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Welcome to the 2019 ECBS Bead Retreat, February 22nd, 23rd and 24th at the Island Hotel by RL on beautiful Okaloosa Island. We have a great variety of unique classes offered this year. Registration begins now and ends January 4, 2019. Registration is $50 for ECBS members and $85 for non-members.
Teachers will determine the cost of their classes and kit fees. All students will pay the teachers directly. It will be left to the teachers discretion as to whether they will require payment in advance to secure your spot or whether you can pay at the time of the class.
After the registration deadline has passed you will be notified of the classes you were able to join, or of the alternate class you selected if your first choice was full. The teacher’s contact information will be provided. Also, the teachers will be given a student roster with student contact information. They will then confirm the class requirements and payment options.
We welcome a new teacher this year. Sheri Snoddy has attended our retreat as a student in the past but has offered to teach a chainmaille class this year. She has been making jewelry for about 16 years and enjoys making chainmaille bracelets and necklaces and kumihimo. We look forward to her class, as she always looks forward to our retreat.
Shaunna Lemasters, our wonderful masseuse, will not be joining us this year due to prior obligations. We will miss her, but if there is enough interest she will arrange for a substitute. Please mark it on your registration forms if you would like a massage.
We will again hold raffles, one before Saturday morning class and another after the class has finished on Saturday afternoon. We will also have the 50/50 raffle. It seemed to be a success last year and the prizes were very nice. Nice donations for the raffle are greatly appreciated.
Room rates have increased a little this year as has the cost of the conference rooms. Rates for the rooms range from $79 to $119 for beachfront. Be sure to mention ECBS Bead Retreat when you make your reservations. Call them at 850-243-9161.
Questions? Contact Mary Jordan at Nona2kandc@gmail.com or call 850-982-7633.