More news from the February meeting: President Sue announced that we did not have enough volunteers to work on the retreat this year. Because of this, we will not be holding Polydelphia this year. Our retreat raises approximately $1200 for the guild. And typically this is the result of about 200 wo/man hours of work by a handful of volunteers.
The Steering Committee has agreed that raising the dues would spread this burden among all members and still allow us to continue with the Guest Artist program. We have agreed on a $10 increase in dues to begin with the 2009-2010 Guild Year starting in September. This should raise an addtional $700-$800. The quorom at the February meeting agreed, Guild Membership remains a great value at the new rate.
Additionally, we plan to have a auction of artist donations at the June meeting. Our Guest Artists have made donations already! We’d like to have a donation from you! Help support your guild by making an auction piece and coming to the June meeting to bid on original artwork. Look for information on the June Art Auction in upcoming blog posts!