The president, Mary Dall, thanked the University Club WP, and in particular Nita Rizzo and Daphne Frutchey for hosting the CFWS Charter Member’s Art Show which was a celebration of the folks who had the foresight to form our society.
Brief housekeeping info:
The membership table was manned in 15 min increments by volunteers so that any member wishing to renew for the 2016-2017 season had easier access. Several new memberships were added also. The president reminded all that the membership book for each new season is printed over the summer so all are encouraged to renew ASAP.
A reminder was added: there is one more newsletter for this season, THEN, watch for the first newsletter of the new season in August where you will be able to see the calendar for 2016-17.
Mary encouraged everyone to paint over the summer and be ready for the September fun “Show ‘n Tell” meeting where we all bring in paintings and share technique, inspiration and receive positive feedback.
She thanked Nancy Larkin, Janet Asbury, Michel Oliver and her husband, Dan, who assisted in pick up of some of the painting from SOBO on April 2 and getting them to their owners. Our juried show folks, Jackii Molsick and Sandi Hanlon-Breuer did a great job.
Thank you to Cindy Sturla, Nancy Larkin, Bob and Ann Hague, Ken Austin, Teresa Chin who are helping to review the by-laws.
We are still looking for a plein air coordinator. Teresa Chin has it organized well and we hope someone will come forward soon.
Mary added–we will be having lots of exciting demos and at least two workshops next season: Lynn Ferris and Jaime Cardero will be coming. Please consider attending at least one of these.
Mary thanked Sharon Stitely who will be stepping down as Hospitality. She was recognized for her dedication to CFWS. Welcome was offered to Marge Reed who will be assuming that position. Marge recently made drapes for us to control the glare to the TV from the back windows at the G-M building. And, a thank you was sent out to Denise Hendrickson for her work with Publicity as she steps down and Judi Kaye steps up to assume that position. Thank you Sharon and Denise! Welcome Judi and Marge!
The president turned back to the Charter Show. She gave a very brief history of how it all came about back in 1998. She named each Charter Member in turn and each received a round of applause as they stood or waved to the assembly. It was pointed out that while all charter members couldn’t be present, information on all was available on bio boards peppered amongst the high top tables.
Lastly, a special thanks went out to Nita, Daphne, and Teresa Chin (all around best VP in the business) who helped to hang the paintings on Wednesday. Jerry Snyder, treasurer, was especially recognized for organizing the refreshments and settings for the show—and a thank you to everyone assisting. A special thanks to “the Michel and Ted show” who added greatly to the festivities. The lovely watercolor nametags were designed and made by Jackii Molsick. Lastly, Marianna Ross was recognized. She inspired and encouraged us to have this show to honor the Charter Members.
The president then encourage everyone to mingle and have a good time reminded those assembled that we’d all be together again in the fall!