November 2015 Bulletin

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: We encourage you to attend our Holiday Lunch on December 9. If you don’t know anyone in WASM yet, you will be invited to sit on a table headed by a Board member who will be happy to introduce you around and make you feel welcome. In the early days, women joined WASM for friendship, kinship and support. We hope we can continue that tradition now. (Mention you are a new member when you buy your ticket or you may respond to this email.)

HOLIDAY LUNCH DOOR PRIZES: We are looking for donations for door prizes for our Holiday Lunch – wine, chocolates, art-cards etc. anything over $12 – $15 and up to $50 would be much appreciated. If you can offer a gift, please let us know. It’s fun when almost everyone goes home with a prize !

TREE DECORATIONS: The Tree decoration initiative at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts which we have been invited to participate in for many years, has sadly been cancelled this year as they are doing major renovations. It’s a bit late already, but if any of our members know of a tree in a public area ( library, school, community center, atrium, lobby) which WASM could offer to decorate (we have left-over decorations), let us know as this would be a creative way to publicize our Society.

MEMBER EXHIBITS NOW: Many of our members are represented in the Stewart Hall Art Gallery Rentals – the vernissage is today, Sunday November 1st, from 2 – 4.30.

The Square Affair exhibit and sale at the Visual Arts Center, Westmount is open now until November 11th with the GALA on November 5th. You will see artwork done on wooden squares 12×12 or 24×24 given freely to the artists by Avenue des Arts on Victoria. Over 400 very creative and unusual pieces on display and again done by many WASM members and some of our previous presenters at the McCord. Well worth a visit especially if you are looking for a nice holiday gift.

SUGGESTION BOX: Starting next week at the McCord Reception desk, there will be a Suggestion Box for members to offer comments and ideas to improve your experience at WASM. Please participate.