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November 22, 2021

President’s Message

Dear Guild Members,

It has been wonderful to see so many of you back at the Museum.  I am thankful that we are coming together, in-person, to celebrate our friendships and common goal to support the Museum.

This Thursday, you may be thinking about everything that makes you thankful. During this time of reflection, I hope you add “I am thankful for the opportunity to learn from others.” With this in mind, I offer the following video for your viewing.  If you remember it from last year, it is worth another view.

Hope to see you at the Ornament Market this weekend.  Let the winter holidays begin!

Jane Przeslica

One Word | Thanksgiving

Note:  The One Word project asks interviewees to do word associations on camera.  The resulting One Word video collections are under 3 minutes.


Guild Member Passing

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of Virginia (Ginger) Stuart Allingham, who passed away on October 29, 2021, at the age of 92.

Ginger was a long time Guild member, who contributed countless hours to the Guild and Heard Museum.  She was Guild President from 1992-1993 and received the Guild’s Special Achievement Award for “extensive and overall service” in 2005.  She loved to work in the Museum Gift Shop.

Her family has made the following request:

In light of the pandemic, instead of a memorial service, please grab a frosty Mug Root Beer and drink a toast to Ginger.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Girl Scouts or coltencowellfoundation.org.


2021 Heard Museum Guild Lifetime Services Award Winners

The Heard Museum Guild Service Awards Committee is happy to announce the recipients of the 2021 Lifetime Service Award. The Lifetime Service Awards are given to members who have served the Guild tirelessly while volunteering in many capabilities. The awards will be presented at the Heard Guild Holiday Brunch in the Steele Auditorium. Please join us on Dec. 8 as we congratulate the 2021 Heard Museum Lifetime Service Award Winners:

  • Jack Brock
  • Virginia Miranda
  • Joel Muzzy
  • Lucille Shanahan

John Miller Lifetime Service Awards Committee Chair


Holiday Guild Gathering

The Holiday Gathering (not a brunch!) is just around the corner! It will be held on December 8 from 10am to 12 pm in Steele Auditorium. Individually wrapped treats will be served, along with coffee, tea, and water. We are being respectful of Covid-19 restrictions.

John Miller will be presenting 4 Lifetime Achievement Awards and Anita Hicks will be showing beautiful pieces for an art auction. For your pleasure and Holiday shopping, we will have Guild members modeling jewelry and other gift items.

For those of you who did not attend the Guild meeting on 11/17 and did not sign up to attend our festivities, please email Sheila Mehlem at smehlem1@gmail.com.

We would like an approximate headcount as soon as possible. Also, we could use a few more volunteers to help out. Please email Carol Seidberg at csseidberg@gmail.com if you can model T-shirts (maybe a guy!) and another volunteer to handle the coffee or hot water.

We are so happy to be together again!

Carol & Sheila


Calling all Guild Members!

Time to dig up  all those treasured Guild photos.  You know, the ones  you may have meaning  to put in  a scrapbook or in an orderly computer file.

I am putting together a looped presentation for our Guild Holiday Celebration and need as many pictures as possible.  I especially would love to see those from the “good old days”.

Please scan and email them to me at smehlem1@gmail.com or send them to me at 219 West Country Gables Dr. Phoenix, 85023, or place them in my folder in the Guild room.

Thanks in advance and hope to see you all on December 8th.



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