Last week the world lost a towering figure, Dr. Maya Angelou. She left a legacy that will always be remembered and lessons for us all. In fact, her vision was much like our own studies in Ikebana, always teaching us to see things with greater clarity and sharing wisdom. Never take one breath for granted and never stop sharing your knowledge and joy of Ikebana with others.
I can assure you that our I.I. Seattle Chapter 19 is alive and well! In the past weeks I have attended many of the exhibitions presented by our various schools and seeing the exhibits left me and others who attended in a mode of “awestruck amazement”.
I am so proud to be a member of this organization.
So I want you all to know how important you all are to our organization. Thanks to everyone who has worked so hard and given so much to create beautiful Ikebana arrangements and participating in all of the festivals this year, The arrangements for our 55th Anniversary and New Year’s event, North West Flower and Garden Show, the Cherry Festival at Seattle Center, the Annual 55th Exhibition at the Asian Art Museum and now we look forward to the Japanese Fall Festival, “Aki Matsuri”, September 6th and 7th at the Bellevue College.
June 6th marked the last day to meet at the Japanese Presbyterian Church. The Board of Directors is still investigating several new meeting place options. I will send you all an e-mail once the new meeting place has been located.
Have a happy and restful summer!
Rosemary A. Frerk, President