President’s Message – September 2023

Hi Everyone!

I have some summer sunshine to share with all of you! With not having meetings during the summer, it could be perceived as a quiet time for BWS, but that really isn’t the case. Put on your shades and read what all has been happening!

  • Thanks to Laurie Griffin we had remote workshops this summer.
  • Verne Foster led an amazing mini-workshop last week.
  • Susan Smith kept the displays moving at the Eau Gallie Library.
  • Plans were put in place by Therese Ferguson and Darleen Hunt for October and November’s Florida’s Flora and Fauna art show.
  • Ten of our artists have offered their talents for workshops and demos – almost all the way through 2024!!!
  • Georgina Olsen, Linda South and Sheila Harnois started preparing for their new roles on the Board.
  • Laurel, Kathie and Michele working toward easy transitions from their roles.

Isn’t that amazing!? That’s a lot of activity in a “down” time. So many, doing so much to make sure members have a place to learn and share their talents.

August completed my first year as President. I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve this group. I have learned so much. Thank you for responding to all my requests for volunteers for various positions. I want to thank you for your support, feedback, ideas and friendship.

Just a reminder that our Election / General Meeting is 1-3pm, Saturday, September 9, at the Wickham Park Community Center, 2815 Leisure Way, Melbourne, FL.

Please come hear about our upcoming events and help elect the new volunteers for the Board. (Remember not to come too early, 12:45pm is the soonest we can get in!) Please bring new or gently used watercolors to donate to the college.

P.S. We are filled for Ed Carlson’s September and Dorothy Koliba’s October workshops!

– Teri

Teri Mahnken
President, Brevard Watercolor Society