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SAPFM will hold an election for four seats on the Executive Council (EC) this year. The election will be held online November 15 - December 15, 2015. Candidates must submit their biographical information to by October 15, 2015.  Any member in good standing wishing to stand for election may do so, regardless of their skills or experience.
First and foremost, SAPFM is an educational organization dedicated to period furniture; the need for a strong interest in that subject has not changed. We also continue to need representation of accomplished makers of period furniture on the EC.  However, we now have additional needs for managerial, operational, marketing, fund raising and board experience skills.
While we recognize the importance of outside experts to ensure we are compliant with regulations, we want the diversity of managerial and business execution skills in our own governing body to allow SAPFM to thrive.  Therefore, candidate statements should emphasize business and other relevant skills and experience that candidates can bring to the EC to help make SAPFM successful.

It's time to submit your nominations for the 2016 SAPFM Cartouche Award. The deadline for submission of completed applications is September 1, 2015.

The guidelines have been updated to clarify information needed in the various sections of the application, the number of photographs, size of photographs, and the number of pages submitted.

Good luck to all applicants!

Alyce Englund has resigned from the SAPFM EC board, due to the time constraints imposed by her appointment to a new position at the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art.  

The SAPFM President, with unanimous support from the EC, has appointed Richard B. Reese of Centerville, OH to fulfill the remainder of her term.

After a 35-year career, Dick retired in 1995 from his position as Senior Vice President of Corporate Customer Services at National Cash Register (NCR).  He is a major presence in the Dayton area woodworking community, energetically supports the Ohio River Valley chapter, and is an extraordinary builder of period furniture.

Please join the President and the EC in thanking Dick for his generous efforts to help ensure a great future for SAPFM.

Former EC board member Alyce Perry Englund, Richard Koopman Associate Curator of American Decorative Arts, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, has accepted in new position as Assistant Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

During her tenure at the Wadsworth, she was involved in securing a number of important aquisitions, including the Bingham secretary,  the Howard fall-front desk, and the Stephen Gray Arts and Crafts Collection.  She was also involved in the museum's storage renovation project and the reinstallation of the museum's American decorative art galleries.

Please join the President and the EC in thanking Alyce for her work on the EC, and wishing her well in her new endeavor.

Those elected, in alphabetical order are:

  • Dale Ausherman
  • Ken Johnson
  • Jim Thompson

Thanks to Dave Redlin for his willingness to serve on the Executive Council!

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EC, advisors prepare for the 2015 Membership Meeting. One of the enormous Magnolia trees at Williamsburg.