March President’s Corner

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Hello and Welcome to the March episode of the EPFG President’s Framing Corner.

If you can't watch the video, the following is this month's President's Corner.

I’m Rami Alhakeem, The new president of the EPFG. I’m going to use the monthly President’s Corner as a way to inform all of you on what the board is doing each month. So here's what’s happening with the EPFG. I’ll start by recapping all of last year. Nope I think I’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 you’re still framing for a living congratulate yourself, you’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.  EPFG-ad2But last year was tough. Some of us realized it was more than they could handle and had to step down. We’ll I've 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 I’m very proud of all we've 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 don’t care if you’re not a shop or gallery owner. If you’re a framer and you’re proud of what you do and who you are, join the EPFG. There’s honor in what you do it’s more than just a job this is a passion. That’s what our founding members felt and that’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. I’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 It’s a good way for you to get to know me and the EPFG a little bit better. Don’t forget to leave a comment down below this post.

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5 Responses to March President’s Corner

  1. Profile photo of DanielDaniel says:

    Rami – you rock! Thanks for taking the time to do this FOR US. I am joining today, and hope that others will follow and that we can bring back the festival. September is tough for me (October?) but someone here will make it either way.

  2. Profile photo of RamiRami says:

    Thank you so much for your support, Daniel. I value everyone’s thoughts and opinions. So keep them coming.

  3. Profile photo of MollyMolly says:

    Great job, Rami!!! You made me cry a little! I will pay my dues today! Keep it going my friend!!!

  4. Profile photo of PaulPaul says:

    WOW! Great job Rami; you are definitely taking things to the next level. I’m proud to say ‘I knew you when…’ I miss all of you

  5. Profile photo of RamiRami says:

    Thanks, Paul!

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