Minutes of February 17, 2014 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, March 17 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m.

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MEMBERSHIP MEETING – February 17, 2014

Attendance: Janet Bird (speaker,) Betty Day, Nancy Gavin, Ilona Manista, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth, Claudia Snyder and Vee Valega.

Program – Janet Bird from The Lorain County Historical Society presented a program on Love of Lace. Many people donate lace when they no longer want to keep it. Janet did much research on the subject and found it very interesting. She shared her knowledge with us and we learned a lot and saw many beautiful pieces. Lace is categorized as “real” and “imitation.” “Real” lace is bobbin lace, made with long wooden bobbins with thread wrapped around them and needle point lace, made with needle and thread. “Imitation” lace is machine made. Both kinds can be very beautiful.

Girls in the olden days were expected to learn how to make lace. Lace machines came about in the late 1700’s. Before 1940 there was a lace making factory here in Elyria.

Financial Report – Betty Day reported that as of January 19 the balance was $4,588.35

North Ridgeville Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair – The contracts have been mailed and we have received five contracts.

Major School Performance – This year we are sponsoring a performance at two schools, Wilcox Elementary School and North Ridgeville High School, due to the fact that recently one school was not able to take advantage of our offer. Our contact at the High School has not returned Janet Willoughby’s calls. Cindy Naprestek from Wilcox School has contacted Janet. She has had difficulty, to date, locating a program whose cost does not exceed the funds which we are donating. She will keep in touch with Janet. Janet suggested some possible solutions.

North Ridgeville Library has several programs on Sunday afternoons in March. Come and enjoy.
March 2 at 3 p.m. – 7 Mile Isle Steel Drum Band
March 9 at 3 p.m. – Mossy Moran Presents Irish Music
March 16 at 3 p.m. – Discover North Ridgeville History
March 23 at 3 p.m. – Abraham Lincoln Portrayal
March 30 at 3 p.m. – Smokin’ Fez Monkeys Music Program

Ilona Manista moved that we donate $50 to Fields United Methodist Church. Vee Valega seconded the motion. The motion passed. We want to thank Pastor Tom Joyce for telling us about recent mission trips as well as their upcoming mission trip in June to Moore, Oklahoma, to help tornado victims. Additional funds are needed for this trip.

Olde Towne Hall Theatre is presenting You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. Plan on attending February 21, 22, 28, March 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. or Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. on March 2 and 9. Call 440-327-2909 for reservations. Arts Council supports Olde Towne Hall Theatre, who put on excellent productions.

Miracle Worker is playing at Stocker Center at Lorain County Community College on Sunday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $29. Call Betty Palmer if you are interested.

We want to thank Maximum Graphix who printed our Arts and Crafts contract at no charge. Thank you very much.

Thank you, Betty Lou Palmer, for the delicious refreshments we enjoyed while visiting with each other.

Ilona Manista made a motion to close the meeting. Nancy Gavin seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Nancy Gavin

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Minutes of January 20, 2014 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, February 17 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m.

Love of Lace by Janet Bird of The Lorain County Historical Society

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MEMBERSHIP MEETING – January 20, 2014

Attendance: Nancy Bowman, Nancy Gavin, Pastor Tom Joyce, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth, Claudia Snyder, Vee Valega and Janet Willoughby.

ProgramPastor Tom Joyce from Fields United Methodist Church in North Ridgeville spoke about the church’s mission trip to Joplin, Missouri, in 2011. On May 22, 2011 a category 5 tornado hit Joplin. 160 people died and 10 percent of the population of Joplin was homeless. 25,000 to 30,000 animals were displaced. The first year we had 9 volunteers in mission who went in the summer for a week. People who go on these mission trips are forever changed as these trips build a Community of Faith. Many kinds of jobs are done to help the tornado victims.

Nineteen people plan to attend Fields UMC’s mission trip, the fourth in recent years, on June 21- 29 to Moore, Oklahoma, who also had damage from a category 5 tornado. In 2012 they travelled again to Joplin, and last year they went to New Jersey to assist hurricane victims there.

