A Message From The President, Linda Faye Collins

On behalf of the SCAPE Board, I want to welcome back those who have renewed their memberships for this year, and to give a special welcome and thanks to our new members.    If you haven’t already done so, we hope you will all have a chance to get to know as many of your fellow members as possible, especially your dedicated 2017 Board members.

Last fall, we had several positions on the SCAPE Board to fill for the year 2017.  I’m grateful that so many talented people stepped up to the plate and that we emerged with a great cohesive working group.

 In our first meeting in January, we agreed on a budgetbased on our plans for two large exhibits, and one or more smaller ones, paint outs every month, some of them including demonstrations, several one-day to three-day workshops, some free educational workshops, plus our annual membership picnic, our Board retreat and perhaps another membership get-together later in the year.

Since then we have successfully completed our first show, Visions of The Gaviota Coast, held May 14 and 15 at the Bacara Hotel, and our membership picnic featuring a demo by Chris Potter, held May 20 at lovely Manning Park,  which are featured within.  

The success of our shows and all of SCAPE’s activities depends on the volunteerism of our membership and the spirit of camaraderie that comes from working together to fulfill SCAPE’s worthwhile mission .  Participating on a committee is a great way to break into volunteering and to get to know your fellow members.  We urge those of you who have not yet signed up to volunteer to do so.  If you need more information on how to become involved, you can contact us at, or email me at

This year we want to begin recruiting new Board members early for the year 2018. Some of our current Board members have already devoted many years of service to SCAPE, and are ready to step down from their leadership roles and hand over the reins to someone else.  We want to make sure that adequate training is provided to ease the way for new Directors.  

In the meantime, we are still in urgent need of a Secretary and an Assistant Treasurer to help keep up the nuts and bolts of our organization for the remainder of this yearand next year.  And our Membership Chair is looking for someone adept in Microsoft Office to help produce our membership list.

SCAPE board meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month.  If you have any ideas, questions or concerns you want raised, be sure to let one our Directors know, or be sure to email us at info@s-c-a-p-e. org, or you may email me personally at

May 21, 2017


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