I know that you all join me in sending thoughts of care and support to all those whose lives have now changed forever since the tragic Oso Mudslide.
It is a constant reminder to engage in life with a renewed energy and embrace the new days with a gentle welcoming spirit. Make each day count and as we prepare for the Cherry Blossom Festival, place that life spirit in the beauty of our arrangements to share the art of Ikebana with others.
We look forward to presenting Ikebana at the Cherry Blossom Festival on April 25th through April 27th. Linda Vane and Jane Wakasa are organizing the event; look for more details in this newsletter.
Our March meeting was so educational and “fun”!! Thank you Megumi Bailey for teaching us to create willow baskets. Many members left the meeting with little baskets and with intention to find willow branches to create more baskets at home.
As you know, on April 17th after the general meeting we will have a “White Elephant” sale. Please feel free to bring your friends and of course donations to be sold at the event. This is an event to not only to clear your own closet of items no longer being used, but to bring home “new” treasures!
Preparations for the I.I. Seattle Chapter 19 Annual Exhibition on May 24th and 25th are underway; please use the signup sheet included in this newsletter to volunteer and to exhibit an arrangement for the event.
I am looking forward to seeing you all on the 17th of April at the Seattle Japanese Presbyterian Church; Meeting begins at 10:30 am.
Rosemary A. Frerk,