Minutes of June 19, 2017 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, July 17 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 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 nridgeville.org/parksandrec.
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 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 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 440-327-9647 ASAP!

Olde Town Hall Theater now showing Steel Magnolias. 

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 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 Theater 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 7 people who have paid.  Mark your calendars.

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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Minutes of March 20, 2017 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, April 17 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m. Election of officers

MINUTES MEMBERSHIP MEETING – March 20, 2017

Attendance: Georgann Blair, Nancy Bowman, Nancy Franks, Nancy Gavin, Ludina Mills, Cindy Naprestik, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth, Margaret Truman, Vee Valega and Janet Willoughby. Speaker: David Simmer Betty Lou Palmer, president, brought our meeting to order.

Program – David Simmer is a professor at Lorain County Community College in the Arts and Humanities Department and is a sacred landmarks expert. He has written two books. He showed us many pictures of different stained glass windows in various churches in Lorain County including three churches in North Ridgeville. They are St. Peters Catholic Church, First Congregational Church of Christ and Fields United Methodist Church. In other churches we saw plain windows, and many variations of stained glass windows. Many have Plexiglas on the outside and beautiful stained glass on the inside. David teaches a course at LCCC on The Churches Around the Square in Elyria. He leads Armchair Travels at LCCC and bus tours including a Unique Lorain Landmarks Tour on April 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. He is president of the Friends of Sacred Landmarks. We enjoyed seeing the many stained glass windows and learning about them.

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

Financial Report – Ludina Mills, our treasurer, reported our current bank balance is $4,016.74. She gave copies of the financial statement from February 20 through March 20 to members in attendance. The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.

Community Care – Betty Lou Palmer purchased Easter candy with the money we donated last month. Betty keeps baskets as they are donated to be used for Easter baskets. We donated $200 for candy last month. Some of our members will be putting baskets together on March 28 at 9:30 a.m. at Community Care.

North Ridgeville City Schools Endowment Fund – Georgann Blair reported they are having a fundraiser at Fiesta Jalapenos on Thursday, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Endowment Fund will receive 20% of all receipts from those people who bring in the flyer. We appreciate anyone who comes in to eat or gets a carryout dinner.

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.

NRAC Officers for the 2017-18 Fiscal Year – The following people have been chosen as officers of the 201718 year with the fiscal year beginning in April. There will be election of officers at our April meeting on April 17. Betty Lou Palmer – President Nancy Franks – Vice President and Program Chairman Ludina Mills – Treasurer Mary Beth Bogner – Secretary

Georgann moved to accept the slate of officers as chosen and Cindy Naprestik seconded the motion.

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 6 people who have paid. Mark your calendars.

A motion to close the meeting was made by Janet Willoughby and Vee Valega seconded the motion. Thank you, Nancy Franks, for the delicious refreshments. We enjoyed the goodies and the visiting.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Gavin

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Minutes of February 20, 2017 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, March 20, 2017 MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the NR Library 7 p.m. LCCC Professor David Simmer History of Stained Glass

MINUTES MEMBERSHIP MEETING – February 20, 2017

Attendance:  Georgann Blair, Mary Beth Bogner, Nancy Franks, Nancy Gavin, Josh Houser, Cheryl Mravec, Ludina Mills, Betty Lou Palmer, Karen Sigsworth, Veronica Valega, Janet Willoughby.

Program – Joel Keller shared with us a little bit about Cleveland’s musical history from Bach to Zelenka to Rock.  Presented a slideshow of early 20th Century, Cleveland Museum of Art (1916), Cleveland Orchestra (1912), Cleveland Institute of Music (1920).

Meeting was called to order by President, Betty Palmer.

Senior Art Gallery Award – The Arts Council will be judging the artwork during the April meeting.  The Arts Council will provide the framing for the winner’s piece.  Georgann provided the revised guidelines for the program.

Treasurer’s Report – Balance as of February 20, 2017, $4101.58.  Nancy G. motion to accept minutes; Georgann seconded.  Motion carried.

Nancy Franks made a motion to provide a $1500 scholarship to a high school senior, Nancy Gavin seconded.  All in favor. Motion carried.

Betty P. will distribute scholarship forms to North Ridgeville High School, Lake Ridge Academy and Elyria Catholic.

Correspondence – Received a thank you from the Ternes family for the tree that was planted at Shady Drive in memory of Lorrie.

