March 2021

Dear Janesville Art League Members:

As we thought about writing this letter, we reviewed the message from April 2020.

It recognized the frightening and unsettling situation we found ourselves in with the COVID19 and now we know how horrific it has been primarily in loss of life, but also in the disruption of everyone’s lives. Everything has been touched, changed or interrupted. Now, in March of 2021, we are beginning to see a light at the end of this tragic and long road. We are full of hope and trust you are as well.

It is time for the membership drive for JAL and, once again, we are asking that you rejoin to continue your support and optimism for a new and better year. The board and individual members worked hard to offer as many opportunities this year as possible for members and to keep JAL in the forefront as contributing members of this community.

The future is still uncertain, but certainly our options for the 2021-22 year are brighter. As soon as it is safe to gather together for programs, lunches, trips, exhibits and meetings, JAL is poised to deliver! As stated last year, we also plan to set up regular dates/times of each month for the public to visit our gallery to increase our visibility and appreciation of the arts. We were so gratified last year that nearly every member renewed their membership to keep the Janesville Art League alive and doing the best it can in difficult times. Your loyalty is so appreciated. We hope you will rejoin the JAL for the 2021-2022 season to keep this organization whole during these difficult times.

As for all of us, bills continue to come in and we need your support. Rest assured, programming, trips, exhibits, meetings will resume as soon as it is safe and won’t it be all the more special to resume activities and see our fellow JAL friends again! Current officers have agreed to continue in their present roles for this upcoming year to provide continuity until some sort of normalcy returns. They are as follows: President - Julie Dieterle 1 st VP – Deb Hall 2 nd VP – Barb Tapovatz Treasurer – Deb Hall Secretary – Carol Herzig.

We ask that you complete the volunteer section at the bottom of the membership form. We hope you will consider contributing your skills and talents to the organization which will help you feel a vital part of JAL. We are confident you will find value in service and look forward to receiving your completed form with a check and return it as indicated on the form by April 30th . Please continue to support the arts in our community with your membership and participation in the JAL. We value you and your contributions.

Thank you!

Julie Dieterle JAL President

Barb Tapovatz JAL 2nd Vice President & Membership Chair