Contributed by Brian Sears
The Creativity Club had its first fundraising activity with a very successful Flea Market on Saturday November 2nd. We had over 20 vendors, sold baked goods and hot dogs, had a good turnout from the Community, and made a bit of money that will help us develop new creative endeavors going forward.
Thank you to everyone who purchased tables, volunteered, donated items for the Creativity Club to sell, and of course the folks who stopped by to check out the bargains and buy a few things. We hope to have another flea market in six months if we have enough interest.
We followed up the flea market a few days later with our monthly activity “Gourd Birdhouse Night” on November 12th, featuring Paul Schneeloch as guest artist and instructor.
First, Paul did a great job demonstrating the various steps of preparing a gourd to serve as an outdoor birdhouse, then getting it ready for painting. Paul also donated the gourds we used and posed for a picture at the end. Thank you Paul for the awesome presentation and technical advice!
Second, our birdhouse gourd extravaganza had 21 members and guests – a great turnout – and there were quite a few amazing paint jobs on the gourds. Thank you all for your continued support – and creative talent – in support of our activities. See the pics for some of the awesome work done by our Club members and guests.
Third, we have changed the entire format/process for membership dues. We are lowering our annual dues to $30 per year. This is consistent with other clubs and more affordable to everyone. We are also making sure we have a more stringent sign-in process, to make sure we know who is attending and if they are members or guests. Thank you Gayle for implementing the new process and collecting the related funds.
Fourth, we are having elections for all officers of the Creativity Club. This is the first formal announcement to the Community of our upcoming elections – more details to come – with my intent to have the election results presented at the Lake Heritage Annual Meeting in the Spring of 2020. If anyone is interested in more information about the officer positions (especially if you are interested in one of the officer positions) and responsibilities, please send me a note.
Lastly, thank you to the Board, the office, and entire Community for your ongoing support of our little experiment in creativity. Just because we have the least amount of cash in the bank does not mean we can’t have a ton of fun! Our goal is to provide the Lake Heritage Community with a diverse collection of creative endeavors, based on interest level, at a minimum cost to participate.