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Title: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on January 22, 2013, 10:31:15 AM
Hello Everyone, just a little about what the Guild is incase anyone would like to join.

It was set up in April 2011 with the idea of having 10 balloon days all over the UK, there are Seven "Care & Share" days and Three "Star Lecture" days which are filmed and a DVD is sent out to members, so even if you are unable to make all of the dates you get a flavour and a feel to what was taught. The cost for the year is £120 if paid by cheque/bank transfer. Credit card payments are £125 to cover admin fees. We are just setting up a monthly PayPal scheme to spread the cost over the year, as yet the fee is to be decided.

The Star Lecture days for 2011 were, David Brenion, Dennis Hogers and Ken Stillman.
For 2012 we had, Colin Myles and Shirley Ray. Patrick van de Ven and Ed Chee
For 2013 so far we have booked Antonio Becares Rodriguez.

The "Care & Share" days vary as sometimes we get a mystery lecturer and members also get up and show the latest creation they are working on.

The "Star Lecture" days are two day events with a care & share day first and the star lecture on the second day so if you do have to travel we find a cheap hotel and make it a mini convention.

Membership is open to all, UK and abroad and it normally takes 6/8 weeks from the star lecture day to send out the relevant DVD.
Pictures from the days can be seen in the events section.

There is a thread on the subject as well but be warned it is over 37 pages long, forum-balloon-club-idea-t3447.html (http://balloonchat.co.uk/forum-balloon-club-idea-t3447.html)
Any questions then please ask away,
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on February 13, 2013, 07:54:16 PM
TBAG MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN

Dear All,

The next membership period for The Balloon Artistes Guild will run from 1st April 2013 to 31st March 2014. This year will be running a monthly payment plan to help members cover the cost of joining by paying £13-50 per month via paypal over a ten month period (total cost £135).

As this is a one-year trial, automatic subscription payments will not be possible as we do not want to setup a full paypal business account but will look to doing this if we get a large number of members.

So this is how it will work....

To join the scheme you need to make your first payment via paypal BEFORE 1st April by sending £13.50 to tbagpay@hotmail.com (http://mailto:tbagpay@hotmail.com)

This scheme is kindly being offered by Graham on a trust basis and I am managing the payment process and accounts (for no financial gain and yes I will be paying for my membership!)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: stevedags on February 14, 2013, 09:34:51 AM
Here comes a new member :)

Steve
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on February 14, 2013, 09:54:38 AM
Can I just point out that the Exeter/Tiverton day on Wed 6th March is the last BAG day for 2012/13 and the Leeds day, Wed 20th March, Shirley Ray Deco/Twisting is the first day for 2013/14 although membership does run from 1st April. Because we had to fit 10 days in for Qualatex before the end of June this was the only way I could work things out, the basic day the day before Shirely on Tuesday 19th March is free to attend and is not an offical BAG day.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on February 14, 2013, 10:48:01 AM
So the new members we have for 2013/14 at the moment are

Graham Lee
Darren (Nippy99)
Thelma Levett
Diana Dews
Kevin Steadman
Steven Dagsland
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: jase on February 19, 2013, 12:55:12 PM
Are you still doing the couples membership?
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on February 19, 2013, 01:36:26 PM
Yes, at a guess for the price £195
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on February 27, 2013, 03:19:37 PM
Ade has re-joined, it is a very small group at the moment,

Graham Lee
Darren (Nippy99)
Thelma Levett
Diana Dews
Kevin Steadman
Steven Dagsland
Ade Bamigbade
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Royston on February 27, 2013, 06:54:45 PM
I'm in Graham  :)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Danny the Idiot on February 27, 2013, 08:03:13 PM
me too!  :)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on February 27, 2013, 08:59:23 PM
If anyone wants to pay monthly via PayPal the email address is,

tbagpay@hotmail.com
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on March 10, 2013, 11:14:37 PM
Just a reminder that the ability to join the monthly payment scheme will end this month - so you have 21 days to sign up....
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on March 13, 2013, 11:56:18 AM
Just an update on members, I think two or three have said they will be re-joining at the Leeds day next week.

Graham Lee
Thelma Levett
Shirley Ray
Roger Daws
Lord Geoffrey
Pam & Paul Pearce
Darren (Nippy99)
Diana Dews
Kevin Steadman
Steven Dagsland
Ade Bamigbade
Danny Schlesinger
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: magirob on March 13, 2013, 12:10:28 PM
I am going to join, just need to work out if I pay the lot on one go or do the Paypal scheme :-)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Robeagling on March 14, 2013, 08:52:27 PM
Hi Darren/Graham

Just to let you know my first payment has gone in via PayPal. Looking forward to becoming the newest BAG member

Best

Rob

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Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on March 14, 2013, 09:17:11 PM
Hi Rob

I just sent you an email to confirm - welcome to the club...
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: KJ Entertainments on March 15, 2013, 12:38:19 AM
Will be re-joining this year again, I can't rate being a part of T-BAG highly enough. I am actually really looking forward to my next care and share day where I can honestly say I'll enjoy handing over my years subscription.  :)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Royston on March 15, 2013, 12:35:15 PM
Hi Graham who do I make the cheque payable to and the addresss to send to? Many thanks, Royston
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on March 15, 2013, 12:56:43 PM
PM sent Royston.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: magirob on March 15, 2013, 07:36:09 PM
I sent my first Paypal payment off for TBAG last night, can you let me know you got it ok please :-)

Thanks
Magirob
Title: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on March 15, 2013, 08:08:59 PM
Hi Rob,

Just checked - payment received thanks. Sorry for the delay. I can't guarantee an immediate response but all is safe and well.

Thanks for joining ;-)
Title: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on March 15, 2013, 08:13:35 PM
Updated :

Graham Lee
Thelma Levett
Shirley Ray
Roger Daws
Lord Geoffrey
Pam & Paul Pearce
Darren (Nippy99)
Diana Dews
Kevin Steadman
Steven Dagsland
Ade Bamigbade
Danny Schlesinger
Robert Eagling
Robert Driscoll (magirob)
Sonia Payne
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: SoniaPayne on March 16, 2013, 11:23:50 AM
Hi DARREN just sent my first payment. Not sure how many days I will get to this year but hopefully a few and its always worth it for the dvds. Will need to set a reminder as don't want to frget to pay it and get cancelled!!! Lol x
Title: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on March 16, 2013, 11:30:50 AM
Sonia, you are all signed up! Thanks ;-)

Don't worry reminders will be sent on the 1st of each month and you will have the whole month to send your payment. I won't let you forget ;-)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: magirob on March 16, 2013, 11:42:07 AM
Quote from: "nippy99"
Hi Rob,

Just checked - payment received thanks. Sorry for the delay. I can't guarantee an immediate response but all is safe and well.

Thanks for joining ;-)

Thanks Darren, your a star :D
Title: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: SoniaPayne on March 16, 2013, 04:00:32 PM
You're a star Darren :) x
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on March 23, 2013, 12:49:20 PM
We had a little influx of members at the Leeds days, on Tuesday Joyce Sugden, Paul Isbell, Andy Squire and Steve Benton joined.
On the Wed, Adie Hurley, Trudie Patient, Tom Nowrie, Julie Trafford and Emma Mitchell-Dale joined.

I also received a cheque for Royston in the Channel Isles so a good week for new members.

So the upto date list is,

Graham Lee
Thelma Levett
Shirley Ray
Roger Daws
Lord Geoffrey
Pam & Paul Pearce
Darren (Nippy99)
Diana Dews
Kevin Steadman
Steven Dagsland
Ade Bamigbade
Danny Schlesinger
Robert Eagling
Robert Driscoll (magirob)
Sonia Payne
Joyce Sugden
Paul Isbell
Andy Squire
Steve Benton
Adie Hurley
Trudi Patient
Tom Nowrie
Julie Trafford
Emma Mitchell-Dale
Royston South
Title: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on March 31, 2013, 10:57:39 AM
Today is your last day to sign up for the monthly payment scheme!
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 10, 2013, 12:29:50 AM
Olivia Post has just re-joined  :D

Darren and I have been looking at the monthly payments plan and you can still sign up any time during the year,
the monthly fee will stay the same as this makes things easier for Darren and you just have to make a one off payment for the months missed. Hope that makes sense?
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 16, 2013, 05:01:36 PM
I know we have discussed this before and now I have finally got around to adding them to the website. The 2011 BAG DVD's are now available for £99 but only as a full set.
The 2012 DVD's are also online at £120 for the full set, all monies raised will go to club to help promote balloon modelling and to pay for lectures for the coming year.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 27, 2013, 05:19:18 PM
We have a new member  :)  :D  Lisa Chester, thanks for joining Lisa.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: magirob on April 27, 2013, 09:51:24 PM
welcome to the gang Lisa :smile:
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on May 02, 2013, 09:00:59 PM
We have another new member... Tony (balloon-man)

Don't forget you can still join using our easy monthly payment scheme... message me for details...
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on May 09, 2013, 11:17:08 AM
Jason Murphy has just re-joined as well  :)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on May 09, 2013, 11:19:04 AM
So the updated list is,


Graham Lee
Thelma Levett
Shirley Ray
Roger Daws
Lord Geoffrey
Pam & Paul Pearce
Darren (Nippy99)
Diana Dews
Kevin Steadman
Steven Dagsland
Ade Bamigbade
Danny Schlesinger
Robert Eagling
Robert Driscoll (magirob)
Sonia Payne
Joyce Sugden
Paul Isbell
Andy Squire
Steve Benton
Adie Hurley
Trudi Patient
Tom Nowrie
Julie Trafford
Emma Mitchell-Dale
Royston South
Olivia Post
Lisa Chester
Tony Balloonman
Jason Murphy
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on May 14, 2013, 10:28:55 PM
From Bristol we have two new members, Barbara and Amanda re-joined  :D  And I have a picture of Amanda signing the cheque.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on May 24, 2013, 07:55:22 PM
It was nice to see a member promoting the guild  :D  http://www.kjentertainments.co.uk/about ... sting.html (http://www.kjentertainments.co.uk/about-dan-s-twisting.html)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on June 03, 2013, 01:00:25 PM
Pete Watts has just re-joined and I have had a few emails from others asking about re-joining so fingers crossed the numbers are creeping back up.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on June 10, 2013, 06:22:43 PM
Julie Hayward has just re-joined  :D

Would anyone like to comment on this? A BAG DVD was up for sale on EBay, as a member has bought this I suppose he can do as he wishes but the DVD is for club members only I was not sure of things and if it was an original copy. Would anyone like to comment?
Title: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: cashmagic on June 10, 2013, 07:21:01 PM
Is it still for sale?
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on June 10, 2013, 07:43:44 PM
Someone has bought it but as they are meant just for club members maybe it should not have been sold on?
You can buy them still from the website, Vol 1/3 are £99 and 4/6 £120 the same as club membership, http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/catal ... -14-2.html (http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/catalog/DVD_s_CD_s-14-2.html)
Title: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: SoniaPayne on June 20, 2013, 08:48:22 PM
If the item is not for resale toucan contact eBay and they will make them remove the listing
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on June 23, 2013, 11:38:21 PM
Fingers crossed that at Birmingham this week we will get a few new members for the club, I know of three who are going to re-join  :D
Our latest member is Rhian so the numbers are creeping back up.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on June 28, 2013, 12:16:17 PM
Pleased to say we had 5 new members join at the super duper day, David Crofts, Dave Hickory, Colin Tulley and then a joint membership of Nici and Jay.

This I believe is the now up to date list,

Graham Lee
Thelma Levett
Shirley Ray
Roger Daws
Lord Geoffrey
Pam & Paul Pearce
Darren (Nippy99)
Diana Dews
Kevin Steadman
Steven Dagsland
Ade Bamigbade
Danny Schlesinger
Robert Eagling
Robert Driscoll (magirob)
Sonia Payne
Joyce Sugden
Paul Isbell
Andy Squire
Steve Benton
Adie Hurley
Trudi Patient
Tom Nowrie
Julie Trafford
Emma Mitchell-Dale
Royston South
Olivia Post
Lisa Chester
Tony Balloonman
Jason Murphy
Barbara Roll
Amanda Smith
Pete Watts
Julie Hayward
David Crofts
Dave Hickory
Colin Tulley
Nici & Jay

_________________
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on July 02, 2013, 10:52:43 PM
We have now got sponsorship from Qualatex till the end of the year with two more dates being sponsored.  :)
We are looking to have two basic days in Birmingham 1st/2nd Oct and then the Brian Asman star lecture 25th Oct and I'm looking into having a deco twisting day on the Tuesday 24th Oct.
All dates are still not confirmed as yet.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: KJ Entertainments on July 02, 2013, 11:29:22 PM
Have I been left off the list? can't seem to find me on there and I'm starting to feel lonely :(
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on July 03, 2013, 12:06:47 AM
Oh yes, sorry Dan. Another one of my mistakes  :o  will add you next time but you did re-join so many thanks.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on July 04, 2013, 06:50:41 PM
Just to keep everyone up to date on days covered so far for the BAG members, we have done five dates this year,

Leeds with Shirley Ray
Bristol Care & Share
Manchester Care & Share
Birmingham Pam and Paul
Birmingham Antonio
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Twistina on July 05, 2013, 12:48:34 AM
I am missing from the list also!
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on July 05, 2013, 08:51:28 AM
Quote from: "Twistina"
I am missing from the list also!
I must sack the secretary of BAG, oh hang on it's me, consider myself sacked. Sorry Christine another foe par.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on July 15, 2013, 12:30:30 AM
If anyone is interested in joining The Balloon Artistes Guild for this year, I am offering a one-off chance to join the monthly payment scheme. Starting this month (July), you can pay £27 per month for the next 6 months (total price £135).

