Minutes of February 16, 2015 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, March 16 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m. Election of Officers

Monday, April 20 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m. Installation of Officers

MINUTES

MEMBERSHIP MEETING – February 16, 2015

Attendance: Georgann Blair, Nancy Gavin, Ilona Manista, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth, Jerry Toich, Margaret Truman and Vee Valega. Guest Speaker: Dawn Reese. Ilona Manista, president, opened our meeting and introduced our speaker.

Program: Dawn Reese from Dolls and Minis presenting Fairies and Fairy Gardens. Her store in the Grand Pacific Junction in Olmsted Falls is a doll hospital, has a variety of wooden toys and doll houses as well as many types of miniatures. Dawn told us the history of Fairy Gardens starting in 1917. These miniature gardens can be made for use inside or outside. There are good and bad fairies, but we only want to attract good ones. She gave us many ideas of what can be placed in a fairy garden.

January minutes – Betty Lou Palmer made a motion to accept the minutes from our January meeting and Georgann seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous in favor.

Christmas Dinner Party – A thank you note was received from Community Care and read. They appreciate the donation from the auction of gifts that we brought.

North Ridgeville Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair – Betty Lou Palmer has mailed 30 contracts to vendors who may be interested in participating in the Corn Fest in August.

Artistic Endeavor Award Scholarship – The scholarship forms were delivered to Marlene Fedorko at the North Ridgeville High School. Any high school senior living in North Ridgeville who plans to attend college and study in the field of the Arts is eligible for this scholarship.

North Ridgeville City Schools Endowment – Georgann reported that they are having a Spring Madness Party at Bullfrog’s Sports Café on Thursday, March 19 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and include appetizers, pizza, soft drinks and wide screen TV to watch opening rounds of NCAA Basketball tournament. Proceeds support scholarships and grants. The tea baskets and a cooking basket have been put together for the raffle. We donated $60 to cover the cost of a tea basket for the event. Anyone is invited to attend.

North Ridgeville Library – Karen Sigsworth announced that the Art Shows from our North Ridgeville Schools will be held in May in the library. They, also, have many interesting and entertaining programs on Sunday afternoons through March.

Thank you Betty Day for the delicious refreshments you served. Everyone enjoyed the conversation and the goodies.

Betty Lou made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Vee Valega seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Gavin

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Minutes of November 17, 2014 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, December 15, 2014 – Annual Holiday Party 6 p.m. in the library.

Program:  Joe Keller – History of the British Invasion. Joe is a Baldwin Wallace instructor.  He showed us clips from musical videos from various singers and bands in the 1950’€™s and 60’€™s.

MINUTES

MEMBERSHIP MEETING – November 17, 2014

Attendance:  Betty Day, Ilona Manista,  Mary Beth Bogner,  Veronica Valega, Betty Lou Palmer, Georgann Blair, Nancy Bowman, Karen Sigsworth, Ludina Mills, Janet Willoughby, Nancy & Henry Nielzuirecki

Ilona called meeting to order 8:00 p.m.

Minutes from Oct. 20, 2014 – Ilona moved to accept the minutes of the previous meeting as written.  Georgann Blair seconded.  The motion carried.

Financial Report – “ As of November 17, 2014.  Our total bank balance was $4963.54.

Correspondence – “ A note of thanks was received from the family of Marian Gardner, the family will be planting a tree in her memory.

Holiday Party – Will be held on Monday, December 15, 2014 at the library at 6 p.m.

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

Baldwin Wallace Musical Performances:  A Chorus Line – Nov. 13-16, 20 & 22 at 7:30 p.m.

BW Men’€™s Chorus Holiday Concert – Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 5 & 8 p.m.

Conservatory Annual Holiday Concert – Sunday Dec. 7, 2014 at 3 p.m.

Box office 440-826-2240 or online at www.bw.edu/tickets

Holiday on the Ridge will be on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

Historical Society – Museum will also be open.

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

Thank you Betty Lou for the delicious refreshments!

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner

Secretary

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Minutes of October 20, 2014 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, December 15, 2014 – Annual Holiday Party 6 p.m. in the library.

Monday, November 17, 2014 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m.

Program:  Joe Keller – History of the British Invasion

MINUTES

MEMBERSHIP MEETING – October 20, 2014

Attendance:  Ilona Manista, Nancy Gavin, Mary Beth Bogner, Margaret Brooks-Terry, Veronica Valega, Betty Lou Palmer, Georgann Blair, Nancy Bowman

Ilona called meeting to order 7:05 p.m.

Minutes from Oct. 20, 2014 – Betty Lou Palmer moved to accept the minutes of the previous meeting as written.  Georgann Blair seconded.  The motion carried.44039

Financial Report As of October 20, 2014.  Our total bank balance was $4988.36.

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

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

Georgann  North Ridgeville High School Endowment Fund  for grants and scholarships.  A March Madness and Spring Fling and Golf outing are some activities that are in the works.

Baldwin Wallace Musical Performances:  A Chorus Line  Nov. 13-16, 20 & 22 at 7:30 p.m.

BW’s Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert  Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 5 & 8 p.m.

Conservatory Annual Holiday Concert  Sunday Dec. 7, 2014 at 3 p.m.

Box office 440-826-2240 or online at www.bw.edu/tickets

Holiday on the Ridge will be on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

Ilona made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Margaret Terry-Brooks seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner,

Secretary

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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 p.m  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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