Wednesday, April 30, 2014

May Guild Meeting

During the May meeting we will nominate members for Board positions.  The elections will be at the June Meeting. Each position is for 1 year. There are 5 positions available; President, VP-Program, Newsletter Editor,  Treasurer, and Secretary. If interested, please attend the meeting and let the current board members know. 

The program will be on remembrance Poppies and how to knit them. Bring red, black and green yarns and appropriate needles to knit some samples.  Some patterns will be provided. 

August 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I.  After the war the Poppy was used as a symbol of remembrance of those lost to war. The first use of the poppy was in 1920. The original inspiration comes from the poem by Canadian physician Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. He was inspired to write it on May 3, 1915, after presiding over the funeral of friend and fellow soldier Alexis Helmer.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
      Between the crosses, row on row,
   That mark our place; and in the sky
   The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
   Loved and were loved, and now we lie
         In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
   The torch; be yours to hold it high.
   If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
         In Flanders fields.