RETIRING PRESIDENT’S ANNUAL REPORT.
AGM SEPTEMBER 2017-18.
The AGM 2017-18 year was held at the Payneham Club Rooms. Seventeen members attended this meeting, which was followed by a shared lunch. This number is disappointing considering we have 71 members, three more than last year, plus five life members. Eleven clubs also come under the umbrella of the Association.
CAMPS: The first event for the year 2017-18 was the Melrose Camp last October. Seventeen ladies attended. This was a most enjoyable camp where members from the Northern area could get together. The one demonstration was on the Garter Carriage, demonstrated by Wendy Smith. The rest of the week-end all knitted whatever they liked and it is surprising just how much was achieved over this time.
The Victor Harbor camp had to be cancelled due to lack of numbers. The
minimum number for this year had risen to 30 and there were only about 12
enrolled which included committee and demonstrators. Unfortunately, cancelling
cost the Association quite a lot of money, but would have cost even more had
we gone ahead with it. We have not booked again for next year, but have opted
for extra workshops during the coming year. Trading tables and raffles are held
at camps and this helps to cover some of the costs. Entertainment for the
Saturday night is usually organised by one of the clubs attending. There is
always show and tell and a display table. A competition is also run. Last year’s
was a Christmas toy, and this year it is to be a child’s garment, which can then
be donated to charity if you so wish.
WORKSHOPS: Diane Chambers workshop was again very successful
with 24 attending the Adelaide workshop, and 19 in Pt Pirie. The highlight of
these demonstrations was the measuring and calculating to get a perfect fit.
Diane has been booked again for 2019. The committee is also negotiating
another demonstrator from interstate earlier in the year. There should be more
information on this in the next newsletter.