Greetings Machine Knitters,
Presidents Annual Report—September 2019 to September 2021
Annual General Meeting
The AGM was last held in September 2019 at the Payneham Knitting Club rooms. The AGM due for September 2020 was not held due to Covid–19 pandemic restrictions. The MKASA committee decided to re-appoint the same Committee into the same positions and planned the next AGM would be held in September 2021. Members fees were also held over for that year.
The Melrose Camp at Camp Willochra was held in October 2019. Thirteen Knitters attended and enjoyed themselves. An amazing amount of knitting was produced and ideas and techniques exchanged.
Everyone enjoyed the camp and sufficient knitters expressed interest in attending again the next year, in 2020. We booked Camp Willochra for October and planned to go ahead but subsequently had to postpone
the camp until October 2021. Hopefully it will go ahead from 15th to 18th October this year.
Workshops were planned with Dianne Chambers in Adelaide and Pt Pirie in July 2020. These were cancelled due to Covid and border closures. It has not possible to reschedule these workshops yet due to theongoing Covid pandemic.
At the AGM in 2019 the following people were elected:
President Jocelyn Meline
Vice President Shirley Hooper
Secretary Jocelyn Meline
Treasurer Nicky Fidler
Committee Gillian Gittins, Joyleen Turner, June Kelly, Patricia Clark and Sigrid Burford.
The committee has continued to meet over the last two years either via Zoom or in person. It’s been better to meet in person as Zoom was sometimes problematic with difficulties with the right devices orlogging onto the meetings.
My work commitments increased over the last year and so Nicky Fidler took over the position of Secretary, and Joyleen Turner took on the role of Minute taking.