Minutes of June 20, 2016 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, July 18 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the Elyria Art Works, Community Art Center Meet at NR Library parking lot in the south end at 6:25 p.m.

August 12-14 – Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair

August 15 – NO MEETING

MINUTES

MEMBERSHIP MEETING – June 20, 2016

Attendance: Georgann Blair, Nancy Bowman, Nancy Franks, Nancy Gavin, Cheryl Mravec, Cindy Naprestek, Ludina Mills, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth and Vee Valega. Betty Lou Palmer, president, brought our meeting to order. Betty and Garalynn Thomas presented our $1500 Artistic Endeavor Scholarship to Taylor Mangan at the senior breakfast. Congratulations, Taylor! She will be attending Bowling Green University and majoring in Interior Design/Architecture. The Senior Art Gallery Award art work was shown which was created by Brittany Ozanich.

Financial Report – Ludina Mills, our treasurer, reported our current bank balance is $4,466.76. She gave copies of the financial statement of the period from May 16 to June 20 to members.

North Ridgeville Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair – This will be held on the weekend of August 12-14 in the air conditioned North Ridgeville Senior Center. We currently have 10 paid contracts. The David Bogner Family Funeral Home will again be purchasing the raffle tickets. It was suggested that we obtain 600 tickets since we sold out of 500. Anyone wishing to donate a prize for our Chinese Raffle would be appreciated. Nancy Gavin will again be in charge of the bake sale. Baked goods are, also, needed. We decided to order Wendy’s coupons. These will sell for $1 and with every purchase you receive a small Wendy’s frosty. They are good for a year.

Major School Performance – Cindy Neprestek, art teacher at Wilcox, thanked us for our donation toward the programs at Wilcox Elementary School for the 4th and 5th grade classes. Robin Pease, storyteller, did a wonderful performance and Jim Gill was delightful as a cartoonist. Each year we choose a different North Ridgeville school for us to pay for an artistic presentation.

July Membership Meeting – On Monday, July 18 our monthly meeting will be at the Elyria Art Works, Community Art Center and Gallery, 336 Broad Street, Elyria, Ohio. Plan to meet in the North Ridgeville Library parking lot at the end near Bainbridge Road at 6:25 p.m. to car pool to the Elyria Arts Works for a tour of their facility. Elyria Arts Council is opening their location so that we may see what they have created. It is a place for artists to work on their craft as well as teach others about art. They work with many mediums. Many local artisans’ works are for sale. We will stop on the way back to North Ridgeville to have a brief meeting. The place is to be determined.

Future Meetings – There is no meeting in August. In September a person from the North Ridgeville Garden Club will present the Art of Garden Design. October will have a hands-on art experience led by our own Georgann Blair. In November there will be a program about the Art of Gourd Carving. Our December Christmas dinner will be held on the usual 3rd Monday, December 19 with entertainment.

City of North Ridgeville’s Memorial Tree in Memory of Lorrie Ternes – Thank you, Nancy Franks, for obtaining all the information for the planting of this tree. Nancy Bowman moved and Georgann seconded the motion that we have the North Ridgeville Parks & Recreation Department plant an Autumn Brilliance Service Berry tree in one of its parks. A 3” x 5” plaque will read “In memory of Lorrie Ternes of NR Arts Council 2015”. The cost is $300. They will care for the tree. The motion carried.

Check out our website, https://ridgevilleartscouncil.wordpress.com Since our fiscal year is from April through May, our membership dues are due at this time. If you would like to use our website, a membership card can be obtained at the above address. It can be used for donations, as well. It can be mailed to our P. O. Box 39283 or brought to our next meeting. Thank you.

Thank you, Nancy Franks, for the unique refreshments. We created our own dessert consisting of many tasty items including pudding, yogurt, various fresh fruits and toppings. What a fun idea! Each of us made our own artistic design and it tasted good, also.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Gavin

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Minutes of May 16, 2016 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, June 20 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m.

Monday, July 18 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the Elyria Art Works, Community Art Center

MINUTES

MEMBERSHIP MEETING – May 16, 2016

Attendance:  Georgann Blair, Nancy Franks, Nancy Gavin, Ludina Mills, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth, Jerry Toich and Vee Valega.  Guests:  Michael McMillan and Cheryl Mravec.

Betty Lou Palmer, president, brought our meeting to order at 7 p.m.  Guests are art teacher at North Ridgeville High School, Michael McMillan, and art teacher, Cheryl Mravec from the Middle School.  They came because we were concerned that we were no longer involved in selecting the Senior Art Gallery Award to be hung in the high school.  In the past after seniors at North Ridgeville High School submitted a piece of visual artwork to be judged by NR Arts Council, we paid to have that work framed.  It was then displayed in the High School for two years after which the student could choose to remove the work or leave it at the school indefinitely.

