into bed. Unfortunately, when Amy called later to report clearer roads, Robin was entirely too comfortable in bed! Amy dragged her out (pretty hard to do over the phone!) and made her go all the way to Ohio.

We were so late that even Gini Berringer was there before us! We missed the opening event at the Race, the ?Catherine Wheel Rolloff.? This was a warm –up exercise, a plaited circle with spokes and spikes, in honor of Saint Catherine, the patroness of lacemakers. We relaxed while that event was finishing up, sampling the Cattern Cakes (also in honor of St. Catherine) and Bill?s delicious sausage rolls. Then it was time for the sprint race, ?Chicken Run.? These were timed strips of cloth (CTC), whole (CTCT), and half(CT) stitch. Amy tied for 1st place and won a box of Godiva chocolates! Robin tied for 2nd place winning a smaller box. Whew, way to go Pittsburghers! Then Robin had time to do the Catherine Wheel Rolloff. Tracy and Marjorie said there was a special prize for Robin the Queen of Unfinished Projects, if she actually finished her wheel. What a challenge! Should she leave the last stitch undone, just on principle, or finish it so she could claim her ?special prize?? Curiosity won. Her prize was the Norman Polychrome Lace book that she?d fallen so madly in love with at the Louise Colgan workshop! Oh Rapture!!! (Now you see why I had to get Robin there & Amy)

Tracy provided a delicious lunch of chicken stew cooked by Bill. She’s so good to us! The last event was lacemaker’s choice of ‘Ground round’ or the Nottingham Bucks point snowflake. Amy did the snowflake and Robin started the Ground Round. This is a circular strip, in quarters. Each quarter is a different ground stitch a round piece of grounds. We are on the honor system to finish at home. Marjorie has agreed to hold a Lace Race event for PLG’s annual meeting this April, so everybody will be able to see what fun it is! Then more members can take part in the 2nd Annual Great Lace Race next year on Martin Luther King Day. The work and fun that Marjorie and Tracy had preparing this event was obvious. We laughed and had a good time. Sonya even came and brought a friend to meet us. Our annual meeting should be a blast!

Annual Meeting Saturday, April 5th

It is again time to elect a Vice President and Secretary. If you are willing to serve, or wish to nominate someone, please contact Joan Trimble – (412) 731-2095 E-mail
Marjorie Preece having assisted in the creation of the First Annual Great Lace Race at The Lacemaker?s, has agreed to create a similar program for our Annual Meeting. (See Robin?s article for details.) You will need a flat pillow and 8 plus 8 to 12 pairs, depending on the edge treatment you chose (or 8 fat pairs) wound with tatting cotton. The cost for supplies will be under $3.00. contact Marjorie with questions. Bring along a dish to share for lunch and we will have a good time. The meeting will begin at 10:00A.M.
Proposed Amendment
There is a change to the Dissolution Section of our Constitution which needs to be considered Libraries are de-accessioning books from their collections at an alarming rate. Donating our books to a library may not be a good idea, (unless I get to the library?s book sale first). So come to the meeting in April prepared to discuss the proposed change typed in bold below.

Bylaws of the Pittsburgh Lace Group
Changes suggested April 2003 noted in [ ] and boldface type

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.

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.

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.

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 and magazines owned by the Group shall be donated to a public library and all other property of the Group,shall be donated to another lace-making group [ 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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