Corn Festival – Betty P. has received 6 contracts so far.

NRCS Endowment Fundraiser – March 16th 3:30PM-6:30PM at Bullfrogs.  Tickets Are $20.

Ludina motioned to donate $50 for 2 baskets for a raffle.  Nancy G. seconded.  Motion carried.

Community Care – Georgann motioned to donate $200 for candy for Easter baskets.  Janet W. seconded.  Motion carried.

Thank you to Janet Willoughby for the delicious refreshments.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner, Secretary

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Minutes of January 17, 2017 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, February 20 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m. Joel Keller, The Doc of Rock – History of start of music in this area.

Monday, March 20 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m. David Simmer – History of Stained glass windows.

MINUTES MEMBERSHIP MEETING – January 16, 2017

Attendance: Nancy Bowman, Nancy Franks, Nancy Gavin, Ludina Mills, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth and Vee Valega. Speaker: Allison Borstad

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

At the November meeting under the direction of the Lake Ridge Academy art teacher, some of the ladies carved gourds and then brought their gourds for all to see tonight. They looked really good.

Program Nancy Franks introduced Allison Borstad, wife of Arik Borstad who is the minister of North Ridgeville United Church of Christ. Allison has a master’s degree in sociology. She is presenting the Art of Meditation and Relaxation. She talked about Mindfulness, as a way of life, focuses on cultivating a wholesome mind that will produce thoughts that contribute to your well-being—and, in turn, the well-being of the whole world. Allison gave us time to center ourselves. She spoke to us in such a way that we could center ourselves and relax. It made us feel so good. Arts and crafts are a good way to relax.

Financial Report – Ludina Mills, our treasurer, reported our current bank balance is $4,101.40. She gave copies of the financial statement of the period from November 21 to January 16 to members.

December Christmas Dinner – On Monday, December 19 we met in the North Ridgeville Library for a delicious dinner catered by Sterk’s Catering. After our dinner we were entertained by Music Bingo Ohio. It was a lot of fun hearing many old songs and winning small prizes as we won bingo. Then we had an auction led by Bob Liston and Jerry Toich. Everyone brought wrapped gifts which we bid on and the proceeds of $467 went to North Ridgeville Community Care.

Future Meetings – On Monday, February 20th, Joel Keller, The Doc of Rock, will present the history of music in this area. On Monday, March 20th, David Simmer will speak to the history of Stained Glass Windows. David is a professor at Lorain County Community College in the Arts and Humanities Department.

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 3 people who have paid. Mark your calendars.

We passed out a flier to see the shows being presented at the Stocker Arts Center at Lorain County Community College. The North Ridgeville Library is presenting a Sunday Series from now through March on Sundays at 3 p.m. There is a wide range of programs. Check out the schedule and take advantage of these free programs. You can obtain a list at the library, or online at LorainPublicLibrary.org A motion to close the meeting was made by Nancy Bowman and seconded by Ludina Mills.

Thank you, Betty Lou Palmer, for the delicious refreshments. We enjoyed the goodies and the visiting.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Gavin

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Minutes of November 21, 2016 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, December 19, 2016 – Annual Holiday Party at the Library at 6 p.m.  Bring wrapped gift for auction to benefit Community Care.

Monday, January 16, 2017 – Membership Meeting at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m.

MINUTES

MEMBERSHIP MEETING – November 21, 2016

Program – Lake Ridge Academy Art Teacher, Ann Bort showed us how to carve gourds to make our own unique design.  We had a chance to view some of her students’ creative work as well.  Thank you Ann!

Attendance – Mary Beth Bogner, Georgann Blair, Nancy Bowman, Nancy Franks, Ludina Mills, Betty Lou Palmer, Veronica Valega.

Meeting was called to order by President, Betty Palmer.

Christmas Party – The annual Christmas party will be held on December 19 at the Library.  Kenny Gilder will entertain us with music BINGO.  Mary Beth will send out the invitations and take the reservations.

Correspondence – The tree has been planted in Memory of Lorrie Ternes at the Shady Drive complex.

Treasurer’s Report – Balance as of November 21, 2016 is $4677.96.

Chamber Luncheon – Georgann made a motion to pay for Betty Palmer to attend and speak on behalf of the Art’s Council.  Nancy Bowman seconded. Motion carried.

Thank you to Nancy Bowman for the delicious refreshments.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner, Secretary

 

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