This November Message is a little late. I am sorry for that fact, but I have an excuse. The Color Purple has become my
least favorite hue. Thanks to Sandy Laube, we were able to submit our Grant application to the City in ample time for
consideration of funds for the next 2 years and also for Sandy’s diligent efforts transforming our website so that in the
future each of us can have dedicated space on the site to sell our artwork if we want. That sounds like a step forward.
There will be more information on this to come.
For the BAD NEWS, with Code Purple we can do nothing in the Community Center, not even a virtual show. No bodies
whatsoever can enter the building while we are under this mandate (Not even a workshop on the grounds).
Thank you for validating that the Bylaws and the current slate of Officers stay in effect for another 2 years. Currently we
will be unable to have a January meeting so we cannot have installation of Officers as called for in the Bylaws. There
will be no March General meeting, February Workshop, nor the Pencil Painting Show and workshop in March. If there is
a change in the statis, they tell me I will be one of the first to know. I am not holding my breath.
If there is something we can do on the CAL website, we will let you know, as what we did in April. There were no prizes – but the work was exhibited. Reach out if that is of interest.
On a personal note, I want to let you know how much I love you all. I consider you family and I hope to interface with
you for years to come. My sister-in-law was diagnosed with a brain tumor almost 3 weeks ago. They thought it was
treatable, then her family asked me and my daughter to come to Colorado to say goodbye. We could not get there before she died on Thanksgiving Day. After that I heard another sister by marriage had died from a brain tumor three days before that news. Hold family and friends dear. You never know how long you will have them. Keep safe and in my
heart for the millennium.
Cypress Art League President