February 3, 2010

Membership Dues and Benefits

Fiscal Year runs September 1, through August 31. Dues for River Spinners is $20 a year. Youth dues rate is $10 (high school - 21 years old) a year. No fee for first meeting to come try us on. $5 fee per meeting for non members who come to multiple meetings but don't join. $5 for nonmembers on Dye Days unless otherwise specified. Membership includes . . .
•Monthly business meeting and social gathering

•Ewesful News semimonthly email updates

•Priority placement and discounts on workshops

•Membership lists and handouts

•Discounts with certain Fiber Vendors (i.e. Golding Spindles, Maybelle Farm's Fiber Fun Day)

•Priority placement of links and events on website

•Mini topics at several guild meeting - members take turn sharing in their areas of expertise

•Fleece Sampling Project - where we meet the animals - assist in shearing and skirting where possible - receiving a small amount to wash, dye, spin, and chat about at meetings regarding our experience with that fiber and techniques that we have used with it.

•Discount on Interweave Publications and other various offers

•Guild Dye Days (weather permitting of course)

•Use of guild equipment (See below)

Drum carder - Strauch "Finest"

Hand Combs - Valkyrie Viking two pitch

English Combs - Indigo Hound five pitch

Inkle Loom

Tapestry Loom

Verilux Lamp - Full Spectrum Lighting

Members Contact us or our Keeper directly to reserve and borrow guild equipment

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