As you are no doubt already know the World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 to have reached pandemic status. At this time in Canada, as reported on the Government of Canada Health site, 80% of cases are travellers and 10% are close contacts of those travellers. There are no confirmed cases in Nova Scotia at the time of writing but this can change in a moment and progress rapidly. With this in mind let us take the following precaution:
Anyone returning within the last 14 days from a country or province with confirmed COVID-19 cases, or been in contact with anyone who has, DO NOT attend the AGM event.
We all need our immune systems to be at their best so anyone suffering colds and seasonal flu please stay at home as well.
We are all going to have parts to play in the coming weeks. If it falls to me that my part is to stay home, I will immerse myself in fibre projects and be glad to do so. If we all do our part the show and tells once the contagion has abated could be amazing.
When I became SOFAAR president I never imagined penning such an email, but at this conjuncture I feel it is essential.
We hope to see you this Saturday at the Granville Ferry hall for our monthly gathering of Saturday Snips. We will be at 5352 Highway One between 1 and 4 pm to work together on our individual stitching projects.
Come early to Annapolis and experience our famous Farmers’ and Traders’ market and grab some tasty lunch there before heading over to the Ferry to work on your project.
Don’t forget to bring some show and tell!
We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday, June 8th.
June’s Saturday Snips event will take place on Saturday June 8th at the Granville Ferry Community Hall.
This hall is located at 5352 Granville Rd. in Granville Ferry just outside of Annapolis Royal.
Our event takes place from 1 to 4 pm.
Bring a project to work on, bring a show and tell and come and spend an afternoon with like-minded fibre enthusiasts.
Why not make a day of it ? Annapolis Royal has a wonderful Saturday outdoor market that begins at 8 am and runs till 1 pm. There you will find fresh produce, great bakery items, lunch of sausages or sushi. And there are lots of interesting little stores and spots to explore.
SOFAAR held its Annual General Meeting and Stash Day this past Saturday, March 9th, 2019. The sun shone for us and some 35 members gathered for a fibre afternoon. The business meeting was followed by much browsing and selecting of ‘new-to-you’ stash, an exciting Show and Tell and lively conversation.
One of the key elements of the business portion was the election of directors. Some directors are returning: Rachael Cheechoo, Donna Godfrey-Conyers, Sharon Moody and Céleste Thibodeau-Stacey. Others have served on the SOFAAR board in previous years: Cheryl den Hartog and Cathy Malon. Yet others have agreed to serve for the first time: Rosaire MacNeil, Annette Parker-Smith, Tammy Sanford-Hutchinson and Betty Wade. The new board met briefly after the AGM portion of the day and elected directors to serve the members of SOFAAR in the following roles:
President – Cheryl den Hartog
Vice-President – Céleste Thibodeau-Stacey
Treasurer – Rachael Cheechoo
Secretary – Cathy Malon
We look forward to a vibrant year of fibre events – casual gatherings, exhibitions and learning events. We hope to serve you well. If you have any ideas for future, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
PS> We’re working on the next issue of Snippets and we need your help. Please send us your news. This could be a photo of a recently finished project (with a few words of description); news of upcoming guild meetings or workshops; exhibitions of interest to SOFAAR members; books, websites or blogs you find helpful or inspirational; etc. In other words, anything you think would be of interest to fellow members. Please send directly to our totally amazing Snippets editor at email@example.com.
A huge thank you to all the members who donated items and those who came out to attend SOFAAR’s 2nd annual AGM and stash sale. It was a roaring success!
The membership elected the following slate of directors for 2018:
Your newly elected executive for the year is:
President – Grace Butland
Vice President – Celeste Thibodeau Stacey
Secretary – Christine Igot
Treasurer – Gail Robertson
We look forward to a busy and successful year.
Reminder: The next issue of Snippets is coming up later this month. If you have any news that you think would be of interest to the SOFAAR membership – workshops, exhibitions, good books, websites, photos of your current or recently completed projects – anything at all that is fibre-related – please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We need your news!