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From The Desk Of The NEW President

My fellow puppeteers,

I have such exciting news for this beautiful spring! This past week, I meet with the board and we immediately jumped into pressing guild business. I am pleased to report that we have completed an outline for guild activities for the year and also have reviewed and updated our constitution to reflect a more modern outlook on activities and responsibilities. I want to thank the board for the quick turn around and hard work that they put into the beginning of this week. I look forward to updating you in detail on all of these changes at our next meeting.

I am also pleased to ask you to save the date of Thursday, May 19th at 7pm (Invite email to follow) for our first meeting of the year. I am looking forward to outlining our new robust meeting schedule, providing details on our revived newsletter, connecting with each of you, and I am happy to share that

Cheryl Hadley will be providing her workshop: Build a Rod Puppet Robot from Recyclables

We will need active members for an active guild now that we are full strength on the board; so I will ask the following of you:

  • Please notify us of any show you will be producing/performing /involved in! The guild is here to support and help you in your puppet endeavors. You may send all notifications t0 puppeteersofpugetsound@gmail.com
  • Start saving those ideas for contributing to our revived newsletter!
  • Save the date!!! Felt-a-Con will be returning to produce a wonderful festival on August 13/14th. I am personally looking forward to this event. More details soon as we move closer to the date.
  • Do you know your membership status? If you did not receive this email directly, please inquire with Jean Enticknap (jme@bigplanet.com) to renew or join.

Thank you for being part of this wonderful organization. I look forward to seeing you all in just over a month.

-Dustin

President: 2016

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Puppeteers of Puget Sound: Become a Member, or Renew

GREETING FROM YOUR GUILD!

September is the month to renew your membership to the Puppeteers of Puget Sound and the Puppeteers of America. This email is a reminder notice to all officers and individuals that your tax deductable membership fee is due. Join our guild and become a member of a region rich with puppetry activities you can learn about at our website: puppeteersofpugetsound.com.  If you have news to share about your latest puppet show, or have questions about Puppeteers of Puget Sound, please contact our Webmaster, Alyssa McFarland.

We are lucky to have two leaders from the Puppeteers of America in our guild, Nick Hubbard and Elly Leaverton.  Here is some news from them!

“Hello puppeteers in the Pacific Northwest!
The last few years have seen some exciting things for local puppetry.  In 2010 our guild hosted the Regional Festival, Puppet-o-Rama, which was well attended and generated considerable buzz both here and nationally, including a lengthy and appreciative article from The Stranger.  The Northwest Puppet Center was chosen as home for the fantastic Cook/Marks collection of 5,000 puppets.  We’ve had artists doing work at venues like On the Boards, Washington Ensemble Theatre, and the Lee Center for the Arts.  And thanks to fiscal sponsorship from the guild, The Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam won a grant from the Puppet Slam Network and has had a consistent run of slams.  These slams have drawn diverse audiences and hosted out-of-town performers, and Fussy Cloud even collaborated with the Pacific Northwest Region of the Puppeteers of America to hold a full day of workshops that culminated in an open-mic of pieces made just hours before.
If we haven’t met, then let me introduce myself as your closest link to the Puppeteers of America Board of Trustees and also one of the co-founding producers of The Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions about the organization or the slam.

Pacific Northwest Puppeteers Unite!
Nick Hubbard
ndhubbard@gmail.com

Hi, PoPS members,
I’m excited to be starting my second term as the Pacific Northwest Regional Director, especially because it will be my first full term of two years.  I was re-elected at the Regional Meeting and Puppet Slam Workshop day in Seattle.  Thank you all for attending and making it a fabulous workshop event. Thank you as well to the wonderful hosts of the event: The Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam organizers.  This term, I’m hoping for a Regional Festival in our region because the last one (Puppet-o-rama) brought to us by you, the Puppeteers of Puget Sound, was so great!  I can’t tell you where it is yet, but you might think about renewing your passports…just in case!
As the Regional Director, I’m hosting a Meetup Group for the whole region at Meetup.com: http://www.meetup.com/The-Pacific-Northwest-Puppetry-Group/.  The current one is based in Seattle which is great for our guild.  I can make anyone an event host, so please contact me with your info if you’d like to be a host.  I plan to schedule events on Meetup for attending the shows in town, and this fall I’m going to host several workshops for hand-rod puppets (similar to Muppets).  I hope you will join Meetup and come!  There are also some plans in the works for a script-writing workshop.  Currently, you can sign up to attend the next Puppet Slam with us.  There is a discount for Guild members at this and other shows we will attend.  This is an exciting time to be a part of the guild so I hope you will renew now!