Financial ReportBetty Day was unable to attend, so there was no report.

Membership –Thank you to those who have paid their dues or given a donation. Currently we have received $1945. Membership dues are still $20 per year. If you have not paid your dues for the fiscal year from April 1 to March 31, you may still send a check to our PO Box 39283 or bring it to the meeting. If you are not sure if you paid your dues, please contact Nancy Gavin (440-353-9395) or Betty Day (440-327-7284).

Christmas Dinner PartyOn Monday, December 16 we had our annual Christmas Dinner Party at the North Ridgeville Library. We had a delicious dinner catered by Sterk’s Catering. Entertainment was provided by Rich Gallo, pianist. Everyone enjoyed his music. We ended our evening with a White Elephant auction with the proceeds of $524 given to Community Care. We received a thank you note from June Yost, the director of Community Care, thanking us for the donation as well as our inviting her and her husband to the event. They enjoyed themselves and appreciate our donation.

February 17 Membership MeetingJanet Bird of the Lorain County Historical Society will present a program on Love of Lace.

Artistic Endeavor Award Scholarship – The scholarship forms have been updated and delivered to the high schools in North Ridgeville. Any senior living in North Ridgeville who plans to attend a college and study in the field of the Arts is eligible.

North Ridgeville Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair – The contracts will be updated and copies will be mailed by February 1.

North Ridgeville Library will have a program on A History of Valentines presented by Janet Bird of the Lorain County Historical Society on Sunday, February 2 at 3:00 p.m. Lovely antique valentine cards will be displayed to help tell the history of this romantic tradition.

Thank you, Janet Willoughby, for the delicious refreshments which everyone enjoyed while visiting with each other.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Gavin

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Minutes of November 18, 2013 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, December 16 – Christmas Dinner Party at the North Ridgeville Library at 6 p.m.

Delicious catered meal and entertainment

Monday, January 20, 2014-Membership Meeting, 7PM at North Ridgeville Library

MINUTES

MEMBERSHIP MEETING – November 18, 2013

Attendance: Mary Beth Bogner, Nancy Bowman, Margaret Brooks-Terry, Betty Day, Nancy Gavin, Betty Lou Palmer; Ilona Manista, Karen Sigsworth, Claudia Snyder, Barb Sutton, Margaret Truman, Vee Valega and Janet Willoughby.

Program – Betty Lou introduced Angie (who is the Market Manager) and Gary from the Frostville Farmer’s Market. Gary is from the North Olmsted Historical Society which was founded in 1953. Frostville is associated with Cleveland Metro Parks. They presented a slideshow of the six buildings that are at the museum. They also provided information about the market, its location, hours and what is available. The website is http://www.olmstedhistorialsociety.org.

Minutes of October – The minutes from the October 21, 2013, were approved as read.

Financial Report – Betty Day reported that our total bank balance as of November 18 was
$5,077.82. The financial report was approved as read. There were no additions or corrections.

Membership –Thank you to those who have paid their dues or given a donation. Currently we have received $1855. Membership dues are still $20 per year. If you have not paid your dues, you may still send a check to our PO Box 39283 or bring it to the meeting. If you are not sure if you paid your dues, please contact Nancy Gavin or Betty Day.

Major School Performance – We donate to a different North Ridgeville City School each year for an art performance of their choice. Recently one of the schools was not able to take advantage of our donation, so we will be donating $400 to two schools this year, Wilcox and the high school.

Christmas Dinner Party – On Monday, December 16 we will have our annual Christmas Dinner Party at the North Ridgeville Library. We will have a delicious catered dinner by Sterks, along with entertainment by Rich Gallo, pianist. Mary Beth will send out the invitations. We will have a White Elephant Auction with the proceeds going to Community Care. The NR Historical Society will be invited to join us. Ilona motioned to charge $10 per person, Margaret seconded, all approved.

Betty moved to adjourn the meeting and Vee Valega seconded the motion.

Thank you, Mary Beth, for the yummy refreshments which everyone enjoyed while visiting with each other.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner, Secretary

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Minutes of October 21, 2013 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, November 18 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m - Cleveland Metroparks Frostville Museum.

