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Dear Members,

Our Christmas party was, once again, a very enjoyable and memorable evening.  I think that everyone will agree that it was a complete success, thanks to the delicious feast provided by Denise and the wonderful entertainment provided so selflessly by all involved.  We give our thanks to everyone who gave their time so willingly once again.

No sooner has Christmas passed and we are starting to prepare for the Easter Exhibition.  With this in mind, please find enclosed the Rules for the Exhibition, an Entry Form, four Labels and Reminder Notes.  The Reminder Notes are to be given to your friends to remind them of the date and time of the Exhibition. 

We will also have Car Stickers and Posters available in Thie Ellyn shortly; please can everyone take a few to display in cars, local shops, supermarkets, waiting rooms and wherever else you can think of.  This provides excellent advertising for the Exhibition all around the Island.  If you are unable to get to Thie Ellyn, please give me a ring and I will post some out to you.

Please bear in mind that we MAY have to hold back one exhibit due to space restrictions.  When completing your Entry Form, please place your exhibits in order of preference.  When you hand your exhibits in, please be prepared to add your name to the rota for manning the Exhibition.  This is good fun and a great way to get to know other Society members.  Remember that this is your Exhibition, please try to help out for at least one session.

Handing in Day will be on Saturday 15th March between 10am and 4pm at the Villa Marina.  Again we will require plenty of volunteers to help with the hanging.  The Exhibition will run from Thursday 20th to Friday 28th March.  Collection of unsold paintings will be from 2.15pm to 4pm on the 28th.

Our raffle prize this year will be very kindly donated by Anthea Radcliffe, and we are very grateful to her.

The Artist, in Nelson Street, the Art Gallery in Bucks Road and the Creative Shop in Strand Street, all offer a 10% discount on materials and framing to members, just show your membership card.

We are currently in the process of arranging our Summer Painting Week and full details will be issued as soon as they are available.

If anyone has still not paid their annual subscription, can they please send their payments or completed Standing Order forms to the Membership Secretary, Mrs Christine Pollard, “Kensa”, Ballakilpheric, Colby.  Use of the Standing Order forms makes it impossible to forget to renew your subscription and also reduces the amount of work required by our Treasurer and Membership Secretary.

So get those paintings finished, we look forward to seeing you all at the Exhibition, if not before.

Kind regards,

Jackie Kelly (Hon Sec)


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