If interested please message me for joining instructions!

Thanks
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Royston on July 16, 2013, 07:19:37 PM
Just a quick one-what number should we be up to on the BAG DVDs as I'm lost now  :oops:
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on July 16, 2013, 11:54:28 PM
There have been six for the first two years, I am taking the first one of year three from Antonio down to Lord G on Thursday.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Royston on July 17, 2013, 06:43:21 PM
Thanks Graham, I'm now back on track  :)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on August 07, 2013, 10:47:35 PM
DVD 7 is being edited at the moment from the Antonio lecture last month, a slight technical problem is that for some reason we will have the date and time on the DVD screen.
I'm assuming I must have hit an extra button somewhere along the way, I have not seen it yet but Geoff says it's not too bad but would have been better without...........OOOPs
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: BongoBalloons on August 18, 2013, 08:48:32 AM
Quote from: "Graham Lee"
..but would have been better without...........OOOPs

Shall we all go back and do it again?  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: masqueradeface on August 18, 2013, 08:09:07 PM
I had to sit down to do it too!

But honestly it is money well spent.....I recommend joining BAG.. all levels of twisters.
Quote from: "Graham Lee"
From Bristol we have two new members, Barbara and Amanda re-joined  :D  And I have a picture of Amanda signing the cheque.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on August 22, 2013, 01:02:24 PM
David Tan from Singapore has just rejoined  :)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on September 17, 2013, 03:28:11 PM
We have another new member  :D  Stuart Davies from Wales.

I will be picking up the master copy from Lord G on Thursday from the memorial lecture with Antonio and hope to have them all ready to post out to members by the end of the month.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on September 18, 2013, 11:20:36 PM
The up to date list of members that will be receiving the Antonio DVD in the next couple of weeks are,

Graham Lee
Thelma Levett
Shirley Ray
Roger Daws
Lord Geoffrey
Pam & Paul Pearce
Darren (Nippy99)
Diana Dews
Kevin Steadman
Steven Dagsland
Ade Bamigbade
Danny Schlesinger
Robert Eagling
Robert Driscoll (magirob)
Sonia Payne
Joyce Sugden
Paul Isbell
Andy Squire
Steve Benton
Adie Hurley
Trudi Patient
Tom Nowrie
Julie Trafford
Emma Mitchell-Dale
Royston South
Olivia Post
Lisa Chester
Tony Balloonman
Jason Murphy
Barbara Roll
Amanda Smith
Pete Watts
Julie Hayward
David Crofts
Dave Hickory
Colin Tulley
Nici & Jay
Dan (KJ)
Christine Belcher
David Tan
Stuart Davies

I make that 41 members, I do not count joint members as two as they share a DVD.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on September 19, 2013, 03:48:12 PM
I went to pick up the master copy today from Lord G for the memorial lecture DVD and have to say when I put it on the computer it brought a tear to my eye.
I took some pictures of David along to the event and we had them on the chair centre stage before the lecture started and Geoff has included them into the DVD.
A nice moment, I was touched.
Will have a quick look through later today and then send it off tomorrow to get copied for club members.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on September 24, 2013, 10:21:40 AM
The DVD's are being printed as we speak, artwork has also been sent so not long now  :)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: BongoBalloons on September 24, 2013, 10:38:33 AM
I'm looking forward to receiving mine!  I hope you didn't edit out Antonio's reference to my Multi-Award Wining status!  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on September 24, 2013, 10:51:28 AM
Quote from: "BongoBalloons"
I'm looking forward to receiving mine!  I hope you didn't edit out Antonio's reference to my Multi-Award Wining status!  :mrgreen:
I have nothing to do with the editing, I leave that all to Geoff. When was it mentioned?
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: BongoBalloons on September 24, 2013, 10:54:34 AM
I think it was when he was teaching the pinch line - he mentioned my winning chainsaw design and suggested I could use the pinch line for the blade.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on September 27, 2013, 01:28:39 PM
The DVD's from the Antonio lecture have just arrived, I got 60 made as we are hoping a few more will join the club  :D
Will try to get these posted out on Monday to the club members.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on September 27, 2013, 03:55:31 PM
Well some of these may go out this afternoon as Lyn is writing all the envelopes as we speak, well as I type actually but never mind  :)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on September 28, 2013, 10:42:06 AM
They have all been packed up and posted out today, please don't get too excited as it was only second class post.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: BongoBalloons on September 30, 2013, 12:30:57 PM
Mine has just arrived  :D
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: mrwiggle on September 30, 2013, 04:20:48 PM
many thanks graham.
just had a quick look. content and filming look fantastic. these dvd are well worth the membership thanks again for all the work you put in
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Morethanballoons on October 02, 2013, 02:47:41 PM
I have received and watched the DVD (Thanks for putting up with my impatient requests Graham :oops: ) I had purchased other work / designs from Antonio, but the man is a talented Entertainer, I enjoyed every minute of the inspiring DVD and will probably watch a few more times yet.

Great Job, just sorry I couldn't actually be there :cry: ! Thanks again to one and all. :D
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on October 02, 2013, 08:48:47 PM
If you become a TBAG member you can make these....

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Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on October 27, 2013, 01:45:48 PM
We had two new members join the club last week at the event, Tess Cartwright and David Craner. I think we now have 43 members.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on October 27, 2013, 02:15:44 PM
We have three more care and share days to book for 2013/14. They will be in Bishops Stortford Jan and then a two day event in Leeds for March.
Star lecturer still to be announced.

Dates covered so far are,
Leeds with Shirley Ray
Bristol Care & Share
Manchester Care & Share
Birmingham Pam and Paul
Birmingham Antonio
Banstead Roger Daws
Banstaed Brian Asman
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on October 27, 2013, 11:11:07 PM
I was looking to hold the Bishops Stortford Day Wed 15th Jan and the Leeds two day event, Tue, Wed 11/12th March.
Nothing confirmed yet, just wanting to see if this clashes with anything?
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: d.craner on November 11, 2013, 10:09:46 AM
Hello All

As a newly joined member, I am as yet unsure about the why's and wherefores of the Guild. I would like something which states that I am indeed a paid up member and I have thought about the posibility of having a Polo shirt with the logo embriodered on. Does anybody know if this is permissible please.

Thanks
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on November 11, 2013, 10:55:18 AM
Hi David, We did start to get a logo together. Rob got the ball rolling and then I got a few people to add to it but it got a little muddy shall we say with what people thought should be on the logo and what the idea of the club stood for etc. There is a thread here somewhere, off to look for it.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on November 11, 2013, 10:56:53 AM
I think this is the main thread, the-balloon-artistes-guild-logo-t6850.html?hilit=bag (http://balloonchat.co.uk/the-balloon-artistes-guild-logo-t6850.html?hilit=bag) logo
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: andyc277 on December 04, 2013, 08:49:40 PM
Can someone confirm for me that those of us not currently TBAG members can attend the Leeds STAR Lecture day in March and will membership run from April for 2014/15?
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on December 04, 2013, 10:09:45 PM
Hi Andy, yes anyone can attend any of the days, club members and non club members. We always have a day rate and also an early bird special price as well.

The club membership does run from 1st April 2014 till the end of March 2015 but as yet we are not sure if the club will continue. For the past three years the club has not been braking even, I did think we would have a few more members now we are into the third year and nearly at the end of year three. We might have to cut our cloth accordingly and maybe just have the 6 main days, the three star lecture two day events in Leeds, Birmingham and Sutton. I also thought the club would be run more as a club as well with everyone helping out a little more. 10 days for £120 plus 3 DVD's, it must be the bargain of the year but still some just turn up, enjoy and walk away without helping here and there. Maybe I ask too much?
I will also add there are 3/4 club members who also go beyond and help all the time, so thank you to them.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: andyc277 on December 05, 2013, 08:20:54 AM
Well if the club does continue into the 2014/15 year then I will certainly be an extra member. I haven't been to any of the days, much to my regret, but I think there must be a lot of people missing a trick on here, 10 days plus DVDs for the princely sum of £120 is a great deal, even more so with the monthly instalments.

If I can do anything to help keep the club going please let me know.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on December 05, 2013, 09:21:55 AM
Quote from: "andyc277"
If I can do anything to help keep the club going please let me know.
Could you russell up 65 paying members  :D  That would be nice.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: andyc277 on December 05, 2013, 05:32:11 PM
I have about that many imaginary friends but they only pay imaginary money! :D
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on December 05, 2013, 06:50:30 PM
I went down to see Lord G on Tuesday and he will be working on the editing of the Brian Asman star lecture. Hoping to get this out mid Jan...............Maybe.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: andyc277 on December 06, 2013, 09:00:23 PM
I suggested to Graham on a PM that an associate membership might appeal to the masses to increase numbers, I was thinking along the lines of a lower price that wouldn't include the DVDs from the Star Days and/or a discount on the Care & Share days.  Graham kindly educated me on the value for money that the BAG gives a member. £120 for 10 days training along with sharing ideas, experiences and abilities, plus the Star Lecture Days, plus the DVDs of the Star Lectures. Qualatex do their own training, £80-£95 for a single day.  I don't claim to be a maths genius but even I can see that huge void between the 2.

I am currently not a member of the Balloon Artistes Guild, thanks there goes to work and working away for over 6 months of this year, however I fully intend to be a member at the beginning of the next membership year, April 2014 onwards.

Graham has already described on this thread the challenges that the guild is facing regarding finances due to a less than ideal number of members. I feel it would be a great loss to those who have been / currently are members and those of us new to the industry to lose such a valuable asset.  I would ask you all to think of how many model ideas, tips, tricks and pieces of advice you have received from being part of this site. Now imagine how many different things you would pick up from talking to people face to face and watching professional twisters doing their thing live, not to mention meeting others who are in exactly the same position as you.  All this has the potential to disappear due to a lack of membership along with what I can only imagine to be a phenomenal amount of blood sweat and tears on the part of Graham.  

I would ask you all to join the guild again next year, encourage other to join and develop your own abilities and continue to grow this fascinating industry. If nothing else keep this guild going so we can all continue to feed off the genius and efforts of Graham and co.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: cindyt on December 06, 2013, 11:26:30 PM
How about the exact opposite type of membership from what andyc277 suggested? -- something that would just include the DVDs for the Star Lecture Days for those of us from the U.S. who could never make it to a Share & Care Day (although they sound great!).
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on December 14, 2013, 12:53:55 PM
I was just updating the list of members and forgot to mention that Susie Hillman also joined the club at the Brian Asman day and we also have a new member Mari Farrell.
This is the full list..............I Think!!!!!

Graham Lee
Thelma Levett
Shirley Ray
Roger Daws
Lord Geoffrey
Pam & Paul Pearce
Darren (Nippy99)
Diana Dews
Kevin Steadman
Steven Dagsland
Ade Bamigbade
Danny Schlesinger
Robert Eagling
Robert Driscoll (magirob)
Sonia Payne
Joyce Sugden
Paul Isbell
Andy Squire
Steve Benton
Adie Hurley
Trudi Patient
Tom Nowrie
Julie Trafford
Emma Mitchell-Dale
Royston South
Olivia Post
Lisa Chester
Tony Balloonman
Jason Murphy
Barbara Roll
Amanda Smith
Pete Watts
Julie Hayward
David Crofts
Dave Hickory
Colin Tulley
Nici & Jay
Dan (KJ)
Christine Belcher
David Tan
Stuart Davies
Mari Farrell
David Craner
Susie Hillman
Tess Cartwright
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on December 14, 2013, 12:57:19 PM
I make that 47 members including the joint memberships, I will be emailing all club members tonight about the balloon artistes guild for 2014/15.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on December 15, 2013, 10:03:31 PM
And just to remind all monthly subscribers, your final payment is due this month!
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on December 15, 2013, 10:06:29 PM
And the question is..................what happens now to BAG?