In recent years the school did not contact us about this program.  We were not able to judge and we were not asked to pay for the framing.  We had written various people in the school with no response.  We want to work with the schools to help in art related projects.

This was discussed and both Cheryl and Mike were happy to have us involved again with this program.  We paid for the framing this year and next year we will be notified of the timing to judge the works which are submitted.  We thank Cheryl and Mike for their time and efforts.

Election of Officers – Ludina Mills, our new treasurer, was unable to attend last month when the other officers were installed.  Betty Palmer installed her tonight.

Finance Report – Ludina Mills, our treasurer, reported our current bank balance is $4,770.30.  She gave copies to members of the financial statement as well as a proposed budget for the fiscal year starting April, 2016 through March, 2017.  She asked our input in making a complete budget.  Dues of $20 are due at this time.  It can be mailed to our P. O. Box 39283 or brought to our next meeting.

Senior Art Gallery Award – The art work which has been chosen is an oil painting on wood, 18 x 24.  It is a beautiful piece that was part of the Beauty and the Beast production by the drama club.  The artist is Brittany Ozanich.  We donated $76.23 to have the art work framed

North Ridgeville City Schools Endowment – Georgann Blair is working on a basket from Arts Council to be donated to the Annual Golf Outing to be held on June 9.  The cost for golf and dinner is $80 and dinner only is $30.

City of North Ridgeville’s Memorial Tree in Memory of Lorrie Ternes – Thank you for the donations by family and friends in memory of Lorrie Ternes.  Lorrie was a long-time member and friend of North Ridgeville Arts Council.  Nancy Franks reported that we plan to have a tree planted in one of the N R Parks and Recreation Parks.  This is a new program.  We will select a tree we feel she would have liked and it will be planted with a 3” x 5” plaque.  The tree will be planted in the fall.  The selection of the Memorial Tree will be discussed at our June meeting.

Artistic Endeavor Scholarship – A committee consisting of Ludina Mills, Nancy Franks, Nancy Gavin, Vee Valega, and Jerry Toich read all 5 of the applications.  It was a difficult decision, but Taylor Mangan was chosen to be the recipient of our $1500 scholarship.  She plans to attend Bowling Green University and major in Interior Design/Architecture.

July Membership Meeting – On Monday, July 18 we will have our monthly meeting at the Elyria Art Works, Community Art Center and Gallery, 336 Broad Street, Elyria, Ohio.  Plan to meet at the North Ridgeville Library at 6:30 p.m. to car pool to the Elyria Arts Works for a tour of their facility.

The Arts Show ‘n Tell Nite – Nancy Franks asked members to bring a piece of their favorite art work.  Each person showed their piece and explained why it is important to them.

Thank you, Mark Madere of Spectralight Photography, for placing our membership card and our minutes on our website, https://ridgevilleartscouncil.wordpress.com   Since our fiscal year is from April through May, our membership dues are due at this time.  If you would like to use our website, a membership card can be obtained on our website.  It can be used for donations, as well.  Thank you.

Betty Palmer moved to close the meeting and Vee Valega seconded the motion.  The motion passed at 8:55 p.m.

Thank you, Betty Palmer, for the delicious refreshments.  Everyone enjoyed the conversation and the delicious food.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Gavin

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Minutes of April 18, 2016 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

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

Bring your favorite piece of artwork to share with the group!

MINUTES

MEMBERSHIP MEETING – April 18, 2016

Attendance: Georgann Blair, Mary Beth Bogner, Nancy Franks, Nancy Gavin, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth, Margaret Truman, Vee Valega  

Betty Lou Palmer, president, brought our meeting to order at 7 p.m. 

Past President Margaret Truman installed the officers:

President, Betty Lou Palmer

Secretary, Mary Beth Bogner

Treasurer, Ludina Mills

Program Chairperson, Nancy Franks

Nancy Franks made a motion to accept the March minutes.  Georgann seconded.  Motion carried.

Finance Report – Our current bank balance is $4779.14

North Ridgeville Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair – 8 contracts have been received for our Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair in August, 2016.

Members: Dues are due!

Correspondence: A thank you was received from Community Care for the Easter baskets.

Scholarship: Forms were given to the high school, none have been received as of yet.  Betty Lou has tried to get in contact with the art teachers and principal to find out about the framing of the senior artwork and scholarship forms.  She has gotten no response.  We had a discussion about what we should do going forward.  It was decided that Nancy, Margaret and Betty Lou will draft a letter to send out to the teachers and principal to find out what direction they are going.

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 – Book Sale May 27th -29th.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner, Secretary

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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.

MINUTES

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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