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PRESIDENT’S REPORT.

Dear Members.

There is no report from the Victor Harbor camp this year. Unfortunately we had to cancel this camp due to lack of numbers. With Members, Demonstrators, and Committee there would have been only 13 attending, and one of those was a husband.

Numbers have been dwindling over the last couple of years, and the camp has run at a loss. The loss this year would have been too great to absorb, so the Committee made the decision at a special meeting to cancel the camp. Charges at this camp are for a minimum number of 30 people, so even with only 13 we would have been paying for 30. This minimum number has increased over the years from 21, to 25, and now 30.

We have not booked again for next year. At this time we are still going ahead with Melrose camp this year. This camp is charged per person with a much smaller minimum number. Again this will be reviewed closer to the date, which is October 19th —22nd.

This camp is different, as you all bring your machine and have a whole weekend of uninterrupted knitting. Melrose is at the foot of Mt Remarkable in the beautiful Flinders Ranges. If you don’t drive, but would like to go, contact the committee and we can organise a lift with some-one. Diane Chamber’s workshop is 7th July at Payneham club rooms, and July 10th at Pt Pirie. The enrolment form for this is on page 3 in this news letter. Diane is a very talented demonstrator and part of her workshop this time will be taking measurements and designing your own garments. Cost for this is $35.00 for members and $45.00 for non-members. Again, numbers attending Diane’s workshops, will determine if we go ahead next year with a visiting demonstrator.

What do Members want from the Association? Would you prefer to see more one-day work- shops with visiting demonstrators, or bring your machine for a whole day of knitting? If you have any ideas on what to do or who you would like to see, contact the Secretary, Jill Rashleigh

Have you started your Show Knitting yet?

Entry forms for Adelaide need to be in by June, country shows closer to the show dates. Most shows have a web page for you to check what shows are coming up and what dates they are held. Please read the show schedule carefully and make sure you are entering in the right section.

Happy Knitting,
Wendy