Thanks Darren for sorting the monthly payment plan out, cheers.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Danny the Idiot on December 15, 2013, 11:13:14 PM
Perhaps we could discuss it on 21st January?  :)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on December 15, 2013, 11:18:14 PM
I'm sending an email out to members, was going to do it last night but got waylaid and not sure I will have time tonight but an email will be on it's way soon to everyone.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on December 16, 2013, 05:48:55 PM
Sounds a good idea Danny - over some birthday cake :-)
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Post by: nippy99 on December 19, 2013, 07:10:07 PM
Just a thought... Whilst you simply cannot beat physical days where you meet other balloon nutters and make new friends, one suggestion would be to have a reduced number of balloon days and add some on line virtual meetings similar to what other Facebook groups run but usually at stupid o'clock.  They work quite well.  A number of exclusive sessions could be for full members and then have some guest sessions for £5 a time for an hour/90 mins sessions covering a free designs.  They could be run for almost nothing and would make it easier for oversea guests to join in.  This may be a good way to generate funds for the group and entice more members.

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Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on December 19, 2013, 07:57:10 PM
I think the silly o'clock ones will be on a dvd or downloadable sometime soon as all have been recorded.
Thanks for the input Darren, not sure I'm the person to take anything technical forward and maybe sometimes it's a good idea to stand aside for others? Maybe?

So for next year which I would like to do as it will be the tenth year of the care and share days, how about £130 for six days. Three events all being a two day event with one of the days recorded, the increase is to cover a buffet lunch in Birmingham early July.
Usual places, Leeds, Birmingham and Sutton. For non members the star lecture will be, to be continued.

I'm back, so the star lecture day will be £50 to attend and the day before £25, a total of £225. So being a member will save nearly £100 and you get the buffet lunch in Birmingham and the three DVD's. I would like to have a few days around the country that go back to the roots of an original "Care & Share" day where everyone turns up and mucks in, no lectures as such although
I think to have  a basic session first thing would work to encourage everyone to attend. Maybe the days will spur a few on to join the balloon artistes guild.
All of the above are suggestions to help promote our balloon art and to keep BAG continuing.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on December 19, 2013, 09:33:46 PM
Sounds good to me and still incredible value. Will we be offering the monthly payment scheme again?
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on December 31, 2013, 12:09:41 AM
I have spoken with Lord G today and the DVD for BAG members of the Brian Asman day will be ready for me to pick up when I get back from America,
he had to get a new laptop as his old one went kaput.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on January 16, 2014, 07:02:05 PM
I picked up the master copy DVD today, hoping to get this out for the end of the month.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on January 25, 2014, 11:37:17 AM
The balloon Artistes Guild 2014/15 £125, bank transfer, cash. £130 PayPal, credit card.

We will try to run the 10 days with three star lecture days with maybe club members running the day before and then the four other days having a selection of guest lecturer, club members and myself. The star lecture days will be £35 on early bird for the first 5, then £45 for the next five and then £55 which is still a bargain for a world international balloon artiste. The day before will be £15 on the early bird as normal for the first 10 and then £25.

Birmingham two day event is a special party day and lunch will be included in the price, we will also run a raffle to help club funds at these two days.
Would someone like to organise this for us?

Two day spectacular, Birmingham.
We have Sue Bowler booked for 1st July and Thelma Levett booked for 2nd July for the "David Grist Memorial Lecture"
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: andyc277 on January 25, 2014, 05:32:21 PM
Im guessing you have elected not to continue with the monthly payments?  And when does the money need paid by please?

Glad to see its continuing.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on January 25, 2014, 06:24:18 PM
Yes we are having a monthly payment scheme, Darren has volunteered to do this again. The start date is April 1st but I would like people to join early if they could.
It would also be great if everyone could promote the club and maybe find a new member.
I was also thinking that maybe we should make the star lecture days a little more expensive, reasoning being that at £35, if some one wanted to attend two days it would be better to pay the £70 than £125, a big gap but if the days were £50/60 then for only a few extra pounds it would be better to join the club and get the DVD's as well.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: mrwiggle on January 25, 2014, 06:37:21 PM
Graham thanks for running the BAG for another year, I was ready  to pay at the Bishops Storford day but you were unsure if it would continue. I have put my pennies in a jar and will bring them to Leeds care and share. ;)
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Post by: magirob on January 25, 2014, 07:48:35 PM
I am up for another year too, wouldn't miss it for the world.

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Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: andyc277 on January 25, 2014, 08:49:03 PM
Im in, one new addition
Title: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Robeagling on January 25, 2014, 10:40:10 PM
Graham

Just an idea as an incentive. How about offering small bonuses for members that find a member. Not sure what it would be may be recommend  and get 3 sign ups and get a star day free. This way you 'could' get 3 sat turn delegates as well as memberships. It does not affect me as I only know the twisters I have met in the forum but it could be fun Andean people try to be more persuasive. Just a thought! Just to add I am made up about the forum going on for another year I love meeting and learning!

Rob
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on January 26, 2014, 10:46:56 PM
If anyone wants to join the monthly payment scheme it will run over 10 months at £13.50 per month. To help us manage numbers and to ensure we get everyone signed up and committed to the club, this year the scheme will run from FEBRUARY 2014 to NOVEMBER 2014. Anyone can sign up to the monthly payment scheme by sending £13.50 to the club paypal account tbagpay@hotmail.com. This will count as your first payment with the next one being due in March and every month thereafter.

This offer will only remain open until the end of FEBRUARY so make sure you sign up as soon as possible if you wish to take advantage of this easy payment option.

If you do sign up, please also send me a private message with your home address and postcode so Graham will know where to ship your DVDs.

JUST TO REMIND EVERYONE THIS IS FOR TBAG 2014/2015 AND ONLY APPLIES TO EVENTS FROM 1ST APRIL 2014 ONWARDS! (SO THE UPCOMING LEEDS EVENT IS NOT INCLUDED)

Cheers
Title: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Robeagling on January 28, 2014, 03:13:16 PM
Hi another thought on increasing membership. Could we not ask other balloon suppliers such as Funtime faces and playtime balloons to include a specific flyer in all there sales to advertise only the forum. May be we sell it as trying to maintain a strong community to ensure the industry goes from strength to strength. Just a thought rob
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on January 29, 2014, 09:33:39 PM
I have just put these details below all over facebook, if any members do see the thread maybe you could write a little about how nice the club is, what fun days they are etc etc.
But only if you think they are, we do need a few new members,


THE BALLOON ARTISTES GUILD, This has been running now in the UK for three years. The club has been meeting 10 times a year with seven care & share days where we have mini lectures and then we have 3 International star lecture days which are filmed for club members only. To attend all 10 days and to get the DVD's is Only £125. At the moment we have 37 members, non members are welcome to all the days as well for a small nominal fee. The membership runs from 1st April. For more info, http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/pages ... _club.html (http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/pages/uk_twister_club.html)
 or please just get in touch. PLEASE could you share and pass on this post as we are looking for a few new members, thank you.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on January 31, 2014, 03:32:02 PM
I have just put up the booking details for Sue Bowler on the 1st July, on the early bird the price will be £50 but only for the first 5 to book, the price then will go up to £65.
The idea for the price increase is to tempt people to join the club, so it is cheaper to join the club than attend two days, before it used to be £70 to attend two days and £120
for the club so a big difference, lunch is also being provided at the Birmingham days and I'm hoping club members attending will pay the £5 per day charge for lunch.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on January 31, 2014, 11:56:35 PM
We have our first paid up member for 2014/15, Joanne Burford. Welcome to the club Joanne  :)  Just another 49 to go  :D
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on February 01, 2014, 08:23:59 PM
andyc277 has signed up to the monthly scheme - anyone else?
Title: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Robeagling on February 01, 2014, 10:10:45 PM
Hi my first payment was sent Friday I think eob
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on February 02, 2014, 01:43:08 AM
Additional Members...

#1 Rob (Robeagling)
#2 Lisa Chester (isa Chester )
#3 Andy (andyc277)
#4 Darren (nippy99)
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Post by: magirob on February 04, 2014, 11:00:45 AM
Hey there, count me in for the monthly scheme please :-)

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Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on February 06, 2014, 01:49:23 PM
Guess what is being posted out today?
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on February 06, 2014, 04:45:18 PM
Well that was a challenge posting the latest DVD out, the post office did not have enough second class stamps so I had to have some first class, some second class and some had four 20p stamps on. It was just the luck of the draw what was put on what so some might be having the DVD drop through your letterbox tomorrow morning. Anyway they have been posted although
we have a slight problem, we have accounted for 43 members and 49 DVD's, we ordered 50 but we have 44 members but we cant find the missing DVD  :(
So if after Wed you have not received a DVD then please get in touch and we will send out one to you.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on February 16, 2014, 03:59:28 PM
Ooops  :oops: I must apologise to Michael, he paid me at twist and shout last year to be a member and it completely slipped my mind until he said hello on facebook just now.
So there I was saying we had 37 paid up members for 2013/14 and we had 38, sorry Michael, I will post two of your DVD's out to you this week to catch up.
Thanks for joining again as well for next year 2014/15
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on February 28, 2014, 11:46:07 AM
So to try and keep the members list up to date, members from 1st April 2014 are

Rob (Robeagling)
Andy (andyc277)
Darren (nippy99)
Rob
Louise Maclachlan

Joanne Burford
Michael Abrahamson
Wayne Murphy
Graham Lee
Thelma Levett
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: funat60 on March 01, 2014, 02:38:11 PM
I have thought and thought about joining the guild.  Unfortunately I am a pensioner and do not do a whole lot of balloon business.  (If I did, the darn government would take it away in taxes anyway.)  Since I live in Canada, it is not likely that I will ever be able to attend one of the balloon days  :cry: .  I would however, love to be able to say that I am a member of the Balloon Artists Guild.  Is there any way to have a tier system of membership fees so that people like myself can join?
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on March 01, 2014, 02:51:40 PM
Hi Millie, yes we are going to be offering international membership for £99. You will get the three star lecture DVD's and can also pay monthly.
We are hoping this may encourage a few more to join and hope it helps others as well.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on March 01, 2014, 11:45:45 PM
Colin has asked a good question, he has taken a full time midweek job so is unable to attend any of the days and asked if it was possibly to have a reduced UK membership so that he and others that have mid week commitments could receive just the DVD's. Any members got a view on this?
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: magirob on March 02, 2014, 12:12:12 AM
Go for it, maybe its a bit like the International membership idea?
Title: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Robeagling on March 02, 2014, 12:31:48 AM
Graham I agree. I think it's a good way to get members whose subscription can help cover costs of the TBAG membership. If we can convince 50% of the Facebook follows to sign up we are sorted. I think it should be 89 so it's the cost of 3 DVDs at 30 each... Just my opinion.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on March 02, 2014, 10:34:33 AM
My concern is that we get more members for just the DVD's than full paying, will chat with members who come to Leeds and do a mail shot to all BAG members.
If the majority are happy with this then fine, yes getting a few facebook members to join is what we are after.
I will post some more pictures from days gone by next week to try and tempt them.
Title: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Robeagling on March 02, 2014, 02:45:00 PM
Graham this would be strictly for international members only who will not be able to attend any of the days
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: BongoBalloons on March 02, 2014, 03:05:27 PM
Quote from: "Robeagling"
Graham this would be strictly for international members only who will not be able to attend any of the days

As the person who asked Graham the question, I've been keeping out of this so far.

My reason for asking if the 'dvd only' membership was going to be open to anyone was that, just like the international members, I will be unable to attend any days for the foreseeable future.  Saying that they can have the discount but I can't feels a bit unfair, especially if their dvds cost more to post than mine too.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on March 02, 2014, 06:55:23 PM
My view is that the DVD only offer should only be open to international members and priced at £99.

Some good news is we have some new monthly members join!

If you are still thinking about joining TBAG, I am still willing to accept monthly members for the next few days.

Simply send £13.50 to tbagpay@hotmail.com and I will be in touch.

Cheers
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: mrwiggle on March 02, 2014, 08:24:46 PM
hi Darren,
sent you my first paypal payment  27th Feb thought I give the pay monthly ago this year
many thanks
kevin
Title: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Robeagling on March 02, 2014, 09:02:41 PM
Just to add on my stay men about international, I think it muddies the waters if the 99 price is extended to uk residents. This way there are two set prices with clear distinction. I actually attend 2 or 3 of the days but also have a full time day job with extensive international travel. I just take holidays.. This is IMO thanks rob
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: BongoBalloons on March 02, 2014, 09:14:46 PM
Quote from: "Robeagling"
Just to add on my stay men about international, I think it muddies the waters if the 99 price is extended to uk residents. This way there are two set prices with clear distinction. I actually attend 2 or 3 of the days but also have a full time day job with extensive international travel. I just take holidays.. This is IMO thanks rob

Everyone's situation is different. I am contracted to only have holiday in the school holidays, therefore this is not an option unless I quit my job.  If there was no discounted dvd only membership for anyone then fine, but if it's being offered to some but not others.... :|
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on March 02, 2014, 09:32:56 PM
Yes Kev thanks - i have your monthly subscription
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on March 02, 2014, 09:44:04 PM
Quote from: "BongoBalloons"
Quote from: "Robeagling"
If there was no discounted dvd only membership for anyone then fine, but if it's being offered to some but not others.... :|
We have not agreed the international membership yet for £99 but it does look likely. I am conscious of the fact that some from the UK are unable to attend and would like to make it attractive to all but if I offered 4 DVD's for those in the UK and they had to pay the full fee. I have 9 bag DVD's from previous years so have some spare or I could offer one of my DVD's
to those in the UK who did not attend any days but it does start to muddy the water. But as always open to suggestions to work it out fairly for all.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on March 22, 2014, 08:57:43 PM
So the topic of International members and UK members who are unable to attend the days has not been resolved or even worked out.
The problem I have is that the balloon artistes guild for whatever reason(s) does not have enough members. That is it in a nut shell, last year I spent a substantial amount of money subsidising the club, unfortunately I can not keep doing this. The first year I think we were up in the 60 odd members, last year I think 46 but please remember that a few of these are unpaid members who get club membership for lecturing, editing DVD, artwork etc. The club either has to pay for itself or we have to call it a day. Simple as that. I would be very sad for it to go, after seeing the fantastic way that Guido and Wally run the Dutch twister club for the same fee but they only have four meetings a year.

