Minutes of September 15, 2014 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, October 20 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m.

MINUTES

MEMBERSHIP MEETING – July 21, 2014

Ilona Manista, president, opened our meeting and introduced our speaker.  Program – Samantha Bogner, a recent graduate of Cleveland Institute of Art with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art spoke to us about her time and experiences at the institute.  She presented us a slideshow of her work and other student works of art.

Minutes from July 21, 2014 – Ilona moved to accept the minutes of the previous meeting as written.  Margaret Brooks seconded.  The motion carried.

Financial Report – Betty Day reported on our finances as of September 14, 2014.  Our total bank balance was $5,413.16.

North Ridgeville Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair – We have received 2 contracts to date.

Correspondence – We received a thank you for the sunglasses that were found at the Corn Fest.

Holiday Party – Will be held on Monday, December 15, 2014 at the library at 6 PM.  Mary Beth will send out invitations.

Georgann – North Ridgeville High School Endowment fund- for grants and scholarships.  A March Madness and Spring Fling are some activities that are in the works.

Ilona made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Betty S. seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner, Secretary

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Minutes of July 21, 2014 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

NO AUGUST MEETING

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

Program: Sam Bogner, who graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art, will speak to us about her experiences there. (See more info below)

MINUTES

MEMBERSHIP MEETING – July 21, 2014

Attendance: Nancy Bowman, Margaret Brooks-Terry, Betty Day, Nancy Gavin, Sandy Hines, Ilona Manista, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth, Lynn Telenko, Margaret Truman, Vee Valega and Janet Willoughby. Guests: Margaret and Dane Knestrik and Doris Stumpf.

Ilona Manista, president, opened our meeting and introduced our speaker.

Program – Margaret Brooks-Terry. Margaret, one of our members, is a sociologist and a retired professor of Baldwin Wallace. She spoke to us about the culture of Cornwall, England, where she travels about once a year. Her family is from Cornwall. In her slide presentation we saw St. Ives, where there are many artists. She, also, showed pictures of a branch of the national Tate Museum. We saw examples of Georgian architecture which is classic and simple. The gardens are another example of art. Of interest, in order to become a city, there has to be a Cathedral in the area. Port Isaac is the site of the TV show, Doc Martin. Cornwall is in high latitude; but because of the Gulf Stream, the climate is semi-tropical. We learned a lot about Cornwall and its picturesque scenery. Thank you, Margaret, for your informative presentation.

Minutes from April 20 – Vee Valega moved to accept the minutes of the previous meeting as written. Betty Palmer seconded. The motion carried.

Financial Report – Betty Day reported on our finances as of July 20, 2014. Our total bank balance was $5,505.78. Margaret Truman made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report and Sandy Hines seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous in favor.

North Ridgeville Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair –We have received 12 contracts to date. This is a lower number than in past years. Articles have been placed in the Chronicle Telegram and the North Ridgeville Press informing people that we have openings for vendors. There also have been several people who have donated some enticing raffle prizes. We have several entries, though not as many as usual, for the Coloring Contest. An article has also been placed in the paper reminding children to turn their pictures in to the library. Judging will be completed prior to the Corn Fest and prizes will be given on Sunday at 4 p.m.

Artistic Endeavor Award Scholarship – Kelly Tomko, our 2014 scholarship winner, has provided a receipt from Baldwin Wallace College. A check for $1500 will be mailed to Kelly. Congratulations and we wish you the best of luck in your new venture.

Membership – Nancy Gavin reported that as of our June 16 meeting we have received $1320 in donations and membership dues. Thank you notes have been mailed to those who donated more than the $20 membership dues. For those donating $100 or more they received a certificate good for two tickets to see an Olde Towne Hall Theatre production next season. We thank those generous individuals and businesses for helping us.

Program for September 15 – Sam Bogner, daughter of our member, Mary Beth Bogner, is a 2014 graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. She will be talking to us about the college and her experiences during her four years there…

Thank you, Ilona Manista and her helpers, for the tea party to celebrate England. We all enjoyed it.

Betty Palmer made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Janet Willoughby seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Gavin

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Minutes of May 19, 2014 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, June 16 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m.

Program: TrueNorth at the French Creek Nature & Arts Center (see description below)

MINUTES

MEMBERSHIP MEETING – May 19, 2014

Attendance: Sheila MR Augustine, Nancy Bowman, Cheryl Bonner, Betty Day, Nancy Gavin, Sandy Hines, Illona Manista, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth, Lynn Telenko, Margaret Truman, Vee Valega and Carol Vondruski.

Our president, Ilona Manista, opened our meeting and introduced our speaker.

