The FFTA has had a very busy year! Our Membership Committee
led by co-chairs, Janice Hayden and Janet Wilson, actively promoted our organization within the community and with local realtors to reach newcomers.
Our Events Committee
, led by Hank Jewett and Nicole Novena, produced one of the most unique events that our members loved with the "Bag Lady Luncheon" last February, rais
ing enough money to repair both fountains at The Cultural Center. The Landscaping Committee
, led by Patricia Higgins, spent long, hot hours in our courtyard and grounds beautifying our plants and gardens. ManyFriends Volunteers
gave their time, energy and talents in sitting on committees that help plan and execute
tremendously popular fundraisers including the HOME TOUR, FARM TO TABLE Celebrity Chef Dinner, the GREAT GATSBY GALA and HOLIDAY SHOPPES.
When we created our affinity group over a year ago, we decided not to have membership fees until we were up and running. Now, with our continued success and exciting events planned for 2014, we are creating membership dues of a mere $15 annually with your CCPVB basic membership. As a Friends Member, you will receive exclusive invitations to unique Friends events and discounts on tickets in addition to regular CCPVB membership benefits. These dues will also help provide refreshments and guest speakers at our General Assembly meetings and help pay for FFTA printing costs. You will also be a member of one of the most social and community active organizations in our community.
Finally, it is bitter-sweet to say good-bye as Kathy Orr and Hank Herzog-Jewett will be stepping down from our Executive Committee at the end of the month. Please join me in welcoming NICOLE NOVENA as the new Executive Co-Chair with Earline Jordan. We'd also like to welcome BARBARA MOOREWEDOW as our new Events Chair. These two ladies will help bring fresh ideas and lots of experience to our volunteer group.
Thanks for helping make Friends for the Arts an integral part of The Cultural Center and the beach!
Kathy Orr and Earline Jordan