Rosemary Lapenskie’s passion for the arts has been an inspiration. Throughout her twelve years in Muskoka, Rosemary quietly lent her support to many individual artists, encouraged the creative spirit in our youth and contributed her insights for the direction of this organization. Rosemary has happily volunteered her services in many capacities. She has been a regular fixture at the Summer Show as a craftsperson, gate greeter, sales relief and moral supporter. When a position on the Executive was vacant, Rosemary served as Recording Secretary. Valiantly, she waded through the difficult early stages of the rewriting of the constitution. Many children have been initiated into the joys of drawing through Rosemary’s workshops at the Chapel Gallery, in the community and at her home. She has coordinated the Jean. E. MacDonald Memorial Award for four years, actively promoting it through the art departments of the Muskoka high schools. For ten years, Rosemary coordinated the Life Drawing Open Studio. But Rosemary’s dedication to the arts does not stop with her volunteer services. She also writes poetry and has published articles on the arts in the local newspapers. In 1998, Rosemary moved to British Columbia.