Volunteer Appreciation and Celebration 2016

22 November 2016

photos by Mike Phillips

It was a fun night! On Tuesday, 22 November, 27 Arteast members gathered at Gabriel’s Pizza on St. Joseph Boulevard in Orleans to celebrate and recognize the contributions of the organization’s volunteers – the people who manage Arteast and run its programs and exhibition spaces. Thanks to them, Arteast is a success. 

Conversation flowed while everyone enjoyed the good food and drinks. Then, President Lynne Alsford, with the assistance of Past President Josie De Meo, took the opportunity to thank all the volunteers and present them with certificates recognizing their contributions in 2016. Some of the volunteers who were unable to attend had been presented with their certificates at various Arteast activities in the preceding weeks. Lynne will make a point of presenting the remainder as suitable occasions arise over the coming weeks.

After the key ceremony of the evening, Lynne and Josie moved on to the draw for two door prizes – a bracelet made by member Christine Gendron and a gift certificate from Select Fine Art Materials in Orleans. The evening was then topped off with a draw for gifts of artwork and art supplies that each person had brought to the party. Everyone had a great time and nobody went away empty – handed. 

Thanks to Gabriel’s Pizza for the great food and for making us welcome. Much thanks also to Vice President Murielle Bérubé for having made the arrangements with Gabriel’s. Lynne very much appreciated having Josie’s help to run the evening and having Mike Phillips take the photos.