Monday, December 16 – Christmas Dinner Party at the North Ridgeville Library at 6 p.m.
Delicious catered meal and entertainment

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MEMBERSHIP MEETING – October 21, 2013

Attendance: Nancy Bowman, Margaret Brooks-Terry, Betty Day, Jan Farruggia, Nancy Gavin, Betty Lou Palmer; Ilona Manista, Karen Sigsworth, Lorrie Ternes, Margaret Truman, Vee Valega and Janet Willoughby.

Program – Jan Farruggia, of BC Mobile Spas & BeautiControl presented a very interesting
demonstration of learning the art of taking care of ourselves daily through relaxation, aromatherapy and proper skin care treatments. We felt very refreshed and learned how to maintain our skin. Jan, also, showed us how to relax In this group spa experience.

Minutes of September 16 – The minutes from the September 16, 2013, were approved as read.

Financial Report – Betty Day reported that our total bank balance as of October 20 was $5,032.82. The financial report was approved as read. There were no additions or corrections.

Membership –Thank you to those who have paid their dues or given a donation. Currently we have received $1835. Membership dues are still $20 per year. If you have not paid your dues, you may still send a check to our PO Box 39283 or bring it to the meeting. If you are not sure if you paid your dues, please contact Nancy Gavin or Betty Day.

Olde Towne Hall Theatre – A thank you note was received from Olde Towne Hall Theatre for our $200 donation to help sponsor the youth musical show of Scrooge.

Artistic Travel Outing – Several members went to see “Lend Me a Tenor” at Olde Towne Hall Theatre on Saturday, October 19. Everyone enjoyed it immensely. Nancy Bowman reported that The Metropolitan Opera: Tosca is showing on Saturday at 12:55 p.m., November 9 at the Regal Crocker Park. It is The Met: Live in HD. You will go behind the scenes with Met opera stars including interviews with cast, crew, and production teams who give a look at what goes into the staging of an opera. The senior price is $22. If you are interested, please call Nancy at 440-748-6623.

Major School Performance – We donate to a different North Ridgeville City School each year for an art performance of their choice. Recently one of the schools was not able to take advantage of our donation, so we will be donating $400 to two schools this year.
November 18 Membership Meeting – A presentation will be held at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m. about the Cleveland Metroparks Frostville Museum.

Christmas Dinner Party – On Monday, December 16 we will have our annual Christmas Dinner Party at the North Ridgeville Library. We will have a delicious catered dinner, along with entertainment by Rich Gallo, pianist. Ilona Manista moved that we pay $200 to our pianist and Janet Willoughby seconded the motion. All approved. We will have a White Elephant Auction with the proceeds going to Community Care. The NR Historical Society will be invited to join us. More information will be coming so mark your calendar to save the date.

Janet Willoughby moved to adjourn the meeting and Vee Valega seconded the motion.

Thank you, Betty Day, for the yummy refreshments which everyone enjoyed while visiting with each other.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Gavin

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Minutes of September 16, 2013 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, October 21 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m.

Speaker – Jan Farruggis with BC Mobile Spas & BeautiControl on The Art of Relaxation and Beauty (see below)

Monday, November 18 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m.

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MEMBERSHIP MEETING – September 16, 2013

Attendance: Nancy Bowman, Margaret Brooks-Terry, Betty Day, Nancy Gavin, Betty Lou Palmer; Ilona Manista, Pat Pitts, Karen Sigsworth, Lynn Telenko, Lorrie Ternes and Vee Valega.

Program – Barb Wilson was our speaker who has been playing the Bagpipes for 10 years. She is very active as a piper and plays competitively. Female pipers are unusual. She said her bagpipes are made of wood from a blackwood tree, which is much better quality than redwood. She has a practice chanter so that she can practice and not make as much noise so as not to disturb the family or neighbors. She has a Scotsman teacher, Sandy Hain. Barb showed us her uniform which has many layers and is very warm. This program was very informative and we learned a lot. Everyone enjoyed it.

