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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Minutes of January 15, 2018 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, February 19 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7:00 p.m.

Everyone bring spring poetry to share. Sharon Godsey shares how we can help Olde
Towne Hall Theatre.

MINUTES – MEMBERSHIP MEETING – January 15, 2018

Attendance: Julie Bajda, Georgann Blair, Nancy Franks, Nancy Gavin, Mark Madere, Ludina Mills, Cindy Naprestik, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth, and Thurston Costner (speaker.)

Program – Thurston Cosner started taking pictures on his iPhone 7 four years ago at the age of 77. He had eye surgery and found that he could see better. He looks up and everywhere and pays attention to what he sees now. He has taken some beautiful pictures of scenes, flowers, etc. in his yard and elsewhere. Thurston was posting them on Facebook. He found three apps on his iPhone which enable him to change his photos into some very interesting works of art. They can now be viewed in the North Ridgeville Library inside and outside of the reading room. We were able to view the framed photographs and have him explain how they came about.

Betty Lou Palmer, president, brought our meeting to order. She welcomed us and wished us a Happy Martin Luther King day.

Minutes – The minutes from November were approved at distributed.

Financial Report – Ludina Mills, treasurer, distributed the report to those in attendance. Our current bank balance is $4,622.10. The treasurer’s report was accepted as read. We earned $80.95 from our visit to the One World Shop on November 28 for a fundraiser. They gave us a percentage of items sold from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. During our Christmas dinner we had an auction of wrapped packages which earned $194.00 for North Ridgeville Community Care. Hale’s Florist donated the poinsettias for the centerpieces for our dinner. A thank you letter was sent.

Donations/Memberships – Our total received is $1,735. Thank you all who generously donated. It is not too late to still donate as our fiscal year ends in March. It can be mailed to our PO Box or brought to a meeting.

North Ridgeville City Schools Endowment Fund – Georgann Blair reported that the date for the Discover the Ridge is still not determined. They were hoping to have an auto “Cruise-In” in conjunction with that event. The Dine to Donate at The Melt in Avon is planned but the date is not finalized. Georgann discovered that the proceeds for the fundraiser baskets at the golf outing last year was small in comparison to the money spent to make up the baskets. Therefore, Georgann will purchase gift cards with any money we donate instead of making baskets.

In November we donated $104 for blank books to be purchased for Young Authors/Illustrators. The program is sponsored by the gifted class at the Educational Service Center of Lorain County. The students who are in grades 4 through 8 may illustrate and/or write in these books. They will then be judged and awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places will be given. Georgann will ask their teacher, Jessica Darby, to bring the books to show us and possibly bring students with her.

The Town Planner calendars have been mailed to those in North Ridgeville and the dates of our Arts Council meetings are now listed on it.

North Ridgeville Library – Karen Sigsworth reported that their book sale will be on January 26 through 28. The new Dimension Newsletter is distributed with information about upcoming events for our library as well as those surrounding communities. Sunday afternoon programs are listed in order of date with other events. If anyone has any ideas of a different name for the newsletter instead of Dimension, please let Karen know. They are thinking they might want to change the name.

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 Ludina Mills for the delicious refreshments. We enjoyed them, as well as visiting with our fellow members.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Gavin

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Minutes of November 20, 2017 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, December 18 – Christmas Dinner Party at the North Ridgeville Library – Mark your calendar.

Monday, January 15, 2018MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7:00 p.m.

MINUTES MEMBERSHIP MEETING – November 20, 2017

Attendance:  Georgann Blair, Mary Beth Bogner, Nancy Bowman, Nancy Franks, Nancy Gavin, Ludina Mills, Karen Sigsworth, and Vee Valega

Program – Nancy Franks introduced Chad Smith and Tom LaMoreaux of The Cobbler Candle Co. They have locations in North Ridgeville on Center Ridge Rd. and in Oberlin on College Street.   Chad demonstrated how they make all their candles by hand.  You can also bring your own jar and they will refill it with whatever type of scent or color you want.  North Ridgeville’s store is open on Saturdays from 10a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and the Oberlin store is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m..  Check out their website at www.Cobblercandle.com

Nancy Franks called the meeting to order.

