2012-2013 Board of Directors Takes Office
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Posted by: Jane Miller
For immediate publication
Media Contact: Patty Parrish, Executive Director
2012-2013 Board of Directors
TNNA’s new 2012 – 2013 Board
of Directors is in place.
TNNA welcomes new members,
Directors Barbara Bergsten (Barbara Bergsten Designs, OH) and Barry Klein
(Trendsetter Yarns & Naturally N. Z.) and Retail Council Chair, Dona Zimmerman (The
Web-Sters, Inc., OR). Re-elected to a second term are Warren "Pete” Poitras (JP Needlepoint, CA) as Needlepoint Group
Chair and Joel Woodcock (Lantern Moon, OR).
With recognition of support
and service, TNNA also says good-bye to outgoing members, Karen Rumpza (Needlework Unlimited, MN), Dave Stott
(Norden Crafts, Ltd., IL) and Penny Franz (Ewe Count, WY) Retail Council Past
Joel Woodcock, re-elected as President, continues the leadership of
the organization, with Dale Lenci (DJ Designs, CA) as Vice President, and
Sharon Garmize (Sharon G, PA) as Secretary/Treasurer. Matt Bryant (Prism Arts,
Inc., FL) continues on as Past President.
Group Chairs also serve on the board. They include Warren "Pete” Poitras Needlepoint
Group, Beth Casey (Lorna’s Laces, IL) Yarn Group, Debbie Rowley (DebBee’s Designs, AR) Counted Thread & Embroidery
Group and Dave Van Stralen (Louet North America, NY) Spinning & Weaving
Also serving on the Board
are, Sharon Crescent (Crescent Colours, AZ), Kirstin Muench (Muench Yarns,
Inc., CA) and Hal Ozbelli (Universal Yarn, Inc. NC).
The makeup of the board includes nine wholesale members,
as well as the chairs of each product segment group and the Retail Council, the
governing committee for the Retail Member Section.
Council includes: Dona Zimmerman as Chair & Board Representative, Roberta
(Bobbi) Kreb (Amazing Threads, Inc. MN), as Vice Chair and Lori Mazza (Waste
Knot Needlepoint, VA) as Secretary/Treasurer, Debra Koch (Stitches N Things, MI),), and
Randi Nelson (The World in Stitches, MA).
New Council members
include Carol Grant (Cross My Heart LTD., OH) and Mary Stowe (Yarns Etc., Inc.,
Retiring Council Members are Karen Aho (Acorn Street Shop, WA) and
This Council is
charged with overseeing the association’s activities relating to education and
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