In April of each year we have nominations for elections of officers that are voted on at our May meeting for the upcoming craft year. Our craft year runs from September 1 to August 31, with 8 meetings between September – December and again March – June
Our officers and their duties are:
- President – Evelyn Mayer
Presides at all meetings to direct and guide, enforce the rules, carry out the will of the members by a majority vote, must be bonded, counter-sign all checks, and appoint all committees not otherwise provided for in the By-laws.
- First Vice-President / Programs – Barb Strohmeyer
Performs the duties of the President in the latter’s absence and shall act as Program Chairman to be responsible for a yearly program.
- Second Vice-President / Membership – Kathy Alexander and Wilma Arndt
Acts as Membership Chairman and supplies new members with complete information concerning the Guild – consisting of By-laws, Membership Lists, and other information. Also, keeps record of sign-in sheets at the meetings and the number of meetings members attend to qualify for shows. Collects yearly dues from members.
- Third Vice-President / Communications (Newsletter) -Vicki Shreve
In charge of Communications including the newsletter and other related functions.
- Secretary – Kathy Vorse Dickinson
Keeps records, including minutes of regular monthly meetings and Board Meetings, Committee Appointments, and Officers List. Keeps a file of all organization papers and discharge whatever additional secretarial duties that may be necessary.
- Treasurer – Patricia Casella
Must be bonded, shall receive all moneys, including dues collected by the Second Vice-President, make deposits, and pays out money with the authority of the Board for craft shows, advertising, and other necessary functions of the Guild. Co-signs checks.
- Craft Show Chair – Robin Keller
Collects signed contracts and moneys from members and does floor plans for the shows. Works with contact people to make reservations for craft shows at designated locations and vendors for food services at the show. Also, oversees all subcommittees to organize and run the craft shows smoothly.
- Hospitality Chairman – Patrick Patalon
Works with hostesses at the monthly meetings to set up refreshments members bring to enjoy at the end of the meeting. Also, supervises clean-up afterwards.
- Sunshine Chairman – Alice Fuhrman
Sends cards to members who are ill, or sympathy cards if required.
- Directors –
Marcia Daugherty Havern & Diane Zimmer (2-year)
Jim von Loewe (1-year)
Serves as advisors and carry out duties required by the President. There are both one- and two-year term directors.
- Publicity – Franki Krugger
Includes any and all advertising involving Erie Guild of Craftsmen for their shows.
- Craft Auction – Dolly Salas
Collects items for Craft Auction and runs the auction at the Fall Craft Show.
- Historian – Carol Smith
Keeps records of the history of the Guild.
- Webmaster – Patty Orlando Graziano
Ongoing programming and maintenance for Guild website.
- Social Media – Patty Orlando Graziano
Implement the Guild’s Facebook Social Media marketing, including photos and event updates.