I was having a chat on the phone with someone today and they came up with a good suggestion for UK membership if they do not attend any of the days and that is the reduced membership, the same as bongoballoons came up with earlier on this thread, so perhaps we could have international and UK non attending the days membership for £95 and you get the three star lecture days sent out on DVD.

I agree it would be great to have all on full members but we have to look at ways of getting a few more members, we need approx. 55/60 to run all 10 days the way the club has been but we could maybe cut the number of days down?

At the moment I have 13 people joining for next year with quite a few saying they will re-join at Leeds, as always all suggestions are most welcome as we do need to keep the club moving forward.

Holland has two twister groups with nearly 200 members between them, I'm unsure why in the UK we struggle with membership? Maybe it's me, perhaps I have upset too many people as there was a comment about the up coming two day event in Leeds with my style mentioned on facebook this week that said, "With Graham's unique style and certain something" maybe my style is a little too aggressive for those that do not know me very well?
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: andyc277 on March 23, 2014, 07:16:49 AM
Full members, just as they are now.

Associate members - international and non-event attending, they could also get a discount if they chose to attend a Care & Share / Star Lecture.  

I don't know how well this would work and it wouldn't guarantee income but an option to make donations at the events.
Title: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Robeagling on March 23, 2014, 08:40:51 AM
Hi

Just a question. If we need 60 members at 125 that means graham you need about 7000. Is there any other way we can raise the money. I am thinking through sponsorship or other advertising. With the Dutch scheme they have many members but is it the same fantastic set up that you pulled together? Free sessions, star lectures etc I just wonder if there is a way to raise additional revenue to subsidise membership. 13 seems low as well from the number we had last year?
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: LizzyB on March 23, 2014, 09:21:28 AM
I'm going to struggle to get to most of the days as I have to book time off my full time job, plus there's only one (Bishops Stortford) that is anywhere near me. I'm still happy to pay the full membership though as I feel it's important to support resources like these. Don't forget that you can class membership and the cost to get to the days as training, so it's all tax deductable.

That reminds me - must go and pay my next instalment! :)

Liz
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on March 23, 2014, 09:45:34 AM
I have replied to Rob about money and figures etc. I don't think I should put all the club's finances onto an open forum. I will sit down and jot a few rough figures out, if any club member would like to see them, if you email me and I will send it over. You may not get it till I get back from Leeds though. I have had a suggestion for a donate button on the forum that I think has been suggested a few times and also I have chatted with my web guy about having a couple of Google advert banners on the site to help with finances, all things worth thinking about and mulling over.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: oligunner on March 23, 2014, 08:33:14 PM
Quote from: "Graham Lee"
I have replied to Rob about money and figures etc. I don't think I should put all the club's finances onto an open forum. I will sit down and jot a few rough figures out, if any club member would like to see them, if you email me and I will send it over. You may not get it till I get back from Leeds though. I have had a suggestion for a donate button on the forum that I think has been suggested a few times and also I have chatted with my web guy about having a couple of Google advert banners on the site to help with finances, all things worth thinking about and mulling over.


Perhaps implement the idea I had about a membership option where you get like a premium tutorial each month perhaps try work with partners in industry and bring discounts to paid up members. It will all help with financing this forum.

its also really easy to set up and manage on these forum boards like ipboard / vbulleting.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on March 23, 2014, 08:39:18 PM
Quote from: "oligunner"
Perhaps implement the idea I had about a membership option where you get like a premium tutorial each month perhaps try work with partners in industry and bring discounts to paid up members. It will all help with financing this forum.
its also really easy to set up and manage on these forum boards like ipboard / vbulleting.

Many thanks for the input, it is always appreciated. I feel that we should not have to offer any more incentives to tempt people to join the guild otherwise we will end up paying them to attend. Ten "Care & Share" days with lectures at all of the days and three international star lectures and three DVD's all for only £125, I still think it must be the bargain of the century,
well bargain of the year at least.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: oligunner on March 23, 2014, 08:47:49 PM
May I ask wheee are the days held and whats done at the days and perhaps whats on the dvds.

trouble is I dnt think it will be viable for me to travel to the days as id assume most are a fair distance from me.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Danny the Idiot on March 23, 2014, 08:53:07 PM
Its a very good price for educating yourself in the balloon world. Professional development courses in any other industry are way higher.

For me the benefit to these days is not limited to learning new models & techniques. Its the friends new, and old, recounting tales of twisting in the real world and swapping stories, ideas, experiences. Plus seeing how other people arrange their balloon bags, and so on.

You can't get these from a DVD.

And has been said before - its all tax deductable!

I'm looking forward to Leeds - must go and pack now!  :D
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on March 23, 2014, 10:07:34 PM
Quote from: "oligunner"
May I ask wheee are the days held and whats done at the days and perhaps whats on the dvds.
trouble is I dnt think it will be viable for me to travel to the days as id assume most are a fair distance from me.
The days get held all over the UK, Sutton, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol, Bishops Stortford and Manchester, they started off as an informal get together that I started nine years ago, we are just starting the tenth year of them now and we have lectures from balloon artistes in the UK, decorators and international balloon artistes from all over the world. So much is taught and shown,
a good place to start is to have a looks at the events section as everyday that I have run since 2008 when we started the forum has been documented with pictures from all of the days. But as Danny said you get soooooo much more from attending the days. Not sure about others but I need my balloon fix every now and again.
This is the link to the events section, events-balloon-magic-etc.html (http://balloonchat.co.uk/events-balloon-magic-etc.html)

Hope that helps?
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on March 23, 2014, 10:31:56 PM
I am part way through a review of a TBAG DVD... see here... all good stuff!

109-tbag-lecture-with-brian-asman-t8428.html (http://balloonchat.co.uk/109-tbag-lecture-with-brian-asman-t8428.html)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on March 30, 2014, 10:21:25 PM
Just to remind those of you who are monthly subscribers that your second payment is due by the end of March. Do not fear I will be reconciling the accounts tomorrow and will be sending anyone a reminder if they have forgotten.

Cheers
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 02, 2014, 10:33:55 PM
So this is the list of members we have for the following year, twelve members.

Rob (Robeagling)
Andy (andyc277)
Darren (nippy99)
Rob
Louise Maclachlan

Joanne Burford
Michael Abrahamson
Wayne Murphy
Graham Lee
Thelma Levett
Tom Nowrie
Lord G
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: mrwiggle on April 02, 2014, 10:40:15 PM
do the monthly subscribers count I have made 2 payment so far?
Title: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Emma MD on April 02, 2014, 10:42:46 PM
I am joining with Auntie Julie again tomorrow so that is 2 more.  


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Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 02, 2014, 10:50:07 PM
Just checking Kevin the up to date on the monthly payments with Darren as he sorts these for me.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 02, 2014, 10:54:41 PM
So we need to sort out the payment system, how about £125 single membership, £225 joint and £95 international and UK who do not attend any days.
If paying Paypal/credit then £130, £230, £99. Suggestions always welcome. The prices are to attend all 10 "Care & Share" days with three STAR
lecture days that are recorded for club members who get the DVD. Also I will start selling the DVD in years at £99 for three. If OK with everyone?????
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 02, 2014, 10:59:35 PM
The other thing I was wondering was to limit the club to 50 members, that is what we need to break even. People can still come but have to pay the day rate. It might get people joining quicker to know that they may miss out. Also the prices are as above only for April then we increase to £150/£250/£110, trying to get people to commit sooner.
Any suggestions, is this good or bad?????
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Danny the Idiot on April 02, 2014, 11:03:27 PM
I think rather than limit numbers, you could see what the international/UK non-attendees uptake will be. I think the new price structure will hopefully encourage people to join this club where even with only the DVD's you get SO much information and professional training in balloon modelling.
The best is to come to the days, even paying the full club membership and going to one two day event will save you money!

Last year when I was very busy with a theatre show I really appreciated receiving the DVDs from the Care & Share Days that I couldn't go to. However having just been to the Leeds double day, there is SO much more to gain.

I shall be re-joining soon. :D
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on April 02, 2014, 11:16:20 PM
A disappointing number of members. I am happy with the schemes and prices you suggest - the more money you can collect the better.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 02, 2014, 11:32:01 PM
So with the updated members we have 15 members, so if we do the 50 members we only need another 35  :)

Rob Eagling
Andy Campion
Darren Atkins
Rob Driscoll
Natash O'Shea
William Johnston
Elizabeth Bone
Kevin Steadman

Joanne Burford
Michael Abrahamson
Wayne Murphy
Graham Lee
Thelma Levett
Tom Nowrie
Lord G
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Morethanballoons on April 03, 2014, 11:02:04 AM
OOopps just realised my name is not on the list...     I will be contacting you later / tonight Graham, I cannot afford to miss the opportunity of another year.

Even if / when I can't make the care and share days :cry:  -  the information, help and assistance and the DVD,s make it all so worthwhile. :D

If you are into Twisting, Deco Twisting or just love balloons then you cant find a better or cheaper way of one to one instruction, Great tips, help and Idea's.. :)

This is the Dogs "Pinch Twist" for improving your art!


Paul
Not a professional but loves "Putting a new twist on latex"
http://www.facebook.com/Morethanballoons.biz (http://www.facebook.com/Morethanballoons.biz)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 03, 2014, 12:36:00 PM
Right then.........as no one has contacted me on here or facebook about payments etc, Nippy99 and Danny have posted here so we will go with this,

Membership £125 in April rising to £150 April is early bird special.
Joint membership £225 in April rising to £250
International and UK membership DVD only, no attending days £95
This is for bank transfer/cheque/cash
Credit card/Paypal plus £5
50 MEMBERS CUT OFF.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 03, 2014, 01:27:47 PM
Monthly membership is £13.50 over 10 months.
Title:
Post by: BongoBalloons on April 03, 2014, 01:56:37 PM
you can put me down for a dvd only membership. Please can you email or pm me the details for a bank transfer.

Thanks

by the way, I totally agree that the days are fantastic and so much more than you get on the dvds.  Just wish I could still get to them :(


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Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 03, 2014, 02:27:55 PM
We have three more members

Andrew Squires
Colin, bongoballoons
Paul, morethanballoons
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 03, 2014, 08:12:29 PM
Louise has just joined  :D Makes 19 members, only 31 to go.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 04, 2014, 02:25:08 PM
I have just added a payment button to the forum for DVD only membership to the Balloon artistes guild, this is for UK and international members.
You will receive three DVD's of the star lecture days that are filmed this year, Thelma Levett, Tonya McNeil and one other still to be booked.
http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/catal ... -23-1.html (http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/catalog/Care_Share_Days-23-1.html)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 04, 2014, 10:02:51 PM
Danny has joined again, number 20, only 30 to go. I will do a mass email tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 05, 2014, 10:20:57 AM
Over the years when getting the DVD's printed I always got a few extra copies made up in case more members joined during the year.
I do have a few full sets and thought it might be OK to sell these at the £95 rate as we are now having a DVD only membership.
If no one objects I have from,

Year One, 3 sets available. DVD one, David Brenion. DVD two, Dennis Hogers.  DVD three, Ken Stillman.

Year Two, 5 sets available. DVD four, Shirley Ray/Colin Myles. DVD five, Patrick van de Ven. DVD six, Ed Chee

If anyone is unsure of the content then please ask any club member, all the days have been exceptional and we will not be getting any more copies made.

To make things clear I do have a few more copies from individual lectures and will go and have a count up as I'm not 100% comfortable about the selling of the BAG DVD's.
Anyone that does buy a set does so on the understanding that you are not allowed to re-sell them.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 05, 2014, 10:36:13 AM
Just had a count up so that everyone knows where we are at,

Vol One,      6 copies
Vol Two,      3 copies
Vol Three,  17 copies
Vol Four,    12 copies
Vol Five,      7 copies
Vol Six,      10 copies
Vol Seven,  13 copies
Vol Eight,     3 copies
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 05, 2014, 10:58:04 AM
BAG Days for the coming year,

Bristol May 12th, Gabrielle Hodge
Birmingham July 1st Sue Bowler
Birmingham July 2nd Thelma Levett
Manchester TBA with Lecturer, you will all want to see this one. I guarantee it!!!!!
Sutton two day event, early Oct Lecture with Tonya McNeill and Dan Catt
November, Birmingham. Lecture.

