President's Message

Taking Stock

Posted by Clovis Art Guild California on Sunday, August 2, 2015

Wow! The year is more than half over for the Guild. We only have three more meetings left. I feel that this has been a productive year for us. On the minus side, several of our members have had to retire to assisted living homes and now have difficulty getting rides to our meetings. On the plus side however, we have already had two fabulous shows, the Old West Show and the Miniature Works Show. We accomplished getting our EIN number and registering with the State of California and are on the downswing to get our forms filed for our non-profit acceptance by both the IRS and the State.

We still have three great demos planned for August, September and October. Our Fall Open is coming up fast so I hope you are all painting furiously because I’m really looking forward to seeing your new art!

In November we are planning a fundraiser—an art yard sale at Shirley Lindgren’s house. We lost a couple of artists this year and their families generously donated the art stuff they had accumulated to us for a fundraiser. In the latter part of October, we will need help at Shirley’s to sort and price the donated items. If you wish to donate extra stuff to the Guild during the yard sale, please contact Shirley, Myself or Alice to arrange to do so. All donated items must be donated to Clovis Art Guild and any funds from the sales of those items will go to the Guild.

We are also hoping that some of you will see fit to volunteer to serve on next year’s board. We are still in need of a Secretary and someone to take over the Sunshine Chair. Shirley would like someone to help with and learn the Bargain table. Several of us are filling double and sometimes triple duty on some of the chairs. We really need someone to take over the Facebook page and the on-line publicity items, as Glynmary doesn’t like computers much.  Officers and committee heads must be able to make the board meetings and perform the duties of the office. We have descriptions of these duties available if you would like to read through them.

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