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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Minutes of October 17, 2016 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, November 21, 2016 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING will be held at Lake Ridge Academy at 7 p.m. in Ann Bort’s art room. She will show us how to design gourds. Bring your own gourd and a non-serrated, sharp knife.

Directions: Enter driveway off Center Ridge Rd. Go over the bridge and turn left. Swing around the building and park in the parking lot there.

Monday, December 19, 2016 – Annual Holiday Party at the North Ridgeville Public Library

MINUTES

MEMBERSHIP MEETING – October 17, 2016

Georgann Blair guided us in making Joomchi, which is a 500 year old Korean paper making technique using Mulberry paper and water. Thank you Georgann!

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

Meeting was called to order by President, Betty Palmer.

Betty Palmer made the motion to accept the minutes. Nancy Gavin seconded the motion.

Christmas Party – Will be held on December 19th at the North Ridgeville Public Library. Kenny Gilder will entertain us with music BINGO. More info to follow.

Correspondence – The Elyria Arts Council thanked us for the $50 donation.

Connie Mate, who was a longtime member of the Arts Council, passed away in September.

Treasurer’s Report – Report was given on the Corn Festival. Income from tables, bake sale and raffle was $2,439.60. Expenses were $142.50 to Senior Center, $142.50 to Corn Festival Committee, $40.00 for cleaning, $25.36 to reimburse Betty Palmer. Total income was $2,089.24. Balance as of October 17, 2016 is $5,545.76.

Thank you to Mary Beth Bogner for the delicious refreshments.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner, Secretary

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Minutes of September 19, 2016 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, October 17 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m.

Georgann Blair will show us how to make “Joomchi”- (bring a pair of scissors)

MINUTES

MEMBERSHIP MEETING – September 19, 2016

Attendance: Betty Lou Palmer, Veronica Valega, Ludina Mills, Karen Sigsworth, Nancy Gavin, Nancy Franks, Georgann Blair, Margaret Brooks, Danuta Zawadzka.

Program Speaker was Danuta Zawadzka. She talked about The Art of Garden Design and gave a demonstration on flower arrangements. She talked about different flowers and herbs, from the garden, that she used to make wreaths and beautiful flower arrangements for different seasons.

Meeting was called to order by President, Betty Palmer.

Nancy Franks made the motion to accept the minutes. Nancy Gavin seconded the motion.

Treasurer’s Report: Discussion was made on the funds we made at the corn festival and the various expenses. Balance on hand is $4,443.05. Report was approved as given.

Old Towne Hall is presenting the play “Camping with Henry and Tom.” A good play to go see.

Nancy Gavin reported that 120 Membership letters were mailed. Some donations have been sent in.

Next month’s meeting will be Oct. 17th.  The program will be presented by Georgann Blair.  We will be making “Joomchi.” This is “Korean Paper Felt” that we will be making. She said to bring a pair of scissors to the meeting. The November meeting will be held at Lake Ridge Academy where we will be designing Gourds. Bring your own Gourd and a sharp knife, (not serrated). More info to follow.

Thank you to Nancy Gavin for the delicious refreshments.

Georgann made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Nancy Franks seconded the motion. Meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Ludina Mills

 

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Minutes of July 18, 2016 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

August 12-14 – Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair

AUGUST 15 – NO MEETING

September 19, 2016 – Membership Meeting at the North Ridgeville Library 7 p.m. Garden Club will present the Art of Garden Design.

MINUTES

MEMBERSHIP MEETING – July 18, 2016

Attendance:  Georgann Blair, Mary Beth Bogner, Nancy Bowman, Nancy Franks, Bob Franks, Nancy Gavin,  Cindy Naprestek, Ludina Mills, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth and Vee Valega.

Went to the Elyria Arts Works Community Arts Center, which is located where Brandau Jewelry used to be on Broad Street.  It exhibits a variety of original art for display and sale.  Classes are offered in pottery, watercolors, Romanian Point Lace, beginning and advanced photography, beading, drawing and glass fusing.  The website is www.elyriaartscouncil.org   Thank you Nancy Franks for setting this up for us.

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

Ludina made a motion to approve the minutes from June meeting, Nancy B. seconded.  All in favor.

Financial Report – Ludina Mills, our treasurer, reported our current bank balance is $4306.94.  She gave copies of the financial statement of the period from June 20 to July 18 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 16 paid contracts and 4 more that are pending.   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.

Mary Beth ordered 1,000 raffle tickets.

Future Meetings – 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. Betty P. will get in contact with Kenny Gilder for the Christmas entertainment.  The charge for him will be $100.

Community Care Fundraiser – On August 18th at Fiesta Jalapenos, 20% of your bill will go to Community Care.

Senior Art Award  Georgann came up with the idea of expanding the opportunity for North Ridgeville kids that attend Lake Ridge Academy and Elyria Catholic to be involved in the Senior Art Show.  Georgann made a motion to include Lake Ridge Academy and Elyria Catholic in the Senior Art Show.  Nancy Bowman seconded.  All in favor.  Motion carried.

Scholarship Award – We also had discussion on sending out applications to schools that North Ridgeville students attend such as Magnificat, St. Ed’s, St. Ignatius, Church of the Open Door, Elyria Catholic, Lake Ridge Academy.

Library – Book sale on July 29 & 30th.

Check out our website, https://ridgevilleartscouncil.wordpress.com.  Our fiscal year is from April through May, 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, Karen Sigsworth, for the delicious refreshments!

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner, Secretary

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