Minutes of November 20, 2017 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, December 18 – Christmas Dinner Party at the North Ridgeville Library – Mark your calendar.

Monday, January 15, 2018MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7:00 p.m.

MINUTES MEMBERSHIP MEETING – November 20, 2017

Attendance:  Georgann Blair, Mary Beth Bogner, Nancy Bowman, Nancy Franks, Nancy Gavin, Ludina Mills, Karen Sigsworth, and Vee Valega

Program – Nancy Franks introduced Chad Smith and Tom LaMoreaux of The Cobbler Candle Co. They have locations in North Ridgeville on Center Ridge Rd. and in Oberlin on College Street.   Chad demonstrated how they make all their candles by hand.  You can also bring your own jar and they will refill it with whatever type of scent or color you want.  North Ridgeville’s store is open on Saturdays from 10a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and the Oberlin store is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m..  Check out their website at www.Cobblercandle.com

Nancy Franks called the meeting to order.

Minutes – Nancy bowman made a motion that we approve the October minutes as received and Georgann seconded the motion.

One World Shop will have a shopping event for us on Tuesday, November 28 as a fundraiser from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. They are located in Rocky River across from the old Beachcliff Theater at 19321 Detroit Road.  Their shop is focused on fair trade which is a commitment to providing fair wages, sustainable employment opportunities and safe working conditions to economically disadvantaged artisans in developing countries and here at home.

Financial Report – Ludina Mills, our treasurer, distributed the report to those in attendance.  Our current bank balance is $4,912.40.

North Ridgeville City Schools  Georgann reported that a teacher, Jessica Darby, who teaches the elementary gifted class, needs illustrator books.  Nancy Bowman made a motion to donate $104 for the books, Ludina seconded. All in favor.  Motion carried.

Christmas Party  Will be held on December 18, 2017 at the North Ridgeville Library at 6:00 p.m.  Ken Gilder will be the entertainment. Cost is $10 per person. Please bring a wrapped gift for the auction, proceeds go to Community Care.  RSVP to Ludina Mills.  Mary Beth will send out invitations.

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.

Thank you, Ludina Mills, for the delicious refreshments.  We enjoyed your pumpkin cake!

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner, Secretary

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Minutes of October 16, 2017 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, November 20 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7:00 p.m.

Program – Cobbler Candle Company from North Ridgeville – Making beeswax candles.

Monday, December 18 – Christmas dinner party at the North Ridgeville Library – Mark your calendar.

MINUTES – MEMBERSHIP MEETING – October 16, 2017

Attendance: Georgann Blair, Nancy Gavin, Ludina Mills, Betty Lou Palmer; Cindy Naprestik, Karen Sigsworth, and Vee Valega

Program – Georgann showed us how to carve our gourds. We established our design and carved it. Some of us completed them and some did not. Those who did not complete them will finish at home.

Betty Lou Palmer, president, brought our meeting to order.

Minutes – Ludina made a motion that we approve the September minutes as received and Georgann seconded the motion.

Financial Report – Ludina Mills, our treasurer, distributed the report to those in attendance. Our current bank balance is $4,911.90, not including an addition for the interest, which Ludina had not received. The scholarship for Morgan Chilton of $1500 was paid to her school. The treasurer’s report was accepted as read. The donation of $300 we recently made was noted in the Olde Towne Hall Theatre program for “Without a Clue.”

Donations/Memberships – Our total received is $1,735. Thank you all who generously donated. It is not too late to still donate as our fiscal year ends in March. It can be mailed to our PO Box or brought to a meeting.

Barbara Sutton Passing – Librarian, Storyteller and Arts Council member for many years. Barb’s obituary was in The Plain Dealer and The North Ridgeville Press last week. Services were private.

North Ridgeville City Schools Endowment Fund – Georgann Blair reported that on October 18 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The North Ridgeville City Schools Endowment Committee will have a fundraiser at The Lube at 4900 Transportation Dr., Sheffield, OH. 10% of their proceeds will be donated. Some possibilities were discussed of more fundraising opportunities. Perhaps we could partner with other groups. We plan to have a Dine to Donate at The Melt in Avon in 2018 in which we will receive 20%. Discover the Ridge in the spring for the city might be another possibility.

One World Shop will have a shopping event for us on Tuesday, November 28 as a fundraiser from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. They are located in Rocky River across from the old Beachcliff Theater at 19321 Detroit Road. Their shop is focused on fair trade which is a commitment to providing fair wages, sustainable employment opportunities and safe working conditions to economically disadvantaged artisans in developing countries and here at home.

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.

Thank you, Georgann Blair, for the delicious refreshments. We enjoyed your Halloween goodies.

Respectfully submitted,
Nancy Gavin

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Minutes of September 18, 2017 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, October 16 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at Betty Lou Palmer’s house, 31876 Chestnut Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville.  Remember to bring gourds!

Monday, November 20 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7:00 p.m.

MINUTES – MEMBERSHIP MEETING – September 18, 2017

Attendance: Georgann Blair, Mary Beth Bogner, Nancy Bowman, Nancy Franks, Nancy Gavin, Ludina Mills, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth, Veronica Valega.

Program – Betty Lou introduced Charline & Richard Watts who own the One World Shop located in Rocky River, across from Beachcliff. Their shop is focused on fair trade in which people and our planet is most important. Their shop got started in 1979 and offers diverse types of products with a story behind each one.

Betty Lou Palmer, president, brought our meeting to order.

Minutes – Betty Lou made a motion that we accept the July minutes. All in favor.  Motion carried.

Financial Report – Ludina Mills, our treasurer, reported our current bank balance is $6811.90.  She gave copies of the financial statement from July 17 to September 18 to members in attendance.  The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.

Correspondence – We received a thank you from the Old Town Hall Theater for our donation of $300. And from the Parks & Rec for the donation for Movies in the Park.

North Ridgeville Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair – Two crafters did not show.

North Ridgeville Town Planner Calendar – Georgann reported that since the North Ridgeville Arts Council is a non-profit organization, we can add the dates of our meetings into it for no cost.

Shopping event – Tuesday, November 28 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at One World Shop

One of our members, Barb Sutton has passed away.  We had some discussion about doing something in her memory.

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.

A motion to close the meeting was made by Georgann and Nancy Gavin seconded the motion.

Thank you, Mary Beth Bogner, for the delicious refreshments.  We enjoyed the goodies and the visiting.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner, Secretary

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Minutes of July 17, 2017 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, September 18 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7:00 p.m.

Will be going over the Town Planner, Quaker Steak & Lube and 2018 fundraiser ideas.

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

MINUTES – MEMBERSHIP MEETING – July 17, 2017

Attendance:  Julie BajdaGeorgann Blair, Mary Beth BognerNancy Bowman, Nancy Franks, Nancy Gavin, Ludina Mills, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth, Veronica Valega.

Program –  Georgann Blair lead us in creating sculptures using driftwood and acrylic paints.  Thank you Georgann!

Betty Lou Palmer, president, brought our meeting to order.

Minutes – Julie Bajda made a motion that we accept the June minutes as received and Nancy Bowman seconded the motion.

Financial Report – Ludina Mills, our treasurer, reported our current bank balance is $4575.58.  She gave copies of the financial statement from June 19 through July 17 to members in attendance.  The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.

Membership – Nancy Gavin has mailed out the membership cards.

North Ridgeville Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair – The Arts and Crafts Fair will be held on the weekend of August 11 – 13, 2017 in the air-conditioned North Ridgeville Senior Center.  We currently have 11 people who have paid for a contract.  Mark your calendars.

North Ridgeville Town Planner Calendar – Georgann reported that since the North Ridgeville Arts Council is a non-profit organization, we can add the dates of our meetings into it for no cost.

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.

A motion to close the meeting was made by Georgann and Nancy Gavin seconded the motion.

Thank you, Karen Sigsworth, for the delicious refreshments.  We enjoyed the goodies and the visiting.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner, Secretary

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Minutes of June 19, 2017 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

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

Program – Georgann Blair will lead us in creating driftwood sculptures. Please bring acrylic paints of assorted colors and brushes.

MINUTES – MEMBERSHIP MEETING – June 19, 2017

Attendance: Julie Bajda, Georgann Blair, Nancy Bowman, Nancy Franks, Nancy Gavin, Ludina Mills, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth, Margaret Brooks-Terry and Vee Valega. Speaker: Tom Brown

Nancy Franks introduced speaker, Tom Brown.

Program – Our speaker. Tom Brown, executive director of the Lorain Port Authority, spoke to us about many things their office does at Black River Landing. Early in June they had their annual Cabela’s Master Walleye Circuit. They had 251 boats this year with volunteers cleaning fish and donating them to needy families in the area. The annual International Festival is held the last weekend in June. The Lorain Lighthouse is currently celebrating their 100th anniversary. It has been restored. The original lens is now stored in The Lorain Port Authority’s office. When the lighthouse was decommissioned in 1965, the lens ended up in Rochester, NY. Coast Guard regulations prevented it from being installed in our lighthouse. It is currently on display in the Lorain Port Authority office. Tours of the lighthouse are available this summer for $20 each which includes the boat ride. Betty Lou Palmer, president, brought our meeting to order.

Minutes – Nancy Bowman made a motion that we accept the May minutes as received and Margaret Brooks Terry seconded the motion.

Financial Report – Ludina Mills, our treasurer, reported our current bank balance is $4,580.39. She gave copies of the financial statement from May 19 through June 19 to members in attendance. The treasurer’s report was accepted as read. We will pay $30 to the Ohio Citizens for the Arts as we do each year.

Barbara Sutton – Librarian, Storyteller and Arts Council member for many years. Her good friend, Julie Bajda, gave us an update on her. Almost two years ago she had a stroke and she has been in a rehab most of the time since then. Her sister visits her most days and Julie visits her weekly. She is paralyzed on her right side and has a specialized wheelchair. Barb asked Julie to say “hi” to all of us. We miss her very much and wish her the very best. You are in our prayers, Barb.

North Ridgeville City Schools Endowment Fund – Georgann Blair reported that she completed the gift baskets she created for us from the money we donated. They are used at two different events as fundraisers. They included gift cards, coffee, napkins, chocolate, etc. Thanks, Georgann.

North Ridgeville Parks and Recreation Department – Arts Council donated $250 for Movies in the Park held on Fridays during the summer at dusk at South Central Park. It is a family event. Bring a picnic dinner if you wish and join your friends. They will be held June 30, July 14 and July 28 and August 4 and 25. For movie updates visit the Rainout Line tab on the Parks & Rec website at www.northridgeville.recdesk.com
North Ridgeville Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair – The Arts and Crafts Fair will be held on the weekend of August 11 – 13, 2017 in the air-conditioned North Ridgeville Senior Center. We currently have 10 people who have paid for a contract. Mark your calendars.

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.

A motion to close the meeting was made by Ludina Mills and Julie Bajda seconded the motion.

Thank you, Nancy Bowman, for the delicious refreshments. We enjoyed the goodies and the visiting.

Respectfully submitted, Nancy Gavin

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Minutes of May 15, 2017 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, June 19 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7:00 p.m.

Program – Guest speaker, Bill from the Lorain Port Authority will reveal programs of interest available for summer and fall in and around Lake Erie.

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

Program – Georgann Blair will lead us in creating Driftwood Sculptures.  Please bring acrylic paints of assorted colors and brushes.

August 11, 12, 13 – Corn Festival

MINUTES – MEMBERSHIP MEETING – May 15, 2017

Program –  Helen Truskolaski, who is a retired AAA Tour Guide, started storytelling down memory lane by talking about her mother, who crocheted handkerchiefs for her for special occasions such as her prom and wedding.  They would eventually be passed down to other generations.  Members of the arts council also shared stories about their mothers, grandmothers and daughters.  

Attendance:  Georgann Blair, Mary Beth Bogner, Nancy Bowman, Margaret Brooks-Terry, Betty Day, Nancy Franks, Nancy Gavin, Ludina Mills, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth, Vee Valega.

Betty Lou Palmer, president, brought our meeting to order. 

