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Dear Friends:
I told you last week about my Canadian vistors. They are still with me. They don't seem to be doing much about nesting, though. They spend their time walking around the yard of my house and next door at Gran Liz's House, as we still call the house she lived in when with us in Mathews. I am still hoping they nest and bring up their young here.

Photograph of Pat with Canada geese.

Below is a photo of the members of the Board of the P. Buckley Moss Society. Malcolm took the photo in Williamsburg at last weekend's Board Meeting. Apart from Lance Allen, the Society's Office Administrator, all those you see in the photo are volunteers who give freely of their time to ensure the success of the Society.

Photograph of Pat and the Society Board.

Back row left to right: Lance Allen, Administrator, Waynesboro, Virginia; Fred McMillin, Director, Warren, Ohio; Jake Henderson, Artist's Representative, Mathews, Virginia; Hannes Meyers, Jr., Director, Holland, Michigan; George Johnson, Director, Shelby Township, Michigan. Middle row left to right: Mary Lou McMillin, Vice-President, Chapters, Warren, Ohio; Marlyn de Waard, Director, Battle Creek, Michigan; P. Buckley Moss; Judy Roe, Director, Ames, Iowa; Sally Gobrecht, Secretary, Hanover, Pennsylvania; Arthur Smith, Vice-President, Chesterfield, Missouri. Front row: Ginger Cloonen; Dealer Representative, Libertyville, Illinois. Also on the board but not pictured: Reverend Harold Henning, President, Robesonia, Pennsylvania; Peggy Giesking, Treasurer, Joppa, Maryland. The Society Historian is Ginny Myers, Bellefontaine, Ohio.

I'm very pleased with the progress of the Society and the help that it is bringing to children's causes across the country. I want you all to know that any children's charity, anywhere in the world, that can use a piece of my artwork to raise funds for their cause, is eligible to apply to the Society for a donation. All they have to do in their application is to show that they have a worthy plan for generating the funds. Usually, this is by holding a raffle. If any of you know of a children's charity that might be interested, please put them in touch with the Society office, either by phone at 540-943-5678 or by e-mail at

This Saturday I will be at the Buffalo Springs Herb Farm in Raphine, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley for their May Day Celebrations. On Monday Malcolm and I leave for Panama where I will have another three weeks of uninterrupted painting time in my island studio.

Finally, for those of you who have joined me in the challenge to lose ten pounds by June 30, I'm happy to tell you I'm on my way toward that target. This morning I was down three pounds and, if I can only keep up my reduced intake of pasta, I will make it by the deadline.

Meanwhile, I want to share the following quote from Werner Erhart that was sent to me by Marie, one of my fellow weight loss challengers: "Incremental improvement is better than perfection postponed."

Very best wishes.


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