Minutes of January 20, 2014 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

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

Love of Lace by Janet Bird of The Lorain County Historical Society

MINUTES

MEMBERSHIP MEETING – January 20, 2014

Attendance: Nancy Bowman, Nancy Gavin, Pastor Tom Joyce, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth, Claudia Snyder, Vee Valega and Janet Willoughby.

ProgramPastor Tom Joyce from Fields United Methodist Church in North Ridgeville spoke about the church’s mission trip to Joplin, Missouri, in 2011. On May 22, 2011 a category 5 tornado hit Joplin. 160 people died and 10 percent of the population of Joplin was homeless. 25,000 to 30,000 animals were displaced. The first year we had 9 volunteers in mission who went in the summer for a week. People who go on these mission trips are forever changed as these trips build a Community of Faith. Many kinds of jobs are done to help the tornado victims.

Nineteen people plan to attend Fields UMC’s mission trip, the fourth in recent years, on June 21- 29 to Moore, Oklahoma, who also had damage from a category 5 tornado. In 2012 they travelled again to Joplin, and last year they went to New Jersey to assist hurricane victims there.

Financial ReportBetty Day was unable to attend, so there was no report.

Membership –Thank you to those who have paid their dues or given a donation. Currently we have received $1945. Membership dues are still $20 per year. If you have not paid your dues for the fiscal year from April 1 to March 31, you may still send a check to our PO Box 39283 or bring it to the meeting. If you are not sure if you paid your dues, please contact Nancy Gavin (440-353-9395) or Betty Day (440-327-7284).

Christmas Dinner PartyOn Monday, December 16 we had our annual Christmas Dinner Party at the North Ridgeville Library. We had a delicious dinner catered by Sterk’s Catering. Entertainment was provided by Rich Gallo, pianist. Everyone enjoyed his music. We ended our evening with a White Elephant auction with the proceeds of $524 given to Community Care. We received a thank you note from June Yost, the director of Community Care, thanking us for the donation as well as our inviting her and her husband to the event. They enjoyed themselves and appreciate our donation.

February 17 Membership MeetingJanet Bird of the Lorain County Historical Society will present a program on Love of Lace.

Artistic Endeavor Award Scholarship – The scholarship forms have been updated and delivered to the high schools in North Ridgeville. Any senior living in North Ridgeville who plans to attend a college and study in the field of the Arts is eligible.

North Ridgeville Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair – The contracts will be updated and copies will be mailed by February 1.

North Ridgeville Library will have a program on A History of Valentines presented by Janet Bird of the Lorain County Historical Society on Sunday, February 2 at 3:00 p.m. Lovely antique valentine cards will be displayed to help tell the history of this romantic tradition.

Thank you, Janet Willoughby, for the delicious refreshments which everyone enjoyed while visiting with each other.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Gavin

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