Fueling The Passion

August 2012 Newsletter

I would like to start with a special thank you to Heather Trimlett for the wonderful demonstration at our June general meeting.

It was good to see so many of our So Cal Flame Surfers in Bellevue at the ISGB Gathering, our chapter was very well represented!   We heard great presentations, some of us took classes with amazing instructors, we saw new products from technical vendors, gorgeous beads at the bead bazaar and exhibits.  I was very pleased to have the opportunity to network with many members of other chapters, ISGB board members and regional directors.  All in all, it was a great learning experience.

I hope that amongst the travel, family, barbecues, company, work and this heat, you’ve had some time to make beautiful beads!  We have a very special general meeting on September 15th at Pacific Art Glass.  Our meeting will begin at 10:00 sharp and continue with the Beads of Courage Bead Challenge (read flyer below).  In the spirit of the BOC challenge, instead of a bead exchange we would like each member to bring five clean beads that will be used for the  BOC “Sponsor a Bead” fundraiser.  Additionally we would like to reintroduce the “pot-luck” to our meeting by asking people with the first letter of their last name “A-K” bring something sweet and “L-Z” bring something savory.


Toni Tracy

Dates to remember:

September 15th:
General Meeting/BOC Bead Challenge
at Pacific Art Glass
November 10th:
Board Meeting
at Toni Tracy Studio
December 15th:
General Meeting / Holiday Gathering
at Pacific Art Glass

So Cal Flame Surfers accept the Challenge!

Beads of Courage and So Cal Flame Surfers second Challenge Event
Hosted by Pacific Art Glass

WHAT :    A nation wide Challenge to make beads and fundraise for Beads Of Courage held on one day by Challenge accepting organizations.

WHEN :     September 15th. 2012
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

WHERE :     Pacific Art Glass
25 West 157th Street
Gardena Calif. 90248

WHO :      So Cal Flame Surfers, friends and families. Children’s hospital. Care givers. Children and families in the Beads of  Courage programs in Southern California.

HOW :     Sign up to help at the event right now. Bring friends and family.

WHY :      Give children and their families coping with serious illnesses the ability to RECORD, TELL and OWN their story of courage.

Let’s all come out and do our part to make this Beads of Courage National Challenge a big success! Beads of Courage is depending on us for help and support on this special day. This Challenge gives our So Cal Flame Surfers a chance to participate together in something we love to do – MAKING BEADS! We want our club to shine nationally so we need all of you to participate.

Please contact me as soon as possible by e-mail or phone to volunteer for torch time and/or one of the other activities we have scheduled.  We had a wonderful challenge last time and want to do it again. That takes help from all of you!

Wendy Leys
(949) 5521413

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