Tuesday, December 13, 2011

BrisStyle's first AGM and Christmas Party

BrisStyle committee members (l-r): Samantha (Jetta's Nest); Rebecca (edward & lilly); Teneale (Wicked Child Designs); Helen (Ruby2GoGo and Ruby Red Studios); Bel (Enticing Icing and Liddle Apples)

BrisStyle Inc. recently had its first AGM and Christmas Party. It was the perfect occassion to celebrate all that BrisStyle achieved in the 2010-2011 financial year, to thank our committee members who work tirelessly behind the scenes to promote and advocate for the indie handmade community in Brisbane and beyond and to welcome our new committee members who are excited by the challenge to take the organisation to the next level in the coming year.

 BrisStyle members (l-r): Our new Treasurer Benita (Bettsy Kingston); Anna (AnnaWCraft); Amanda (Hungry Designs).

Our fabulous group which came from such humble beginnings of 12 Etsy sellers meeting up for coffee now boasts 180 members and is recognised as a major destination in South East Qld for advice, information and resources for the indie craft movement and more recently as a key player in the arts and cultural environment in Brisbane and beyond.

 Yay for handmade Secret Santa! BrisStyle members (l-r) Alex (The Quizzical Owl); Sue (Green Me Up Granny); Kellie (Kellie Christie).

A big thank you to the wonderful members who came along to celebrate this milestone event, to the BrisStyle committee and to our fabulous supporters who have assisted greatly in the successful running of the BrisStyle Indie Markets and our newest program the BrisStyle Information Sessions.

One of our lovely new members Freda (Raw Ceramics) with Sam (Jetta's Nest) and cute and crafty lil X.

We are grateful to the current committee members who re-nominated for 2012 and welcome two new committee members Benita McGovern and Gill Pyke. So without further ado it is with great pleasure to introduce the new BrisStyle committee:

President: Rebecca Cason, edward & lilly
Secretary: Belinda Harris, Enticing Icing and Liddle Apples
Treasurer: Benita McGovern, Bettsy Kingston
Committee Members:
Helen Berthold, Ruby2GoGo and Ruby Red Studios
Samantha Gilkes, Jetta's Nest
Melinda Hume, moose & bird
Teneale Muir, Wicked Child Designs
Gill Pyke, Catamation
Another sweet BrisStyle member event full of fabulous food and exciting chit chat!
For a full run down of our wonderful new committee members check out the BrisStyle website here. While you're there check out our Annual Report 2010-2011 outlining BrisStyle's major achievements during this time.
If you have any questions about BrisStyle or would like to have a chat about joining the group we would love to hear from you, send us an email at brisstyleteam@gmail.com.
The final BrisStyle indie Twilight Market for the year is
  this Friday night in King George Square  from 5-9pm and it's set to be huge!

Check out the BrisStyle website, stay tuned to the blog or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for more information. 

We would love to see you there!

1 comment:

Freda said...

Congratulations to an amazing group of talented BrisStyle members.
"from little things, big things grow"