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Internal Newsletter - 12.07.19

2019-12-07 6:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Welcome to the December 7th issue of the Cruces Creatives Internal Newsletter. This is a place where you can see new things being planned, and a place to find facility updates and information about special activities.

The internal newsletter is published each Saturday. If you have internal news or announcements that you’d like to submit for the weekly internal newsletter, please email Lea Wise-Surguy (l.wisesurguy@crucescreatives.org) by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday.

In the Works (a peak into Admin)

As usual administrative work has been busy keeping up with all the amazing activities y'all have been leading while setting the path for new programs, activities, Job Shops, and partnerships. Here are a few plans in the works:

Administrative Help:

·       Secretary - Josh Nelson, our Workforce Youth Program Participant, has been ill this last week and out of the office. He will likely be re-joining us in the middle of next week. Feel better Josh! 

·       Administrative Assistant  - Lindsey McDonald is officially hired and is now full-time with Cruces Creatives! The first week with Lindsey has already been a great help. Glad to have you officially on board Lindsey!

New Programs in Research:

·       Private Studios - A potential location has been identified and a survey is out. If you would be interested in having a private, locked studio, please take this survey.

Programs in Progress:

·       Finances - Quickbooks is being set-up to be our full-time financing system, and Quickbooks Payroll has been set-up. This month expect our finance team to be extra busy dealing with the financial switch-over and end-of-year taxes and reporting. A huge thanks to Margaret Neill, Lea Wise-Surguy and Lesa Wilson!

·       Fundraising Booklet - Emma Klement has been hard at work on the fundraising booklet. It is now in it's third design and looking great!


·       First Friday - We had a lovely First Friday where Mary Diesel's Holiday Tree was auctioned for $500! Karen, the purchaser is bringing the tree to the Holiday Pop-Up Art Show to share the art and cheer at her show! Additionally, if you've been eyeing a piece on the tree, she will be selling the pieces for $20 a piece with half of the proceeds coming back to Cruces Creatives! If you see Karen, please say thank you for her support! 


Facility Updates and Special Activities

Cruces Creatives is constantly changing, growing, and becoming a better place because of the great work you're doing. Here are a few updates to know about:

Special Activities:

·       Holiday Tree Leaving - This Sunday Karen Conley will be coming to pick up her holiday tree. There is a roll of clear wrapping plastic under the desk to the right of the tree. Please help her wrap and take the tree out if she visits during your shift. 

Quick Reminder:

·       Monitor Closers - As the holidays set in and everyone becomes a bit more busy, please make to sure all five HVAC units and the coffee pot are turned off, and that all doors are locked before leaving. 

Weekly Gratitude

Thanks for the incredible giving and work you do to make Cruces Creatives an amazing space for learning, making, and community.

A special thanks this week to Steve Kanim! Steve has been with us since before Cruces Creatives opened, helping us repair and set-up the facility. He has been a weekly volunteer monitor since, and recently began mentoring students from Las Montañas High School students who are interested in wood working. Thank you Steve for being a dedicated volunteer and sharing so much with the community! 

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