MARCO ISLAND — The Art League has a very serious financial situation to deal with and if a turn around is not successful, the facility could close, announced Keith Dameron, who serves on the Art League’s board of directors.
In a prepared release and letter, which was sent Monday afternoon to the several committees Dameron serves, Dameron wrote that the “organization is celebrating its 40th anniversary in November, yet it’s future has never been more in doubt.”
David Rice, a leader in putting together activities and fundraisers for Christmas Island Style among other endeavors, will help implement a financial turnaround to eliminate current debt and stabilize the financial future of the Art League.
Dameron sent a request for a leave of absence to each of the seven committees he is a member of so that he could focus first on his job as vice president of Orion Bank and secondly on helping the Art League. Dameron is temporarily suspending service with the Rotary Club, Marco Police Foundation, Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Marco Alumni, Donna Fiala Marco Advisory Group, Tommie Barfield Elementary school student advisory committee and the city arts advisory committee. He said he will continue correspondence once a timeframe for the turnaround has been established.
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