Wednesday, May 27, 2015

June 2nd meeting

Around The Bay Knitting Guild is where people from the Hamilton area meet to knit together, hear speakers, and plan interesting outings related to knitting.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, June 2nd, beginning at 7 pm.  We will be meeting in the 2nd floor Community Room of the Fortino’s store, 1579 Main St W,  Hamilton,  L8S 1E6 (off Rifle Range Road): $2.00 at the door, $5.00 for non-members. 


Here’s what’s happening at the June meeting:

  • charity auction (members only).  Please bring yarn, books, needles, and/or other knitting/crochet-related items for silent auction
  • election of a new ATBKG executive (Fran will NOT be continuing)
  • quick summary of member survey
  • finalizing draft by-laws/terms of reference presented at the April meeting (and available online at May 7th blog post:
  • draw for knitting books, donated by Glenna C
  • TWO (2) door prizes!

Please note the following additional information:

Membership: Membership dues will remain at $25.00 for the next year in addition to door entry fee ($2 per meeting). Guests are welcome to attend one regular meeting for free. Otherwise, guests are required to pay $10.00 for a meeting with a special speaker or lesson, and $5.00 for the second and subsequent regular meetings. Guests are not eligible for the door prize draws. Presentation of membership card has possibility of 10% discount at various knitting shops: such as The Needle Emporium ( in Ancaster and The Purple Purl ( in Toronto. 

Location: Meetings normally take place on the first Tuesday of each month from September to June, at the Fortino’s Main Street West upstairs Community Room. Check BlogSpot for meeting dates, particularly during inclement weather.

Door Prizes: One door prize per meeting. Members will have their names entered into the draw upon payment of dues. When a member wins a prize, their name comes out of the pot.  A member must be present at the meeting to win. If the guest speaker donates additional prizes, all in attendance will have a chance to win.

Donations:  remember, you can bring hats, scarves, mittens, etc. to any ATBKG meeting for donation to Out of the Cold. In addition, knitted or croched "Linus blankets" may be donated to  Project Linus Canada

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