That is seven days for this year, then Bishops Stortford early Jan and then Leeds two day event March 2015 taking us up to 10 days for the year.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 05, 2014, 11:58:24 AM
STOP PRESS,

I have just booked Twistina for a lecture in Birmingham, looking to book this for late November time.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 07, 2014, 11:20:19 AM
We have had a few join over the weekend so trying to keep everything up to date,
if you have been in touch with Nippy the past few days then at the moment you are not on the list,

I make that 22 members at the moment.

Rob Eagling
Andy Campion
Darren Atkins
Rob Driscoll
Natash O'Shea
William Johnston
Elizabeth Bone
Kevin Steadman

Joanne Burford
Michael Abrahamson
Wayne Murphy
Graham Lee
Thelma Levett
Tom Nowrie
Lord G
Amanda Smith
Paul Isbell
Danny
Steve
Andrew Squires

Twistina
Colin Tulley
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Dave on April 07, 2014, 01:35:46 PM
As soon as I'm logged in to wholesale site you will have 1 more :)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 08, 2014, 07:17:22 PM
We are up one more member  :)  Welcome along to Janine Chrispin.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 10, 2014, 10:33:38 PM
To keep everyone updated, Lord G has the recording of the Leeds day and will be doing the editing.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 19, 2014, 02:18:49 PM
I was thinking about buying a radio mic headset for the star lecture days to help with audio, I have seen the Samson Airline. Something like this one although I think the older style where it loops over both ears might sit better. I used one like that in Holland and found it OK. http://www.samsontech.com/samson/produc ... croearset/ (http://www.samsontech.com/samson/products/wireless-systems/airline-micro/airlinemicroearset/)

Has anyone got any other suggestions for a nice mic set up?
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 20, 2014, 11:38:01 AM
Tess has now re-joined, so the up to date list with 24 members is,

Rob Eagling
Andy Campion
Darren Atkins
Rob Driscoll
Natash O'Shea
William Johnston
Elizabeth Bone
Kevin Steadman

Joanne Burford
Michael Abrahamson
Wayne Murphy
Graham Lee
Thelma Levett
Tom Nowrie
Lord G
Amanda Smith
Paul Isbell
Danny
Steve
Andrew Squires
Janine Chrispin
Tess Cartwright

Twistina
Colin Tulley
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 21, 2014, 10:49:45 AM
Dave Hickory has just re-joined  :)  we are creeping up to the magical figure.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 22, 2014, 02:22:02 PM
Dan, Sonia, Jay and Nici have all re-joined  :D Please pass on details about the club to others that may be interested, thanks. This is the link with details,

http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/pages ... _club.html (http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/pages/uk_twister_club.html)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 22, 2014, 03:07:12 PM
We have a new member form the USA  :D  Cindy has joined the DVD only membership.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: jase on April 22, 2014, 03:56:41 PM
I will definitely be rejoining, just trying to pay off a holiday and then you will have my money!
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 22, 2014, 05:04:13 PM
I'm on the look out for a star lecturer for next March time for Leeds, a suggestion was Alberto Nava from hairband fame.
Does anyone want to suggest anyone else to consider before I look to book.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 22, 2014, 09:54:46 PM
Blimey we have had so many new members today I'm having trouble keeping up with it all. Claire Vickers is a new member and Olivia Post has re-joined.
I need to have a count up but reckon we must be up to or even over 30 members now.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 22, 2014, 10:21:30 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing the viewing figures for the forum today, there has been quite a lot of activity today.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 23, 2014, 01:46:54 PM
David Crofts has re-joined BAG, the viewing figures for the forum were up by about 40% yesterday.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 23, 2014, 04:47:11 PM
We are up to 33 members now, 17 to go  :D  The first group are on the monthly scheme, the second group have paid in full and the third group are DVD only members.
Hoping to keep everything up to date and this will help Darren as well,

Rob Eagling
Andy Campion
Darren Atkins
Rob Driscoll
Natash O'Shea
William Johnston
Elizabeth Bone
Kevin Steadman
Sonia Payne
Claire Vickers

Joanne Burford
Michael Abrahamson
Wayne Murphy
Graham Lee
Thelma Levett
Tom Nowrie
Lord G
Amanda Smith
Paul Isbell
Danny
Steve
Andrew Squires
Janine Chrispin
Tess Cartwright
Dave Hickory
Dan
Jay
Nici
Olivia Post
David Crofts

Twistina
Colin Tulley
Cindy Terry
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 26, 2014, 12:16:24 AM
Member 34 is Louise Maclachlan  :)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 28, 2014, 10:57:09 AM
Another two members  :D  Tony Gillard and Adrian Hurley
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 28, 2014, 12:23:34 PM
Keeping everything up to date, hopefully. I make that 38 members which I think is what we had for all of last year.

Rob Eagling
Andy Campion
Darren Atkins
Rob Driscoll
Natash O'Shea
William Johnston
Elizabeth Bone
Kevin Steadman
Sonia Payne
Claire Vickers
Louise Maclachlan

Joanne Burford
Michael Abrahamson
Wayne Murphy
Graham Lee
Thelma Levett
Tom Nowrie
Lord G
Amanda Smith
Paul Isbell
Danny
Steve
Andrew Squires
Janine Chrispin
Tess Cartwright
Dave Hickory
Dan
Jay
Nici
Olivia Post
David Crofts
Stuart Davies (Joint)
Tony Gillard
Adrian Hurley

Twistina
Colin Tulley
Cindy Terry
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 28, 2014, 12:25:35 PM
Just a reminder that for the Birmingham days in July there is a £5 per day surcharge to attend for club members as we are offering a buffet lunch.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 28, 2014, 03:58:55 PM
WOW, WOW and another WOW. We have two more members join, Marie Palmer and Mari Forret. That makes 40 members which is more than we had for the whole of last year :D
It does take the worry off about making ends meet for the club, so that is nice.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 28, 2014, 11:13:33 PM
Me again  :)  :D  Yes another member re-joining, Emma is back.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 28, 2014, 11:37:20 PM
I'm a little concerned with this new deadline we have for payments on the early bird special for BAG members, I need to be fair to everyone so if payment is not received by the end of the month or a Paypal payment does not go in for April then unfortunately the higher fee will be due. We have been advertising this years membership since February, hope people understand.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 29, 2014, 10:12:16 AM
We have never had so many join so quickly  :)  Rhian Beynon has just re-joined
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 29, 2014, 12:59:36 PM
We seem to be having a theme here, Julie Hayward has joined again  :)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 29, 2014, 01:17:29 PM
Blimey, it never rains but it pours. Another new member Mike Sitch  :)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Pam Pearce on April 29, 2014, 08:30:01 PM
just sent my paypal over for paul and I... sent you and darren a message

Paul has to come to days again now...lol

Pam
xx
Title:
Post by: nippy99 on April 29, 2014, 10:33:12 PM
Pam and Paul Pearce have joined as has Roger Daws

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Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 29, 2014, 11:27:28 PM
So the latest up to date membership list is,

Rob Eagling
Andy Campion
Darren Atkins
Rob Driscoll
Natash O'Shea
William Johnston
Elizabeth Bone
Kevin Steadman
Sonia Payne
Claire Vickers
Louise Maclachlan
Pam Pearce
Paul Pearce
Roger Daws

Joanne Burford
Michael Abrahamson
Wayne Murphy
Graham Lee
Thelma Levett
Tom Nowrie
Lord G
Amanda Smith
Paul Isbell
Danny
Steve
Andrew Squires
Janine Chrispin
Tess Cartwright
Dave Hickory
Dan
Jay
Nici
Olivia Post
David Crofts
Stuart Davies (Joint)
Tony Gillard
Adrian Hurley
Marie Palmer
Mari Forret
Emma Mitchell-Dale
Rhian Beynon
Julie Hayward
Mike Sitch

Twistina
Colin Tulley
Cindy Terry
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 29, 2014, 11:30:42 PM
WOW, 47 members, I'm touched. I never thought we would get to this number so soon. I would have been happy with 50 by the end of the year.
Now we have nearly 50 members and we have not even had the first "Care & Share" day for 2014/15
We may still get a few more join tomorrow, please pass on details on facebook pages if you can...........Thanks.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 30, 2014, 10:32:21 AM
Two more new members this morning Nicole Butler and Russell Wells, that makes 49. So who is going to be member number 50?
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 30, 2014, 11:08:17 AM
We broke 50, Raymond Wiley is member 50 and Caroline Porter member 51  :D
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Rhian on April 30, 2014, 05:42:07 PM
I joined yesterday - has the payment cleared?
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 30, 2014, 07:09:21 PM
Yes you are on the list above Rhian and in a minute you will be on the new updated list below as well.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 30, 2014, 07:15:32 PM
This I believe is now the new updated list, the latest members joining are, Sheri Bee and Tanya Corsie. I make that 53 members  :)  :D

Rob Eagling
Andy Campion
Darren Atkins
Rob Driscoll
Natash O'Shea
William Johnston
Elizabeth Bone
Kevin Steadman
Sonia Payne
Claire Vickers
Louise Maclachlan
Pam Pearce
Paul Pearce
Roger Daws
Russell Wells
Raymond Wiley
Caroline Porter
Sheri Bee
Tanya Corsie

Joanne Burford
Michael Abrahamson
Wayne Murphy
Graham Lee
Thelma Levett
Tom Nowrie
Lord G
Amanda Smith
Paul Isbell
Danny
Steve
Andrew Squires
Janine Chrispin
Tess Cartwright
Dave Hickory
Dan
Jay
Nici
Olivia Post
David Crofts
Stuart Davies (Joint)
Tony Gillard
Adrian Hurley
Marie Palmer
Mari Forret
Emma Mitchell-Dale
Rhian Beynon
Julie Hayward
Mike Sitch
Nicole Butler

Twistina
Colin Tulley
Cindy Terry
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 30, 2014, 10:51:37 PM
We have had a late sign up, so welcome to the club Deborah Horrocks.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on May 22, 2014, 04:04:55 PM
The new mic came while I was away, I bought it from ebuyer and it was not even wrapped and there was no sellotape so anyone could have opened it.
I was shocked, called them and yes this is how they send the items out  :o  :(  I was thinking about sending it back as we may end up with dodgy connections with all the throwing about.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on May 24, 2014, 05:39:24 PM
I tried the new mic this morning and could not get it working, you would not believe what I had to do.................YES I had to read the instructions.
Whoever heard of a man doing that? Mind you it did get it working so hopefully at the Birmingham days Sue and Thelma will be mic'd up and it will be better for all.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on May 26, 2014, 11:00:21 PM
Lord G has edited the David Crofts DVD, off to pick it up this week. It is a long one, over 4 hours and a difficult one to edit as David was all over the place. But very funny!

Please note this is BAG DVD 9 and is for BAG members from last year, the last DVD from year 2013/14.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on May 28, 2014, 11:57:42 PM
I went to pick up the master copy of the David Crofts lecture day from Lord G tonight, it is over 4 hours long so I have to sit and watch it to make sure all is OK and then send it off to be copied for everyone. Hoping to have this out in a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on May 30, 2014, 09:06:37 PM
Can everyone who has yet to pay their TBAG subscriptions for MAY please do so - I will be going through the accounts this weekend and will be sending reminders to those who have forgotten - thank you
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: ab-fab-balloons on June 03, 2014, 03:35:55 PM
Graham,  The joint membership I paid for is for me Phil Walker (55) and Zoe Walker (56)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on June 03, 2014, 04:06:27 PM
Thanks Phil,
I had to send the mic back, not sure if it got damaged in transit as there was no packaging and when I tried this at Thelma's last week the feedback was horrendous. Off to look for another one now. I'm still looking through the master copy for DVD 9, about 90 mins in and all is OK so far.
I'm now taking details for those wanting lunch at the Birmingham two day event with Sue and Thelma on the 1st and 2nd July, the buffet lunch is £5 per day and I'm happy for you to pay on day but if you do go on the list and then last minute have to cancel then the £5 is still payable I'm afraid.
The food order will go in on Monday 30th June.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: mrwiggle on June 03, 2014, 05:08:37 PM
Hi Graham can you put me down for lunch for both days
many thanks
kevin
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: magirob on June 03, 2014, 10:51:46 PM
Put me down for Lunch too Graham :D both days please

Rob
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on June 05, 2014, 10:50:37 PM
Jason has joined as a DVD member due to his job he is unable to make the mid-week events regularly now.
So I make that 57 members and plenty of variety, did you see what I did there, comedy but probably not as many know it.

