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Central California Bead Society

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NEW MEETING PLACE�� Where and When

Meetings are held the fourth Saturday of the month at:

Ramada Inn Shaw Ave. and Hwy 41

324 E Shaw

Fresno, CA 93710

Meeting is held back by the pool in the Wishon Room or the Van Ness Room.

Bring Lights and Power Cords

Call Rhonda at (559) 276-2336

Our meetings begin at 9:30 am starting with the business meeting.� Then from 10:30 to 11:00 am we will have show and tell.� Classes start promptly at 11:00 am and end at 2:00 pm.� All are welcome.

We have refreshments at every meeting to include, coffee, juice and snacks.

�Inspiration comes from within�

To join, please printout the Membership application and send it with $25 (check or money order made out to �CCBS�) to:


P.O. Box 895

Clovis, CA 93613

Just $25 annually renewable in January for one year�s membership.� You�ll be added to the newsletter list, get members only deals on classes with nationally known teachers, get free classes throughout the year given by our own talented members, field trips, Society sponsored Bead Retreat with fees partially subsidized by the Society, Member Sale, Bi-Monthly Newsletter, Secret Pals, yearly Christmas Party, friendship, exchange of ideas the knowledge you are helping to support beading in Central California and much, much more.

Please click on the ad for a direct link to the websites above.



It is now time to elect new Directors for the Central California Bead Society. CCBS elects three directors, one of whom becomes President. You can be nominated or volunteer. We currently have two volunteers, Sherry Estep and Jennifer Housler. We need at least one more. Directors need to be someone who can make it to most of the meetings and are willing to help plan anything that comes up. If we only get one more volunteer we won't need to have an election. If we have more than three we will have an election by mail or email.

We will also be seeking volunteers for other positions including newsletter editor, monthly meetings, special teachers, yearly bead retreat, etc.

Please consider yourself for one of these positions.� Without volunteers there can be no Bead Society. Please come to the January Meeting both for the class by Mikki Ferrugiaro and to vote and volunteer!� WE NEED YOU!






For a link to the Current and one past newsletter, see the Calendar page.

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Please check the roster of volunteers and consider one of the positions for yourself.� Some of the ladies have done this for several years and would love a break!� Get involved and enjoy the personal� satisfaction you will get from having a hands on position in something you love!

Our Mission

The purpose of the Central California Bead Society is to perpetuate the art of beadwork through education, the exchange of ideas and the sharing of experiences while promoting and stimulating this historical art form. Parc Botannia executive condo website will introduce you to our members and their beadwork, announce upcoming events, share some of our patterns and tutorials, share stories and tips, provide camaraderie and inspiration and a place everyone looks forward to coming to every month.