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June meeting is this coming Monday! 
(But you knew that..)

Breaking News!  New Location!

The Hampton has pulled a switcheroo on us and we are meeting at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 35 Cowan Pl. Guelph N1G 0C1.
The hotel is off Laird Road at the Hanlon expressway. 
It’s just for this month while the Hampton is doing some renovations. 

The upcoming meeting will be a biggie! 


Bead Bazaar – Social – AGM

AGM will take place with an update on the health of the organization and there will be elections for three Board positions, Treasurer, Marketing and Communications.
We need help to keep GRBS running smoothly with a teaching/learning/social focus for all of our members.  Please think about joining the Board or becoming an adhoc member working with a Board member.  As the old saying goes “many hands make light work”.  
For more information on the three positions here’s the Job Descriptions for the Executive.

Charity Project at the meeting: 

Once again the GRBS has decided to support the Guelph Women in Crisis Centre.  And we will be making ornaments between shopping and socializing. 
We inherited a lot of shepherd hooks of all sizes in a donated bead stash, some straight, some curvy, some big, some small, some shiny - you get the idea.
Soooo the challenge is - we will have these available, along with some of the beads and findings for the membership to be creative at our June meeting (between socializing and purchasing treasures).  Some of the uses that have been suggested are hair pins, shawl pins, zipper pulls, key fobs and we’re sure you will think up a whole bunch more.  
Shepherd hooks, beads and some findings will be available. Bring your own pliers, cutters/scissors, bead mat and task light (if needed).
Here’s some suggestions.

Bead Bazaar!  Time to shop and destash  

saleSet those beads free!  The ones that lured you into a bead shore but never co-operated when you brought them home.  Those kits you bought that will never be made.  Those findings you never figured out how to use.  That book you will never look at again.  Bring them and sell them!  Someone else will fall in love with them!  Give them another chance to find a good home.

Sign up for a half table or a full table (if you have a lot to de-stash) by emailing Mary Ann Helmond at
Have your items priced as well as a small cash float.
Social at the meeting:
This is our last meeting until September so we will have some time to socialize and shop.
Please bring light snacks to share.

Did you miss the Bead Bus? 

Boy oh boy – did you miss the fun!

It was a great fun day with 20 ladies participating. 16 of us braved the pouring rain and boarded the big yellow bus greeted by Victoria our driver who did an excellent job of getting where we needed to be, when we needed to be. AND she is a fellow beader so hopefully we all strong armed her enough to become a GRBS member. 

John Bead, Bead Dynasty and BeadFX treated us well with food, drink, a raffle, gift bags and discounts to help along our shopping experience. 

happy campers

Was a wonderful beady day and nobody got hurt!
Chris Korda was the lucky raffle winner at John Bead. Congratulations!

Time to renew your membership! 

Time to RenewCost to renew is still the best bargain at $45 for 10 meetings filled with projects, learning, teaching, speakers and making friends with fellow Beaders.  Let’s take care of membership now to hit the floor running in September.   

Plus you will get a discount when you flash your current membership card at a bunch of beady businesses.  The whole list of stores that welcome GRBS members make your membership an even better deal. 
We will be in the same location at Hampton Inn on Imperial Road next year for our monthly meetings. 

Save the Date

2019 Annual Grand River Bead Society Show: Artisan Jewellery, Beads and Fibre Arts

showDates: October 19-20, 2019
Location: Evergreen Community Centre, Guelph

Yes – you saw that change – we are adding lots more to the GRBS Show in October. 
Many members are also cross-crafting into the fibre arts – so we’re inviting them along. 
Stay tuned for exciting announcements coming soon on guest artists at the show. 

More info about the show will be added to the GRBS website as it becomes available. 
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