Dear Members

I would like to officially welcome and congratulate the new committee for 2022. I look forward to another year working with these wonderful ladies. It was fantastic to finally get together in February and hold our AGM.

We held a committee meeting recently and during this we have been able to finalise arrangements for the coming year. All our demonstrators for the year ahead have been booked and our first is the lovely Chris Chamberlain demonstrating Blackberries. I hope that during the year we can all try new and different experiences at our demonstrations or just rekindle something we have not done for a while.

In May we will be holding our much-awaited Exhibition at Oscars on the Yarra in Warburton. We have combined our weekend away with the Exhibition and I am sooo looking forward to seeing the Exhibition tables full with our members’ paintings.

I have spoken to a few of our members and one comment that was made is, “ painting isn’t good enough to exhibit”. This is NOT the case. I remind our members that our exhibitions are a display of all levels of painters from Novice to Professional.

Information packages will be sent over the next few weeks and we have included the information of the Exhibition raffle, and tickets are attached to this magazine. All the proceeds from this are going to the charity chosen by our committee which is “Wildlife Victoria”, see the logo below.

I hope that this magazine finds you and yours well, I am very grateful to be again asked to be President of the VGCP and I look forward to another great year.

Take Care       Sandra T