Minutes of March 21, 2016 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

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

MINUTES

MEMBERSHIP MEETING – March 21, 2016

Attendance: Georgann Blair, Nancy Bowman, Nancy Franks, Nancy Gavin, Ludina Mills, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth, Vee Valega and Janet Willoughby.

Betty Lou Palmer, president, brought our meeting to order at 7 p.m. We had hoped that Dana Frieg, art teacher at North Ridgeville High School, would be here to explain the procedure in selecting the Senior Art Gallery Award to be hung in the high school. In the past we have paid to have it framed.

Finance Report – Vee Valega, our treasurer, reported our current bank balance is $4,803.93

Election of Officers – Election of Officers will be held at our April meeting. Officers chosen for our fiscal year beginning April 1 are: President; Betty Palmer; Treasurer; Ludina Mills; Secretary; Mary Beth Bogner; and Program Chairperson, Nancy Franks. The position of Vice President is still open. If you are interested, please contact Betty Palmer.

North Ridgeville Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair – Eight contracts have been received for our Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair in August, 2016. North Ridgeville City Schools

Endowment – Georgann Blair reported that an Annual Golf Outing and dinner will be held on June 9. The cost for golf and dinner is $80 and dinner only is $30.

Donations in Memory of Lorrie Ternes – Thank you for the donations by family and friends in memory of Lorrie Ternes. Nancy Franks reported that we plan to have a tree planted in South Central Park. This is a new program. We will select a tree we feel she would have liked and it will be planted with a 6” x 9” plaque. Lorrie was a long-time member and friend of North Ridgeville Arts Council.

North Ridgeville Library – Karen Sigsworth reported that many activities are going on at the Library. Watch in the newspaper or Library news flier, which you can pick up at the library.

Major School Performance – Janet Willoughby reported that this year Wilcox Elementary School will receive Arts-Inspired Learning, formerly called Young Audiences, assemblies from Arts Council. Cindy Naprestek, Art Teacher, planned the programs. For the 4th grade Robin Pease, a story teller, performs “The Runaway Slave,” with student participation. This follows the 4th grade curriculum and is a one hour performance for the entire 4 th grade on May 26th at 9 a.m. For the 5th grade Jim Gill, a cartoonist, will visit and teach cartooning to all 5th grade classes for 3 days, which is scheduled for May 10, 12 and 13th, visiting all 5th grade classrooms all day. Thank you, Cindy, for arranging this. The Nordson Foundation, Wilcox PTA and Arts Council are each picking up a portion of the cost. Our portion is approximately $400.

Thank you, Vee Valega, for the refreshments. Everyone enjoyed the conversation and the delicious food.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Gavin

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Minutes of February 15, 2016 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, March 21, 2016 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m.

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MEMBERSHIP MEETING – February 15, 2016

Attendance:  Georgann Blaire, Mary Beth Bogner,  Nancy Gavin, Ludina Mills, Betty Lou Palmer, Karen Sigsworth, Jerry Toich, Nicholas Toich, Garalynn Tomas, Vee Valega.

President Betty Lou Palmer opened the meeting.

Betty Palmer introduced Nicholas Toich.  He received the Arts Council Scholarship 7 years ago. He gave us an update on what he has done since he started college.  Nick went to Lorain County Community College and then went onto Kent State University, where he studied interior design and marketing.  He would like to get into reviving historical sites, especially in Cleveland, keeping some things original and using new ideas to create something that is lasting.

Garalynn motioned to accept the minutes.  Georgann seconded.  All in favor.  Motion carried.

Finance Report – No changes since last month.

Corn Festival – Betty Lou has 5 contracts so far.

Community Care – Easter Baskets.  Georgann made a motion to donate up to $300 for the baskets.  Vee Valga seconded.  All in favor.  Motion carried.

Discussion was had on doing a different fundraiser next year to replace the Arts Festival.  Betty Lou is finding that it is getting harder every year to find people to help her and she cannot do it alone.  This is our biggest fundraiser to help provide a scholarship to an outstanding senior.  Please, if you can help for just a few hours, it would really be appreciated!  The dates for the Corn Fest are August 12, 13 & 14.

Old Town Hall – Fiddler on the Roof is now playing.

North Ridgeville Endowment – March 23rd, Spring Fling from 3:30 – 7 p.m. at Bullfrogs.  Cost is $20.

Golf outing is June 9th.  Betty P. made a motion to donate $50 for 2 gift baskets.  Ludina seconded.  All in favor.  Motion carried.

