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October 12, 2020

Artwork by Blue Rain, of the Muscogee / Creek Nation

President’s Message

Dear Guild members:
Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day!  Rather than write my President’s letter, I have decided to reprint an article by Liz Nicholson, regarding the holiday we celebrate today.  I hope you enjoy it.

Jane Przeslica

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

by Liz Nicholson | Oct 14, 2019 | Quaker Voluntary Service
We are excited to honor and celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day today! The strength and resilience of Native Peoples who have long stewarded the land we live upon is seen and lauded. There is much work to be done in addressing historical and modern harm to our Indigenous siblings, let us collectively move and work towards that justice!

There are many ways to move towards right relation with Indigenous Peoples, below are some organizations, articles, and resources that we encourage you to engage with.

Indigenous Action Zine on “Uprooting Colonialism: The Limitations of Indigenous Peoples Day”
Tool called Native Land to navigate a map to find out whose land you are on.
Article and brief history: “8 Indigenous Rights Groups to Support on Indigenous Peoples’ Day this Year”

Guild Member Passing

It with sadness we announce the death of longtime Guild member Judith Miles.  Judith and her husband have been members of the Heard Museum for many years and have volunteered in many positions.

Judith was a faithful Tuesday morning Shop volunteer.  She provided refreshment table decorations each time the Guild Shop volunteers were responsible for providing treats at the Guild meetings.

Judith was a recipient of the Guild Lifetime Service Award given to Guild members who have provided volunteer services for over 15 years to the Heard Museum Guild.  At this time no further information is available on services for Judith.

Judith’s family is requesting memorial donations to the Heard

Staff Appreciation Event

The Staff Appreciation luncheon is usually our first hospitality event of the year. This year due to COVID we have to do things differently and adapt to ensure the health and safety of everyone. Which means we will not be doing our usual luncheon event. However, the Guild will be recognizing staff but without Guild members attending or contributing any food items. You’re probably thinking so how are we going to do this.

The recognition will be on November 4th. We will be posting a tall stand-up sign with a thank you staff in the Security Entrance area where each staff member passes when reporting for their shift. We are composing a letter of appreciation addressed to each staff member from the Guild. We have also ordered custom cupcakes from Susan Kolman which will be in individual containers to ensure food safety. We will be using the Staff Lunch Room as our venue. As you know the Heard is strictly complying with the CDC guidelines so for everyone’s health and safety, we will not be accepting any food contributions other than what we have planned via Susan.

If you would like to express your individual appreciation for a specific staff member or group please mail a notecard to Barbara Sparman, 4519 W. Purdue Avenue, Glendale, AZ. 85302.   We need those notecards no later than November 2, 2020. We will post those notecards on a panel near the Security Entrance area.

We recognize this is very scaled down from our usual event. But given the current environment with COVID we must adapt to doing things differently. Hopefully, by next fall things will return to something approaching normal so we can return to our usual celebratory method of all of us joining together to celebrate our team work.

Barbara Sparman, Staff Appreciation Hospitality Chair

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 2020/2021 Guild Board Members