Minutes of November 19, 2018 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, December 17 – CHRISTMAS DINNER MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, January 21, 2019 – Membership Meeting at North Ridgeville Library at 7:00 p.m.

MINUTES – MEMBERSHIP MEETING – November 19, 2018

Attendance:  Julie Bajda, Georgann Blair, Mary Beth Bogner, Nancy Bowman, Nancy Franks, Nancy Gavin, Ludina Mills, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth, Garalynn Tomas, and Vee Valega. 

Program  Nancy Franks guided the group in making pumpkin centerpieces. Betty Lou Palmer, president, brought our meeting to order. She welcomed all of us.

Minutes – Vee Valega made a motion to approve the minutes. Garalynn seconded the motion.

Financial Report – Ludina Mills, treasurer, distributed the report.  Our bank balance is $4,436.70.

Membership Drive of 2018 – 2019 – Membership dues of $20 are currently due. Since we mailed the membership/donation letter out to many businesses, organizations and people, we have begun to receive donations to Arts Council. We appreciate all donations and dues paid. Donations can be brought to our meeting or mailed to our P.O. Box.

Annual Christmas Dinner Party  We will again hold our Christmas Dinner Party in the North Ridgeville Library at 6 p.m. and we will eat at 6:30 p.m. The cost of the meal is $10 per person. The menu was established and entertainment will be held. We will have the auction for wrapped gifts with the proceeds going to North Ridgeville Community Care. We are asking that attendees bring a wrapped gift to be auctioned. Mary Beth will send out invitations.

Chamber of Commerce Luncheon – Held at Tom’s Country Place on Thursday, December 6th.  Nancy Bowman will attend to represent the Arts Council.

NR Endowment Fund – Fundraiser at Fiesta Jalapenos on Dec. 13th from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Georgann will email flier to Mary Beth to send out.

Check out our website, www.ridgevilleartscouncil.wordpress.com. Thank you to our member, Mark Madere of SpectraLight Photography and Design, who created our website and keeps it up to date.

Georgann moved to close the meeting at 9:05 p.m. and Ludina seconded the motion. Thank you, Nancy Franks, for the delicious refreshments she made. We enjoyed them and the conversation to which we all contributed.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner, Secretary

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Minutes of July 16, 2018 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, September 17 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7:00 p.m.

NO MEETING IN AUGUST

August 10, 11, and 12 – Arts and Crafts Fair at the Corn Festival                                     .                     

MINUTES – MEMBERSHIP MEETING – July 16, 2018

Attendance:  Julie Bajda, Georgann Blair, Mary Beth Bogner, Nancy Bowman, Nancy Franks, Nancy Gavin, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth, and Vee Valega. 

Betty Lou Palmer, president, brought our meeting to order. She welcomed all of us.

Minutes – Betty Lou motion to accept the June minutes.  Nancy Franks seconded.  All in favor.  Motion carried. 

Financial Report – Report was distributed.  Our bank balance is $4498.45. The statement was approved as received.  We received a thank you from the Ohio Citizens for the Arts for the $30 donation.

Arts and Crafts Fair at the Corn Festival Our Arts and Crafts Fair will be coming up soon on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday August 10, 11, and 12 at the Office for Older Adults.  We have sold all contracts for tables!  In addition to the arts and crafts, we will have a raffle with many fine prizes for the weekend and a bake sale on Saturday.  We need many baked goods and can use several workers.  If you are interested in helping, call Nancy Gavin at 440-353-9395.  Mary Beth ordered the raffle tickets and will be mailing them out.  Since we ran out of tickets last year, she will order more.

Membership dues of $20 are currently due and donations to Arts Council are graciously accepted.  A letter will be mailed.

Arts in the Schools – We discussed at great length about how we can get the senior students to apply for the scholarship we provide.  This year, we only had two applicants from the North Ridgeville High School, Elyria Catholic and Lake Ridge Academy. 

Thank you, Vee, for the delicious refreshments which we all enjoyed while we visited among ourselves. 

Check out our website, www.ridgevilleartscouncil.wordpress.com.  Thank you to our member, Mark Madere of SpectraLight Photography and Design, who created our website and keeps it up to date.

Georgann made a motion to close the meeting and Julie seconded the motion.  All approved.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner, Secretary

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Minutes of June 18, 2018 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, July 16 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7:00 p.m.

NO MEETING IN AUGUST

August 10, 11, and 12 – Arts and Crafts Fair at the Corn Festival

MINUTES – MEMBERSHIP MEETING – June 18, 2018

Attendance: Julie Bajda, Georgann Blair, Nancy Franks, Nancy Gavin, Ludina Mills, Cindy Naprestek, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth, and Vee Valega. Guest: Harry Berg

Program – Harry Berg is a self-taught artist who carves wood figures as a hobby. He gives many of them to family and friends and enjoys creating them. He uses many kinds of small knives to carve them and paints many of his pieces. He has taken a few classes to learn more about his hobby. Most of his pieces are made from basswood and include many animals, a fisherman, cowboy, Santa Claus, etc. He, also, created a cane from Queen Palm seed pods on Willow wood and a walking stick. Both are very unique. Harry worked a variety of jobs over the years including 30 years of service as a Fireman in Elyria. Thanks to Nancy Franks for bringing a friend she has met through her church who is very talented.

Betty Lou Palmer, president, brought our meeting to order. She welcomed all of us.

Minutes – We unanimously approved the minutes as distributed.

Financial Report – Ludina Mills, treasurer, distributed the report. Our bank balance is $4,113.28. The statement was approved as received.

The Senior Breakfast – Member, Toni Krone, presented our Artistic Endeavor Award Scholarship winner, Sidney Ann Coleman, with a $1500 scholarship. She will be attending the University of Akron and majoring in Graphic Design and Photography. The winner must be attending a school majoring in some form of the Arts and live in North Ridgeville in order to qualify for the award. Congratulations, Sidney!

Arts and Crafts Fair at the Corn Festival – Our Arts and Crafts Fair will be coming up soon on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday August 10, 11, and 12 at the Office for Older Adults. We currently have 15 contracts and expect a few more. If you are interested in being a vendor, contact Betty Lou Palmer at 440-327-9751 for more information. In addition to the Arts and Crafts, we will have a Raffle with many fine prizes for the weekend and Bake Sale on Saturday. We need many baked goods and can use several workers. If you are interested in helping, call Nancy Gavin at 440-353-9395.

Ohio Citizen for the Arts – The members in attendance voted unanimously to donate $30 to the Ohio Citizen for the Arts.

Membership dues of $20 are currently due and donations to Arts Council are graciously accepted. A letter will be mailed.

Thanks to Nancy Bowman for auditing our financial records. We appreciate it.
Thank you, Georgann, for the delicious refreshments which we all enjoyed while we visited among ourselves.

Check out our website, www.ridgevilleartscouncil.wordpress.com.  Thank you to our member, Mark Madere of SpectraLight Photography and Design, who created our website and keeps it up to date.

Georgann made a motion to close the meeting and Julie seconded the motion. All approved.

Respectfully submitted,
Nancy Gavin

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