from CHANEY DELAIRE
Mark you calendars for an IMPORTANT membership meeting
Thursday, September 9 at 11 am
Our September General Membership meeting is tentatively scheduled as follows:
Thursday, September 9th at 11:00 am
Lawn area outside Manley Art Center (we will have shade canopies)
Masks are mandatory for outdoor gatherings with social distancing
With the Delta variant, we may end up canceling so please check your email for updates.
The Festival of Art at Azalea Park was successful for all who participated and for those who attended. Leslie Wilkinson did a fine job of organizing the event and there were many amazing people who volunteered their time before, during and after the event. Thank you.
Even though we had a good number of people working very hard on the art festival and we have a solid group volunteering regularly at the art center, there are some who are juggling 2-3 jobs on a weekly basis. A number of important coordinator positions have gone unfilled and we will need chairpersons for the annual events.
At the General Membership meeting, we will be talking about the need for member involvement in the day-to-day functions of the art center. With only a couple of months to identify candidates for the 2022 Board of Directors, we need you to come forward to volunteer for this now!
This has been a challenging year with Covid-19 slamming us, causing shutdowns, cancellations, mask wearing, sanitizing and social distancing. I know this has affected many members' availability to take on some of our day-to-day tasks. Now we are in the midst of a highly contagious Delta variant in Curry County. We are being clobbered again. But this won't last forever and we want to plan for the future with renewed enthusiasm and energy.
Interior building upgrades are planned and some are already scheduled for late fall and winter months. We are also talking with potential art class and workshop instructors to provide virtual and in-person learning. If we have to shut down during these difficult times, we want to remain engaged with our members by offering alternatives such as virtual art classes, demonstrations and artist discussions. These are things we can all look forward to over the coming months, including a remodeled classroom.
This is your art center. Please attend the September 9th meeting and think about how you can support our operations.