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The Bellingham Metal Arts Guild (BMAG) is a 100% volunteer administered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Without the help of many, many members we would not exist as an organization nor pay the rent and other costs to have a studio where our members can practice the metal arts or take classes. Our classes and workshops are delivered by paid instructors that take a percentage of the class fee, with some exceptions were instructors or workshop facilitators provide their services on a volunteer basis. The revenues from classes are the primary source of funds for BMAG with membership dues second. Fees for members studio use is at approximate cost. Without the work of many administrative volunteers those classes would never take place.
The current list of administrative positions in BMAG and the people that generously give their time filling these positions are:
Additional BMAG administrative positions include a wide variety of committees and positions:
Communications Committee Chair – Alan Krum
Incoming email distribution – Elizabeth Rhyneer
Proofreading – Laney Clark
Publications Notifications – Karen Espeland
FaceBook management – Sacha Bliese, Frank Goss, Alan Krum, Victoria Roberts
MailChimp management – Alan Krum
Calendar – Alan Krum
Website Administration – Alan Krum
Education Committee- Becky Williams
Membership Committee Chair – Claudia DeWees
Finance Committee Chair – (vacant)
Fund Raising Committee Chair – (vacant)
Volunteer Coordinator- (vacant)
MOS Host Coordinators – Adrienne Sheard and Ben Schwartz
Studio Facility & Equipment Maintenance – Ben Swartz
Studio cleaning – Adrienne Sheard and Kim Barwick
Other members are supporting BMAG by volunteering for temporary assignments
In addition to the administration of BMAG to have the studio open we rely on volunteer members to be studio hosts.