Summer is here

AGM and Social/Sale

When? Monday,  June 17th, 2024
Where? In-person at Hampton Inn on Imperial Road in Guelph

From the President’s Diary ……
It is amazing how quickly time passes when you are having fun doing something you enjoy! For me, the past 15 years being a GRBS member has been awesome, but even more so with 9 of those years as a Board member and the past 7 as President. It is now time to hand the baton to another Board member.

Making jewellery, whether beaded, wire work, bead embroidery, Kumihimo or any other jewellery technique, you can have fun each and every month with other members of the Grand River Bead Society. Learning, socializing, showing our creations or asking for help are all part of the fun.

Membership – annual fees of $30 (equating to $2.50 per month) are due June 30th. Our meeting structure has changed to 5 in person/hybrid meetings – September and October, April, May and June; and, 5 meetings on ZOOM – November, December, January, February, and March. July and August are social months on ZOOM.

Annual Meeting will take place on Monday, June 17th at the Hampton Inn and Suites, on Imperial Road in Guelph. Current members are eligible to vote on business requiring a vote; The President’s Report, Treasurer’s Report and Board Elections.

Board Elections
The Board is comprised of 9 members- President, Secretary and Treasurer as deemed by our Not For Profit government status. Six other Board members are assigned to various roles – Membership, Volunteers, Program, Website, Newsletter, and Communications.
Each role is for a 3 year term with 3 positions being elected each year to maintain a suitable balance of knowledge. Voting will be by a show of hands.

This year the 3 positions up for election are President, Program and Volunteers. In addition there are a few vacancies on the Board – website, newsletter, and communications which need to be filled.

Rules for the Election:
1 you must be a current member of GRBS;
2 you can nominate yourself;
3 you can nominate another member, if they are willing to serve and accept the nomination;

A Re-Organization of the Board meeting will take place on Monday, June 24th at 7:00 pm via ZOOM when roles will be assigned.

Following the Annual Meeting our June meeting also offers an opportunity for you to socialize and members are welcome to bring items to offer for sale from their collection of jewellery materials – 2 members per table. While not a “garage” sale as such, reduced prices might increase sales (or trades!).

We need your support and participation in order for GRBS to continue with fun and learning. Will you come?

Sherry Stockton

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Meeting Dates Include:

2024 Meeting Dates Include:

Monday, June 17, 2024 – AGM & Bead De-stash (In Person)

July 15, 2024 

August 19, 2024

September 16, 2024

October 21, 2024

November 18, 2024

General Meeting Information

  • Currently most meetings are held on Zoom
  • Held the third Monday of each Month
  • 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • In-person meetings will be held as before at The Hampton Inn & Suites (beside Galaxy Cinema) 725 Imperial Road North Guelph, Ontario Canada map.
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  • Meetings consist of announcements, old and new business, show & tell of member’s work, the evenings’ program, and socializing. 
  • The program can include anything from: hands-on mini-workshops from invited artists, guest speakers, demonstrations, trunk shows, road trips or informal gatherings.