Sunday, October 20, 2013

October 2013 Chapter Meeting

Minutes from the USCPFA meeting held Sunday, October 13, 2013
Location:  Firehouse #1 on Fourth St. in Sarasota
Members Present:  Archie McKee, Grace McKee, Lolly Baerveldt, Alfonz Lengyel, George Arvay

Meeting called to order at 3:00 PM by President Archie McKee

Agenda items:
General discussion regarding the new meeting date of the 2nd Sunday of the month, with meeting location to vary.  It was agreed the fire station was a good location and would be added to our list of possibilities but we need to provide our own technology to show any DVD's.  Meeting time will be 3 - 5 PM with doors open at 2:30 for visiting beforehand.

Discussion of how to increase membership in the club and to attract younger members also.  Lolly will check into Selby Library to see what is needed to have a "Introduction to USCPFA" meeting in their large meeting room.  Notices would be sent to various groups having an interest in Asian culture, such as Dr. Bloomer's movie audience (she does this, but needs brochures), Ringling Museum Asian Group, New College, RCAD, Chamber of Commerce - a list of businesses doing business in China, and any other groups we can name.  The importance of a current brochure was stressed and Archie mentioned that a new national brochure would be available at the conference in Richmond, so we can use that with local info added.   Lolly also will write a press release type announcement so we do this with little or no expenditures of money.

Archie presented an interesting and informative program on Asian fabrics and textiles with many examples of both.  He also had several books available for viewing.

Archie McKee presenting program on Chinese textiles and fabrics
Lolly listening and adding to the information
George and Alfonz joining in
Grace showing child's hat decoration - warding off evil spirits
Archie's books - Borrow if you wish

The next meeting will be Sunday, November 10th, location to be announced.

Meeting adjourned at 4:15 PM

Minutes recorded by VP Lolly Baerveldt

September 2013 Chapter Meeting