Program – Cheryl Bonner from Stanton Jewelers in Westlake, OH is a certified in Colored Stones and Diamonds. She started as a bench jeweler when she was 17 years old. Cheryl is a master at remanufacturing old gold pieces. Cheryl spoke to us predominantly about charm bracelets. Most charm bracelets are put together by theme, such as travel, music, states, special events, etc. She showed us many charm bracelets and looked at the ones we brought from home.

Minutes from April 20 – Nancy Bowman moved to accept the minutes of the previous meeting as written. Margaret Truman seconded. The motion carried.

Financial Report – Betty Day reported on our finances as of May 18, 2014. Our total bank balance was $4,494.45. A donation of $200 was made to Olde Towne Hall Theatre for their summer kids program. Betty Lou Palmer made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report and Vee Valega seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous in favor.

North Ridgeville Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair – We have received 10 contracts to date.

High School Art – The cost of framing the North Ridgeville High School winning artwork was $252.86. We made that donation as we do annually.

Artistic Endeavor Award Scholarship – The 2014 winner is Kelly Tomko who was chosen from five entries. Kelly has been accepted at Baldwin Wallace University and plans to major in theater and minor in dance. She hopes to promote the arts by teaching and/or being a counselor or mentor. Opening a performing arts company is her ultimate goal. While maintaining excellent grades through high school, she has achieved many awards through her NRHS band experience and National Honor Society.

Membership – Nancy Gavin reported that 100 letters and membership cards were mailed to individuals and businesses asking for membership dues and/or donations to North Ridgeville Arts Council. Some of us saw the Olde Towne Hall Theatre production of Over the River and Through the Woods. It was excellent. Arts Council supports Olde Towne Hall Theatre, who put on excellent productions.

Art Show – A display of art from students at North Ridgeville Schools of all ages was enjoyed by all after our meeting.

Program for June 16 – TrueNorth has partnered with Lorain County Metro Parks to provide both fine arts and performing arts programming. TrueNorth at the French Creek Nature & Arts Center is located in Sheffield Village on Colorado Avenue. Their opportunities include theater productions and classes, musical concerts and art shows featuring paintings, jewelry and ceramics. Learn more about its programs.

Thank you, Nancy Gavin, for the refreshments which everyone enjoyed as we visited one another.

Margaret Truman made a motion to close the meeting and Sandy Hines seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Gavin

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Minutes of April 21, 2014 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, May 19, 2014 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m.

Program: Chris Reed from Stanton Jewelers

MINUTES

MEMBERSHIP MEETING – April 21, 2014

President Betty Lou Palmer called meeting to order.

Financial Report – Betty Day reported that as of April 20, 2014 the balance is $4774.51.

Community Care – Thanks to all those who helped put together the Easter baskets.

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

Library Renewal – No increase in taxes, election is on May 6th.

High School Art – Judging the artwork will be on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 2:30PM at the high school.

Art Show at North Ridgeville Library – Monday, May 7th. Artwork will be put up on May 5th.

Membership – $20 Dues can be sent to Betty Day. 36801 Chestnut Ridge Rd. NR.

Election of Officers – Margaret Truman gave a brief history of the Arts Council and its mission.

Officers are as follows:
President – Ilona Manista
Vice President – Margaret Truman
Secretary – Mary Beth Bogner
Treasurer – Betty Day

Major School Performance – Janet Willoughby contacted Wilcox but was informed that they could not find someone for $400. She is going to contact Sharon Aunchman for ideas/recommendations. Janet contacted the high school but calls have not been returned.

Thank you, Vee Valega, for the delicious refreshments we enjoyed while visiting with each other.

Betty Lou Palmer made a motion to close the meeting. Margaret T. seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner, Secretary

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Minutes of March 17, 2014 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, April 21, 2014 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m.

Program: Chef Mario from Orchid Cafe

MINUTES

MEMBERSHIP MEETING – March 17, 2014

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

Program – In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, Ilona showed a video about Ireland’s traditions and architecture.

Financial Report – Betty Day reported that as of March 17 the balance was $4,774.35.

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

Library Renewal – No increase in taxes.

Community Care – Easter baskets will be put together on April 15th at 9:30AM. Ilona motioned to give $300 towards the baskets, Betty P. seconded, all in favor. Motion carried.

Correspondence – Received a thank you from Fields United Methodist Church for the $50 donation.

Thank you, Ilona Manista, for the delicious refreshments we enjoyed while visiting with each other.

Betty Lou Palmer made a motion to close the meeting. Ilona Manista seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner, Secretary

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Minutes of February 17, 2014 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

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

MINUTES

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

MINUTES

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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