Corn Fest Arts and Craft Fair – The coloring contest for young artists was a success. There were many entries and prizes for the first three places of each age category. The raffle with many good prizes made $747 and the bake sale made $207.30. We sold $135 in Wendy’s certificates.

Financial Report – Betty Day reported that our total bank balance as of September 15 was $5,228.31. The Arts and Crafts Fair profit was $1,831.18. The financial report was approved as read. Currently we sold all but 7 Wendy’s certificates which were purchased for $1 each.

Membership – Thank you to those who have paid their dues or given a donation. Currently we have received $1815. Membership dues are still $20 per year. If you have not responded, you may still send a check to our PO Box 39283 or bring it to the meeting.

Artistic Endeavor Award Scholarship – Marisa Pekol, scholarship winner of our 2013 Artistic Endeavor Award Scholarship, has received her award money. Good luck, Marisa. We wish you the best.

Olde Towne Hall Theatre – We received a thank you note for our $150 donation to help sponsor 3 youth to travel to a competition.

October 21 Membership Meeting – Learn the Art of Taking Care of yourself daily through relaxation, aromatherapy and proper skin care treatments. Nothing makes you feel more refreshed and youthful than well maintained gorgeous skin on your face and body. You will not only learn relaxation techniques, but you will experience skin care treatments as well. Come prepared for a group Spa Escape to melt your stress away. Wear little to no makeup; you will experience a facial along with your choice of hydrating masques. Bring a pair of footies so you can enjoy our aromatherapy relaxing foot treatment, too, along with a couple other treatments that you won’t want to miss.

Artistic Travel Outing – Nancy Bowman is organizing a gathering to attend “Lend Me a Tenor” at Olde Towne Hall Theatre on Saturday, October 19 at 8 p.m. Some of us are eating at the Roast Beef Dinner at Fields United Methodist Church at the 5:45 seating prior to the show. The Metropolitan Opera has a Saturday matinee at 12:55 p.m. many Saturdays during October through May. If you are interested in any of these outings, please call Nancy at 440-748-6623.

Nancy Bowman moved to adjourn the meeting and Ilona seconded the motion.

Thank you, Nancy Gavin, for the refreshments which everyone enjoyed while visiting.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Gavin

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Minutes of June 17, 2013 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, July 15 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m.
Sarah Toich, Vet Tech at North Ridgeville Animal Clinic

August 9, 10, 11 – CORN FEST ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW and Bake Sale

August 19 – NO MEMBERSHIP MEETING

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MEMBERSHIP MEETING – June 17, 2013

Attendance: Margaret Brooks-Terry; Nancy Gavin; Trudie Le Blanc; Hinter Olsen; Betty Lou Palmer; Alexis, Brian, Brianna and Kimberly Raymond; Karen Sigsworth; David Stella; Barb Sutton; Jerry Toich; Margaret Truman; Vee Valega; Emily Varner; Britain and Khandyce Walter; Janet Willoughby and Elaine Young plus Carson and Beethoven.

Program: Britain Walter is a dog trainer in her own business, “Follow My Lead…” Dog Training & Behavior. She does in-home training classes and semi-private obedience classes done in a small group setting with you and 1 or 2 other dogs. She has been a volunteer in animal shelters since she was 11 years old. She will work with any dog, any size, any age and any breed. She works with rescue and service dogs. Some work with children with autism. Britain brought two of her dogs, Beethoven is a deaf mixed breed dog who is hand-signal trained and Carson is an American Pit Bull Terrior who is a therapy dog.

Corn Fest Arts and Craft Fair – Betty Lou reported that she has received 14 paid contracts to date with one vendor wanting 3 tables but not yet paid. We will again sponsor a Coloring Contest for young artists from ages 3-12. At our next meeting we will need to plan for our Raffle, Bake Sale, etc. We will be needing help all 3 days of the weekend plus baked goods. This is our big fund raiser for the year.

Membership – Letters were mailed asking for membership dues and or donations for the NRAC. They were sent to those who have not yet paid their dues this fiscal year, April, 2013 through March, 2014. Thank you to those who have paid.

