March 2024

Lee Asta, OAG President

Another lesson learned from your President!

If you are of the same generation as I am, you will probably understand what I am sharing here. Having grown-up during the 50s and 60s, it was always my goal in life to excel in everything I attempted. That includes not only my school marks, but selling Girl Scout cookies, earning Girl Scout badges, and taking part in Classroom art contests. Therefore, you can understand my confusion when I read a recent CAT scan report, which shows the word “Unremarkable“ in several places throughout. Upon consulting several friends in the medical field, I learned that that was a great comment to have. While further testing is required, I am happy to share the news that I am OK health wise, and I can continue to be your president for a fourth and FINAL year.

This message will be short and sweet! We have two beautiful Art Shows coming up soon and we need the support of your art to show the public what OAG can do! We have two marvelous venues worked out that will give us an opportunity to show our creativity to the viewers there. First, we have the Leesburg art show (organized by Susan Fink) with the beautiful theme “A Moment in Time”, which leaves our imagination with lots of artistic and creative opportunities.

The other SHOW at the Ocala Civic Theatre (organized by Jan Tindall) offers another Creative experience inspired by Jimmy Buffett ‘s Awesome songs and the Musical being performed called “Margaritaville”. Check the website for details please and CONTACT those mentioned that you intend to participate!!! VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR MARGARITAVILLE TO HANDLE SALES -SO PLEASE CONTACT JAN THAT YOU CAN HELP FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS!

ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL TRIP IS BEING OFFERED BY SECOND VEEP SUSAN FINK IN MARCH…CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS AND LET HER KNOW YOU WANT TO COME!!!

See you at our April meeting!

Your President, Lee Asta

Two more meetings. As you all know, we have no meeting in March because we have the Art-Venture trip planned.

GOOD NEWS: I was pleasantly surprised to hear that our wonderful BOARD MEMBERS First Veep Debbie Ceres and Treasurer Marcelle Schvimmer will be remaining in their positions for another year. Arlene Welles has agreed to take over for Heather Doherty as our Membership Chair. 

I do hope more Members will be willing and able to come onboard after next year when there will be some openings on our Board (including Presidency!!) SEE YOU FOR OUR EXCITING TRIP!!

HAD GREAT TIME AT THE OCALA CIVIC THEATER TO SEE “SPITFIRE GRILL”. THE STORY, MUSIC AND SINGING WERE GREAT AS WAS OUR DINNER AFTERWARDS AT MESA DE NOTTE! WE WILL BE PLANNING FOR NEXT YEARS THEATER GROUP SOON, SO KEEP WATCHING FOR IT IF YOU ARE INTERESTED ON JOINING US.