Loyalist Decorative Painters Guild




Name:   The name of the Guild shall be Loyalist Decorative Painters Guild.

Objectives:   The objectives of the guild shall be:
   (a) To provide a meeting ground for those who are interested in painting in any media.
   (b) To upgrade painting skills through education and communication.
   (c) To conduct educational workshops, to broaden the members knowledge and experience in all aspects of painting.

Membership - Dues - Guests:   Membership in the guild is open to all persons interested in painting who have paid their annual membership fee and who agree to comply with the by-laws and standing role of the guild.

Membership dues shall be determined by the Executive from time to time, and shall be paid annually. The year starts in September and ends in June of the next year. Current membership is $20.00 ($25.00 starting in June 2005). Family membership - $40.00. Family membership means immediate family only and living in the same household. Dues are to be paid before November 1st of each year.

Big Brush seminars will be prorated relative to the cost of individual instructors. Non-members will be charged an additional fee for big Brush seminars, which includes lunch. These fees are due in full prior to the seminar.

Guests are encouraged to attend but may be present two times without the payment of annual dues.

Meetings:   A regular meeting will be held the second Wednesday of every month, (changed to the second Wednesday of every month starting in September of 2005) excluding July and August. Meetings will start at 7pm.

A quorum at a meeting shall consist of not less than 50% plus one of those members present.

Nominations for the election of the Executive shall be held in April of each year; elections shall take place in May. Terms of all officers shall be 1 year with the option of re-election to the same position for 1 year, for a maximum term of 2 years.

Executive:   The Executive will consist of elected officers as follows: President; Vice-President; Secretary; Treasurer and Past President. The Executive shall enter upon the performance of their duties at the regular meeting in September and continue in office until their successors are elected. The Executive shall have the power to hold meetings at such time and place as they may think proper; to enforce the by-laws of the Guild; to appoint committees as deemed necessary; to carry out the objectives of the Guild and to best protect the interests and welfare of the members. A majority of the Executive shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

Monies generated by the Guild cannot be spent unless voted on by members at the monthly meeting, except for the sum of $100.00 or less. There will be three members of the Executive eligible to sign cheques. Two signatures must be on each cheque. No charitable donation shall exceed $100.00 except as voted on separately, under unusual circumstances.

President:  shall preside over each meeting; shall coordinate activities of the Executive; shall be a member of all committees; shall sign cheques and other documents which require his or her signature; shall not have a vote on issues, but may cast a tie-breaking vote.

Vice-President:  shall act in the absence of the President and shall assist the President; shall let her name stand for the following year as President, if she chooses; shall be the 3rd signing authority on cheques.

Secretary:  Shall be responsible for all minutes of both Executive and regular meetings; shall carry out any corrrespondence deemed necessary by the Executive.

Treasurer:  shall be in charge of deposits and disbursements of all Guild funds and co-sign cheques; shall submit at each meeting a report and accounting of all monies of the Guild; shall be responsible to have the books audited at the end of each year.


Program Coordinator:  shall organize each month's program with the help of her committee.

Big Brushes Committee:  shall be responsible for all aspects of organizing for guest instructors.

Newsletter Editor: shall be responsible for obtaining articles and items of interest and publication of the newsletter monthly as on-going. She shall also be responsible for advertising and advertising fees, submitting all funds to the Treasurer. Advertising rates will be determined by the Executive from time to time.

Web-site Editor: shall be responsible for obtaining articles and items of interest and publication on the web-site as on-going.

Publicity:  consists of looking after all advertising of events and encouraging, through the media, the promotion and aims of the Guild.

Membership Committee:  shall be in charge of collecting dues and submitting same to the Treasurer; shall keep an up-to-date record of membership and shall be in charge of the Welcoming Committee.

Telephone Committee:  Telephone responsibilities include informing all members of special events and weather cancellations.

Librarian:  shall be responsible for keeping a record of library inventory.

Dissolution:  In the event of dissolution of the Guild, all liabilities and obligations of the Guild shall be paid, satisfied and discharged, or adequate provision made. Any remaining funds as are in the treasury at such time shall be given to a non-profit organization as determined by the majority of the remaining members.


 In January 1996 a contest was held to design a logo for the Guild.

Brenda S., designed a daisy logo and won the contest.

Name Tag Painting Instructions
1. Sand, seal and tack
2. Base in Dove Grey
3. Pounce or stipple area behind where petals will be with English Yew
4. Transfer pattern
5. Petals are double loaded with Desert Sun and Taffy Cream
6. Wash over petals with Taffy Cream
7. Speckling of flower centre is Desert Sun and Burnt Sienna
8. Handle of brush is Black, ferrule is Cadet Grey, bristles and droplets are Desert Sun
9. Lettering is Black
10. Scrolling is English Yew
11. Place your name under scrolling in lower right corner
12. Speckle entire surface in English Yew