Library Foundation – the library has lost its sponsor for the summer reading program.  Jerry made a motion to donate $500 for the Summer Reading Program.  Ludina seconded.  All in favor.  Motion carried.

Georgann motioned to adjourn the meeting.  Vee seconded.

Thank you, Ludina for the delicious refreshments.  Everyone enjoyed the conversation and the goodies.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner

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Minutes of January 18, 2016 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

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

MINUTES

MEMBERSHIP MEETING – January 18, 2016

Attendance:  Betty Lou Palmer, Veronica Valega, Ludina Mills, Karen Sigsworth.

Meeting was called to order by President, Betty Palmer and she thanked everyone for coming out on a cold night.

Minutes were approved as mailed.

Treasurer’s Report:  A donation of $50 was received to go towards the memorial tree we are planning to buy for Lorrie Ternes.  Balance on hand is $5,330.39.  Report was approved.

We had a good turnout for the Christmas dinner on December 17.

A sympathy card will be sent to Georgann Blaire. Her mother passed away and she couldn’t attend the meeting.  She gave Betty a report.  She said there is a link for a survey about Quality #21.  It is specific to keeping the arts.  The link to the survey is:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XM7JHYQ.  The deadline is Jan. 27.

A Get Well card will be sent to Barb Sutton.

Thank you to Betty Palmer for the refreshments.

Meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Ludina Mills

 

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Minutes of November 16, 2015 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, January 18, 2016 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m.

No meeting in December.  Annual Holiday Party December 17, 2015.

MINUTES

MEMBERSHIP MEETING – November 16, 2015

Attendance:  Georgann Blaire, Mary Beth Bogner, Nancy Bowman, Nancy Franks, Nancy Gavin, Betty Lou Palmer, Karen Sigsworth, Vee Valega, Janet Willoughby.

President Betty Lou Palmer opened the meeting.

Finance Report – Vee Valega, our treasurer, reported our current bank balance is $5452.62.

It was reported that Barb Sutton had a stroke and is in rehabilitation. A card will be sent to her.

Nancy Franks bought up the idea of planting a tree in South Central Park in memory of Lorrie Ternes.  The cost will be $400.  Nancy Bowman made a motion to purchase a tree and plague, Georgann Blaire seconded.  All in favor.

Annual Christmas Party – Thursday, December 17 at 6 p.m. Entertainment will be David Eye.

Holiday on the Ridge:  Museum will be open on Dec. 4th from 9 – 4 p.m.

Chamber of Commerce will be holding a lunch meeting on December 10 at Tom’s Country Place.

Thank you, Janet for the refreshments.  Everyone enjoyed the conversation and the goodies.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner

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Minutes of October 19, 2015 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

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

Annual Christmas Party will be held on Thursday, December 17th at 6PM in the library.

MINUTES

MEMBERSHIP MEETING – October 19, 2015

AttendanceGeorgann Blair, Mary Beth Bogner, Nancy Bowman, Nancy Franks, Nancy Gavin, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth, Vee Valega

Betty Lou Palmer, president, opened our meeting with discussion about doing something in memory of Lorrie Ternes.  Nancy Franks will call the Park and Rec. department to find out about planting a tree.

Finance Report – Vee Valega, our treasurer, reported our current bank balance is $5022.42.

Annual Christmas Party – Thursday, December 17 at 6 p.m.  We will charge $10 per meal and invite the North Ridgeville Historical Society again.  Betty Lou has a menu from Sterk’s.  Nancy Bowman will be calling about entertainment.  Mary Beth will send out invitations.

North Ridgeville High School – The Arts Council will be judging the senior pieces of art.

North Ridgeville Library – Karen Sigsworth reported that the Friends of the Library will be holding a book sale on October 23rd to October 25th.

Olde Town Hall Theater –  Nancy Bowman made a motion to donate $500 to the theater.  Nancy Gavin seconded.  All in favor.  Motion carried.  Nancy Franks

Thank you, Mary Beth, for the refreshments.  Everyone enjoyed the conversation and the goodies.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner

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Minutes of September 21, 2015 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

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

DVD of Shaker Woods Festival, juried art show with crafters and artisans.

MINUTES

MEMBERSHIP MEETING – September 21, 2015

AttendanceGeorgann Blair, Nancy Bowman, Nancy Franks, Nancy Gavin, Bev Neuman, Glenda Newell, Betty Lou Palmer; Jane Pfaff,  Karen Sigsworth, Margaret Truman, Vee Valega and Alan and Janet Willoughby.  Guest Speaker:  Charlotte Yetman

Betty Lou Palmer, president, opened our meeting and introduced our speaker. 

