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This Tuesday!

Goodness – where does the time go?  We have our monthly meeting this coming Tuesday – that’s right – Tuesday – because it’s a long weekend with a holiday Monday of course!

Myths, Magic and Legends of Turquoise with Barbara MacDougall

  • Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 (not on Monday, it's a holiday)
  • Time: 7-9 pm
  • Location: Hampton Inn, 725 Imperial Rd N (Beside Galaxy Cinema), in Guelph
Project: Make a turquoise pendant on an adjustable leather cord
Join us to learn all about that beautiful stone Turquoise – and make a cool turquoise and copper wire-wrapped pendant. 

Bring your tools and be ready to get busy.

Contents of kit:
  • One Chinese turquoise nugget
  • Copper wire and jump rings
  • Pre-made adjustable leather choker

Kit Fee:  $15.00 for members and $20.00 for nonmembers.

More details are available on the GRBS Website on what to bring. 

Also at this meeting

Update on the GRBS Charity project for next year.    
As you know we have been asking for your suggestions on a charity you would like to see the GRBS support next year.   We will be revealing the decision at this meeting. Thanks for everyone’s input on this.

Bead Bus Trip!

The trip is on and we still have room for  last minute shoppers.  

Date:  Saturday, May 25
Departure from Guelph:  8 am at Stone Road Mall
Arrival Back to Guelph:  6 pm to Stone Road Mall
Cost: $39
Destination: John Bead Outlet, Bead Dynasty, and Beadfx in Scarborough

A bargain at $39 for shopping at 3 bead shops.   
And the shops are extending hospitality and specials just for us!  They love it when a bus full of bead ladies roll into the parking lot!

This is your last chance to join in on the adventure.  Tuesday is the day to sign up and pay up.
Please send email to  to confirm a spot.
Payment can be made via cash or C.C. at our meeting or e-transfer to  

Renew your membership!

It’s almost the end of the year – so it’s time to renew for the 2019-2020 year. 
Membership is still $45 per year.  
Bring a friend to join now for next year and they will receive the rest of this year for free!  (That’s two more meetings..)
We encourage you to renew sooner rather than later so we can plan and cover expenses such as booking rooms for next year.  Thanks!

What’s happening in June?

In case I forget to do the newsletter in time… We’d better plan ahead!

June 17 is the last meeting of the year. 
So it’s time or the Garage Sale and the Annual General Meeting (AGM). 

Garage Sale

Garage Sale

Now’s your chance to say goodbye to some of those uncooperative beads or extra tools you might have hanging around.  Your buying mistakes could be someone else’s joy!  Send them on their way!  Then go buy someone else’s mistakes. 

Bring in any jewellery or craft supplies, tools, magazines, books, display items and other materials you think someone might like.  Put a bargain price on it and say bye-bye! 

Then use your earnings – if you have any left to renew your membership!

At this meeting you will have your first opportunity to sign up for a full or half table to sell your items. See Mary Ann Helmond.  After the May meeting table signups will be via email to

AGMPlus the AGM

The Annual General Meeting - where you hear what your Executive has accomplished for you this year and has planned for you next year. 

And Elections.  There are several positions opening up for the coming year. 

Now’s your chance to share the fun of planning what happens at the Bead Society.  Get involved ladies – or there will be no activities for you to enjoy next year. 

Positions opening up include:  Treasurer, Marketing and Communications!  These are three year positions.
We are in need of both marketing and communications help.  Even if you do not wish to join the board but can help in these areas all “extra hands” are appreciated.  

Save the Dates!

17th Annual GRBS Bead Show: 
Artisan Jewellery, Beads, and Fibre Arts
October 19-20


10 am - 5 pm each day
Guelph Evergreen Centre

In addition to beads and findings, the show is expanding to include finished jewellery and fibre arts. We are planning some new and exciting events for the show this year. More information to come!

Vendor Invitation now available on our website
Cost: 1 table is $150 less a one-time $50 discount for new vendors.
Email Marilyn Gardiner at for more info.

Teaching Opportunity!
If you are interested in teaching at the October Bead Show then email Mary Ann Helmond at to get an application form.
Classes will be booked as one hour or 2 1/2 hour time slots.
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