Our Chapter Advisory Board (CAB) meets four to six times a year; meetings are open to all chapter members- come show your support!
(NOTE: CAB Members are expected to attend unless excused by the President.
Location: The location is in the Lou's Home address in Sarasota 34232.
Please use the CONTACT US form if you need her phone or street address.
The CAB is composed of our elected Officers. They are assisted by appointed Volunteers consisting of Chairs & Support Staff, Neighborhood Group Leaders and Committee Members.
Elected CAB Officers for 2018
President: Lou Burns
1st Vice President/Membership: Sandi Dickenson
2nd Vice President/Events: Evelyn LaVasseur
Secretary: Donna Verstrate
Treasurer: Paulette Braga
Finance Chair: Lou Burns
Community Service: Jan Loy
Editor: Crystal Allred
Editor (Retail): Donna Verstrate
Email Manager: Sandi Dickenson
Events: Evelyn LaVasseur
Historian: Donna Verstrate
IT Administrator/Tech Support: Sandi Dickenson
Membership: Sandi Dickenson/Barb Mallek
Publicity: Paulette Braga
Retail Liaison: Kathy Pell
Social Media: discontinued
Storage Unit: Kathy Pell
Sunshine: Irene Ferguson
Website Manager: Sandi Dickenson
Neighborhood Group Leaders
Anything Sews: Lou Burns/Barb Van Buren
Creative Sassy Sewers: Kathleen Heinicke/Paulette Braga
Pins & Needles: Lorraine Potter
Sew Chic: Evelyn LeVassuer
Sew What's New: Donna Verstrate
MEMBER OF THE YEAR: Marie Gartley
Please use the information in your newsletter or use the CONTACT US Form to reach us
Each year we elect our five Chapter Advisory Board (CAB) Officers. The elected offices are: President, 1VP, 2VP, Secretary and Treasurer. Their one year term begins the following Jan 1st and ends on Dec 31st of that year. Officers are limited to 4 consecutive terms in any one position.
In addition to the elected board officers, we have appointed chairs and support staff. Some positions are critical and must be filled. They include our Membership Chair, Events Chair, Neighborhood Group Leaders and Editor. Other positions may vary from year to year reflecting our needs and available volunteers.
Every member has unique talents that our Chapter can use. Check out our Volunteer Page for openings and contact a CAB member if you can help. Although no one can deny that experience is helpful, we have found that the most important aspect is your willingness to help. You will be given the resources and training to make you feel like a winner in whatever you do!
Many of our Members have proudly served you as Volunteers.
Please visit our Volunteer History Page to see who they are and when you see them, let them know you appreciate their past chapter service.
CAB members and volunteers are encouraged to use the CAB email address to reach everyone on the CAB. The email address you have on file with ASG HQ is registered with the CAB group email. If your email changes or if you send from a different email it will NOT be delivered and the sender will get an error message.
Contact Sandi if you need to send CAB email from multiple email addresses or through a text message.
The CAB has a secure area (called a "group") where CAB members can log-in to upload, download and post information to each other. Logging-in is OPTIONAL. All CAB members will receive anything posted to the CAB Group in their "normal (personal) email account".
If you are seeking reimbursement for a budgeted chapter expense you will need to file the ASG Chapter Expense Reimbursement Form and attach your receipt(s). First, download and complete one of the reimbursement forms below. Next, mail or hand the form to Barb along with your receipt(s). Requests made in an untimely manner may be denied. If you have any questions on expense reimbursements please contact Barb.