It’s a "Whale of a Tale" Arts and Crafts Sale and it is almost here!

“Whale of a Tale” Arts and Crafts Sale

Location:
Catoosa Public Library and Community Center:

105 East Oak Street
, Catoosa, OK  74015

Google Map Link to Event Location:
http://g.co/maps/utnhe

Date:
Saturday, October 15, 2011

Event Time:

10AM – 4PM

Man, oh man, have we ever been busy planning our “Whale of a Tale” of an event — it’s gonna be a whopper!  One bite at a time, that is how you eat a whale, I keep telling myself.  We have been working hard and getting the word out all over town and beyond!  I am so excited to see things coming together and getting more excited with each passing day.  Our final week brings us to the finishing touches – our banners and signs have been delivered and look great!

We have some exciting artisans and craftspersons that are joining us! Everything from jewelry and quilts to beautiful privacy stained glass, doll clothes and tutu’s for your little darlings and handmade soap and household cleaning products to clean up the aftermath of her Princess Party at the local event planning center!  I am truly pleased with the quality of our vendors – too many to list!  There will be a Vendor Directory provided.  You’ll be able to find your favorite artisans and make note of others you found to add to your list of favorites!
Other fun things to note are that several vendors, as well as local businesses, are donating items to raffle; there will also be a 50/50 pot; and a bake sale of goooooood ole fashion home baked yummy goodness!  Something for all ages — even crafts for the kiddos!  Concessions will be available.  
Hope to see many of you with a friend or three in tow visiting us at the Library and Community Center on Saturday, October 15th.  We will be open for business at 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  This is a one day event, so don’t miss out!
Come out and support your local artisans — your library will thank you for it! 
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“Whale of a Tale” Arts and Crafts Sale Artist/Vendor Application Form

Form embedded within this post is the actual Application.  Simply fill it out and click submit at the bottom of the form.

If you prefer to see the form separately, click here: “Whale of a Tale” Arts & Crafts Sale Artist/Vendor Application Form

Thank you for your interest!
Kathryn Bolen
Event Coordinator, “Whale of a Tale” Arts & Crafts Sale
Vice President, Friends of the Catoosa Public Library Foundation
P.O. Box 1283
CatoosaOK 74015
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Jewelry Making Class!

Clay Raven Focal, Kyanite, Leopardskin Jasper,
Sterling, Copper and Leather Cord, Copper Spacers and
a large Copper Puff Bead and Knotted Closure

I am SO EXCITED about our first Jewelry Class this Saturday!  I am hoping to see friends and lots of new faces to explore some of the behind the scenes information of making jewelry.  This will be a “wire-wrap” class.  Since this is a beginners class, we will be going over a lot of things, training if you will, of things to know to make things easier.  Such as:
Tools – Discussion of all the different tools’ names, uses and differences.
Beads – We will talk about bead sizes and drilled holes and how they have a part in determining wire gauges used in your design.  Sometimes that wire you have in mind using just will NOT fit through the bead hole…back to the drawing board!
Wire – gauges and tempers and their impact on your design
Alternatives to wire – chain, leather cord, waxed cord
Miscellaneous components – bead caps, spacers, etc.
Discussion of various types of jewelry construction

Special Meeting Minutes — July 21, 2011

Friends of Catoosa Public Library Foundation
MEETING MINUTES
August 22, 2011
Meeting Called to Order at 6:00 p.m
Attendance     Board Members present: Kat Bolen, Joetta Russell, Carol Wyatt, Judy Ross (quorum is present)
Board Members absent: Becky Jones
Other Friends & vistors: see attached sign in sheet.
Mission Statement
We voted on a new mission statement specific for the Friends of the Library:
The mission of the Friends of the Catoosa Public Library is to strengthen our local library, to encourage our community by providing opportunities for increased knowledge, and to open doorways to the world for future generations.”
Motion to approve mission statement: Kat Bolen, Second: Toni Telligman
EDDM            we now have an account and access is approved for us to use EDDM. 
Mailer for EDDM
The mailer was edited and agreed up on to send to our limit of 5,000 mailboxes.  Kat Bolen bought paper to print our mailers out on. See attached mailer.  Kat Bolen and Carol Wyatt are printing.
Craft Fair      Discussed and volunteer list for set up, clean up started, FOL table, etc.  Runners/Booth Sitters provided by Mason’s Rainbow Girls.  Joetta emailed: Mike Steffensen about details of what Masons will help with for the Bake Sale. Wassco Corporation for FOL advertisement on water bottles that we can sell. Vicki Albright for advertisement of tutoring, classes, craft fair, etc.
Movie night    Was discussed…Toni Telligman can help with the movies as her schedule allows. 
Meeting Adjourned at 8:45 p.m.  motion to adjourn by Kathryn Bolen, Second Joetta Russell

Hear ye, hear ye! Special meeting called!

