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Happy New Year to all CGOA Members!

Friday, January 3, 2014   (2 Comments)
Posted by: Denise Brosie
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Happy New Year to all CGOA Members!

With the New Year we have a new Board of Directors!  The voting was completed on December 27 and we are pleased to announce that Bobbie Matela of Coats & Clark and Kate Steinke of the Crochet Engineer have been elected to their first term. Tammy Hildebrand and Susan Lowman have been elected to a second term.  Congratulations to them.  We look forward to a terrific year with their experience and guidance. 

We want to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to Past President Cari Clement and Past Treasurer Jane Rimmer for their four years of service on the Board.  Both of these dedicated and talented women have enhanced CGOA as an organization under their guidance. 

Cari most recently was instrumental in updating the CGOA web site.  She also established an Advisory Board of industry leaders to give unbiased feedback and suggestions for CGOA as an organization.   

Jane has been an integral part of the education programs CGOA offers its members.  Her work on the Master’s Program will continue as she remains the Program’s Co-Chair.  Her background as an educator has proven invaluable to CGOA in her role as Board Liaison for the Event Education Committee.  We are fortunate that Jane will now serve as that committee’s Co- Chair. 

With a new Board we have new officers.  We are proud to announce the following:

  • Marcy Smith of Interweave Crochet has been elected to serve as President of CGOA
  • Tammy Hildebrand, designer, has been elected to serve as Vice-President of CGOA
  • Susan Lowman, The Crochet Architect, has been elected to serve as Secretary of CGOA
  • Bobbie Matela of Coats & Clark has been elected to serve as Treasurer of CGOA

Your remaining board members are:

  • Jack Blumenthal of Lion Brand Yarn
  • Mary Colucci of the Craft Yarn Council
  • Kate Steinke of the Crochet Engineer

Congratulations to all and here’s to a fabulous New Year….


Cindy Johnson says...
Posted Monday, September 29, 2014
Have a great year to all, Happy crocheting and Knitting
Pauline L. Brechlin says...
Posted Saturday, January 4, 2014
Congrats to all! Here is to a great year!