DEAR MODEL’S WORKSHOP MEMBERS:
If it were possible I would take the time to write a personal note to each of you, thanking you for your undying support of Model’s Workshop. So try not to let this notice detract from the heartfelt thanks I feel toward each one of you. With your help we have accomplished a great deal in this past year: 14 Workshops, 12 Styling Challenges, and 10 FashionDish Chat Sessions all equaling 36 events! Truly a successful year for Model’s Workshop!
Can you believe that it is almost 2017??! I can’t even believe this past Holiday Party was our 3rd annual celebration together!! Monica Balut, our founder, is surely to be overwhelmed with gratitude that something she started seven years ago is still thriving and growing today. And, we are looking forward to another year of workshops, challenges, and opportunities!!
I’m sure you can imagine how much effort It takes to have a successful year in an organization like ours. It takes incredible leadership from our Committee Chairs: AriannaJasmine Styling Challenge Chair and Sabine Mortenwold FashionDish Chair; along with the dedication from our talented volunteer committee staff: Aorist Chunes, Ava Jhamin, Bai Nightfire, Lira Savira, Nesca Fey (Feyonce), Rienna Thorne (Rienna Rieko), Rhiannon Colclough, Tiszo Cioc and Vanessadelrio Underwood. We are all looking foreword to your input in our 2017 event plans, so get your thinking caps on, and be ready to rock another year with Model’s Workshop!
As this year comes to a close, I want to thank all of you for your contributions—large or small, ongoing or onetime—and your attendance at our events be it with constant energy or a burst…it all matters!! I want to thank the various designers, magazine publishers and other contributors from the fashion industry.
Most especially in this holiday time when our thoughts turn to family and friends, I want to express my gratitude for the team spirit among our members (now over 1,230). Your genuine caring for each other’s well-being and your willingness to be supportive in times of spiritual, emotional, and even physical need as evidenced by your use of the MW chat. Obviously, we all care about the collective us, for without that care we could not have reached the height and breath we hold in this virtual environment.
From the time I accepted the responsibility of being the owner and CEO of this magnificent group, I have been humbled by the task of continuing its existence in SL. I could never have done this without the help of the very talented and highly esteemed, Jena Adder. We both believe that working with a group full of seasoned professionals to the newest beginners is a responsibility we do not take lightly. In fact, It is our deepest honor to be your COO and CEO.
With that said, Jena and I wish you all HAPPY HOLIDAYS and a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!
“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” —Helen Keller
In the photo (l-r): Nesca Fey (Feyonce), Arianna Jasmine, Suki Rexen, Lira Savira and Jena Adder.