Rob Eagling
Andy Campion
Darren Atkins
Rob Driscoll
Natash O'Shea
William Johnston
Elizabeth Bone
Kevin Steadman
Sonia Payne
Claire Vickers
Louise Maclachlan
Pam Pearce
Paul Pearce
Roger Daws
Russell Wells
Raymond Wiley
Caroline Porter
Sheri Bee
Tanya Corsie
Phil Walker
Zoe Walker

Joanne Burford
Michael Abrahamson
Wayne Murphy
Graham Lee
Thelma Levett
Tom Nowrie
Lord G
Amanda Smith
Paul Isbell
Danny
Steve
Andrew Squires
Janine Chrispin
Tess Cartwright
Dave Hickory
Dan
Jay
Nici
Olivia Post
David Crofts
Stuart Davies (Joint)
Tony Gillard
Adrian Hurley
Marie Palmer
Mari Forret
Emma Mitchell-Dale
Rhian Beynon
Julie Hayward
Mike Sitch
Nicole Butler
Deborah Horrocks

Twistina
Colin Tulley
Cindy Terry
Jason Murphy
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on June 06, 2014, 11:16:38 AM
I have looked at all of David's DVD now, it is a long one, over 4 hours with some very funny moments that may mean more to those that attended the day.
Sending it off to get copied now, hopefully will be out to members middle of the month.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on June 06, 2014, 01:48:51 PM
We have another new BAG member  :D  Welcome to Dave Whiteman.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on June 06, 2014, 11:38:28 PM
Just keeping everyone up to date, the master DVD and artwork have now all been sent off to the duplication centre.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on June 07, 2014, 12:04:54 AM
The artwork,
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on June 09, 2014, 09:30:52 PM
TBAG MONTHLY - MAY PAYMENTS

Can the following people please make their payments for £13.50 to tbagpay@hotmail.com as soon as possible as they are overdue? Thanks

Louise Maclachlan
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on June 11, 2014, 07:19:39 PM
I have booked all the BAG days for the rest of the year,

July 1st, Birmingham, Sue Bowler
July 2nd, Birmingham, Thelma Levett (Star Lecture Day)
Sept 30th Manchester, Daz Cooper
Oct 21st, Sutton, Surry, Petra Meijboom/Brenda Rosendahl
Oct 22nd, Sutton, Surrey, Petra Meijboom/Brenda Rosedahl (Star Lecture Day)
Nov 26th, Birmingham, Dan Catt

That leaves three days for 2015 with Jan in Bishops Stortford and a two day event for Leeds in March.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on June 11, 2014, 10:59:10 PM
David Crofts BAG DVD 9 is meant to be delivered tomorrow, we hope to ship this out over the weekend.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on June 12, 2014, 09:51:06 AM
They have arrived  :D
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on June 12, 2014, 02:56:55 PM
Lyn is writing the envelopes as we speak, well type actually  :)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on June 12, 2014, 04:58:49 PM
As they say............."The DVD's have left the building"

We had quite a few people move and did not tell us so we had to send out replacements DVD's, this is not a problem but does add to the pennies being spent,
so this year if we are not informed of you moving and the new address there will be a £5 surcharge to cover the cost of DVD and postage.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on June 29, 2014, 11:14:24 PM
We have a new BAG member, Dawn Dreppard  :)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: ab-fab-balloons on June 30, 2014, 09:41:22 PM
What's the start time tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on July 04, 2014, 02:49:59 PM
We have two more members now, David Macker and Lucy Hennessy  :)  :)
I believe that is now 60 members  :D
Title:
Post by: nippy99 on July 23, 2014, 07:18:14 PM
I will be reconciling the accounts for the monthly tbag members this week so if you owe any payments please try to make them in the next few days to save me having to chase you.

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Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on July 24, 2014, 01:45:26 PM
Just off down to see Lord G and to take the card reader from the Birmingham event and the DVD that Thelma recorded the Elsa onto.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on July 25, 2014, 10:16:00 PM
The wireless mic came today so all lectures will now be mic'd up so it will be easier to hear if attending and hopefully better on the DVD as well.
We used a mic system that I borrowed from Dan at the Birmingham days, the comments were very positive.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: oligunner on July 25, 2014, 10:23:07 PM
Nice mic that good quality :-)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on July 29, 2014, 12:23:39 AM
TBAG Monthly Payment Scheme

Dear Members, I have spent the last few hours reconciling the TBAG paypal account and have had to double check the last two years just to make sure I am 100% accurate.

Please find below the list of outstanding payments - obviously we are not yet at the end of July so you still have a few more days but some payments from June and further back are still owing.

I am now going to have to do a full review every fortnight which is a pain just to make sure people pay on time.
Please can you bring your accounts up to date as soon as possible?

Thanks

Andy Campion (July)
Natasha O'Shea (July)
William Johnston (July)
Elizabeth Bone (July)
Russell Wells (June / July)
Sonia Payne (June/July)
Tanya Lake (June/July)
Lisa Oakley (June/July)
Raymond Wiley (May/June/July)
Tony Gillard (July)
Caroline Porter (July)
Claire Vickers (July)
Roger Daws (June/July)
Louise Maclachlan (July)
Deborah Horrocks (June/July)
Julie Fiest (July)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on July 29, 2014, 11:08:58 PM
See updated list below - thanks to those that paid today.........

UPDATED @ 29/07/2014
Natasha O'Shea (July)
Elizabeth Bone (July)
Russell Wells (June / July)
Sonia Payne (June/July)
Tanya Lake (June/July)
Lisa Oakley (June/July)
Raymond Wiley (May/June/July)
Tony Gillard (July)
Caroline Porter (July)
Claire Vickers (July)
Louise Maclachlan (July)
Deborah Horrocks (June/July)
Julie Fiest (July)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on August 09, 2014, 11:49:42 AM
Just to keep everyone up to date, Lord G has started to edit the memory card from the memorial lecture, Thelma re-recorded her Elsa and put it onto a DVD for Lord G but for some reason there are no files on the DVD so Geoff is unable to edit and transfer this over onto the master copy. Thelma has to film Elsa again and send the memory card so Geoff can edit this onto the master copy. The plan was for me to have the master copy by the end of Aug so I think we should still be on track for that and then the DVD will be sent out mid Sept.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on August 15, 2014, 02:05:03 PM
Lord G now has the new memory card from Thelma and has edited the DVD up to that point so we are still on track for early/mid September for the BAG 10 DVD.
The first one for 2014/15
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on August 15, 2014, 02:26:21 PM
Trying to sort out the list of members, if you have paid and not on list or on the pay monthly please just get in touch and let me know, Thanks!

I have just found three more members on Darren's list that were not on mine,
Tanya Lake
Lisa Oakleigh
Julie Fiest

Rob Eagling
Andy Campion
Darren Atkins
Rob Driscoll
Natash O'Shea
William Johnston
Elizabeth Bone
Kevin Steadman
Sonia Payne
Claire Vickers
Louise Maclachlan
Pam Pearce
Paul Pearce
Roger Daws
Russell Wells
Raymond Wiley
Caroline Porter
Sheri Bee
Tanya Corsie
Phil Walker
Zoe Walker
Dave Whiteman
Dawn Dreppard
David Macker
Lucy Hennessy

Joanne Burford
Michael Abrahamson
Wayne Murphy
Graham Lee
Thelma Levett
Tom Nowrie
Lord G
Amanda Smith
Paul Isbell
Danny
Steve
Andrew Squires
Janine Chrispin
Tess Cartwright
Dave Hickory
Dan
Jay
Nici
Olivia Post
David Crofts
Stuart Davies (Joint)
Tony Gillard
Adrian Hurley
Marie Palmer
Mari Forret
Emma Mitchell-Dale
Rhian Beynon
Julie Hayward
Mike Sitch
Nicole Butler
Deborah Horrocks

Twistina
Colin Tulley
Cindy Terry
Jason Murphy
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on August 15, 2014, 02:44:23 PM
I make that 63 members  :D  That is if I have not missed anyone.

Just trying to see if I have everyone's postal address so that we can send the DVD's out ASAP when they arrive to keep things moving.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on August 15, 2014, 06:17:22 PM
Just trying to get names and address's up to date,

I'm looking for details for,

Tanya Corsie/Tanya Lake
Lisa Oakleigh
Julie Fiest
Dave Whiteman/Whitman
Dawn Dreppard
David Macker
Lucy Hennessy
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on August 15, 2014, 08:45:35 PM
TBAG MONTHLY PAYMENT UPDATE

The members below are late with their payments. Anyone who has not paid their arrears will not be sent the first DVD of the current membership. I really have a lot on my plate right now and could do without having to chase late payers. I do appreciate that people forget and may be a few days or a week late and I can work with that but we are now in the middle of August.
Please make every effort to pay this weekend....

Natasha O'Shea (July)
Russell Wells (June / July)
Sonia Payne (June/July)
Lisa Oakley (June/July)
Raymond Wiley (May/June/July)
Louise Maclachlan (July)
Deborah Horrocks (June/July)
Julie Fiest (July)

Thank you to everyone else for making my life a little easier
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on September 11, 2014, 01:05:43 PM
I went and picked up the master copy for the next BAD DVD from Lord G last night, I was meant to go last week but I forgot :o oops!
Will have a look through to make sure all is OK'ish and then get this copied for club members.

The last time I spoke with Darren who runs the pay monthly scheme a few people were behind with payments,
please try and keep up to date as this does help Darren and the scheme is to help out those who are unable to pay the full fee all at once, Thanks.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on September 12, 2014, 11:39:18 AM
Just watched session one and there is a good laugh on there where Thelma introduces her easy Kingfisher, at the day I think the roll through popped twice, it was funny and sometimes
these things happen but on the DVD it has all been edited out. So three more sessions to view, while watching I was making three easy cars so will post those later as well.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on September 12, 2014, 03:09:48 PM
Just watched session two, Thelma mentions I keep moving here over to the filming spot, I taped a cross on the floor for where was a good place to stand.
So she mentions I'm reminding her where to stand while moving to that very spot. Then Thelma goes to get a 160 to inflate for the dogs tail and attaches it and this is all off camera,
made me smile and I'm sure everyone will be OK with adding the tail. There is a picture that comes up after every model is made to show artwork and balloon positioning so hopefully
all will be OK. Two more sessions to watch later, then it's off to the duplication centre on Monday.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on September 13, 2014, 12:17:58 PM
I will be reconciling the TBAG monthly payment accounts just before the DVDs are posted so if you are not up to date the DVD will not be sent out.

Cheers
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on September 13, 2014, 12:53:00 PM
I watched session three last night and just finished session four now, Thelma re-recorded the Elsa at home and it is excellent and my favourite is the Cockatoo.
One for the real world, Thelma shares so many excellent tips I would recommend anyone to join the club to get the first DVD for this year, we do a DVD only membership as well.
More details, http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/uk-twister-club/ (http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/uk-twister-club/)
The DVD is a little more squeaky than normal as we used a microphone for the first time to help those attending the days.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on September 15, 2014, 11:32:23 AM
The master copy is off to the duplication centre today, a little behind time. I looked at the DVD and the extra Elsa Thelma recorded at home everyone will be well pleased with.
All is explained in excellent detail, it's not too late to still join, we do DVD only membership and full turn up at up to 10 balloon events every year
although this year there will be 11 as I was unable to count and booked too much, REALLY I DID!!!
plus you get the three DVD's from the star lecture days that we record.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on September 18, 2014, 09:26:19 PM
TBAG Monthly Payments

Thanks to those people who have paid upto the end of August. Please see a list of outstanding payments (including those due for September - technically not overdue but just a reminder and thanks for keeping your membership up to date).

Sadly I think we are at the stage of cancelling some people's memberships WITHOUT REFUND who are so far out of date with their payments!

Rob Eagling - Aug / Sept
Andy C - Aug / Sept
Rob Driscoll - Aug / Sept
Natasha O'Shea - Jul / Aug / Sept  :evil:
William Johnston - Aug / Sept
Elizabeth Bone - Sept
Kevin S - Sept
Pam Pearce - Sept
Russell Wells - Sept
Sonia Payne - Aug / Sept
Tanya Lake - Sept
Lisa Oakley - Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep  :twisted:
Raymond Wiley - May / June / Jul / Aug / Sept  :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:
Caroline Porter - Sept
Claire Vickers - Sept
Louise Maclachlan - Jul / Aug / Sept  :evil:
Deborah Horrocks - Jun / Jul / Aug / Sept   :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:

Please note that Roger D and Julie F have paid up for their full years and no further payments are due.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on September 19, 2014, 12:29:36 AM
I have just contacted a few people via email and facebook to see if they wish to stay as members, this is a little difficult as we only set up the monthly pay scheme to help out with spreading the cost for people. Some are wishing to leave but are asking for the first DVD to be sent as they have paid a few months. I suppose it's all a learning curve but if people want to leave this is not a problem but I feel that the DVD's are only sent out to full yearly members as if you have only paid a couple of months you then attended the days at a discounted price to the advertised non club member price. It does all get a little difficult and I think Darren and I will have to think hard about offering the yearly scheme again, we are a very small club and the cost to attend each day is very minimal, where can you go for top class balloon training for a full day for between £15/16.50 and also get DVD's from some of the days.

