Toll Bridge Tolers
Chapter Positions

SECRETARY

The Secretary takes minutes at General Membership and Board meetings. The minutes are published in The Painting Connection. The Secretary also processes general correspondence for the chapter.

Note - Please see the Job Description Section for Secretary for more complete description of this function

TREASURER

The Treasurer is responsible for the Chapter finances. The Treasurer annually presents a budget for approval to the membership. An expense voucher must be submitted to the Treasurer to be approved and to receive a reimbursement for expenses or expense advances. Receipts are issued for any income received by the Chapter.

A summary of the Chapter income and expenses is provided in the newsletter and updated at the Chapter general meetings.

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NEWSLETTER

The The Painting Connection is a monthly publication. This is the Chapter's information center and is sent to all Chapter members, NCCC Chapter Representatives and National.

This publication provides information on all upcoming Chapter events and areas of Chapter administration and committees. It also provides a resource of ideas, painting hints and tips, and articles of special interest. All articles are welcome.

Articles to be published in the Newsletter are due the first day of the month in which the Newsletter will be published. Newsletters will be published by the 7th of the month.

The newsletter is supported by membership dues and paid advertising. To place an ad in the newsletter, contact the member in charge of Publicity.

Note - Please see the Job Description Section for Newsletter for more complete description of this function

WAYS 'N MEANS

The Ways and Means committee holds many fund raising events throughout the year to help defray the cost of running the chapter.

This year we will also be sponsoring at least two fund-raiser projects. The first project is scheduled beginning in March and we will be selling cookie dough. The second project will be to raffle off themed wreaths with painted ornaments.

We are also hosting several painting parties this year to paint items to sell at Retreat 2003.

We have a drawing for $3.00 where we give away either a painted project, gift certificates, etc.

Table Sales will also benefit the Chapter.

Note - Please see the Job Description Section for Ways 'n Means for more complete description of this function

CHAPTER LIBRARY

The Chapter has a library of decorative painting videos and books that are available for members to check out at the Chapter meetings. Suggestions for new items or artists are welcome and can be given to the Librarian. Donations are accepted and are tax deductible.

RULES AND PROCEDURES

Members may check out library materials. Material may be checked out for only one month and are due at the following meeting. Materials not returned on time will be subject to a $5 per week fine. Materials may be renewed for one month only if not checked out by another member during the next meeting. If a member is unable to attend the meeting for which your checked materials are due, please make other arrangements to get the materials to the Librarian. Damaged or lost materials are to be replaced at the current replacement cost.

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COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT

The Toll Bridge Tolers are a non-profit organization. Each year a charity organization is selected to receive a donation. The Chapter has also contributed to the DAC this year.

COMMUNITY PROJECT

One Community Project for this year will be painting Children's Memory Boxes for the Contra Costa County Hospital. This program is co-sponsored with Tole Net.

An additional community project for this year will be painting and/or restoring pieces to be used at the Dow Wetlands project in Antioch.

COUNTY FAIR

Every year the Contra Costa County Fair encourages individuals to enter projects completed in the previous year. Entering the competition provides an educational experience, challenging you to do your best work.

In addition to the ribbons and cash awards offered by the CC Fair, our chapter also sponsors a $25 cash award for the Best of Show Category both in the Professional and Amateur categories.

Note - Please see the Job Description Section for Contra Costa County Fair for more complete description of this function

DECORATIVE PAINTING MONTH

To promote community awareness of tole and decorative painting, TBT sponsor's decorative painting displays in several area libraries and post offices during October and other months as space is available. Display pieces are loaned by members at their own risk.

Note - Please see the Job Description Section for Decorative Painting Month for more complete description of this function

HISTORIAN

The Historian puts together pictures and information on Chapter events. You may see her around with a camera - just smile and say cheese. The information is compiled into albums that are available for members to peruse.

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Hospitality
REFRESHMENTS

All members of the Chapter share in providing refreshments for the General Membership meetings and all board members share in providing refreshment for the Board meetings. A sign-up sheet is circulated at the meetings and is published in The Painting Connection.

CENTERPIECE

Each month at our General Membership meeting, one or more of our members shares their painting accomplishments with the Chapter. The centerpiece and tablecloth are provided for the enjoyment of the Chapter members. A seasonal theme can be followed, or the presenter can bring convention, class, or seminar pieces to share.

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NCCC

The Northern California Chapters Council (NCCC) is an association of 12 SDP chapters from Fresno to the Oregon border. It was formed so that chapters could exchange ideas and resources to further promote decorative painting throughout Northern California. The chapter representatives on the Council meet at least four times a year.

Since 1994, the NCCC has sponsored a mini-convention, held bi-annually at Mt. Alverno in Redwood City. It is a great opportunity to learn new skills without having to travel far distances. The next Retreat will be September/October 2012 in Modesto..

The following is a list of the participating chapters of NCCC:

  • California's Heart of Decorative Artists
  • Decorative Brushes of Northern California
  • Gold Country Decorative Artists
  • Grapevine Tolers
  • Magic Palette
  • Monterey Peninsula Decorative Painters
  • Northern California Tole and Decorative Painters
  • Red Hat Decorative Brushes
  • Toll Bridge Tolers
  • Toling Belles of Santa Clara
  • Vacaville Frenzy Painters
  • Wine Country Decorative Artists

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PUBLICITY

When the chapter sponsors an event that requires publicizing outside of the membership, the Publicity Chairman handles the communication. Ads placed in The Painting Connection are coordinated through Publicity.

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SEMINARS

Seminars are taught by well-known decorative artists who travel teach and whose painting projects may or may not be published. Seminar costs vary and are based on the teacher's seminar fees, teacher travel expenses, and location costs. Non-members and non-NCCC members must pay an additional $5 fee. Seminars can be one, two, or three days. Class fees do not include project pieces. Project pieces and costs vary with each teacher. The seminar fee is non-refundable but is transferable to another chapter member. The Chapter tries to sponsor at least one to two seminars a year.

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PAINT-INS

Paint-ins are designed to showcase local area teachers and be "mini-seminars". We will strive to hold three to four paint-ins each year. Costs for paint-ins will run between $10 and $15 per student.

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PARLIAMENTARIAN

The Parliamentarian ensures that all matters of the Chapter follow the National guidelines, provides interpretation of new policy, and guidance regarding meeting rules.

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LITTLE RECOGNITION AWARD

Each month the Chapter will recognize members from the previous month who have contributed to the Chapter in ways which have been above the call of duty, or excelled in ways which merit recognition by the Chapter. This award provides an opportunity to say thank you to our members.

The Little Dragonfly Recognition recipients receive a Dragonfly pin and award certificate. The award winners are announced at the General Membership meeting and in The Painting Connection.

When nominating a candidate, members identify why this person should be recognized.

SUNSHINE

On behalf of the chapter the Sunshine Committee provides a ray of sunshine to members by sending birthday wishes, get well wishes and condolences. Please contact the Sunshine Chairperson if you know of any member who is ill or needs some Sunshine.

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WEBSITE

Year 2001 introduced our new Website. The site address is: www.tollbridgetolers.org.

Please visit us online to see chapter events, seminars, newsletters, etc.

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