November News from Florida Society of Goldsmiths – NW Chapter

November News from Florida Society of Goldsmiths – NW Chapter

Time to Renew

If you’ve not done so already, it’s time to renew your membership in FSG. Our chapter receives a portion of dues paid, so it is important to renew before you forget in the holiday rush!

Join online at the following link:

Please renew before January 1m 2019

Holiday Party is December 8, 2018

Saturday, December 8th at 6:30 at the home of Donna Harper. Donna will provide a pot of chili and fixings; members should bring items to add to the potluck dinner.

There will be a (mostly) metal earring exchange, too.

Please RSVP and let us know what you are bringing (side dish, salad, dessert, etc.)

You can RSVP online via the event page:

Minutes from October Meeting

Florida Society of Goldsmiths NW Chapter
Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Momo’s, Market Street, Tallahassee


  • Donna Harper
  • Rose Jagoe
  • Marcia Jensen
  • Suzi Kamin
  • Leonia Maresch, President
  • Jojo McGoogan
  • Starr Payne, Treasurer
  • Susan Wilson, Secretary


  1. President’s Remarks –  Leonia welcomed everyone to the meeting and expressed her sorrow for being unable to attend the meeting last month due to an emergency. Leonia also reflected on the accomplishments of the previous year including greater membership participation, workshops, and a field trip to Kristin Anderson studio in Apalachicola. Our goal remains to have our own studio space, however, all members present expressed interest in continuing our momentum even without a dedicated space.
  2. Show and Tell – Starr recently attended a workshop on using a Silhouette machine with flexible metal clay. Starr brought samples from the workshop for everyone to view and gave a description of the process. The samples were exquisite. Due to the high interest in the process, Starr will conduct a demo at a future event.
  3. Treasurer’s Report – Starr noted that our previous balance was $1,388.02. Expenditures were $17 to Momos and $46.22 for insurance. Revenues were membership disbursement of $50. The current balance is $1,374.80.
  4. Upcoming Shows – Leonia asked if there are any upcoming shows in which members could participate. Ideally the chapter could find a venue to both promote FSG and sell our items. Possible venues discussed were the Chain of Parks, the Downtown Market, Red Hills, Matinee of the Arts in February at the Tallahassee Museum, Millstone Plantation, the Jewish Food Festival in March, the Apalachicola Festival in May, and Cascades Park.  Individual members who suggested the venues will look into availability and report back at the next meeting.
  5. State News – Starr provided an update on state news including:  memberships are due January 1, budget reports are now due quarterly, rather than biannually, and the chapter needs to provide to the state an inventory of equipment. Susie will provide a preliminary listing of the inventory.
  6. Holiday Party – Donna Harper volunteered to host our holiday party.  We will also do a gift exchange of handmade, mostly metal jewelry items. (Subsequent to the meeting the date was set for Saturday, December 8th at 6:30 pm.  Donna will provide chili with all the fixings, and members will bring other food dishes. Look for further information and future emails.)
  7. Election of Officers – Nominations of officers were as follows:
    • Leonia Maresch, President
    • Donna Harper, Vice President
    • Starr Payne, Treasurer
    • Susan Wilson, Secretary
    • Suzi Kamin, Board Member

    The slate of nominees was unanimously approved.

    Next Meeting – We are hopeful that the next meeting can be scheduled in January at the City of Tallahassee’s Lafayette Arts & Crafts Center. This meeting would also include an open house where members could conduct demos and bring sample pieces of their metal work.