Tryon Chapter
Tryon Chapter Logo
New Bern, North Carolina

Origin:

The logo of the Tryon Chapter represents Tryon Palace, which was the first permanent capital of the Colony of North Carolina -- "Where governors ruled, legislators debated, patriots gathered, and George Washington danced." It was named for the first Royal Governor, William Tryon. New Bern was established in 1710.

Our chapter name tag was designed by Priscilla Brandt, a former chapter member, based on the logo drawn by Kris Cooke, another chapter member.

Meeting Information:

Business meetings, programs, and stitch-ins begin at 9:30 AM, at the West New Bern Recreation Center, Pine Tree Drive, New Bern, NC. Handicap accessible Handicapped Icon. Social time begins a half hour before the meeting or program.

  Business Meeting Programs* Stitch-ins*
2nd Monday Sept. - May   Every month
4th Monday   Sept. - May June - Aug.
* Annual luncheons are held 2nd Monday in June and December

Tryon Chapter programs include original designs, correspondence courses, lectures and instruction. Any type of surface embroidery may be studied and stitched. We have members who are willing to design, stitch and teach. All types of embroidery are invited.

The Education Committee is charged with developing workshops and new ideas. A recent workshop was led by Marion Schoular.

New members, old members and interested parties are always welcome.

Membership:

Annual dues are $53.00 (includes national and region dues); Caronlinas Region members' plural dues are $10.00; and Non-Carolinas Region plural dues are $14.00.

Guests:

Guests are welcome to visit two times before being asked to join.

Outreach:

Outreach activities include:

1. Unused supplies, patterns, threads, etc., are forwarded to Paraclete Designs for distribution to less fortunate areas for instruction in needle crafts.

2. Tryon Chapter supports the Salvation Army with food and monetary donations on a quarterly basis.

3. Throughout the year chapter members embroider "doves" for Hospice with names of persons who've passed away during the year. At the end of the year the dove ornaments are displayed on a Christmas tree in downtown New Bern and are then presented to Hospice and the families at a special memorial service.

Newsletter:

Thread It Together is published monthly.

Contacts:

President:

Marilyn Van Slyke
msvnbnc@suddenlink.net

Membership:

Nancy Dreier
nanidreier@hotmail.com