President’s Message January 2022

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Happy New Year and Welcome to 2022

As we begin a new year it is appropriate to look back and celebrate what went well in 2021. During our annual holiday celebration December general meeting, I enjoyed hearing the 2021 successes. Members’ comments included:

  • Engagement via Zoom – as a regional organization it is important to engage with members across the region virtually.
  • Play Days – members enjoyed the recent play days and use of Zoom that made it feel like everyone is in the same room, learning new techniques and sharing our love of glass art.
  • General Meetings – keeping general meetings informative and opportunities to spotlight members’ art and sharing techniques
  • Website – recent updates to the website were acknowledged. Thank you to all the members that have been involved in bringing this to reality.
    Are you an IT guru? We would love to have you join us as the Webmaster. Please reach out to find out how you can help us by volunteering for this critical position.
  • VOLUNTEERS – members recognized all the great work that the Guild member volunteers have done. Without our volunteers we would not be able to continue as an organization. Thank you for the support and hard work that everyone does every day to advance the mission of Pacific Northwest Glass Guild. I look forward to the privilege of working with all of you.
New President: Terry Thomas

It is now time to turn to 2022 and what activities we will focus on for the coming year. Some ideas shared included:

  • Increased regional activities
  • Continue informative general meetings – share your ideas for general meetings with Rachel Dollar – PNWGG Vice President
  • Member Exchange Event
  • On-line Contest
  • Mentor Opportunities

To make it easy to send Terry your ideas, here’s a form to type them into.

I would love to hear even more suggestions that you have so we can see how we can continue to work to increase the value of your membership while fulfilling the mission of the Pacific Northwest Glass Guild.

Thank you for your continued support of Pacific Northwest Glass Guild. It is a privilege to serve as your President and I look forward to hearing feedback on how we can expand our impact on your art education. Speaking of impact, please check out our Sponsors when you are in the market for new supplies, tools, or glass education. Be sure to mention your membership and thank them for supporting us.

May January be filled with new exploration and creativity in your glass journey!