Fueling The Passion

Decermber Newsletter

Seasons Greetings!

We have been busy planning the holiday meeting which will be held Saturday, December 15th at Pacific Arts Glass at 10:00.  PLEASE bring your favorite holiday potluck dish to share.  Karen Gassaway will demonstrate the use of a puffy hollow mandrel and creating ornaments with those hollow beads and everyone will receive a special holiday treat!  Bead exchange is… “your favorite bead to make”  please bring wrapped if you would like to participate.  The opportunity drawings will be amazing this year.  Don’t miss out on the chance to win an EX-15 Concentrator from Extreme Oxygen Products, a Bluebird Kiln from Rio Grand perhaps a Frantz Art Glass gift certificate or ?  Karen has been busy gathering opportunity drawing items from many generous vendors and has quite a few GREAT surprises planned so don’t miss out on all the fun!

Board Positions

We will be holding a special election at the December meeting for the following positions:

Raffle – responsibilities include early arrival at the general meetings to set-up drawing items, sell opportunity drawing tickets, procure drawing items, maintain an inventory and attend quarterly board meetings.

Hospitality – responsibilities include early arrival at general meetings to set-up food and drink tables, transport and maintain necessary paper goods, decorations, drinks, ice etc.  Coordinate “potluck” for general meetings, break-down of hospitality related items after meeting and attend quarterly board meetings.

Featured Artist – responsibilities include interviewing selected artist (six per year), writing article, submit article to web-mistress and attend quarterly board meetings.

If you are willing and able to fill any of these positions, please contact me tonitracy@sbcglobal.net or 951-231-7047 at your earliest convenience so your name can be added to the ballot because… we sure can use your help!

Membership Dues – after reviewing the bi-laws and much discussion, we will begin collecting annual dues at the December meeting.  The rate will remain at $20 per year but payable once a year instead of quarterly.  As a little incentive each person paying their annual dues at the December meeting will receive two (2) drawing tickets for a GTT Cricket!!! The drawing will be held at the March general meeting.  Anyone paying their annual dues in March will receive one (1) drawing ticket.

Upcoming Meetings – Next Board Meeting: February 9th at Toni Tracy Studio, 9:00 am.  Everyone who wants to participate is welcome to attend.  Next General Meeting: March 23rd at Toni Tracy Studio, 10:00 am.  3485 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501.


Toni Tracy



So Cal Flame Surfers Board

President: Toni Tracy
Vice President: StacyLynn Russom
Treasurer: Karen Gassaway
Secretary: Linda Dillard
Membership: Kathy Spignese
Hospitality: *** VACANT***
Featured Artist   ***VACANT***
Raffle Chair: ***VACANT
Webmistress:  Carey Conley
Beads of Courage Liaison: Wendy Leys

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