Category Archives: SDP Membership

Penn’s Woods Painters Donates Memory Boxes to Three Local Hospitals

In 2016, our Penn's Woods Painters Chapter donated more than 100 memory boxes to three local hospitals nearby Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and some hospitals outside of the area through The Tole Friends' Memory Box Association . So far, 2017 has been no different. Nineteen members and friends of the Chapter started the year painting even more memory boxes, which are provided for families of newborns that pass away. Parents can fill these boxes with mementos so they leave the hospital with objects that help them acknowledge and remember their child.

The first project utilized Zentangle. The project was an original design, created by Dottie Shultz, that had two large hearts symbolizing the parents and, where the hearts overlapped, a small heart symbolizing the baby. Members then created their own designs inside the hearts. Zentangle was a new technique for many of the attendees, which they all enjoyed. The second project was Kim Christmas’ “Wooly Sheep” design taught with permission by Judy Vetock.

Thank you to Carol L. Henry, Co-Chair of the Chapter's Memory Box Program for sharing this story and pictures with us!

2017 Society of Decorative Painters Board Election Results

Below are the results of the membership vote for the 2017-2018 Society of Decorative Painters Board of Director positions that were up for election at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Daytona Beach, Florida:

Vice President/President Elect

Linda Sharp CDA

Recording Secretary

Cindy Harrison

Board Member-At-Large

Karen Allen

Susan Phillips

Virginia (Ginny) Sparlin

Nominating Committee

Jeanie Miller

Debbie Cole CDA

Linda Biedermann TDA

Important Message About Your New Electronic Membership Card

We have received a number of inquiries from members about not receiving their new electronic membership card, which is why we sent all individual members their membership card again via email on March 2, 2017. Please allow a couple of days for email delivery. If you do not see the email in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder.

If you are part of a household membership or share an email address with another member, we will send you an email that contains all of the membership cards associated with your email address over the next week.

It is important to save the email with your membership card for future reference. Click here for instructions on how to save your membership card to your computer or smartphone, and how to print it.

If you still do not receive your membership card over the next week, we may have the incorrect email address for you on file. Please contact our office at (316) 269-9300 ext. 105 or sdp@decorativepainters.org to check if we have your correct information.

Also, please note we have received a high volume of inquiries about membership cards. In order for us to give each member the time and service he/she deserves, it may take us a few days to reply to your inquiry. We appreciate your patience.