Notice of Change of Venue for meetings of Mid Island Weavers and Spinners Guild
February – June 2019 6pm – 8pm
The monthly guild meetings will be held in the Big Meeting room of the Harbourfront Branch of the Library for Feb – June, 6pm – 8pm.
Concern that with the current size of our membership and low annual fees most of our money was going to rent for a facility, St Paul’s Anglican Church, that does not offer us any advantages other than space and time (no closing time).
We also need to increase our visibility in the community to attract new members, and to be able to plan workshops.
I contacted the Harbourfront Branch of the library and received a very positive response. Steinunn Benjaminssonn, Customer Services Librarian, Adult Services , asked if she could come to the meeting in January. Yes, of course.
Major Concern – reason for the trial run.
Raised by several folk at the meeting: If we give up the Church meeting room we may not be able to get it back.
Solution suggested by Liz H-K. We do a trial run.
We pay the rent for the Church for the first half of the year (we normally pay in two parts) but we meet in the library until the summer.
January 2 2019 meeting
Long very active discussion and debate with the 9 members in attendance with Steinunn Benjaminssonn.
Points: For and Against
St Paul’s has been the venue for many years and prior to the renovation was ideal. However, with loss of the storage things have changed. The library cannot solve the storage issue.
The location in the Old Town is good. This is true for the Church and the Harbour Front Library.
The library would not be charging us rent. The Church $600 a year.
We would have the use of the Large Meeting Room upstairs; tea and coffee can be made. Potlucks can be held in the room.
Bookings: The meeting room can be booked for three months at a time. We would not need the room the summer (July and August).
The Large Meeting room has the ability to project from a computer to a screen and has recently acquired an Apple TV projector addition.
There is underground pay parking at the library (75 cents for 2 hours)
Parking is free after 5pm in the Bastion Street Parkade and is a walkable distance from the library via Skinner St.