FAQs about our Group ...
How much is it to join?
$90/year (August-July) includes 2 EAC-ACB magazines and access to Online Classes, access to our guild library, workshops and online resources.
Can I come to a meeting to see if I like it?
Yes, by all means come as our guest to any meeting. The meeting includes a section on guild business followed by a small program activity and ends with Show and Tell. Please feel free to bring an item to show off during Show and Tell. When you arrive, just let any member you are new and want to learn about us and they will introduce you around.
We also hold public Sit n' Stitch events on weekends throughout the year. We were on hold for Covid19 restrictions but will be starting up again in the fall.
Who is EAC-ACB?
EAC-ACB stands for Embroidery Association of Canada/Association Canadienne de broderie. This is the National Organization of which we are a local chapter. EAC-ACB runs a website and online classes. www.eac-acb.ca
Each year they partner with a local chapter across Canada to hold a weeklong teaching seminar. This is held in a different City each year ... 2023 (Winnipeg, MB), 2024 (Regina, SK), 2025 (Calgary, AB - WE HOST!)
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MEETINGS ARE HELD AT:
739 20 Ave NW,
Room Opens at 6pm
no meetings July/August
Executive Committee Roles
Sets the vision for the 2 years of being president. Runs the monthly meetings, making sure programs are created and someone is able to set up the room.
Organizes the executive meetings, 4 times a year and help facilitate all the ideas from our executive members.
President transitions to Past-President for 2 years
Assists the President with running meeting and taking over when President is not available.
Helps set up the annual Christmas workshop, recruiting members to teach.
This is a two year position and automatically becomes President.
Oversees the education grants for both the spring and fall submissions.
Assists current President with questions.
Records discussions and happenings during meetings .
Submits minutes to
members for approval during the next meeting.
Pays the bills, including ensuring members are reimbursed for any purchases, records charity donations.
Keeps the books up-to-date
and available for review
Also manages the Guild's laptop.
Liaises between the chapter and the EAC-ACB.
Onboards new members and looks after all the yearly renewals, ensuring membership dues are paid.
Coordinates the ways the Guild reaches out to the public by running the website, recruiting members to administer Facebook and Instagram.
Manages advertiser accounts and responds to contact emails from website
Develops activities to be held during monthly meetings - can be done as a team to ensure each meeting is fun and interesting.
(Past programs have included small crafts, presentations, speakers, historical talks)
Organizes teaching workshops held outside of meetings. Uses allotted budget to host workshops with national/international instructors - held at least once a year.
Helps organize holiday workshops run by members.
LIBRARY & ARCHIVE
Looks after the books in our library ensuring they are relevant to our library's 'how to' theme
Makes sure the books are catalogued and added to the online database.
EAC-ACB CORRESPONDENCE COURSES
Updates the guild on classes available through the EAC-ACB and people get signed up.
The chosen Charity runs for a two year period. Ideas are gathered and presented by members to be voted on by the Guild as a whole
Responsible for donating the money at the end of the two year run.
Makes sure everyone feels included and welcome.
Introduce new members around the room when they join
Makes connections with people who are both celebrating and grieving, making sure the member knows the Guild is thinking of them.
Ensures that information is disseminated to the Guild in timely manner.
Retired or Combined Positions
The Newsletter position has been retired as information is now being shared on our website
Library and Archives have been rolled into one position with a minimum of 1 year