Studio 299 Center for the Arts
minutes April 13, 2021
Present: Gil and Mediha Saliba, Michaela Walston, Sharon Grover, Rozz Tapplin, Ann Thompson, Suzanne Murphy
Introduction of new member Suzann Murphy
Creekside Report: Classes are going well. They have hired a cleaning crew to come twice a week, Tuesday and Sunday to do deep cleaning.
Treasurer’s Report: We have not had any rent from the school during the year of Covid but are accounts are fine.
Everything is still moving slow due to Covid, but we have had a few classes that were Covid safe and people really enjoyed it.
Our gardener comes twice a month and is keeping the place looking good.
We have not yet gotten our new Website up and running, but have plans to talk with a Web builder in Mid May. Mediha has had phone conversations with her. The cost would be $500-$800 to create the website and $200 a month to maintain the site.
Sharon Grover felt that was too expensive for our little organization. Others agreed with Sharon.
Gil made a motion that we accept the bid for the new website. The board voted the motion down unanimously.
Mediha will talk with the web builder and see if we can get a simpler website for less. Sharon said she would do some research regarding websites as well.
May 1 Event: Gil will get the ABC license, as Cavolleto Vineyards has offered to sell wine by the glass.
Ann will be cooking in the kitchen offering sloppy Joe’s, quiches, (glutton free options available) ice vanilla coffee, and some other things still under consideration.
They will also sell beer from the kitchen.
PJ is reconfiguring the pottery studio and offering classes to the public
He will do pottery demonstrations for the May event
Gil offered to make the signs for the sandwich boards that will go out a week before the event. Sharon laminated the posters and Mediha will place them around town.
Meeting adjourned at 6:30
A few minutes were spent showing Suzanne Murphy around the grounds and informing her how Studio 299 got its start.