|Happy New Year and it is my sincere wish that good health and happiness accompany you all throughout 2014.
2013 was a busy year for our chapter with many exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops. We anticipate creating interesting and innovative programs and activities to involve all of our members in 2014.
Many thanks to Peggy Booth for creating beautiful Ikebana arrangements on December 12, 2013 in honor of the Emperor’s Birthday at the Japanese Consul’s residence.
Here is a glimpse of the 2014 chapter activities:
Celebrating the New Year and our 55th… Please plan to attend, as you know by now all current members will not be charged for their lunch. Please read about all of the other details included in this newsletter.
For February, you will also find information and details describing the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in this issue. We will need volunteers to act as hostesses at the event and you may contact Katsuko Brooke to sign up for days that you are available to help.
The March program, March 20, 2014 will be a workshop lead by Megumi Baily. She will be teaching container making and the location is our usual meeting place at the Japanese Presbyterian Church at 10:30am.
More details of other upcoming programs will be listed in our forthcoming newsletters, stay tuned!
I am looking forward to seeing you all at the combined New Year and our 55th celebration at the Glendale Country Club.
Rosemary A. Frerk,