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Title: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on January 13, 2017, 04:59:24 PM
The Balloon Artistes Guild membership runs from 1st April 2017 till the end of March 2018.

There will be 10 Care & Share Balloon days.

We hold three two day events and have six star lecture days with three of them being filmed for club members.

The other four days are generally workshops run by club members or myself.

I also try to run a couple of basic balloon modelling days and members are welcome
to attend these as well within the club fee.

We do try to get some of the top names in the balloon twisting world over to the UK.

"Let's Improve Our Art"

The membership list for 2017/18

1, Melanie Howard
2, Kevin Steadman
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on March 11, 2017, 06:54:36 PM
Keeping the list updated,

1, Melanie Howard
2, Kevin Steadman
3, Julie Feist
4, Amanda Smith
5, Steve Benton
6, David Ellis
7, Melissa Contildes
8, Dave Hickory
9, Leonie Dack
10, Paul Curwen
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Doug Roberts on March 17, 2017, 06:45:48 PM
I'd like to know more about this. What's the membership cost, and do you offer "accreditations"?

In the last few months I've been spending a lot more time on balloon modelling - with 18 years of experience, I'm no novice.

Mostly I've concentrated on magic, puppets, and music, but balloons have always been a big part of my business too. It would be an advantage for me to take this skill to the next level....
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on March 17, 2017, 07:09:05 PM
Hi Doug, there are some details on the website about the club etc
but if you want to call me to discuss my numbers on the website as well.

http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/ca ... hare-days/ (http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/care-and-share-days/)
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on March 24, 2017, 10:02:53 AM
David and Suzie have re-joined so the numbers at the moment,


1, Melanie Howard
2, Kevin Steadman
3, Julie Feist
4, Amanda Smith
5, Steve Benton
6, David Ellis
7, Melissa Contildes
8, Dave Hickory
9, Leonie Dack
10, Paul Curwen
11, David Crofts
12, Susie Hillman
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on March 25, 2017, 06:15:36 PM
Danny has just re-joined  :)
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on March 30, 2017, 09:25:54 AM
Darren re-joined the Balloon Artistes guild and I think I'm right in saying
he was unable to attend any days last year  :(

Fingers crossed we see you at a few for this year Darren.
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on March 30, 2017, 09:26:18 AM
Sammy and Donnie have also re-joined :)
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on April 08, 2017, 09:31:56 AM
Ine has just re-joined,
I think I'm keeping things pretty much up to date.........which is good for me  ;)
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on April 16, 2017, 02:14:17 PM
Keeping it all up to date, Tanya has re-joined  :)
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on April 26, 2017, 04:05:04 PM
Keeping it all up to date, Dan and Rob have re-joined.

We will be updating the members facebook page early next week.
Please get in touch if you need to pay in instalments, always happy to help out where we can.
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on April 26, 2017, 05:19:45 PM
Caroline has joined again, so the up to date list so far,

1, Melanie Howard
2, Kevin Steadman
3, Julie Feist
4, Amanda Smith
5, Steve Benton
6, David Ellis
7, Melissa Contildes
8, Dave Hickory
9, Leonie Dack
10, Paul Curwen
11, David Crofts
12, Susie Hillman
13, Danny Schlesinger
14, Darren Atkins
15, Sammy
16, Donnie
17, Ine Dries
18, Tanya Kemp
19, Dan Catt
20, Rob Driscoll
21, Caroline Porter
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on April 27, 2017, 10:30:14 AM
We have another new member, Rob Keeling  :)
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: magirob on April 27, 2017, 01:30:19 PM
Welcome along Rob and all the other new and returning members :)
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on April 29, 2017, 06:59:00 PM
Roger joined again in Worksop, I forgot to add him, oops!
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on May 01, 2017, 10:15:41 AM
Thank you to everyone who is joining or has re-joined "The Balloon Artistes Guild"
It is very much appreciated, with Olivia re-joining we now have 24 members for our little club.

