President’s Message – March 2023

President’s Letter, March 2023

This month, I’m writing about gratitude. As many of you know, a lot of the people who committed to helping with our various initiatives aren’t able to do their roles right now. As they are passing the baton to me for coverage, I get a chance to know them better and what they’re facing. As I am recruiting volunteers and covering those roles, I’m getting to know more and more people! I am grateful for the opportunity to serve this group and be surrounded by such talent, creativity and really fabulous personalities.

I am grateful to the Board members who help me out every day and Linda South and Sheila Harnois who have volunteered to fill the roles of Treasurer and Secretary in the September Elections.

Splash was a great success his year. We had 800 attend and made approximately $7500 after expenses.   2022 was 500 in attendance and approximately $5000 after expenses. Thank you to the many members who worked so hard and put in many, many hours to make this such a success!

Thank you all for the great turn out at the last March 11 General Meeting. The by-law modification motion unanimously passed: “Current President and Webmaster will get an honorary membership for the length of service. Past presidents, including the sitting president at the time of the adoption of the November 13, 2021 bylaws,  will be considered “grandfathered” under the previous bylaws with lifetime honorary memberships.”

We still have a few more roles to fill: Webmaster, Splash chair, Mini Workshop chair and Vice President.  Please consider helping! It really is wonderful to work more closely with our wonderful members.

Speaking of membership…..we’re down in renewals this year. If you didn’t rejoin and are reading this, please reach out to me. I’d like to understand why. During our next board meeting we will be reviewing last year’s survey results and see what we need to change, bring back, etc. You have our ears!

Barbara Brook’s workshop offered a “coming of age” experience for me. I finally feel like I know what I’m doing! She shared this tidbit with our group: Daniel Smith offers weekly watercolor demos. To sign up: . To see previous demos: .

We are grateful for the continued support of our Splash Sponsors. Please support them when you can and be sure to thank them for helping us out.



Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso

Teri Mahnken

President, Brevard Watercolor Society