The New Year is just a few days away, which means good-bye to 2013 and also, good-bye to my position as President of the ACGA. It's been four years, and it's time to hand off the reins to the capable hands of Forrest Lesch-Middleton. I have enjoyed being President. I like talking to you all every month through this letter, and hearing your feedback. Now, I am going to dedicate my volunteer time toward the things I feel most passionate about for the ACGA: member participation, social media and marketing, and mentoring. I put member participation at the top of the list. The ACGA is basically run by 3 or 4 dynamic people, and not only do they need more help, we just need more ideas from members on how to leverage our wide network of artists and make it a better resource for you. Actually, we need more than ideas, ideas are everywhere. We need people who like to make things happen!
A good place to start will be at our annual retreat, which we are calling our "ACGA Getaway" this year. It will be on Saturday, Jan 11, at Pedro Point Firehouse in Pacifica. If you have not already received your emailed invitation, please be sure to check the ACGA Facebook page under "events". We have an exciting agenda planned, and an after-party at ACGA member Linda Fahey's new shop, Yonder. You can RSVP by emailing me or responding to the invitation.
I hope everyone has a happy new year.