Weekly Club News

Monday 13th November AGM
Here are a few brief decisions - more details to follow in a club newsletter. The new officers for 2024 will be: chairman - Gary, treasurer - Peter, committee - Brian, Margaret and Chrissy. Brian has secured two workshops for next year (Sue Ford and Peter Wood) and is currently in discussion with Heather Burton. Members voted to increase subscriptions from £30 to £35 in line with rising costs eg village hall rental. Next year's monthly challenge list is ready for typing - thanks Rachel. Plus there will be a regular still life corner, to be organised by members (a calendar for volunteers to sign will be available on our noticeboard), and a bi-monthly opportunity for portraiture. Currently the club has 3 "year ends" - AGM, Finances, and Membership - these will be consolidated so each one runs from January 1st to December 31st. Therefore the next AGM will be January 2025. This website will be upgraded to the next payment level on 30th November, and members are invited to have a slot in the GALLERY, to show photos of their work, together with a selling price if appropriate. Please contact Margaret if you are interested. Our next annual exhibition will be held August Bank Holiday weekend 2024.
November's challenge is MUSIC, to be shown on Monday 27th November. No December challenge.
Money is now due for the Christmas lunch.

Monday 20th November
It was good today to welcome back quite a number of enthusiastic painters who have just finished Brian's oil course - they have been invited to attended on a free trial until the year end. We hope they will rejoin in January.
The club restarts Monday 8th January 2024, and the anual subscription will be £35.
Saturday 17th February 2024 will be our first workshop of the year - Peter Wood from Lincolnshire, who will work with watercolour and soft pastels. Members were asked to vote on which winter's scene they would like him to use for the workshop. More details to follow. PLEASE save the date.
The club noticeboard has "business cards" about our website, for you to take away. We've now upgraded to the next level, so there is ample space for members artwork photos.