Arts & Crafts Club Newsletters

Arts & Crafts General Meeting Agenda & Proposed Budget

Here is the agenda for the General Meeting, scheduled for Monday February 13 at 2pm in the Arlington Room at Anthem Center. The budget for the 2023 year (take a look--you'll be voting on it) is attached. I hope you can join us, meet  your new Board of Directors and let us know your thoughts. It promises to be interesting and, as always, there will be a drawing for a $25 dollar gift card. 

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Mary Ann Thyken, President A&C Club


Arts & Crafts Club General Meeting Agenda

February 13, 2023 2 PM Arlington Room

1. Call to Order and Establish Quorum

2. Vote to waive reading and accept minutes from November 3, 2022 meeting

3. Officers’ Reports

  1. President:Mary Ann Thyken
  2. First Vice President: Joan Holmstrom
  3. Second Vice President: Marcia Thompson
  4. Treasurer: Claire Veyveris
  5. Secretary: Niki DeMeulemeester

4. Old Business
a. Room Renovations

b. Website

5. NewBusiness

  1. Budget
  2. OpenHouse
  3. Anthem Craft Fair
  4. CROPdates
  5. HolidayParty

6. Questions and Comments 

7. Draw for Door Prize

8. Adjournment

Open House, Lockers, Sales


Hello all,

Our Open House and Sales Event will be March 4th from 9am to 12pm.  I have put a sign-up sheet on the desk in the Arts and Crafts room if you wish to have a table for selling the items you make in Arts and Crafts.  Please sign up by January 31 and choose if you wish a 3 ft or 6 ft table so we can arrange with Activities for the set-up of the space in the Morris, Nelson, Penn space.  There is no cost for the table space.  Later I will put out another sign up for those wishing to demonstrate their crafts in the Arts and Crafts room simply by working on a project to show visitors.  


Those with lockers have been most helpful in renewing and getting the new locker application and policies form signed with me, now that we had to have new forms not using the word ‘contract’.  I have been visiting all the groups to try to catch everyone that needed to see me for this, but if I missed you I will be contacting you in near future to see when we could finish.  Hopefully we won’t have to do this again for many years in the future.


Sales cases are cleaned and again filled with many items and look great.  I will be replacing the glass shelf that shattered.  Sales may be a bit slow the first part of this year since there will be few shows in Freedom Hall as construction on lighting and sound replacement will begin maybe by the end of February and may take up to 3 months.  Supply chain issues have delayed this.


Contact me at: or leave a message at 


Joan Holmstrom

1st VP Arts & Crafts Club

Locker Information

Arts and Crafts members,

Most of you have already paid your locker dues for 2023 and many have signed with me the Locker Application and Policies form.  I will be visiting most of the groups this week to try to finish these forms, so if you have not signed this form to complete your locker rental process for this year please see me to sign.  If you won't be at ACC this week and need to sign contact me and let me know some times that are good for you.  If you haven't paid the locker renewal fees of $15 for small, $20 for medium, or $30 for large yet; you may drop that into the secure lock box in the ACC room.  You may write one check for dues and locker fees.  There is a stamp on the desk to use for checks.  

I have a few small lockers available so contact me if interested.  While Marcia is out I am taking care of putting items in the sales cases so contact me also if you would like to put something there.  I am in the room most Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 to 3.  

DO NOT RESPOND to this email.  You may contact me at:   or call 702-427-4251 and leave a message.

Hope you all had joy-filled holidays and look forward to a delightness year of crafting.

Joan Holmstrom


2023 In Arts and Crafts Club

Dear Members of the Arts & Crafts Club,

Welcome to 2023! As your new president, I look forward to an exciting and creative year for all. As my first duty, I would like to thank some incredible people.

  • The Election Committee. Pam Leslie, Carol Karl and Lorene Osterday made our first election using the new website a true success. They did more than they signed up for, so much more.
  • Lynne Herndon. Our outgoing president has done an incredible job. Her work not only included getting the website up and running, but her dedication improved our club in countless ways. She has been gracious and kind to me in this transition, and I am so grateful.
  • Thanks also to last year's Board members, Rose Woods and Pam Yates for caring about, and stepping up for the club.
  • Joan Holmstrom, Claire Veyveris and Marcia Thompson. They are brave enough to sign up for another round with a new, inexperienced president. They truly brought this club forward and I am so excited to learn from them everyday. And thanks to Niki DeMeulemeester for joining the crew.
  • Group Leaders and Co-Leaders. You are the heart of this club. Members learn, grow and enjoy because of the efforts the you put in each and every week. My job is to lighten your administrative burden so you can continue to do your magic.
  • Robin WIlen. As past, past president, I personally appreciate your time and thoughts.
  • Members. You are clever, creative and an inspiration always.

Going forward, a few dates to keep in mind.

  • The Arts and Crafts Open House is now scheduled for Saturday March 4th from 9 until noon.
  • Our first General Meeting is scheduled for Friday February 13th at 2pm. You're invited!

I'm not going to lie; this job is a bit intimidating. You should anticipate that I will screw up when I least expect it, but I will do my best to keep this club a place that you can come to be creative, to make incredible friends and experience joy. Don't hesitate to contact me on the website or at

I appreciate your patience with this LONG missive and look forward to working and playing with you in 2023.

Mary Ann Thyken, A & C President