Hello to all members
It is my turn as Co-chair to write the report for this newsletter.
It has been, not quite a year since I volunteered to co-chair with Angu last December and it has certainly been a learning curve for me along the way. Thankfully, Renate has been a huge help in providing guidance to both Angu and I.
I am always happy to listen to any feedback/ suggestions from members so please email me or have a chat at any time. Following the last committee meeting held on Wednesday 21 September and following some feedback to the committee it seems timely to send a few general reminders to all club members:
*When purchasing clay, Please include the bag number and clay type in the reference details when paying. This makes it easier to reconcile the payments. Please make sure that clay is paid for promptly.
*Please make sure you clean up thoroughly after yourself if you are a key holder and using the clubrooms outside of class times.
*Class attendees are also expected to participate in thorough cleaning of the workroom spaces at the end of every class.
If we all make an effort to keep the wheels and workroom areas clean and tidy then is makes for a better workspace for all members to share.
The working Bee was held on Saturday 24 September from 1 to 3pm. A huge thank you to Linda for coordinating the working bee and thank you to all the club members who turned out to help . We were a small but dedicated team but with 2 hours of hard work the rooms were looking much better, both inside and outside. Thank you to Jos who bought her water blaster along and cleaned the outside veranda and other areas. Thank you to Angu and Fleur who tackled the clay buckets and cleaned up the smelly old clay. I understand there is a new process coming soon to better manage clay waste so watch out for the details. Please come along to the next working bee if you haven’t been to one in the last year as many hands make light work!
The AGM is coming up soon so please also take the time to think about participating in the committee, or offering to take on one of the many jobs that need doing to keep the club running smoothly. It is also a great way to get to know other members better and to give back to the club. We have a great facility and it can only get better.
The Secretary and Members - Mt Pleasant Pottery Group.