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Getting to Know L.A.C.E.

Monthly Meetings are held at the Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S Prospect Ave,
Elmhurst, IL 60126
in the southwest suburbs of Chicago.  Meetings take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month (excluding December) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library's
meeting room.  (Do not send L.A.C.E. correspondence to the Elmhurst library.)

Educational programs follow the first half of our meeting.  A business session and lunch
is first.  The second half is devoted to learning and hands-on practical programs where
we focus on lace making techniques.  Occasionally there is a lecture or a field trip to a special lace related exhibit.

Members come from all surrounding areas and backgrounds.  While some are experts and instructors, others are intermediate and beginning lacemakers whose interests range from the making of all varieties of hand made lace to lace history and collection.  As a member, you will be surrounded by people who are excited to meet you and will share with you their knowledge about all aspects of lace and lace making.  You will be provided with opportunities to learn and grow in your lace interests.  L.A.C.E. quarterly newsletters are provided to all members.

More than just the formal meetings, many members also meet on their own in smaller groups to visit and make lace together.  We also participate in separate events, workshops and demonstrations.  L.A.C.E. is a charter member of the International Old Lacers. Inc.

Becoming a member is easy.  Download our membership form (PDF) which you can print and then just follow the instructions on the form.  Not sure you want to join yet?  Visit us by attending a meeting and program and let us welcome you.  Members are always more than happy to problem solve after meetings.  Lunch is not provided at the meetings, however, there are restaurants nearby.

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Current Officers and Board:

President 2023-24
Malinda Hamann
Vice-President 2022-2024
    Ruth Buck
Secretary 2023-24
    Steve Erio
Treasurer 2022-24
Susan McKinnell

Committee Chairs

Programs Chairman
   Ruth Buck

Membership Chair
   Donna Fousek
-open position-
     (Nancy Tweed)
     Nancy Jones
Newsletter Editor
    Kanella Diakoumis
   Susan McKinnell, Mena Ryan,
    Janet Erio
FaceBook Administrator
    Mena Ryan
Instagram Administrator And Supplies Chairman
    Toni Witz
I.O.L.I. Liaison & Yardage Chair
    Donna Fousek
Past President
  Kanella Diakoumis

IOLI Northern Representative
    Ruth Buck

Elections are in November.
Pres. & Sec - Even year.
Vice-Pres. & Treas. - Odd year.

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