Can you believe how fast the summer has gone! Kids are back in
school and even though we didn’t meet in July and August, much was
accomplished by our members.
Thank you to Stephanie and her committee, and teachers Kathy Gris-
wold, Marsha Sellers, and myself, for the great Ornament Frenzy in
July. The projects were really fun and different and easily completed
that day. I loved being together to paint again!
Thank you to all members who entered items in several fairs around
the area. Many ribbons and awards were won by our members.
Kris Neff won the Pat Cook ICHA Award and Best of Division with two
of her pieces! Congratulations Kris! You are a beautiful painter, and
these awards are well deserved. According to Diann Williams, Super-
intendent of the Hobby Crafts section of the Western Idaho Fair, en-
tries were down in all departments. Congratulations to everyone who
took the time to enter, ribbon or not, and to those who won ribbons
Be sure to sign up to paint with Sherrill Clark. She is teaching a water-
color Eastern Blue Jay at our September meeting.
Please consider running for an office to support our great chapter. All
offices except Treasurer are open: President, 1st Vice President – Pro-
grams, 2nd Vice President — Newsletter, 3rd Vice President — Member-
ship, and Secretary. Please step up. I have included officer responsi-
bilities so you know the basics of each office and can make an in-
formed decision to run (see Pages 6-7).
I’m excited for Retreat, October 1 – 3; hope you are signed up!
We are meeting IN PERSON Saturday, September 18, at the First
Christian Church, 619 12th Ave S, Nampa. Coffee at 8:30, meeting
starts promptly at 9 am. There will be NO Zoom option.