December 2004 Newsletter

Next Meeting, December Newsletter

When: Saturday, January 8, 2005

Where: The home of Kevin Menegus and Michael Burroughs. 11 Padilla Ct. Danville 925-984-34O1

Time: 4:00 pm

Purpose: An open board meeting to discuss the future of The San Francisco Bay Area Puppet Guild. All are invited who are interested. The guild structure will be discussed and decided on. All who have an opinion are welcome.


Taking 880 North or South take I-238 South Towards Castro Valley. I-238 becomes I-580 E. Continue on I-580 and exit on I-680 towards Concord/Sacramento. Take the Crow Canyon Road exit towards San Ramon. Turn right on to Crow Canyon Rd. Turn Left onto Crow Canyon Pl. Stay straight to go onto Camino Ramon. Turn right onto Joaquin Dr. Turn right onto Padilla Ct. The house is in the left side of the street.


Dues are Past Due

Our Annual Holiday Party!, December Newsletter

It will be held on Jan 22nd at the San Leandro Community Center. Multipurpose room “C”.

From 6:00 to 10:00.

Festivities will include a raffle, gift exchange, and entertainment by The Fratello Marionettes and a guest puppet artist from Japan. (really!) If you would like to be on the entertainment list, please contact Randal Metz at (510) 351-45two2. We ask that any one who wants to be involved in the gift exchange, please bring a gift with a value no greater than $20.00. You will be given a ticket to be part of this great gift exchange. More information will be coming in the January update. After our meeting on the 8th!

Directions: Take 880 North or South and exit Marina Blvd West.

North bound 880, exit Marina Blvd West after exiting go over the over pass, get into far left lane.

South bound 880, exit Marina Blvd West, get into far left lane immediately.

Turn left onto Merced, the first stop light. Continue on Merced and bear right on to Wicks (Merced turns into Wicks). Continue past Manor Blvd. The community center is on the right side across from the park.

Announcements, December Newsletter

Tim Giugni would love to hear from you personally about our guild. Please email him at Tim  teatrocalamari got com or phone him at (707) 9six3-8259. He will put your ideas together into a format that can be presented to the board at the January meeting. We would love to hear your ideas!

President’s Message, December Newsletter

Well, here it is the end of another year. It has been a very hectic and sometimes frightening one. I encourage each and all of you to attend the meeting on January 8th at Kevin Menegus’s home. We will be discussing some very important items and making decisions on them that day. This is to make the guild continue to be strong and healthy. Let’s face it folks, just a few (very few) members are contributing to keep meetings and such moving. Therefore, we have to make it easier for those few to continue to keep the guild rolling. Issues we will come to terms with are:

a) How many meetings a year?

b) What type of program content?

c) Where should we hold these events?

d) Who is responsible for making these things happen?

e) What about the newsletter? Do we have a new venue?

f) Any other things of importance.

And so I ask again that all members who have an opinion on this come to the meeting or reach me via phone (51O) 351-4five22 or email (puppetcom  hotmail got com) with your concerns. Now is the time to make your voice heard.

Thank you, Randal.