Artistic Endeavor Award Scholarship – Congratulations, Marisa Pekel! Her scholarship was announced at the Senior Breakfast on May 31 with Betty Lou Palmer and Betty Day attending. Marisa was not present to receive her honor.

Barb Sutton made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Janet Willoughby seconded the motion.

Thank you, Vee Valega, for the delicious refreshments which everyone enjoyed while visiting.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Gavin

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Minutes of May 20, 2013 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, June 17 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m.
The program is K-9 Officer from North Ridgeville Police Dept.

Monday, July 15 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m.

August 9, 10, 11 – CORN FEST ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW and Bake Sale

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MEMBERSHIP MEETING – May 20, 2013

Attendance: Sharon Aunchman, Nancy Bowman, Betty Day, Mike Fenik, Nancy Gavin, Lonnie Hart, Larry Johnson, Alice and Richard Osborne, Betty Lou Palmer, Pat Pitts, Karen Sigsworth, Lorrie Ternes, Vee Valega and Janet and Al Willoughby.

Program: Mark Madere of Spectralight Studio spoke about Secrets to Better Vacation Photography. He explained how to choose a camera, gave us ideas on how to create better composition from unusual camera angles and ways to use natural light and electronic flash. Mark, also, showed us how to help people look their best and enhance photos on the computer after taking the picture. There are ways to save and preserve picture files to guard against loss from a computer crash as well as ways to display photographs for maximum enjoyment.

Treasurer’s Report: Betty Day reported that the total bank balance is $4,373.49. The treasurer’s report was approved as read.

Old Business:

Senior Art Fair – Arts Council paid $153.46 for the framing and matting of the winning artwork for the Senior Art Fair. Betty Day, Vee Valega, and Betty Lou Palmer did the judging to select the winner who is Nicole Foster. A program was held at the North Ridgeville Library to present awards to senior art students. We have many artistic students in our schools. Georgann Blair is in charge of this program and does a great job.

Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair – Betty Lou reported that she has received 12 contracts to date. We will again sponsor a Coloring Contest for young artists from ages 3-12.

New Business:

Young Audiences – Young Audiences is the nation’s largest arts in education learning network. They are dedicated to local education and community development. Sharon Aunchman thanked Arts Council for donating $500 last year. People and organizations in North Ridgeville contributed $1500 to Young Audiences last year. Sharon matched all donations from North Ridgeville and she will continue to do so. Young Audiences is celebrating their 60th anniversary on September 27. They have funded programs for Wilcox School, North Ridgeville High School and the Nord Foundation. On June 11 at Playhouse Square the Creative Voices Summit and Arts Luncheon will be held at a cost of $30. You can get more information at http://www.CSUOHIO.edu/cai or by calling 216-687-5018.

Field Trips – Olde Towne Hall Theatre presented “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” from April 19 through May 4. Many of our members attended and enjoyed it very much. Watch for a summer musical, “Freckleface Strawberry” put on by the youth in July.

Major School Performance – Janet Willoughby reported that The North Ridgeville Middle School had their presentation recently of Ancient Egyptian Art. We donated $400 for this program.

Artistic Endeavor Award Scholarship – Marisa Pekel was our scholarship award winner. She plans to attend the Cleveland Institute of Art with a major in Animation. Our judges were Betty Day, Lonnie Hart, Sandy Hines, Betty Lou Palmer, Pat Pitts, Lynn Telenko, Margaret Truman, and Vee Valega. Congratulations, Marisa! Her scholarship will be awarded at the Senior Breakfast on May 31 with Betty Lou Palmer and Betty Day attending.

Historical Murals – Alan Willoughby thanked all of us for our support for placing these large, colorful murals on the Community Cabin in South Central Park. The final vote was 3 against, 1 for and one absent. The Historical Society is moving to Plan B to have a traveling artistic display.

Nancy Bowman made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Pat Pitts seconded the motion.

Thank you, Lonnie Hart, for the delicious refreshments which everyone enjoyed while visiting.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Gavin

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