1, Melanie Howard
2, Kevin Steadman
3, Julie Feist
4, Amanda Smith
5, Steve Benton
6, David Ellis
7, Melissa Contildes
8, Dave Hickory
9, Leonie Dack
10, Paul Curwen
11, David Crofts
12, Susie Hillman
13, Danny Schlesinger
14, Darren Atkins
15, Sammy
16, Donnie
17, Ine Dries
18, Tanya Kemp
19, Dan Catt
20, Rob Driscoll
21, Caroline Porter
22, Rob Keeling
23, Roger Daws
24, Olivia Post
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on May 11, 2017, 05:00:14 PM
These are all the excess DVD's I have acquired over the years. I know some have said to
sell them etc but that agreement with lecturers was they were only for club members.

The other suggestion was to offer a DVD to new members, a nice idea but what about the loyal old member?

I did not think that was fair and the club is only 150 pounds for up to 10 days so what more
does one need to do to entice a few new members so to speak.
I still think the BAG membership is the best deal around, maybe I'm biased though?

They will be destroyed tomorrow so you have 24 hours to come up with a great idea.
At the moment I'm going to scratch them up and give to Thelma for her cake base idea.
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on May 12, 2017, 05:20:39 PM
We have two new members of the guild, Nikki Stapleford and Roy Charles.
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on May 16, 2017, 05:14:27 PM
Joanne the famous lady from BGT has re-joined  :)
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Magic Nikki on May 20, 2017, 07:29:19 AM
Quote from: "Graham Lee"
We have two new members of the guild, Nikki Stapleford and Roy Charles.
Really looking forward to it. x
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on June 13, 2017, 12:08:22 PM
We have a new International member for the group, Helen Budinger has joined  :D
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on June 13, 2017, 05:04:03 PM
Following on from the post about all the excess BAG DVD's.
We are going to destroy them all on Thursday.
If any club members would like some put aside to purchase at a later date then please let us know.
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on June 21, 2017, 09:49:14 PM
The up to date membership,

1, Melanie Howard
2, Kevin Steadman
3, Julie Feist
4, Amanda Smith
5, Steve Benton
6, David Ellis
7, Melissa Contildes
8, Dave Hickory
9, Leonie Dack
10, Paul Curwen
11, David Crofts
12, Susie Hillman
13, Danny Schlesinger
14, Darren Atkins
15, Sammy
16, Donnie
17, Ine Dries
18, Tanya Kemp
19, Dan Catt
20, Rob Driscoll
21, Caroline Porter
22, Rob Keeling
23, Roger Daws
24, Olivia Post
25, Nikki Stapleford
26, Roy Charles
27, Joanne Anderson
28, Helen Budinger
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on June 28, 2017, 06:56:36 PM
The alberto nava DVD has arrived, we will give this out next week with the new matt falloon DVD.

Please note this is for members for last year 2016/17.
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on July 01, 2017, 10:26:46 AM
Dzintars Gulbis has joined up again for another year  :)
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on July 05, 2017, 11:10:48 PM
New members that joined at the Sutton days are,

Hirsha Bhatt
Manjula Gohil who is Hirsha's family friend
Vicki Hibbins
Clare Benjamin
Amy Jones

and then we have an international member, Steven De Maesschaick.
Steven helps to run the club that Leo Organises in Belgium and has
joined as a full member rather than a DVD only member to help out club funds.

Thanks Steven that is very nice and appreciated,
it's also appreciated everyone else who has joined the club.
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on July 06, 2017, 05:07:36 PM
Keeping the membership up to date.

1, Melanie Howard
2, Kevin Steadman
3, Julie Feist
4, Amanda Smith
5, Steve Benton
6, David Ellis
7, Melissa Contildes
8, Dave Hickory
9, Leonie Dack
10, Paul Curwen
11, David Crofts
12, Susie Hillman
13, Danny Schlesinger
14, Darren Atkins
15, Sammy
16, Donnie
17, Ine Dries
18, Tanya Kemp
19, Dan Catt
20, Rob Driscoll
21, Rob Keeling
22, Roger Daws
23, Olivia Post
24, Nikki Stapleford
25, Roy Charles
26, Joanne Anderson
27, Helen Budinger
28, Dzintars Gulbis
29, Hirsha Bhatt
30, Manjula Gohil
31, Vicki Hibbins
32, Clare Benjamin
33, Amy Jones
34, Steven De Maesschaick.
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on July 19, 2017, 10:31:35 PM
Just taken the master copy from the Doctor Bob day down to Lord G for editing.

