To The membership,
With the closing of the 2016 Sunapee fair, I would like to congratulate all the participants who worked so diligently to make this years outing such a resounding success. The quality of the donated pieces was truly exceptional and many of the members donated numerous articles to the raffle. We cannot thank Al Hansen (firstname.lastname@example.org) enough for his incredible work ethic and tireless efforts that makes this fair the success that it is each year. And a special thanks to the many demonstrators who mesmerized the audience with their extraordinary artistry.
Although I am still somewhat of a neophyte to our organization, I have come to realize that there is a core of individuals who each year rise to the challenge and create wonderful artifacts that make out raffle so successful, With ~550 members, we would think that there should be greater participation to this most worthy cause, which is the primary fundraiser for our organization—all proceeds go to our Grant Program. I encourage you to consider donating a piece to the Fair for next year as the rewards realized far outweigh the energy expended. We have the finest organization of its type in this country and I ask you to support it with your generous contributions of your work and time. Thank you.Mike DiMaggio, President GNHW