Hello and Welcome to the March episode of the EPFG Presidentâ€™s Framing Corner.
If you can't watch the video, the following is this month's President's Corner.
Iâ€™m Rami Alhakeem, The new president of the EPFG. Iâ€™m going to use the monthly Presidentâ€™s Corner as a way to inform all of you on what the board is doing each month. So here's whatâ€™s happening with the EPFG. Iâ€™ll start by recapping all of last year. Nope I think Iâ€™ll go back even further. This is what I know. Along time ago. Way, way back in the day. The EPFG started off as the MacCormick Club. It was mostly an informal club. Eventually the group got their act together and turned it into a non profit organization. The EPFG membership swelled and a tradition of educating framers was born. This tradition went on for many glorious years. Fast forward to last year. Way less frame shops in existence and way less galleries in existence. If youâ€™re still framing for a living congratulate yourself, youâ€™re part of dying bread. Literally. Many old school members retired, closed shops or moved on. The old EPFG board made up of passionate volunteers, had to step out sometime. A whole new board stepped up to fill those shoes. Â But last year was tough. Some of usÂ realizedÂ it was more than they could handle and had to step down. Weâ€™llÂ I'veÂ stepped up, Jennifer Patterson is definitely stepping up, Stacia Harvey stepped up. We believe in restoring the EPFG tradition of making better framers. We created a better newsletter with a blog format and Iâ€™m very proud of allÂ we'veÂ accomplished with that alone. But I want more. I want to bring us all back together again. I want you to support the EPFG by being a member. I donâ€™t care if youâ€™re not a shop or gallery owner. If youâ€™re a framer and youâ€™re proud of what you do and who you are, join the EPFG. Thereâ€™s honor in what you do itâ€™s more than just a job this is a passion. Thatâ€™s what our founding members felt and thatâ€™s how I feel. I really want to bring the annual education fest back and I want it in the Fall but I need your help. Membership is only $40 dollars and we need members. At the very least register with the site so you can leave a message down below. Iâ€™d love to hear what you have to say. Would you like to see the Education Festival back again? Would you go to Education Fest around September? I hope you liked the video. I think Itâ€™s a good way for you to get to know me and the EPFG a little bit better. Donâ€™t forget to leave a comment down below this post.