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In an email dated 5/15/06

Here is news from Nolly Gelsinger regarding the ISGB and please don't forget to vote....for those members of the National ISGB, you should have received notice of the vote thru e-mail and /or the mail.  Express yourself.  VOTE


News from ISGB:
For anyone who wants to join ISGB, online registration is active. 
Election ballots are in the mail and online voting is simple and fun.  Register, receive a password in an email, log on and vote.  You’ll receive a “thank you” email to confirm receipt of your ballot.  Terry Williams, chair of the nomination committee, has done a fantastic job in recruiting folks to run for the open positions, compiling candidate bios, and researching and setting up the electronic voting.  I am running for membership VP, your vote would be most welcome & appreciated. 
We’re working on a handout to inform buyers about the differences between artist-made beads and mass-produced lampwork.  We’ve enlisted the help of John Winter, Alethia Donathan, and Terry Caspary Schmidt to provide images for one side of a large postcard—on the other side will be information about the differences and the choice available to buyers.  The text side is still in development; any ideas/suggestions will be considered, so please help if you have a suggestion.  Email me at
The Code revision is moving along; although we may not make our initial deadline, I’m very pleased with the results of the committees efforts. Anyone interested in the process can check out the articles as they progress on the forum.
The forum is undergoing a facelift and we anticipate rollout in the late spring.  The new format is on the same platform as Wetcanvas, so the look will be very familiar and photos will be easy to upload and display.  Greg Fuchs, our webmaster, has spent untold hours working on this project—while working fulltime and sorting out our Gathering applications.
There is time to submit your chapter application and reserve a chapter table at the Gathering Bead Bazaar.  The table is guaranteed; the fee is $150.  Please get back to me if you have questions.
Thanks so much for everything,

In an email from Yvonne dated 5/12/06

Hey Everybody!

Wale is giving us a discount as JFD members "20% on glass and some tools" 


On their site, there is a window in which you can add coupon- just type in Jersey Fire Devils- 20% ....

Happy Ordering,

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Duane" <>
Date: May 12, 2006 9:12:24 AM EDT
Subject: Re : Order
Reply-To: "Duane" <>

We can do 20% on glass and some tools.
With this order I was able to do 20%.
The only items backordered are the gold stringers, and blue adventurine pieces.
The rest is here and should ship today.
Any questions please E-mail on link below.
Thanks, Duane


 May Meeting Minutes

New Members
Jeri Warhaftig                 Neil Fabricant
Emily Mc Killip           Merle Slyhoff
Chris Sweeney           YvonneYaar
Ali VandeGrift             Jacqui Collins-Parker
Margaret Coffman
Old Business
1.   Treasurer Report.....$524.00
           Check issued .....$71.00
                             Flowers for Judy's Mother
                             Glass bill from last demo
2.  Web site up and running .  We will now transfer to a Pay/monthly site to avoid pop up     
      ads and facilitate space and the ease of getting to the site.  We find that Tripod no
      longer suits out needs.
3. Report on Hot Soup ....First Friday went well.  Emily demo'd from 8 to 9pm and Jacqui 
    from 9-10 .  There was a good public turnout.
4.  Meetings have been suspended til September 10th so mark your calendars accordingly. 
     Our demo will be Jeri Warhaftig, and she will show us the use of a new tool for hollows.
     That is all I will tell you, you will have to come to see what it is. 
5.   There is still a need for things for Judy's display for Second Saturday's.  Please talk to
      Diane Worthington   as to what she needs or drop off at the store for the 13th of May, and talk to  Patti Dougherty for demo's....she would like to set up a demo schedule for that Saturday      The date is June 10th.   questions:  Any pieces and /or beads will be offered up for sale, if you wish. 
       And there will be display space in the front windows and cabinets also.
        Our own Jacqui Collins Parker is the recipient of a grant from Contemporary Glass
         through Hot Soup in Philadelphia.  She will be taking the week long Loren Stump class
        At Carlisle, May 22 through the 26th.  Rest up Jacqui, I understand it is a marathon.
      Carlisle-----Bring family and friends and anyone interested in GLASS.    Please make  
     sure you keep in mind the brunch of Sunday June 4th at Carlisle.  It will be 
     a fun day for all.  I have opened it up to the Mid-Atlantic chapters and the new Chapter
     meeting up at Wale.   It starts at 10:30 am. come and have waffles and see Katy Abbott
     demo and Jacqui Collins-Parker demo.  Jacqui is going to do florals, I'm not sure what
     Katy is going to do.  Make it a nice family outing day. And our last meeting til Sptember.
New Business
1.  Welcome two new members, Jeri Warhaftig and Neil Fabricant from West Orange NJ.
2.  Yvonne talked about her Artist Guild Project.  She is involved in the Toms River Art Co-op
     and the Ocean County Artist Guild.  She needs pictures of pieces for a portfolio to show
     them examples (like a juried show).  But the show is not til 2007.  Please help with
     pictures.  Please refer all questions to her.
3.  Judy wishes to express her thanks for the flowers, in remembrance of her mother.
4.  Chris Sweeney talked about Beads for Courage, for Children with Cancer, lots more
     info on this project and others in the Fire Mountain Catalog updated edition and Please look into this and see if this is
     something that we as a group would like to participate in or individually, for the fall.
5.  Merle would like to start a news letter and she and Chris Sweeney are going to
     collaborate on this project.
6.  Bead exchange
7.  Ali demo'd some of the Cattwalk presses and gave anyone who wanted a chance to use 
8.  Meeting adjourned at  3:30pm
    Submitted by Margaret Coffman

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