Minutes – Nancy bowman made a motion that we approve the October minutes as received and Georgann seconded the motion.

One World Shop will have a shopping event for us on Tuesday, November 28 as a fundraiser from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. They are located in Rocky River across from the old Beachcliff Theater at 19321 Detroit Road.  Their shop is focused on fair trade which is a commitment to providing fair wages, sustainable employment opportunities and safe working conditions to economically disadvantaged artisans in developing countries and here at home.

Financial Report – Ludina Mills, our treasurer, distributed the report to those in attendance.  Our current bank balance is $4,912.40.

North Ridgeville City Schools  Georgann reported that a teacher, Jessica Darby, who teaches the elementary gifted class, needs illustrator books.  Nancy Bowman made a motion to donate $104 for the books, Ludina seconded. All in favor.  Motion carried.

Christmas Party  Will be held on December 18, 2017 at the North Ridgeville Library at 6:00 p.m.  Ken Gilder will be the entertainment. Cost is $10 per person. Please bring a wrapped gift for the auction, proceeds go to Community Care.  RSVP to Ludina Mills.  Mary Beth will send out invitations.

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.

Thank you, Ludina Mills, for the delicious refreshments.  We enjoyed your pumpkin cake!

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner, Secretary

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Minutes of October 16, 2017 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, November 20 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7:00 p.m.

Program – Cobbler Candle Company from North Ridgeville – Making beeswax candles.

Monday, December 18 – Christmas dinner party at the North Ridgeville Library – Mark your calendar.

MINUTES – MEMBERSHIP MEETING – October 16, 2017

Attendance: Georgann Blair, Nancy Gavin, Ludina Mills, Betty Lou Palmer; Cindy Naprestik, Karen Sigsworth, and Vee Valega

Program – Georgann showed us how to carve our gourds. We established our design and carved it. Some of us completed them and some did not. Those who did not complete them will finish at home.

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

Minutes – Ludina made a motion that we approve the September minutes as received and Georgann seconded the motion.

Financial Report – Ludina Mills, our treasurer, distributed the report to those in attendance. Our current bank balance is $4,911.90, not including an addition for the interest, which Ludina had not received. The scholarship for Morgan Chilton of $1500 was paid to her school. The treasurer’s report was accepted as read. The donation of $300 we recently made was noted in the Olde Towne Hall Theatre program for “Without a Clue.”

Donations/Memberships – Our total received is $1,735. Thank you all who generously donated. It is not too late to still donate as our fiscal year ends in March. It can be mailed to our PO Box or brought to a meeting.

Barbara Sutton Passing – Librarian, Storyteller and Arts Council member for many years. Barb’s obituary was in The Plain Dealer and The North Ridgeville Press last week. Services were private.

North Ridgeville City Schools Endowment Fund – Georgann Blair reported that on October 18 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The North Ridgeville City Schools Endowment Committee will have a fundraiser at The Lube at 4900 Transportation Dr., Sheffield, OH. 10% of their proceeds will be donated. Some possibilities were discussed of more fundraising opportunities. Perhaps we could partner with other groups. We plan to have a Dine to Donate at The Melt in Avon in 2018 in which we will receive 20%. Discover the Ridge in the spring for the city might be another possibility.

One World Shop will have a shopping event for us on Tuesday, November 28 as a fundraiser from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. They are located in Rocky River across from the old Beachcliff Theater at 19321 Detroit Road. Their shop is focused on fair trade which is a commitment to providing fair wages, sustainable employment opportunities and safe working conditions to economically disadvantaged artisans in developing countries and here at home.

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.

Thank you, Georgann Blair, for the delicious refreshments. We enjoyed your Halloween goodies.

Respectfully submitted,
Nancy Gavin

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