Suggestions are welcome as to how we work this out, thanks.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on September 19, 2014, 02:15:43 AM
Graham, if you are behind on your payments (i don't mean the odd month but WAY behind) then you forfeit your membership, no refund is given, and you do not receive any DVDs. It is unfair on those people who pay the membership fees all in one go.

Therefore if the following members do not bring their accounts up to date within the next few days then they are simply cancelled.

Natasha O'Shea
Lisa Oakley
Raymond Wiley
Louise Maclachlan
Deborah Horrocks

The monthly scheme was setup as a way to make the club more affordable - it should not be a scheme for people to take advantage.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on September 19, 2014, 11:10:15 AM
To keep everyone up to date William has decided to leave the club, I think that is a shame really and the wrong decision.
If people are unable to attend any days we do offer the DVD only membership but to actually attend the days is so much more with everyone being
so helpful and honest and passing on some great marketing tips.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Macker on September 19, 2014, 08:10:55 PM
I joined for the first time in July. I never had the chance to attend in the past due to work but since attending the Birmingham, David Grist Lecture my ballooning has improved in leaps and bounds. Its all the little tricks and styles you pick up at the Care & Share days that you don't get on DVD or books.
I feel that with the lessons learnt at the Birmingham days, my money has already been well spent!

Long may it reign.
ps - see you all in Manchester
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on September 21, 2014, 06:43:17 PM
The artwork is at the duplication centre, hopefully we will get these back on Friday and shipped out next week.

These have not been resized,
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on September 22, 2014, 11:49:26 AM
Natasha has also decided to leave the club, I will get an up to date list added shortly and hopefully send out the latest DVD Monday morning next week to all paid up members.
I did not realise the monthly scheme would be so difficult :(
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on September 28, 2014, 04:31:22 PM
Monthly payments outstanding as at 28th Sept...
Andy C - Aug / Sep
Rob D - Aug / Sep
Elizabeth Bone - Sept
Pam P - Sept
Russ W - Sept
Sonia P - Aug / Sept
Tanya L - Sept
Lisa O - Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep
Raymond W - May / Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep
Caroline P - Sept
Claire V - Sept
Deb Horrocks - Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep


The latest DVD is being posted next week so if your account is not up to date they will not be sent!
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on September 28, 2014, 04:53:09 PM
Yes I think the DVD's arrived Friday, I have been away all week attending the magic convention in Bournemouth. We also got a few of DVD 9 David Crofts from the Leeds event in March as we were short. Those waiting will get two DVD's sent. We will post these out on Wed when we get back from the Manchester day, this way we can give a few DVD's out in person and save a few pennies on the postage.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on October 02, 2014, 10:36:38 AM
My latest and hopefully up to date membership list,

Tanya Lake
Julie Fiest

Rob Eagling
Andy Campion
Darren Atkins
Rob Driscoll
Elizabeth Bone
Kevin Steadman
Sonia Payne
Claire Vickers
Louise Maclachlan
Pam Pearce
Paul Pearce
Roger Daws
Russell Wells
Caroline Porter
Tanya Corsie
Phil Walker
Zoe Walker
Dave Whiteman
Dawn Dreppard
David Macker
Lucy Hennessy

Joanne Burford
Michael Abrahamson
Wayne Murphy
Graham Lee
Thelma Levett
Tom Nowrie
Lord G
Amanda Smith
Paul Isbell
Danny Schlesinger
Steve Benton
Andrew Squires
Janine Chrispin
Tess Cartwright
Dave Hickory
Dan
Jay
Nici
Olivia Post
David Crofts
Stuart Davies (Joint)
Tony Gillard
Adrian Hurley
Marie Palmer
Mari Forret
Emma Mitchell-Dale
Rhian Beynon
Julie Hayward
Mike Sitch
Nicole Butler

Twistina
Colin Tulley
Cindy Terry
Jason Murphy
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on October 02, 2014, 10:50:01 AM
The monthly scheme has been a bit of a headache, we have members only paying for one or two months then attending two day events and leaving.
You try to help out..............................still never mind
I also got DVD's made for all members so have some spare now, so decision time.

I think the pay monthly as we know it now will have to go, the club year starts from 1st April and anyone wishing to spread the cost next year can pay 3 monthly instalments
Jan, Feb and March and then will be paid up from the club year. Perhaps a few could ask for club membership as a Christmas or Birthday present.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: KJ Entertainments on October 02, 2014, 12:02:37 PM
Am I that well known that I only need my first name  :lol:
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on October 02, 2014, 12:44:33 PM
Updating the above list a little, we forgot to add on Joyce Sugden and Barbara Roll, then Tanya Corsie and Tanya Lake are the same person, oops!

Yes Dan 007 just your first name.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on October 02, 2014, 05:28:54 PM
The DVD from The David Grist Memorial lecture with Thelma Levett running the workshop is already to be posted out tomorrow. If anyone would like to join we have full membership where you can attend all care & share days till the end of March 2015 and receive three star lecture DVD's from the days that we record or you can just be a DVD member if you are unable to attend the days, more details, http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/uk-twister-club/ (http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/uk-twister-club/)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Tatkemp on October 02, 2014, 10:44:41 PM
I was just looking at that list wondering if I was there twice or if there was a Tanya Corsie  :)
So now I have three surnames YAY  :lol:
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on October 03, 2014, 02:41:16 PM
They have been posted out today,
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Morethanballoons on October 03, 2014, 03:11:11 PM
OOOoooohhhhh like a kid during Christmas week......Cant wait.... :oops:
Title: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: SoniaPayne on October 04, 2014, 09:21:50 AM
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Look what the postman bought this morning :) Looking forward to watching it :)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: cindyt on October 11, 2014, 02:34:42 AM
I just got my DVD yesterday.  Great stuff!!! Thanks, Graham.  And thanks, Thelma!!!
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on October 15, 2014, 04:37:56 PM
I left someone off the members list, it was my fault. Elizabeth Jacob joined back in May, oops sorry about that.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: lizjay on October 15, 2014, 06:02:08 PM
Thanks Graham, much appreciated! Kind regards, Liz
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on December 13, 2014, 06:54:38 PM
TBAG MONTHLY PAYMENTS - UPDATES TO ALL MEMBERS...

Elizabeth B - 9 out of 10 payments made - last one was due in November - now overdue
Pam P - 9 out of 10 payments made - last payment due Jan 2015
Russell W - 7 out of 10 payments made - November overdue - last payments in Dec and Jan 2015
Claire V - 7 out of 10 payments made - November overdue - last payments in Dec and Jan 2015
Louise M - 6 out of 10 payments made - October & November overdue - last payments in Dec and Jan 2015

If you are slightly behind on your payments please can you update your accounts asap.

Thanks
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on December 13, 2014, 08:18:54 PM
Many thanks to Darren for sorting out the monthly payment scheme, I think we can both say it has not run as smoothly as we both had hoped.
So much so that the 10 monthly payments will not be offered next year, this is due to payments being a little behind and also some people attending
days and then leaving the club with out paying.

So for next year which starts from 1st April we are offering a 3 month scheme, Jan, Feb and March. Then when the club starts in April everyone will be a fully paid up member.
Thanks to all club members, we do appreciate your support and yes Darren and I do know we can have a paypal account that automatically takes the monthly payment but you
have to have a business account for this and as Darren sorts this for me we are unable to have this working.

So for next year the early bird special will be £125 paid before 1st march with cash or £129 paypal/credit card or with 3 monthly payments of £43.
From 1st April the fee will be £150 or £155 paypal/credit card.

This makes the days just £12.50 to attend and with 3 DVD's, I like to think that is fantastic value for money and hopefully everyone else does and members re-join.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: magirob on December 13, 2014, 11:25:18 PM
Hi Darren, I couldnt see myself on the list, I think I owe you one last payment, can you let me know please :)

Graham, all that sounds good to me, I will go for the 3 monthly scheme I think.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on December 15, 2014, 12:39:51 AM
Hi Rob,

My records show you as fully paid up - and I also double checked your payments! :-)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: magirob on December 15, 2014, 02:17:39 PM
Oh cool.Thanks Darren, your a star :-D
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on December 15, 2014, 03:17:03 PM
Darren I think if Rob says he owes one month payment we should just take it from him and say thank you ;)  :D
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on January 02, 2015, 10:51:54 PM
Off to pick up the master copy for the macaroni girls DVD from Lord G tomorrow,
hoping to get this sent off this week to the duplication centre and possibly posted out before I go off to Twist and Shout.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on January 04, 2015, 08:54:32 PM
I have the master copy from the macaroni girls, will try and view before going to twist and shout so that we can get it sent out at the end of the month.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on January 07, 2015, 03:49:46 PM
Off to look at session two from the macaroni girls, looked at session one earlier. Hoping to send this off later in the week to the duplication centre.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on January 07, 2015, 09:20:31 PM
Watched the DVD all the way through, all OK so going to send it off for duplicating for club members.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on January 09, 2015, 07:10:57 PM
MONTHLY PAYMENTS UPDATE...

TBAG MONTHLY PAYMENTS - UPDATES TO ALL MEMBERS...

Elizabeth B - 9 out of 10 payments made - November and December now OVERDUE
Pam P - 9 out of 10 payments made - last payment due Jan 2015
Russell W - 7 out of 10 payments made - November and December OVERDUE and last payment due Jan 2015
Claire V - 7 out of 10 payments made - November and December OVERDUE last payment due Jan 2015
Louise M - 6 out of 10 payments made - October & November & December OVERDUE - last payments in  Jan 2015

Graham - please do not sent the next DVD to any OVERDUE members (that's everyone above except Pam)

Thanks
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on January 14, 2015, 05:04:13 PM
DVD 11 of the balloon artistes guild is at the duplication centre with all artwork so should be back to us in about a week.
Will be posted out when Lyn gets time as I will be at Twist and Shout balloon convention in Vegas.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on January 30, 2015, 03:26:37 PM
DVD 11 is all ready and will be posted out today and tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on January 31, 2015, 11:20:07 AM
All the DVD's are in the post 2nd class so hopefully Monday and Tuesday they will be dropping through the letterbox.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: magirob on February 03, 2015, 12:12:46 PM
Thanks for the DVD Graham, it arrived yesterday :D
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: nippy99 on February 03, 2015, 07:16:48 PM
I got mine today - thank you :-)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on February 09, 2015, 09:15:46 PM
Here we go with membership for 2015/2016, on the list at the moment we have,

Kevin, Mr Wiggle
Paul
Tanya Lake
Olivia
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on February 10, 2015, 10:09:16 AM
We have a new international DVD only member, so welcome Stanley Chung
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on February 11, 2015, 04:47:47 PM
Steve Benton re-joined  :)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on March 01, 2015, 11:56:30 PM
This is the up to date list for BAG membership for 2015/16. Fingers crossed are for many more to join in Leeds at the end of the month.

Kevin, Mr Wiggle
Paul
Tanya Lake
Olivia
Stanley Chung, Int member
Steve Benton
Jay
Nici
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on March 17, 2015, 10:42:09 AM
David Crofts has joined again, we are creeping up with the numbers,

Kevin, Mr Wiggle
Paul
Tanya Lake
Olivia
Stanley Chung, Int member
Steve Benton
Jay
Nici
David Crofts
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on March 17, 2015, 11:02:22 AM
Blimey two new members, well re-joining but that is still nice  :D
Darren and Danny...............double "D"
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on March 17, 2015, 09:43:57 PM
Is there anyone people would like to see as a star lecture for BAG?, I'm looking into June and September/October and if they come off we are all in for a treat.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on March 23, 2015, 10:29:39 PM
The numbers are creeping up

Kevin, Mr Wiggle
Paul
Tanya Lake
Olivia
Stanley Chung, Int member
Steve Benton
Jay
Nici
David Crofts
Danny
Darren
Jules

Only a week to go for the early bird special at just £125, after 1st April the cost will be £160
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 02, 2015, 06:17:00 PM
Many thanks to those that re-joined at the Leeds event last week,
members to date are,

Kevin, Mr Wiggle
Paul
Tanya Lake
Olivia
Stanley Chung, Int member
Steve Benton
Jay
Nici
David Crofts
Danny
Darren
Jules
Thelma
Amanda
Rob
Emma
David Ellis
Rhian
Dave Hickory
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 02, 2015, 08:51:38 PM
Janine has just re-joined  :)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Danny the Idiot on April 03, 2015, 09:48:19 PM
So Graham - are you going to rejoin?!   ;)
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 03, 2015, 10:18:10 PM
Quote from: "Danny the Idiot"
So Graham - are you going to rejoin?!   ;)
I'm not sure to be honest, is BAG value for money and what exactly does Graham do?
Seems like the days run themselves yet we have to give him all this money and he only does 10 days.........
with only three being filmed, why not film them all and get 10 star lectures a year.

