Minutes of May 20, 2013 membership meeting


Monday, June 17 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m.
The program is K-9 Officer from North Ridgeville Police Dept.

Monday, July 15 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m.

August 9, 10, 11 – CORN FEST ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW and Bake Sale



Attendance: Sharon Aunchman, Nancy Bowman, Betty Day, Mike Fenik, Nancy Gavin, Lonnie Hart, Larry Johnson, Alice and Richard Osborne, Betty Lou Palmer, Pat Pitts, Karen Sigsworth, Lorrie Ternes, Vee Valega and Janet and Al Willoughby.

Program: Mark Madere of Spectralight Studio spoke about Secrets to Better Vacation Photography. He explained how to choose a camera, gave us ideas on how to create better composition from unusual camera angles and ways to use natural light and electronic flash. Mark, also, showed us how to help people look their best and enhance photos on the computer after taking the picture. There are ways to save and preserve picture files to guard against loss from a computer crash as well as ways to display photographs for maximum enjoyment.

Treasurer’s Report: Betty Day reported that the total bank balance is $4,373.49. The treasurer’s report was approved as read.

Old Business:

Senior Art Fair – Arts Council paid $153.46 for the framing and matting of the winning artwork for the Senior Art Fair. Betty Day, Vee Valega, and Betty Lou Palmer did the judging to select the winner who is Nicole Foster. A program was held at the North Ridgeville Library to present awards to senior art students. We have many artistic students in our schools. Georgann Blair is in charge of this program and does a great job.

Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair – Betty Lou reported that she has received 12 contracts to date. We will again sponsor a Coloring Contest for young artists from ages 3-12.

New Business:

Young Audiences – Young Audiences is the nation’s largest arts in education learning network. They are dedicated to local education and community development. Sharon Aunchman thanked Arts Council for donating $500 last year. People and organizations in North Ridgeville contributed $1500 to Young Audiences last year. Sharon matched all donations from North Ridgeville and she will continue to do so. Young Audiences is celebrating their 60th anniversary on September 27. They have funded programs for Wilcox School, North Ridgeville High School and the Nord Foundation. On June 11 at Playhouse Square the Creative Voices Summit and Arts Luncheon will be held at a cost of $30. You can get more information at http://www.CSUOHIO.edu/cai or by calling 216-687-5018.

Field Trips – Olde Towne Hall Theatre presented “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” from April 19 through May 4. Many of our members attended and enjoyed it very much. Watch for a summer musical, “Freckleface Strawberry” put on by the youth in July.

Major School Performance – Janet Willoughby reported that The North Ridgeville Middle School had their presentation recently of Ancient Egyptian Art. We donated $400 for this program.

Artistic Endeavor Award Scholarship – Marisa Pekel was our scholarship award winner. She plans to attend the Cleveland Institute of Art with a major in Animation. Our judges were Betty Day, Lonnie Hart, Sandy Hines, Betty Lou Palmer, Pat Pitts, Lynn Telenko, Margaret Truman, and Vee Valega. Congratulations, Marisa! Her scholarship will be awarded at the Senior Breakfast on May 31 with Betty Lou Palmer and Betty Day attending.

Historical Murals – Alan Willoughby thanked all of us for our support for placing these large, colorful murals on the Community Cabin in South Central Park. The final vote was 3 against, 1 for and one absent. The Historical Society is moving to Plan B to have a traveling artistic display.

Nancy Bowman made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Pat Pitts seconded the motion.

Thank you, Lonnie Hart, for the delicious refreshments which everyone enjoyed while visiting.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Gavin

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