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Another year came to a close with our Christmas get together on Wednesday 16th December.   It was with sadness we said goodbye to one of our long-standing committee members, Lesley Hetherington. Over the years Lesley has quietly and staunchly supported the Art Society, promoting the printing group, always ready to assist with exhibitioChristmas 5ns and functions and she was an invaluable source of help in establishing and updating the camera system as our technical officer.
A special lady  indeed and we will miss her.  We all wish Lesley all the best in her new venture.

Each year the committee evaluates the activities available to our members,  as to how we can streamline our activities. I would like to make members  aware of the organisation that goes into our workshops and I’d like to stress that it is so important that confirmation and payment be made at the time scheduled.

Christmas 31. The artist engaged is booked months ahead.

2. Definite numbers are required to fill a workshop to cover costs.

3. Booking of appropriate accommodation required for the workshop  depending on numbers.

4. Reminding and contacting participants on a repeat basis has become  time- consuming for the organiser. Once you receive confirmation of your  booking,  it  Christmas 4 is the participant’s responsibility to acknowledge confirmation and forward payment by the dates stated on the form.

5. Check your equipment list for the workshop and come prepared.

We do understand unforeseen circumstances can occur however.

We endeavour to maintain the standard of our visiting artists and  exhibitions and have appreciated the attendance and participation of  members.

If you knChristmas 2ow of  a member who is  not receiving the newsletter, please let us know. Our transition this year to  technology has been a big step and Doreen        has done an exceptional job as has Robyn with our Facebook page.
Ray has kept our finances overall in the black.

Helen and Jeni have continued to recruit high quality artists  for our  demonstrations and workshops, and Heather has organised our Old  Fire Station Exhibitions and Art in the Park with her usual expertise.

The commChristmas 1ittee wishes everyone a safe and happy relaxing holiday season  and looking forward to another “paintingly” good year.                                                                                                                                                            Judy White

Photos of the Christmas Lunch by;

                                 Marilyn Hawkes  and Doreen Teasdale