ATHA Elections are coming up. Candidates for all elected positions were in the Feb/Mar issue of the ATHA Art of Rug Hooking magazine and ballots will be in the Apr/May issue. I urge all of you to take a look at who is running and be sure to vote.
One of the West’s own, Sharon Saknit, is running for Regional Coordinator. Sharon started my own Chapter, Central California Traditional Rug Hookers #57, AKA The Wool Poppies when she was living in this area.
Please read the information below from Sharon herself.
Hey all! I just wanted to introduce myself and let you know that I am running for the ATHA National Regional Coordinator and would love your vote! I am a member of Region XI and currently live in the Seattle area. I’ve been hooking rugs for 26 years and teaching for 24 years. I’ve been an ATHA member for over 20 years having started the Central CA Traditional Rug Hookers chapter when I lived there.
As the Regional Coordinator, I would support the Regional Reps like Emily Wied in doing their jobs. My goal would be to establish regular communication with the Regional Reps to better understand the focus of each region and what I could do to help. As an example, some regions have expressed that they would like to host an event aimed at furthering the art form but need assistance to pull it off.
I would be honored to serve rug hooking in this capacity and feel that this is a great way that I can give back to my community of fellow artisans.
The nominations were listed in the Feb/March issue of the ATHA magazine and ballots will come out in the April/May issue.
Please let me know if you have any questions and don’t forget to vote!