The River Spinners met at the Friends Meeting House in Putney tonight and there was much discussion among those present. One of the subjects discussed was the continued use of the Meeting House as a meeting place for those who wish to attend; the fee has already been paid without using guild funds, which ensures that the guild may use the space for the month of January.
Those present discussed and concurred that resumption of the twice-monthly meetings would be a good way to encourage community outreach as well as giving other members an opportunity to participate if they missed the first meeting. Meetings will be on the first and third Thursday of the month, from 7 to 9 PM. For now, the main goal is that we continue to meet so that the guild can continue to function; those wishing to offer a dissenting opinion are encouraged to attend meetings and bring suggestions so that we can find a mutually satisfactory solution to the problem of finding a permanent home for the guild. The next meeting will be on January 16th at 7 PM at the Putney Friends Meeting House.
Those present also discussed opening the guild to knitters and weavers, thus becoming a fiber guild as well as a spinning guild in the hope of furthering the aim of encouraging wider participation and attracting new members.
Everyone who was present had a good time getting to know our newest member and enjoyed having a chance to get together in the new space. Many thanks to all who attended and offered input and fibery goodness. ^_^ Looking forward to seeing folks next Thursday. There will be cookies! (And possibly truffles...)