President’s Farewell Letter
Michelle Abene Proud to serve the Art Docents of Los Gatos since 2005
Dear Wonderful Art Docents of Los Gatos,
As my two year term as President comes to a close, I wanted to share my sincere thanks for the privilege to serve you. It has been extremely rewarding and fun. Here are just a few of the highlights of the past two years:
A newly remodeled Art Docent Office with new screen projector.
Online Training Videos for Print Presentations and Workshops, along with Thank you Videos and Art Show set Up Videos.
100% increase in use of our websites for Online Sign Ups for events and classes by teachers and docents.
A strong Jr. Art Docent Program consisting of students volunteers who earn community service hours for their assistance in our art education program.
Community Outreach through KCAT TV15 to run continual advertisement of our events on their station.
Acknowledgement of the stellar program the Art Docents provide by Los Gatos Monthly Magazine and local newspapers.
Continuous funding from community supporters. THANK YOU!
Hiring of a wonderful new Program Coordinator.
Excellent Guest Artist Presentations.
A new Art Docent Clothing line.
A new annual event: ART, Chocolate and Music night as our Opening of the Annual Student Art Show.
Record breaking Training Classes of 23 new docents in 2015 and 18 new docents in 2016. Welcome aboard!
Newly collaborative efforts with STEAM and Makers workshops.
My sincerest thanks to our Executive Board, for their tireless efforts and attendance at meetings, and their commitment to quality art education. To our Program Coordinator, Stefanie Johnston, for her positive demeanor in her first year on the job managing operations. We look forward to your valuable support in the years ahead.
I would like to thank the true heroes of our nonprofit. Each and every docent has given their heart and soul in perpetuating art education. To our committee members, without your passion and undying commitment to devote hundreds of hours of volunteer service, we would not have had such a stellar success record.
Thank you for privilege of being able to serve you as President of the Art Docents of Los Gatos.
President, Art Docents of Los Gatos