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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Minutes of May 21, 2018 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, June 18 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7:00 p.m. Harry Berg will show us and talk about some of his wood carvings.

MINUTES – MEMBERSHIP MEETING – May 21, 2018

Attendance: Georgann Blair, Nancy Bowman, Nancy Franks, Nancy Gavin, Ludina Mills, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth, Vee Valega. Guests: Becky West, Skyler West, Ava Stein, Allison Kuna, Tan Leszcz, Leah Vaughn, Karter Maysey, Claire Wolanski, Brian Reszy, Jessica Darby (teacher), Shannon Vaughn, Adrienne Maysey, Christina Stein, and Paul Wolanski.

Program – Jessica Darby, teacher of gifted students at North Ridgeville Academic Center for math and language arts, brought her 3rd and 4th grade students. They were part of a Young Audiences program in which they were given a book with blank pages, donated by North Ridgeville Arts Council. The students, as part of their class, created a story and added visual artwork to it. Each student brought their books to show us and stood up and explained about their stories and art and how they created them. They all did an excellent job making their books and presenting them to us.

Thanks to Nancy Franks for bringing Arby’s sliders, etc. for our guests to enjoy with us before the program.

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

Minutes – Nancy Bowman approved the minutes as distributed. Georgann seconded the minutes.

Financial Report – Ludina Mills, treasurer, distributed the report. Our bank balance is $3,933.11.

Artistic Endeavor Award Scholarship – Only two applications were received. The applications were judged by several members. The winner must be attending a school majoring in some form of the Arts in order to qualify for the $1500 award. The winner is Sidney Ann Coleman. She will be attending University of Akron and majoring in Graphic Design and Photography. Congratulations!

North Ridgeville City Schools Endowment Fund – Georgann Blair reported that the NR Endowment Fund is having their annual golf outing at Bob-O-Link Golf Course on Thursday, June 14. You may register and pay on line.

Georgann announced that there is a fundraiser at Fiesta Jalapenos on Thursday, June 7. Bring your flier and 20% of your check will be donated to help support North Ridgeville students and staff through the Endowment Fund.

North Ridgeville Library – The library celebrated their 15th anniversary at their current location.

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,
Nancy Gavin

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Minutes of April 16, 2018 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, May 21 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7:00 p.m.

Program – Shirley Sunyak, a “recycling wizard,” spoke about how she makes quilts, tote bags etc. out of t-shirts and jeans. For example, she made a quilt out of concert t-shirts for someone who lost their son, in memory of him. She showed some examples of her work.

MINUTES – MEMBERSHIP MEETING – April 16, 2018

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

Minutes – Betty Lou made a motion to accept the March minutes. Julie seconded.  Motion carried.

Financial Report – Ludina Mills, treasurer, distributed the report to those in attendance.  Our current bank balance is $4191.34. The treasurer’s report was accepted as read. She sent a check to the Olde Town Hall Theater for $400.

Corn Festival – Betty has 8 contracts so far.

North Ridgeville City Schools – We judged the artwork from the high school, Georgann will take the artwork back to the school. Ludina made a motion to donate 2 – $25 gift cards for the NRCS endowment golf outing.  Julie seconded.  All in favor. Motion carried.

Concerts in the Park – Georgann made a motion to donate $250 for the Summer concerts in the park.  Julie seconded. All in favor.  Motion carried.

Installation of Officers- Veronica Valega inducted the following as officers:

Betty Lou Palmer – President

Nancy Franks – Vice President

Ludina Mills – Treasurer

Mary Beth Bogner – Secretary

Nancy Gavin – Membership

Betty Lou made a motion to end the meeting, Vee seconded.

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.

Thanks to Mary Beth for the delicious refreshments.  We enjoyed them, as well as visiting with our fellow members.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner – Secretary

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Minutes of March 19, 2018 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

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

Program – “Recycling Wizardry” – Shirley Sunyak will show us what she creates from old
items and makes interesting things with them, including making pillows and
quilts from old T-shirts.

MINUTES – MEMBERSHIP MEETING – March 19, 2018

Attendance: Georgann Blair, Nancy Bowman, Margaret Brooks-Terry, Nancy Franks, Nancy Gavin, Ludina Mills, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth, Vee Valega, Branka Malinar (speaker), Nada Rogers (daughter) and Morgan Rogers (granddaughter).

Program – Branka Malinar taught many years in the North Ridgeville Schools with 25 of them being in the gifted program. She has a beautiful collection of Croatian and Ukrainian eggs. Eggs are the symbol of life, where it all starts. The decorating starts with boiling eggs in natural coloring such as onions which makes them brown. That warded off evil things. You can then add designs from Pagan times. The designs can be etched, such as geometrics, sun, leaves, lace, African designs. There is a Croatian museum in Eastlake and a Ukrainian museum in Tremont.

Betty Lou Palmer, president, brought our meeting to order. She welcomed us and wished us a Happy Easter.

Minutes – The minutes from February were approved as distributed. Ludina accepted the minutes.

Financial Report – Ludina Mills, treasurer, distributed the report to those in attendance. Our current bank balance is $4,814.42. The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.

North Ridgeville Arts Council officers – The officers nominated for the fiscal year starting in April, 2018 are President – Betty Lou Palmer, Vice President – Nancy Franks, Treasurer – Ludina Mills, and Secretary – Mary Beth Bogner. They will be voted on during our April meeting.

Major School Performance – Janet Willoughby informed Betty Palmer that she had contact with the Kindergarten School saying that they were not able to accept the Major School Performance program this year.

Donation to Olde Towne Hall Theatre – Last month Sharon Godsey asked for a donation of $400 because the current wooden seats are breaking. They are close to original, but not actual original seats from the building when it was first built. Nancy Bowman moved that we donate $400 to Olde Towne Hall Theatre for new chairs for a special project. Georgann Blair seconded the motion. The motion was approved.

Artistic Endeavor Award Scholarship – Georgann delivered forms to three schools where high school seniors living in North Ridgeville qualify. The applications will be judged after the deadline. North Ridgeville residents who will be graduating from North Ridgeville High School, Elyria Catholic, and Lake Ridge Academy qualify to receive the $1500 award.

NRHS Senior Art Gallery – Georgann reported that Mr. Houser, art teacher at the high school, should have art work this year for the Senior Art Gallery. Georgann gave instructions to him as to how the process works. Pat Catan will frame the winning art work, which is to be kept at school for at least one year.

Thank you, Georgann, for creating the new brochure for Arts Council and to David Bogner Family Funeral Home for printing them.

North Ridgeville City Schools Endowment Fund – Georgann Blair reported The Dine to Donate at The Melt in Avon is planned but Georgann is confirming the date, April 18 or 19.

North Ridgeville Library – The North Ridgeville Library wants to encourage Art Shows in our library. Our upcoming Superintendent of schools is very interested in art.

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.

Thanks Betty Palmer for the yummy refreshments. We enjoyed them, as well as visiting with our fellow members.

Vee Valega made a motion to close the meeting and Margaret Brooks-Terry seconded the motion.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Gavin

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