Your Regional Director,
Elly Leaverton

elly_leaverton@yahoo.com


OCTOBER PUPPETRY EVENTS:

The Northwest Puppet Center has a museum, archive and library focused on the puppetry arts. Sigi the Antelope: Stories of West Africa  by Carter Family Puppets & Ocheami Oct. 13-28.  http://www.nwpuppet.org

Thistle Theatre opens their 20th season with King of Dinosauria created in part with a family grant from the Jim Henson Foundation. Oct. 6-28.  www.thistle http://www.thistletheatre.org

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam will be on Halloween, October 31 at Theatre Off Jackson. It will be a spectacularly spooky evening of puppetry. Contact Gavin Cummins: gavination@yahoo.com

WHAT DOES THE GUILD MEMBERSHIP OFFER?

GUILD PURPOSE:
The Puppeteers of Puget Sound is a non-profit organization, which promotes and raises the standards of the art of puppetry through the exchange of ideas, programs and workshops.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:
–      free workshop/events at meetings through the year
–      http://puppeteersofpugetsound.com

  services including a link to your website
–      one online Newsletter (minimum one per year)
–      access to guild puppetry consultants
–      PPS business card
–      member discounts for special events
–      information about regional and national puppet festivals
–      access to PPS scholarships (if financially qualified)
Mail a check to the address listed in the membership PDF.

Don’t forget this is the month to renew your membership or become a new member of our parent organization, The Puppeteers of America. http://membership.puppeteers.org

Sincerely,
Jean Enticknap
Membership Director PPS


September is Membership Renewal Month

September is the month to renew your membership to the Puppeteers of Puget Sound. The Puppeteers of Puget Sound is a non-profit organization, which promotes and raises the standards of the art of puppetry through the exchange of ideas, programs and workshops.

Membership Benefits include:

  •  free workshop/events at four meetings a year
  •  http://puppeteersofpugetsound.org services including a link to your website
  •  one online Newsletter (minimum one per year)
  •  access to guild puppetry consultants
  •  PPS business card
  •  member discounts for special events 
  •  information about regional and national puppet festivals
  •  access to PPS scholarship to festivals (if financially qualified)

To join or renew, please print the form and send it with your check to our treasurer.

Thank you!

Membership Form to Join Puppeteers of Puget Sound

Steps to join Puppeteers of Puget Sound, or renew your membership:

1. Print this form (If you don’t already see the “Print Article” button at the bottom, click the headline link above to bring this into a new window, and then a “Print Article” button should appear at the bottom). If you prefer, here is a link to our PDF Membership Form.

2. Fill it out and mail it with your check (payable to The Puppeteers of Puget Sound) to the Membership Director:

Jean Enticknap

6344 NE 74 th St.

Seattle, WA 98115 (or bring this form to meeting.)

 

Puppeteers of Puget Sound

Membership Application & Renewal Form

 

PURPOSE:

The Puppeteers of Puget Sound is a non-profit organization, which promotes and raises the standards of the art of puppetry through the exchange of ideas, programs and workshops.

MEMBERSHIP:

– free workshop/events at 3-4 meetings a year, non-member $5.

– website services including a link from PofPS website to your website

– member discounts for special events

– information about regional and national puppet festivals

– access to PPS scholarships (if financially qualified)

MEMBERSHIP FORM:

— — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —

____Single (18 & up) $12.00

____Family $18.00

____Organizational $18.00

____Junior (17 & under) $8.00

Amount Enclosed: $ _________________

Are you a member of the Puppeteers of America? Yes____ No ____

Name: ____________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________

City: ________________________ State: __________ Zip: _________________

Telephone: ( ___ ) ______________

Cell phone: ( ___ ) ______________

*Email: ___________________________________________________

*Check here -If you do not have an email address and a newsletter will be sent to you.

Name of your Puppet Troupe (if applicable): ______________________________

Website: ___________________________________________________________