Our Board & Committees
Our Board of Directors and Committee Chairpersons and Co-Chairpersons help drive the activity, community, events and direction of our Guild. We are very thankful for all of our volunteers who donate their time and abilities to helping the Guild be as successful as it is!
Our Board of Directors currently holds monthly meetings while our Joint Board of Directors & Committee Chair Meetings are held quarterly. While the Board of Directors and Committee Chairpersons and Co-Chairpersons are expected to attend their respective meeting, all Guild members are also welcome and encouraged to attend. See our Events > Executive Meetings page for details on when the next Board of Directors or Joint Board of Directors & Committee Chair Meeting will be held.
Our Board Officers and Roles
Our Board has general supervision of the affairs of the Guild and is responsible to insure a balanced budget is presented to the Guild by the Treasurer for approval at the beginning of each year. The meetings of the Board shall be held on an as needed basis determined and scheduled by the President.
Members can be nominated or volunteer for Board Officer positions and will then be presented at the September Guild Meeting by the President-Elect. Elections by ballot (via show of hands) are held at the November meeting.
Below are all of the current Board Officers. Click on each position to learn more about what they are responsible for.
- add_circle_outlinePresident – Jo Ann Newsome & Karla Zadnik
The President, a member of the Executive Board, will be responsible for conducting regular monthly meetings, chairing the Executive Board, attending other committee meetings as needed and performing other duties as required. She or he shall attend Board meetings during the year following her or his Presidency as Past President.
Below are some of our most recent Past Presidents. View all of the Guild’s past Presidents within our History page.
- Marilyn Snyder (2019)
- Betsy Zimmerman (2018)
- Barbara Gurevitz (2017)
- add_circle_outlinePresident-Elect – Marilyn Lundquist & Jennie Myers
The President-Elect, a member of the Executive Board, will be responsible for scheduling & finalizing programs for the following year and will assist the President as necessary, presiding over general meetings in the President’s absence.
The President-Elect is also responsible for establishing new committees when needed; asking for volunteers to chair the committee and then following up to insure expectations are met. The President-Elect assumes the President position the following year.
- add_circle_outlineSecretary/Historian – Tonya Walentowski
The Secretary/Historian , a member of the Executive Board, will keep notes (and maintain those notes) of all motions and important votes made at the Guild meetings and minutes of the Board meetings. The Secretary/Historian will also work with the Website Committee Chair to ensure that the monthly newsletter is sent out.
- add_circle_outlineTreasurer – Linda West
Handles all the money generated by Guild activities and dues, maintains transaction records and presents a report at board meetings.
Our Committees and Current Chairpersons
The Committees are the heart and soul of our Guild. They provide fun activities and events for our Guild members and help the Guild run efficiently. Currently, these are the committees within the Common Threads Quilt Guild. Feel free to click each Committee to learn which guild mates are the current committee chairperson(s) and their roles.