Something different for the 2006 Central Coast Field Day
This year the Central Coast Field Day Committee is trying something a little different. This year there is to be a section of the Field Day allocated to the Ladies.
Chris Jones - VK2ZDD
Hi, my name is Maeva Bennett, VK2HUG, and I am the co-ordinator for the Ladies Section of the Field Day. My aim is to try to find things of interest to attract women to the Field Day by organising a Craft Show incorporating demonstrations, workshops, displays and retailers of craft supplies.
We have been allocated the top (air conditioned) floor of the Racecourse building to hold our Craft Show, and I hope to organise about 4 workshops to be run over a period of about 1 1/2 hours - these workshops will include Bead Jewellery Making, Quilting for Beginners, Rag Doll Face making - sculpting and painting and another to be decided. The cost of the workshops is free but you will have to purchase a "kit" at cost price so that at the end of the workshop, you will have not only learnt something new but you will have done hands on practice and have your item to take home as an example for later examination. The number of participants in each workshop will be limited to allow for individual assistance and to give the ultimate in your learning experience of each of the crafts.
I am approaching various retailers to participate in the day, by making available their stock of craft supplies for sale on the day as well as presenting demonstrations of the latest gadgets, techniques and materials available to those who enjoy their crafts.
There will also be a display of the Crafts that we crafty ALARA members and XYL's do, while not on the radio or making cups of tea for the male members of our family. If you would like any of your work displayed please contact me at any time, remember it's the Ladies Field Day and it' our chance to get involved in our hobbies and interests.
If you would like to participate in the workshops, have any ideas of what you would like to see or do, would like to present a workshop or display your creations, please contact me.
Its up to us to make it a success, and I have noticed over the past years that we ladies are a crafty bunch, lets get the best out of the day for all of us - radio and craft - the best of all worlds.
Maeva Bennett VK2HUG
Phone: 0242 976065
Radio Coast Lind Repeater 146.850, IRLP Node 6018
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