It will be ready for the next star lecture day in November.
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Mujician on July 20, 2017, 08:44:12 PM
How does membership work for BAG? Is there a sensible time to join, or once membership is paid does that mean we can attend the following 10 care and share days? If I'm not too late, I'd like one of the DVDs you're going to destroy.
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on July 21, 2017, 12:35:27 AM
Quote from: "Mujician"
How does membership work for BAG? Is there a sensible time to join, or once membership is paid does that mean we can attend the following 10 care and share days? If I'm not too late, I'd like one of the DVDs you're going to destroy.
Membership goes from 1st April till the end of march,
it would be un manageable if people were joining all through the year and trying to fit in 10 days for everyone.

It's still a saving joining now and you would still get the three DVD's for this year, we have a minimum of seven
more days planned for this coming BAG year.

We also have a DVD only membership if required and you can buy a full year of previous BAG DVD's
if you wish but I only have a few left now.
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Mujician on July 21, 2017, 12:14:59 PM
Thanks Graham, I'll be a bot more on the ball and join for a full year next year. I'll see if ai can get to any of the days that are planned thus far.
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on August 30, 2017, 10:45:32 PM
Tracy French has just re-joined  :)
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on October 07, 2017, 11:39:29 AM
I have the master copy DVD back from Lord G.
Will have a look during the week and then send it off to the duplication centre.
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on October 20, 2017, 09:49:50 PM
I have just sat and watched the Doctor Bob master DVD from July.
Sending it off to the duplication centre this week.

We are going to add to the artwork on the back cover and onto the artwork on disc,

For Club Members Only
Not For Re-Sale

This is due to ex members selling their DVD's, this is not fair to the artistes
running the workshops as the agreement we have is they are for club
members only and will not be sold, then ex members sell the DVD's.

I'm a little upset about this really.
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on November 03, 2017, 12:59:52 PM
The Doctor Bob DVD's have arrived, we will send out the international members
over the weekend and then bring the others to Birmingham on 20th & 21st Nov.

I think I mentioned this before and sad that we have had to do this,
can you see what we now have printed on the DVD and cover?
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on November 25, 2017, 06:56:08 PM
Keeping the membership up to date,

1, Melanie Howard
2, Kevin Steadman
3, Julie Feist
4, Amanda Smith
5, Steve Benton
6, David Ellis
7, Melissa Contildes
8, Dave Hickory
9, Leonie Dack
10, Paul Curwen
11, David Crofts
12, Susie Hillman
13, Danny Schlesinger
14, Darren Atkins
15, Sammy
16, Donnie
17, Ine Dries
18, Tanya Kemp
19, Dan Catt
20, Rob Driscoll
21, Rob Keeling
22, Roger Daws
23, Olivia Post
24, Nikki Stapleford
25, Roy Charles
26, Joanne Anderson
27, Helen Budinger
28, Dzintars Gulbis
29, Hirsha Bhatt
30, Manjula Gohil
31, Vicki Hibbins
32, Clare Benjamin
33, Amy Jones
34, Steven De Maesschaick
35, Tracy French
36, Tone Draper
37, Caroline Porter
38, Suzette Arita
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on March 22, 2018, 09:54:09 PM
The Sam Cremeens DVD 20 have arrived. If anyone would like to be at the filming
of DVD 21 with Wallie de Groote this is being filmed next week in Birmingham,
booking details, https://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/b ... hare-days/ (https://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/balloons/care-share-days/)
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Jana on March 29, 2018, 07:58:55 AM
It was brilliant to be there yesterday in Birmingham, catching up with old friends (I don't mean old as in old as we are all young in heart) and seeing Wallie's excellent workshop, lots of original ideas and approach and good to get a few bigger balloons out too.
Title: Re: BAG Membership 2017
Post by: Graham Lee on March 29, 2018, 10:27:56 AM
It was fun and a riot of a laugh, thanks for the star prize David, appreciated.