Friday, July 22, 2011

DRL Art Committee

DRL: Art Committee

This blog has helped me to share about Daniel.
One area that I'd like to share with all of you is the most dedicated and hard working people that
are our educators. All you hear about is the
trouble and problems within our education
system today. And what I'd like to do today is share with you educators and interested citizens that go way beyond what is required to make sure our students succeed! When this program first began, what and where it would go was a question. I've worked in the aerospace field all my life and I've worked for some pretty successful companies. But the DRL Art Committee out shines every company I have worked for. Our hopes when considering a art program in Daniel's honor was to offer a scholarship to a graduating art student to be able to attend a college or university of their choice. Those of you that have kept reading this blog or have read "Daniel's Dream" know the story. I won't go into details here but if you are interested, please pick up
"Daniel's Dream" for the whole picture. The DRL Art Committee is made up of art teachers and interested citizens. Art teachers can make grant requests for equipment, supplies, or programs. These grants must be approved by the Committee, and the area that really amazed me was the sincere dedication this Committee gives to every grant request presented to them. First the request must be approved by the Art Coordinator before being submitted to the DRL Art Committee. EVERY request is discussed in detail. Not all grants are awarded. Maybe the teacher will receive part of what was requested. Many types of equipment are requested. The teacher is told where they might receive what they need from suppliers. If our government would follow the DRL Art Committee we' d have much less problems. Many top companies could learn something from these people.

I know I'm going on long, but if I may, I'd like to tell of a grant request that was made. I was
skeptical about this grant. What was proposed was a grant for a child's opera. What was unique
about this request was that the 4th and 5th grade art classes would join together and write this
opera. Well, over 100 students worked to prepare their opera. I didn't think that this could be
done, as I've seen a group of 3 or 4 grownups not be able to agree. Also, the students were to make their own costumes. There would be a seamstress to help. All the sets were to be built by the students themselves. Bottom line, they pulled it off. Marian and I were invited to the opera.

One of the rquirements was that every child had to be in the opera. At the conclusion, every
student stood and took bows and you could see smiles and a personal satisfaction on every student's face. That opera I know will have a major memory for each student. The standing
ovation was unbelievable. What a great success!!

One thing for you to know, all of the DRL Art Committee members are volunteers and 100% of all money donated to the DRL Art Program goes to helping art education and scholarships. If any of you reading this blog would consider a donation, please know that every cent is used for art education. The DRL Art Education and Scholarship Program is a very successful program and thanks to the Cache Education Foundation, DRL Art Committee and all of you.
Please visit HTTP:// and HTTP://

No comments: