Next North Ridgeville Arts Council Meeting – June 21, 2021

The next North Ridgeville Arts Council meeting will be held on June 21st at 6:00 p.m. at the North Ridgeville Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd. 

All meetings will be held there from now on.

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Minutes of April 19, 2021 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

May 17, 2021 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at Fields United Methodist Church, 34077 Lorain Rd, North Ridgeville at 6:30 p.m.

MINUTES – North Ridgeville Arts Council Minutes – April 19, 2021

Attendance: Betty Lou Palmer, Ludina Mills, Nancy Gavin, Nancy Bowman, Georgann Blair

Meeting was called to order by President, Betty Palmer.

Treasurer’s Report: Ludina Mills, treasurer, distributed the report. Balance on hand is $1,538.37. Ludina also handed out a Membership list of donations and dues paid for the past year.

It is time to send out Membership letters for the start of our 2021 year. We will be sending out two sets of letters – one for membership and one to the businesses in our community.

Georgann will look into window decals that can be given to businesses to put in their window that shows that they contributed to NRAC.

Discussion was held that we need some type of fund raiser. We will not be able to do the craft show at the Corn Festival again this year. If anyone has any ideas, please give Betty a call.

It was decided to maintain the same officers and not do another installation.

President: Betty Palmer

Vice President/ Programs: Nancy Franks

Treasurer: Ludina Mills

Mary Beth Bogner: Secretary

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.

Respectfully submitted,

Ludina Mills, Treasurer

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North Ridgeville Arts Council Resumes Monthly Meetings

The North Ridgeville Arts Council will resume our monthly meetings on Monday, April 19th at 6:30 p.m. at Fields United Methodist Church, 34077 Lorain Rd in North Ridgeville.

The meeting will take place in the sanctuary.

Election of officers will be held. There will be a lot to discus as the group has not held a meeting in several months due to the pandemic.

Guests are always welcome.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, face masks will be required for all attendees.

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North Ridgeville Arts Council Meeting Suspension

The North Ridgeville Arts Council has suspended all monthly meetings until April, 2021 because of health and safety concerns due to COVID-19.

Please check back in March for further updates.

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Minutes of February 17, 2020 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

March 16, 2020 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Program: Installation of Officers

MINUTES – North Ridgeville Arts Council Minutes – February 17, 2020

Attendance: Mary Beth Bogner, Betty Lou Palmer, Veronica Valega, Ludina Mills, Karen Sigsworth, Nancy Franks, Georgann Blair, Cindy Naprestik, Julie Bajda, Nancy Gavin

Meeting was called to order by President, Betty Lou Palmer.

Betty Palmer made the motion to accept the January minutes.   Motion approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Ludina Mills, treasurer, distributed the report. Balance on hand is $1,224.23.  Report was approved as given. 

Correspondence: Ludina received a thank you from the North Ridgeville Show Choir.

Corn Festival: Betty has received 6 contracts already.

Olde Towne Hall:  Sister Act is now showing.

Kiwanis: Spaghetti Dinner at Fields United Methodist Church on Feb. 21st.

Program:  Nancy Franks introduced Amanda Davidson from the Lorain County Historical Society.  She presented the History of Valentine’s Day and showed us how Valentine cards have evolved throughout the centuries.

Stockard Center: Sean Crum’s wife, Gail will be showing some of her artwork on Feb. 28th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thank you to Nancy Gavin for the delicious refreshments.

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.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner, Secretary

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Minutes of January 20, 2020 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

February 17, 2020 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd at 6:30 p.m.

PROGRAM: Amanda Davidson from the Lorain City Historical Society will present the History of Valentine’s Day. Please bring a Valentine card with you!

MINUTES – North Ridgeville Arts Council Minutes – January 20, 2020

Attendance: Betty Lou Palmer, Ludina Mills, Karen Sigsworth, Nancy Gavin, Nancy Franks, Georgann Blair, Nancy Bowman, Cindy Naprestek

Meeting was called to order by President, Betty Palmer

Treasurer’s Report: Ludina Mills, treasurer, distributed the report. Balance on hand is $1,939.15.  Ludina said that she heard from our 2nd Scholarship winner, Katherine Justiniani and she sent a Thank you note. Also, a Thank you note from Community Care.

Major School Performance: Janet Willoughby sent a report that two programs will be held February 18th at the Education Center.  (1) 9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m., (2) 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

A check for $700 will be sent to pay for the programs.

Endowment Fund Raiser: Georgann announced that there would be a fundraiser at Fiesta Jalapenos on Feb. 6.  30% of all sales will go to the Endowment Fund.  Hopefully a flier will be attached to the minutes or it can be found online by looking at North Ridgeville City Schools web page.

There was discussion about the school levies.  Four old levies will be combined to vote to renew as one levy.  Levy for the High School will not be on the ballot at this time.

Nancy introduced guest speaker, Charlotte Yetman.  She makes the costumes for Baldwin Wallace Music Theatre Programs.  She talked about their latest production “Kinky Boots.”  This was a big project because they had to have high boots for all cast members and women’s costumes for male dancers.  She had some samples of her work and described what work had to be done to make the boots.  They also teach students how to sew costumes and attach sequins and lace.  She showed photos of the male dancers in the ornate dresses and boots.

Thank you to Betty Palmer for the delicious refreshments.

Meeting was adjourned.

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.

Respectfully submitted,

Ludina Mills

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Minutes of September 16, 2019 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, October 21st – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd at 6:30 p.m.

Program: The Faces of Halloween. Bring a fat permanent black marker.

MINUTES – North Ridgeville Arts Council Minutes – September 16, 2019

Attendance: Julie Bajda, Georgann Blair, Kathy Bogner, Mary Beth Bogner, Nancy Bowman, Nancy Franks, Nancy Gavin, Renee Krohn, Ludina Mills, Cindy Naprestek, Betty Lou Palmer, Marci Saxon, Karen Sigsworth, Veronica Valega, Janet Willoughby.

Jennifer, the branch manager, announced that there are revisions for the library programs and the use of meeting rooms.  We are able to book a meeting space 3 months out by going online or calling the library.

Program: Marci Saxon recognizes how important art is and is an active theater performer herself.  She presented an idea of having a Community Arts Day in the city in 2021.  The proposed venue would be at the North Ridgeville Academic Center, High School and stadium.  This would include all types of categories and include people of all ages.  She is looking for ideas and help in organizing and implementing this endeavor. There was discussion about how funds would be raised through grants, possibly the Ohio Arts Council, Stockard Center, Nord Foundation, private donations, etc.  Call her with ideas or comments at 216-374-4266 or email at marci@saxonhousum.com

Meeting was called to order by President, Betty Palmer.

Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer’s report was distributed. Balance on hand is $4523.16.  Report was approved as given.

Corn Festival: 10 crafters this year for the Corn Festival.  There were no problems.  She will send the vendor’s a thank you note.

Major School Performance – Janet Willoughby has been trying to find out who can use the $700 that was donated for the schools.  Cindy will help her with that.

NR City Schools Endowment – A fundraiser will be held on October 15 at Chipotle.

Thank you to Ludina for the great refreshments!

Renee moved to adjourn the meeting; Ludina seconded.  Motion carried.

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.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner – Secretary

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