Then at the days he wanders around handing out the odd balloon from the qualatex bags and only has to remember to bring a mic for the PA and then goes and forgets that.

I might be persuaded to re-join but will have to think about it.
Title: Re: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Graham Lee on April 24, 2015, 10:18:08 PM
To keep everyone updated, Lord G now has the memory card from the Pieter van Engen workshop in Leeds and is editing it for the club.
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Post by: Graham Lee on April 30, 2015, 05:43:24 PM
I have sent an email out to all BAG members, could you please take a look and then send me a reply..............Thanks.
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Post by: Graham Lee on April 30, 2015, 10:28:27 PM
Pleased to say we have another new member just joining so welcome to Andy and also someone has booked for both the Sutton days...............
That is nice  :D
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Post by: Graham Lee on May 02, 2015, 10:16:19 AM
Two more people have joined the club, Sofhia and Colin  :D
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Post by: Graham Lee on June 15, 2015, 11:56:44 PM
I went and picked up the master copy from the Pieter van Engen day back in March, apologies it's a little late, well very late really.
Have to find the time to sit and watch it to make sure all is OK and then I will send it off to be copied for everyone.
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Post by: Graham Lee on June 27, 2015, 11:06:38 AM
Apologies to last years club members who are still waiting for the Pieter van Engen DVD that was recorded in March.
I have had the master copy now for 2 weeks but have just not had the time to look at it and check it out, what with the Pip two day event, the basic day in Birmingham this week and getting ready for Daniel tomorrow. What with all that and balloon orders and the occasional magic show and then the big balloon build I have just completed with David Crofts again. To say it's been all go I think would be an understatement.

I promise I will get it sorted as soon as I can.
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Post by: Graham Lee on July 04, 2015, 10:03:11 AM
I sat down last night and started to watch the Pieter van Engen master copy, yes I know at last but it has been pretty busy just lately.
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Post by: Graham Lee on July 06, 2015, 06:28:55 PM
I sat and watched the rest of the master copy, all seems OK so will be sending this off tomorrow so we can get the club members up to date with the DVD's for last year 2014/15.
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Post by: Graham Lee on July 12, 2015, 09:36:19 PM
The master copy and artwork has all been sent off so we should be getting the DVD's of Pieter sent out pretty soon.
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Post by: Graham Lee on July 16, 2015, 03:30:38 PM
The Pieter van Engen DVD will be with me tomorrow so we should be able to post out for next week. This has been the longest wait so will try to get the Pip DVD out sooner.
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Post by: Graham Lee on July 17, 2015, 09:00:02 PM
The DVD's arrived today, we will ship these out to BAG members. This is the last DVD for the year 2014/15.
If you joined for this year 2015/16 then your first DVD will be pip pippity pop from New Zealand that was filmed in June.
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Post by: Graham Lee on July 21, 2015, 10:14:41 AM
All the DVD's were sent out yesterday, fingers crossed no one has moved and forgotten to tell us.
Title: The Balloon Artistes Guild
Post by: Robeagling on July 23, 2015, 08:38:06 AM
Got mine thanks graham


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Post by: magirob on July 24, 2015, 09:20:21 AM
Thanks Graham :-)
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Post by: Mujician on July 28, 2015, 09:20:21 AM
What is the membership period, and does this affect the DVD membership? Sadly work commitments mean I can't get to the C&S days.
I was wondering if people could tell me (and I'm sure you've seen my posts!) if aTBAG DVD membership would benefit me or would I just find it difficult to follow the lectures?
Many thanks
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Post by: Graham Lee on July 28, 2015, 10:08:01 AM
Quote from: "Mujician"
What is the membership period, and does this affect the DVD membership? Sadly work commitments mean I can't get to the C&S days.
I was wondering if people could tell me (and I'm sure you've seen my posts!) if aTBAG DVD membership would benefit me or would I just find it difficult to follow the lectures?
Many thanks
All the designs shown are explained and you could stop/start a few times and sometimes it's good to push yourself a little more than you think.
Things will start to click in place.
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Post by: Danny the Idiot on July 28, 2015, 11:41:37 AM
Its worth joining especially if you can't get to the days as the DVDs will teach you some great balloon sculptures from really great balloon artists that they use in their work. Not only that, there are great twisting techniques and tips that you gain too.

Most of the days have a mix of easier things to make and then a few bigger more complex things. However as everything is on DVD you can, as Graham has said, stop and start the DVD, pause it when you need to catch up or you've not quite got something first time.

I hope this helps.  :D
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Post by: Mujician on July 28, 2015, 12:13:51 PM
Thanks both.
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Post by: Graham Lee on August 11, 2015, 11:59:48 AM
Lord G has just been up and left me the master copy for the Pip Pippity Pop lecture, so this one will be out a lot quicker than the Pieter van Engen DVD
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Post by: Graham Lee on August 14, 2015, 12:07:25 PM
I'm half way through watching the master copy, all OK so far.
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Post by: Graham Lee on August 20, 2015, 09:16:08 PM
Just finished watching the master copy from the Pip day, all was OK so I can now send this off to the duplication centre.
Just need to sort the artwork out now, thanks to Lord G for again doing the editing etc for the club, appreciated.
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Post by: Graham Lee on August 20, 2015, 09:34:35 PM
Members for 2015/16, this is the list of members I have for the coming year, have I forgotten anyone? We have just 20 members at the moment.

Kevin, Mr Wiggle
Paul
Tanya Lake
Olivia
Stanley Chung, Int member
Steve Benton
Jay
Nici
David Crofts
Danny
Darren
Jules
Thelma
Amanda
Rob
Emma
David Ellis
Rhian
Dave Hickory
Lord G
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Post by: Jchrispin on August 20, 2015, 09:48:17 PM
You've missed me off!
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Post by: andyc277 on August 20, 2015, 10:00:03 PM
I'm missed off too
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Post by: BongoBalloons on August 21, 2015, 12:12:25 AM
And me.

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Post by: Graham Lee on August 21, 2015, 12:20:36 AM
Seems I have a few oops to add here, oops, oops and oops.
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Post by: Graham Lee on September 02, 2015, 09:37:38 PM
To keep everyone updated, there has been a little issue with the artwork for DVD 13, so have had to go to plan "B" to get this sorted.

Sending off the DVD tomorrow so hopefully wont be too long before we get the next edition of the balloon artistes guild DVD out to members.
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Post by: Graham Lee on September 10, 2015, 03:27:36 PM
The DVD's fro the pip lecture have arrived.
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Post by: Graham Lee on September 11, 2015, 02:03:08 PM
The full updated list is,

Kevin, Mr Wiggle
Paul
Tanya Lake
Olivia
Stanley Chung, Int member
Steve Benton
Jay
Nici
David Crofts
Danny
Darren
Jules
Thelma
Amanda
Rob
Emma
David Ellis
Rhian
Dave Hickory
Lord G
Paul
Andy
Janine
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Post by: Graham Lee on September 11, 2015, 02:54:10 PM
looks like I missed Sofhia off the list and to be honest I'm not 100% certain who Jules is, so if Jules does read this could you email me?
Thanks.
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Post by: Graham Lee on September 11, 2015, 03:16:59 PM
The DVD's, I wonder if anyone will spot the difference?
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Post by: BongoBalloons on September 15, 2015, 04:41:11 PM
Quote from: "Graham Lee"
The full updated list is,

Kevin, Mr Wiggle
Paul
Tanya Lake
Olivia
Stanley Chung, Int member
Steve Benton
Jay
Nici
David Crofts
Danny
Darren
Jules
Thelma
Amanda
Rob
Emma
David Ellis
Rhian
Dave Hickory
Lord G
Paul
Andy
Janine
I'm still not on the list :(

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Post by: Graham Lee on September 18, 2015, 01:47:37 PM
The up updated version, I have added Colin who I missed off twice and Twistina and Michael have re-joined  :)

Kevin, Mr Wiggle
Paul
Tanya Lake
Olivia
Stanley Chung, Int member
Steve Benton
Jay
Nici
David Crofts
Danny
Darren
Jules
Thelma
Amanda
Rob
Emma
David Ellis
Rhian
Dave Hickory
Lord G
Paul
Andy
Janine
Colin
Christine
Michael
Sofhia
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Post by: Graham Lee on September 18, 2015, 04:01:55 PM
All the DVD's went out today, second class so hopefully Monday they will arrive.
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Post by: Graham Lee on September 27, 2015, 05:47:57 PM
Jason Murphy has re-joined  :)
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Post by: Mujician on October 09, 2015, 08:16:03 AM
I wonder if there is a date for the next care and share day? What would entry price be for a non member?
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Post by: Graham Lee on October 09, 2015, 02:49:29 PM
I have been advertising the next days for a few weeks now, Darlington 23rd Nov and Edinburgh 25th Nov. Both days are free to attend.
We then will have a day at Bishops Stortford in Jan 2016 and then a two day event in Birmingham with a star lecturer sometime in March.
Both the 2016 dates are still to be confirmed.
That takes us up till the end of the Balloon Artistes Guild year for 2015/16

Booking details are here, http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/ballo ... hare-days/ (http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/balloons/care-share-days/)
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Post by: Graham Lee on October 10, 2015, 10:40:37 AM
We have a new member of the Balloon Artistes Guild, welcome along Richard  :)
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Post by: magirob on October 10, 2015, 09:43:35 PM
Hello Richard :D
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Post by: Richard Morris on October 10, 2015, 10:10:33 PM
Thank you Graham and Rob,

Really looking forward to coming to some events in the new year and learning loads from all you amazing twisters!
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Post by: Graham Lee on November 16, 2015, 12:58:56 PM
Joanne joined back in May and some how I missed her off the list, sorry about that.

So the updated list is,

Joanne Dunne
Kevin, Mr Wiggle
Paul
Tanya Lake
Olivia
Stanley Chung, Int member
Steve Benton
Jay
Nici
David Crofts
Danny
Darren
Jules
Thelma
Amanda
Rob
Emma
David Ellis
Rhian
Dave Hickory
Lord G
Paul
Andy
Janine
Colin
Christine
Michael
Sofhia
Suzie
Jason
Richard
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Post by: Graham Lee on November 30, 2015, 10:23:59 AM
I have just posted details for the star lecture days for March, we have Simon Jong and Rob Driscoll lecturing.
I have also added a special offer to join the club for 15 months, you would get the January Bishops Stortford day for free and also the Rob Driscoll day.
So a bit of a bargain to try and tempt a few to join. http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/ballo ... hare-days/ (http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/balloons/care-share-days/)
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Post by: Graham Lee on January 14, 2016, 01:01:22 PM
"Be My Guest" Not sure how to phrase this correctly but I'm offering a, be my guest ticket for every care & share balloon day that we run this year for 2016.
If anyone would like to be considered then please send me a PM. Would you like to nominate someone who perhaps would benefit from the day.
For what ever reason they are unable to attend, would this help and possible be that little push for them to attend and improve their balloon modelling skills?
If so then please send me a PM for them to be considered.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 02, 2016, 07:45:55 PM
I picked up the master copy from the Victor and Michael workshop back in November, club members decided it was Ok to get the DVD at the next Star lecture day.
So saving a few pennies on envelopes and postage over the year.
Will go through it tonight to make sure all is OK and then send it off to the duplication centre.
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Post by: Graham Lee on February 16, 2016, 11:40:02 AM
DVD 14 is now in and we will hand them out at Birmingham 8./9th March.
If you are not attending the Simon Jong/Rob Driscoll event we will ship out the DVD's when we get back.
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Post by: Graham Lee on March 14, 2016, 12:57:09 PM
We have just posted out the DVD from the Victor and Michael days back in October to those who did not attend the birmingham event last week.
This is from 2015/16 membership.
The Simon DVD will be ready for the next two day event in July.
This is again only fo 2015/16 members, the 2016/17 year starts from 1st April.
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Post by: Graham Lee on June 03, 2016, 11:29:31 PM
I have the master copy from the march lecture with Simon Jong, viewed session one.
There are some nice designs on the DVD, three more sessions to view and then it's
off to the duplication service to get all the copies. It will be ready for July at the memorial lecture.
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Post by: Graham Lee on June 06, 2016, 08:24:30 PM
Just finished looking through the Simon Jong master copy, all is OK so sending it off to the duplication centre tomorrow.
Rob is doing the artwork for us :)  Thanks.
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Post by: Graham Lee on June 14, 2016, 02:19:53 PM
The DVD's from Simons lecture workshop have arrived, we will be giving these out at Birmingham
on the 5/6th July an then posting them out to others after.
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Post by: Graham Lee on July 11, 2016, 12:12:41 PM
We will be posting out the Simon Jong DVD's today for those that did not attend the Birmingham event last week.
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Post by: Graham Lee on October 16, 2016, 05:02:35 PM
I have the Sabina workshop master copy here, just about to start watching it to make sure all is OK
and then I will send it off to the duplication centre.