Wednesday, May 18, 2016


The first item on the Agenda was the presentation of the Annual GCWS Scholarships.  Dot Burdin was the Chair, working with the Cincinnati Art Academy to find two talented and accomplished students.  Those chosen to receive the $500 award from the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society and the $500 award from the Mary Marxen Scholarship Fund are Courtney Wechman, and Alex Schempf.  These two young people told us a little bit about themselves, and the kinds of Art they are now studying.  They were very appreciative of the scholarships, and the members were happy to meet these budding artists and give them some help with their careers.  In addition to the awards, the students received a year’s membership in the GCWS, and so, it is possible that we will see them again at some of our meetings this year.  Thanks to Dot for making this all happen!

New Treasurer, Carol Fencl, gave a short report.  Our checking account has now been transferred to a business account, and she is receiving members’ checks for Membership.  We have sufficient funds to handle the business of the club.  If any member would like the details of the Treasury, please contact Carol and she will be happy to help you.

New Membership Chair, Lydia Rittinger, distributed the new Directories.  Thanks, Lydia!

Joyce Grothaus will have quite a few paintings in an Art Show at the Miami Township/Milford Civic Center on Friday, the 13th – 9:00-12:00.   These are paintings by former members of Susan’s (Grogan) Students, who paint at the Miami Township Senior Center.  There will also be a Chair Volleyball Tournament at Super Senior Friday!

Discussion of the GCWS Annual Exhibit/Show included reminders to get your Painting Information to Deb Ward – Name, Name of Painting, Price, etc BEFORE May 18.  You can do this by Phone, Email, or Snailmail.    On June 1 – the day of our next regular meeting – you may bring your paintings – with your check for entry – to the “Barn” before the meeting – from 9:00 – 10:00.  Paintings will be hung the afternoon of June 1.  The Barn will be open for viewing the show from June 2 through June 19.  They are closed on Mondays, and Tuesday (21st) is the Pick-Up Day – from 10:00 – 12:00.  Good Luck to everyone!

Chair Judy Reed is in the process of making sure we have all needed volunteers to make our show a success.   With everyone working together – this will happen!  We hope to see all members, with guests on Sunday, June 5 for the Reception.

Submitted by Joyce Grothaus, Secretary, GCWS 

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