We have SO much going on that we felt it was necessary to call a special meeting!  I’m sure you’ll be seeing meeting minutes posted here in the next few days, but I wanted to share our excitement with you all!  The meeting was called to discuss upcoming events (some of which are posted in the events tab of our Facebook Community Page).  We had a VERY productive meeting and all left feeling like we had checked several items off of our “things to accomplish” list!  We discussed our FOL mailer (those of you in the Catoosa area, keep an eye out for it to appear in your mailbox very soon!).  
Here are some sneak previews of the mailer.

Then we dusted off our grammar hats and wrote our very own Mission Statement!  We are VERY excited about that!

We even discussed final details our first ever “Whale of a Tale” Arts & Crafts Sale Artist Application!  If you are crafty and would like more information on participating in our event, please email us with your contact information and we will be glad to forward an application.

The final items the list were our upcoming Cultural Events.  Clear your Saturdays — we will be having Jewelry and Basketweaving Lessons!  Check the event tab for event details.  If you would like to RSVP, please email us with your contact information.

Well, those are just a few things we discussed.  I hope to be getting some pictures of our meetings and such to post here. 

We hope you are enjoying what you see.  Expect to see lots of educational and entertaining events added to our calendar!  Feel free to ask questions and post comments.  We are more than happy to do a little digging if need be to provide answers and learning opportunities!

MEETING MINUTES – July 21, 2011

Friends of Catoosa Public Library Foundation
MEETING MINUTES
July 21, 2011

Meeting Called to Order at 6:15 p.m
Roll Call          Board Members present: Becky Jones, Kat Bolen, Joetta Russell, Carol Wyatt (quorum is present)
                        Board Members absent: Judy Ross
                        Other Friends & vistors: see attached sign in sheet.
Read and approve minutes. (form signed minutes received & reviewed via email see attached sheet)  Minutes provided
for anyone who had not seen minutes via email.
Treasurer’s Report, Becky Jones for Judy Ross
                        Ending balance $10,070.81
                        Kathryn Bolen is working on the OK Tax Exempt #
Librarian Report Janie Ducotey
Summer Reading Program (SRP) has finished.  Prizes given: two bikes, one computer, donated party at Broken Arrow Skating Rink, Bowling Passes.  There were an estimate of 150 children enrolled.
World Changers came and painted, so for the end of the SRP they all had to go to the City Hall Council Room, nice experience/field trip.
Ebooks & devices, start looking into.
Janie Riddle – Dates reserved for Community Center for 2011:  8/25, 8/27, 10/15, 12/10
                        Craft Fair is October 15
                        Advertising estimated to be around $480.24 for mail (3,312 x 14.5¢), contact the Catoosa Times
                        Entry Forms to Kathryn Bolen
                        Baked goods table from the FOL?  Drinks – Masons?
Masons           Becky Jones and Kathryn Bolen went over to meet with Masons (right after our 7/21/11 meeting) about:
                        Drinks for Craft Fair
                        Breakfast with Santa in December
                        Money raised will be used for: Books, Reading Program, Adult Audio Books, Young Adult, Teen/Tween
                        Section, etc.
COTTA           Story Board to be presented Saturday, July 23, 2011
                        Grant money needs to be spent by September 30, 2011
                        An estimated $4600 has been spent
Cherokee Nation Sub Award $3000 working on application and estimated budget
Post Office      New system EDDM – we received info at the meeting this evening.
                        Returned mail – take the members name off of the list.
                        14.5¢ per piece – we are reverifying
Storage            Kathryn Bolen to talk to Larry Alsup, City Manager of Catoosa
New Business             Meet new City Manager Larry Alsup – Janie R., Carol, Debra, and Joetta
                        Projects – See attached list of future projects FOL and the Librarians would like to work towards.
B.A.D. Meetings changed to SECOND Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
August – La Mansion in Catoosa
Meeting Adjourned at 7:15 p.m.  motion to adjourn by Kathryn Bolen, Second Joetta Russell