General Meeting January 22, 2019
ATTENTION – Very important change in venue for January’s General Meeting.
Due to the earthquake retrofitting on the Auditorium at M.A.C. we will be holding our General Meeting in the Gym. This is located behind the main area of the school. So please do ask at the front desk for directions. I will try to put up signage that evening. The Early Bird Beading will still be in its regular classroom.
Volunteers! We Love You!!
This is your special month/meeting. All your 2018 volunteer hours have been calculated and now is the time to celebrate and be recognized. Make sure to attend to receive your gift.
Our General meeting for January will also have an inclusive panel discussion on role diversity. What is that you might ask? PBS has diverse members that add to the overall culture of our society. We will be exploring together how that diversity will be expanded in 2019. Bring your suggestions and connections. We want to hear from everyone. Let’s design a new future!
Ending the meeting in fun there will be a charming Make & Take project provided by the PBS President, Mary Gobet, to bring a ray of sunshine in the darkest part of winter.
To do the Make & Take please bring:
Needle & white thread of choice
Battery powered lighting. (there aren’t outlets in the Gym)
It will be wonderful to see all your smiling faces.
CALL FOR DONATIONS
Rummage in your garage, workroom, studio and closets.
We are looking for items for a monthly raffle. Proceeds will go toward the monthly meeting. They can be bead, craft, house, or just cool stuff related.
MONTHLY RAFFLE, BRING CASH. Tickets will be $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.
General Meetings are held at Multnomah Art Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219. For more information and directions go to Meetings.
PlaceS to be & Things to Do
√ - PBS Represented
January 3: Portland Art Museum Free Day
January 13: Bourbon & Bacon Fest – OMSI
January 22: PBS General Meeting – Volunteer Appreciation, Panel Discussion & Make n Take project
January 24-February 3: Fertile Ground Festival – 11 days of new theater/arts/music performances.
January 26-27: Model Train Show – Portland Expo center
2018 PBS TRAVELING LIBRARY SHOW
This year our challenge had the theme - "Out There...Extraterrestrials and Other Beings". Go have a look at what some of our members did - the schedule is here and you can see pictures of the artwork.
Margaret Scovil Challenge 2018
Here's a group photo of the contestants for this year's PBS Bead Retreat challenge.
pbs RETREAT 2017
Just a few pix from last year's Portland Bead Society Bead Retreat at Cannon Beach, Oregon.
BEAD BAZAAR PLUS 2019
Calling PBS members!
As many of you are aware, we will be hosting Bead Bazaar Plus at the Double Tree Marriott near the Lloyd Center Mall this October 12 and 13, 2019. We are in need of Bazaar Committee members that can input and assist in organizing the event for this year.
Do you have any experience with event organization? How about with designing table set up for an event with vendors? Formatting an application with vendors to include table fees and return policies? We need your expertise in planning the event this year.
YOU are a vital part of Portland Bead Society! YOU ARE IMPORTANT!
Please send an mail to: PBSBeadevent@gmail.com
Darlene and Gwen
READ ABOUT FREE ADVERTISING FOR BEADING CLASSES AND OUR NEW POLICY FOR SELLING ON THE PORTLAND BEAD SOCIETY FACEBOOK PAGE
Please see the new policy/protocol on how the PBS is promoting beading classes in our media. We developed it to encourage more beading classes. A regular question people ask is “where can I find beading classes”. We have members who teach and bead stores that are owned by PBS members who host and promote classes in beading. The more classes the better! If you used to teach, here is a way to easily get the word out and teach again. If you are new to teaching, go for it, with these tools for advertising! This protocol is also found on this website at at http://www.portlandbeadsociety.org/classes-1/, the Portland Bead Society Facebook Page and the January 2019 Newsletter .
Selling on the PBS Facebook page.
Long needed and long awaited, PBS now has a policy on what things are ok to post. It was created to help people understand that the PBS Facebook page is not a place to promote their own work/products/business. Why? You may ask. Because it IS a place to post your jewelry or bead related creations as “bragging rights”, discuss all things beads, share techniques, and connect with this wonderful beading community! There are lots of other venues for selling. We hope this will avoid confusion and encourage folks to post without confusion that their post might be considered advertising. And hopefully, it will keep people from complaining that something “looks like” advertising.
2019 ANNUAL PBS BEAD RETREAT
If you are an eligible member of the society and would like to apply for a spot at our annual bead retreat, (we are now full but accepting applications for the waitlist) then go to the Bead Retreat page and follow the links.
PBS 30th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE BEAD
The winner is David Horste of DVHdesigns for his rectangular shaped, side drilled beads made of Oregon Picture Jasper.
TO ALL PBS MEMBERS!
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