Program:  Charlotte Yetman is a professor in the theater department at Baldwin Wallace University and costume designer for the Great Lakes Theater Festival.  She brought costumes from the BW production of Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, which was set in the underworld.  She talked about many experiences with costumes from Baldwin Wallace and Great Lakes Festival productions.  For a quick change she uses magnets on the back of a dress to remove it quickly while another dress is underneath.  She works closely with the actors.  Since she has been designing for several years, she has learned to design on the computer.  This was very informative and entertaining.

Finance Report – Vee Valega, our treasurer, reported our current bank balance is $5,472.00.  We have to pay $425 for insurance to cover us for the 3 days.  The bake sale and raffle tickets combined brought in $1,044.30.

North Ridgeville Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair – All raffle tickets were sold.  Lonnie Hart’s granddaughter worked at Sears and was able to arrange a donation of a KitchenAid stand mixer which was very popular.  Thank you for the many donations of raffle prizes and purchasing tickets.  We, also, thank the many people who donated baked goods and purchased some.  Wendy coupons were very popular, too.

Artistic Endeavor Award Scholarship – Emily Gommel, our recipient for our Artistic Endeavor Award Scholarship of $1500, has begun college and sent us a nice thank you note.

Annual Christmas Party – We decided to change the date of our Christmas party from our regular meeting date of December 21 to Thursday, December 17 at 6 p.m.  Save the date.  We will charge $10 per meal and invite the North Ridgeville Historical Society again.  Margaret Truman made a motion to plan our Christmas party for Thursday, December 17 and Nancy Bowman seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

North Ridgeville City Schools Endowment – Georgann Blair reported that this committee is planning a Chili Chase for the North Ridgeville City Schools staff.

North Ridgeville Library – Karen Sigsworth reported that on Saturday, October 3 at 2 p.m. Joel Keller will present “Music in the Movies.”  Adults and teens will enjoy a historic look at the use of music in silent films, talkies and commercial movies, including watching scenes from a number of movies. On Thursday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m. a speaker from the National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo will come to discuss the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, one of the most famous unsolved mysteries of the Great Lakes.

Major School Performance – Janet Willoughby reported that last year we donated money to Liberty Elementary school for an art program for their school.  Janet will check her schedule of schools for which school is to receive the donation this school year.  Georgann Blair made a motion that we appropriate up to $800, if needed, for the Major School Performance program.  Nancy Bowman seconded the motion and the motion carried.  The Center for Arts Inspired Learning, formerly called Young Audiences, is a good source for programs.

Thank you, Nancy Gavin, for the refreshments.  Everyone enjoyed the conversation and the goodies.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Gavin

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Minutes of July 20, 2015 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER 

Monday, October 19, 2015 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 PM.

Monday, September 21, 2015 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 PM.

North Ridgeville Corn Festival- August 7th, 8th & 9th.  No meeting this month.

MINUTES

MEMBERSHIP MEETING – July 20, 2015

Attendance: Georgann Blair, Mary Beth Bogner, Nancy Bowman, Betty Day, Nancy Gavin, Cindy Naprestik, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth, Barb Sutton, Jerry Toich, Vee Valega.

Betty Lou Palmer, president, opened our meeting and introduced Cindy Noprestik, who is an art teacher in North Ridgeville. 

Program: Barb Sutton showed videos that she and Andre LeBlanc created in which she interviewed many different artists from Yankee Peddler and Shaker Woods. Was very interesting to see how the artists made their work and how much time was put in to each piece.   Thank you Barb!

Yankee Peddler Festival Sept. 12th & 13th, 19th & 20th, 26th & 27th.  Opens 10:30AM-6PM at Clay Park in Canal Fulton.

Georgann announced that she has picked up the artwork from the high school.

Finance Report – Vee Valega, our treasurer, gave the report.  Our current bank balance is $5373.46.

North Ridgeville Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair – Betty Lou Palmer reported that we have received 19 contracts to date for the Arts and Crafts Fair at the Corn Fest on August 7, 8 and 9.  Mary Beth will provide a basket and Trader Joe’s will be donating for the raffle also.

Thank you Karen Sigsworth for the delicious refreshments!  Everyone enjoyed the conversation and the goodies.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner, Secretary

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