Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Club update

Monk Fryston Art Club Update

Dear member

As you will be aware, a lot has happened recently in regard to the Club. Some matters now need your urgent attention, so please read this email carefully.

Your subscription for 2016 must be paid by 30 December 2015Please pay by cheque (ONLY) for £20.00 payable to Monk Fryston Art Club. There are four more Monday meetings before then, so there are plenty of opportunities to hand your cheque in. ‘No payment, no membership’, to quote our Treasurer.

Currently we have 40 members, and Monday meeting fees will revert to £2.00 (£3.00 for demonstrations or workshops and £4.00 for demo visitors).

Programme for the next four weeks: 
23 November: Cindy Yaxley: demo-workshop on framing
30 November: Free painting
7 December: Billy Bills: Painting demo and pre-Christmas entertainment.
14 December: Christmas lunch at the Watermill
4 January 2016: First meeting of the New Year, to blow away the festive cobwebs

The Christmas lunch has been booked for the Watermill (on the old A1) on 14 DecemberJean needs to know your requirements asap, so that she can tell the Watermill. She has menus to hand out; the cost will be £12.95 for three festive courses. Please contact by 23 November at the latest, or you will miss out - we have to pre-book the number attending and specific orders from the menu in advance.

Jean Kipling will be running the Club’s stall at the Monk Fryston Christmas Fair on Friday 27 November. She needs small items for sale from members, by Monday 23 November.

Karl will continue to produce the blog; we propose that all members are automatically added to its circulation list. This means that in future all decisions made by the Club will be added to the blog, and thus an update will be emailed to all members that week. 

From now on Ron will update the Club’s Facebook page. 

We now have  a new co-opted committee, until we can get volunteers for more permanent posts:
President: Jean Dearn (persuaded to stay on as founder and figurehead). Treasurer: Maureen Elsworth (club treasure and essential committee member). Chairman: Rod Ward (reluctantly agreed to serve, temporarily). Bookings: Maureen Boothe (still in place). In future any committee matters will be discussed with the club members present on any Monday. 

A working group is being put together to organise the 2016 Exhibition, which will probably be held in Monk Fryston Community Centre. Malcolm Anderson has volunteered for the group, and we hope to add four or five more members to it. 

If you need more information contact Rod Ward as soon as possible.