Giving Experiences, GAC Meeting, New Board Member, & Gift Shopping

Meet Randy Sonzoni, GAC Board of Director’s Newest Member

Randy has worked in Human Resources at Guilford Savings Bank since 2015, currently serving as AVP, Human Resources Supervisor. As part of his service to the Bank, he is a member of the DEI committee, Non-Profit Committee and various other committees whose sole focuses are to support GSB employees through collaboration, self-improvement and internal growth initiatives.

In addition to holding a Bachelor of Business Administration from Western Connecticut State University, Randy also attended the Connecticut School of Finance & Management through the Connecticut Banker’s Association where he “graduated second in his class (don’t want to brag!)”.

The similarities between GAC and Guilford Savings Bank are part of what make Randy a great fit for the board. “GAC, much like GSB, is community focused. Both of our organizations support our communities, with GAC helping promote participation in visual arts through education, exhibitions and outreach. It is very important to believe in the community and appreciate what others bring to the table. The fact that GAC and GSB have such a supportive relationship really drives me to want to continue to support the community and by becoming a member of GAC I feel I could do just that.”

Randy is an ardent and creative wood worker, and has made a lot of his own furniture for his home he shares with his wife Alison, daughter, Brooklyn and large but childish dog Milo. He is eager to explore the other creative studios at GAC, including the blacksmith’s forge.

The Gift of Experience

Guilford Art Center classes and workshops make terrific presents. Just purchase a gift certificate for any amount, and that can be applied to any class for any semester. The best part is that the gift certificates don’t expire, so the recipient can wait to take the class that works for them.
You never know … one gift could turn into passion that lasts a lifetime!

Annual Membership Meeting Planned for Dec 15

Guilford Art Center will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, December 15, 9 am, via Zoom. The meeting will entail voting by the Board of Directors on the proposed nominations for the 2021-2022 officers. The slate will be presented at the meeting.

Guilford Art Center members are permitted to propose candidates, from among current board members, to be added to the slate in advance of the meeting date. Nominations should be sent to Maureen Belden at prior to the meeting date. Those members of the public who would like to attend the meeting are requested to email Maureen Belden by December 13 to receive the Zoom meeting log-in information.

Winter 2022 Registration is Open

Financial aid is available. Download the Financial Aid Application, due January 3.
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