Dear members,

another year has gone by, 2020 is nearly with us. Our pastel association has grown steadily since our first international online competition last year. We now have 131 members from Europe, but also from the US, Asia and Australia.

I would like to thank those of you who participated in our member competition, turning the Get Dusty into a show of high quality pastels. I would like to thank Michael Schnitker, our webmaster, who keeps our website up and running despite his own busy schedule. My thanks go to Annika Östman, our treasurer, who deals with all the financial problems of an international non-profit organization.I would like to thank Susan Corcoran for compiling, editing and designing the Scribbler. I would also like to thank my colleagues from the board who are all volunteers and work for PGE in their own free time. Without them, PGE wouldn’t exist. My thanks also go to those of you who, by writing articles or being active in the forum contribute to making PGE a pastel association worth belonging to.

My wish for 2020 is that more of you would consider giving a bit of your time and support the board, or better still, volunteer to become a board member. The next AGM will be in March/April 2020; time enough to think about it.

With my best wishes for a peaceful Hannukah, Christmas and end of the year and all the best for 2020

Dorothea Schulz

PGE chair