Minutes – Nancy Franks made a motion that we accept the April minutes as received and Margaret Brooks-Terry seconded the motion.

Financial Report – Ludina Mills, our treasurer, reported our current bank balance is $4105.04.  She gave copies of the financial statement from April 17 – May 15, 2017 to members in attendance.  The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.

Dues are due! – $20 Membership dues may be paid to Treasurer, Ludina Mills.  Thank you!

Corn Festival – We have 10 contracts so far!

Scholarship – Betty Lou announced the scholarship winner, Morgan Chilton.  She attends Elyria Catholic and will be attending Baldwin Wallace.  Mary Beth sent her a letter and Betty Lou is giving the certificate to her.

North Ridgeville City Schools – Georgann will make a basket to be raffled at the Endowment Golf Outing on June 8th.

North Ridgeville Recreation Department Garalynn made a PowerPoint ad for the Summer Movie Series each week starting June 16 at dusk for six weeks.  It is a family event. Thank you Garalynn!

Nancy Franks reported that President Trump is trying to cut funding for the arts and suggests that we should write to our local politicians – Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman.  Nancy will write the letter and bring it to the meeting in May.

Lolly the Trolley – June 11 from 1:00 – 3:15 p.m.  If anyone is interested, please contact Nancy Franks at 440-327-9647 ASAP!

Olde Towne Hall Theatre  now showing Steel Magnolias. 

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.

A motion to close the meeting was made by Nancy Bowman and Vee Valega seconded the motion.

Thank you, Vee Valega, for the delicious refreshments.  We enjoyed the goodies and the visiting.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner, Secretary

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Minutes of April 17, 2017 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, May 15 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7:00 p.m.

Program – Helen will be storytelling “Down Memory Lane” in honor of Mother’s Day. Don’t forget to wear a large hat to the meeting!                                     

MINUTES MEMBERSHIP MEETING – April 17, 2017

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

Betty Lou Palmer, president, brought our meeting to order. 

Minutes – Ludina Mills made a motion that we accept the March minutes as received and Nancy Bowman seconded the motion.

Financial Report – Ludina Mills, our treasurer, reported our current bank balance is $3951.81.  She gave copies of the financial statement from March 20 through April 17 to members in attendance.  The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.

Dues are due! $20 Membership dues may be paid to Treasurer, Ludina Mills.  Thank you!!

Community Care – Received a thank you for the donation toward the Easter baskets

North Ridgeville City Schools – Georgann Blair reported she received an email from Josh, the art teacher from NRHS, stating that no artwork was submitted from the students.

We did receive one scholarship application so far.  They are due May 1st.  Cindy Noprestic will have artwork from the elementary school students to display at the library.

North Ridgeville Recreation Department Nancy Bowman made a motion that we donate $250 to South Central Park and Margaret Truman seconded the motion for a Summer Movie Series each week starting June 16 at dusk for six weeks.  It is a family event.

Nancy Franks reported that President Trump is trying to cut funding for the arts and suggests that we should write to our local politicians-Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman.  Nancy will write the letter and bring it to the meeting in May.

Lolly the Trolley  June 11 from 1:00 – 3:15 p.m.  If anyone is interested, please contact Nancy Franks ASAP!

Olde Town Hall Theatre is now showing Steel Magnolias.

Future meetings:  Nancy Franks suggest going to Artist for A Day.  Will find out more information.

Meeting in July:  Georgann will show us how to make wooden sculptures.  Please bring acrylic paint. 

NRAC Officers for the 2017 – 2018 Fiscal Year – The following people were sworn in as officers by Garalynn Tomas.

Betty Lou Palmer – President

Nancy Franks – Vice President and Program Chairman

Ludina Mills – Treasurer

Mary Beth Bogner – Secretary

North Ridgeville Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair The Corn Fest will be held on the weekend of August 11 – 13, 2017 in the air-conditioned North Ridgeville Senior Center.  We currently have seven people who have paid.  Mark your calendars.

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.

A motion to close the meeting was made by Nancy Franks and Georgann Blair seconded the motion.

Thank you, Nancy Gavin, for the delicious refreshments.  We enjoyed the goodies and the visiting.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner, Secretary

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