Minutes of July 21, 2014 membership meeting



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

Program: Sam Bogner, who graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art, will speak to us about her experiences there. (See more info below)



Attendance: Nancy Bowman, Margaret Brooks-Terry, Betty Day, Nancy Gavin, Sandy Hines, Ilona Manista, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth, Lynn Telenko, Margaret Truman, Vee Valega and Janet Willoughby. Guests: Margaret and Dane Knestrik and Doris Stumpf.

Ilona Manista, president, opened our meeting and introduced our speaker.

Program – Margaret Brooks-Terry. Margaret, one of our members, is a sociologist and a retired professor of Baldwin Wallace. She spoke to us about the culture of Cornwall, England, where she travels about once a year. Her family is from Cornwall. In her slide presentation we saw St. Ives, where there are many artists. She, also, showed pictures of a branch of the national Tate Museum. We saw examples of Georgian architecture which is classic and simple. The gardens are another example of art. Of interest, in order to become a city, there has to be a Cathedral in the area. Port Isaac is the site of the TV show, Doc Martin. Cornwall is in high latitude; but because of the Gulf Stream, the climate is semi-tropical. We learned a lot about Cornwall and its picturesque scenery. Thank you, Margaret, for your informative presentation.

Minutes from April 20 – Vee Valega moved to accept the minutes of the previous meeting as written. Betty Palmer seconded. The motion carried.

Financial Report – Betty Day reported on our finances as of July 20, 2014. Our total bank balance was $5,505.78. Margaret Truman made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report and Sandy Hines seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous in favor.

North Ridgeville Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair –We have received 12 contracts to date. This is a lower number than in past years. Articles have been placed in the Chronicle Telegram and the North Ridgeville Press informing people that we have openings for vendors. There also have been several people who have donated some enticing raffle prizes. We have several entries, though not as many as usual, for the Coloring Contest. An article has also been placed in the paper reminding children to turn their pictures in to the library. Judging will be completed prior to the Corn Fest and prizes will be given on Sunday at 4 p.m.

Artistic Endeavor Award Scholarship – Kelly Tomko, our 2014 scholarship winner, has provided a receipt from Baldwin Wallace College. A check for $1500 will be mailed to Kelly. Congratulations and we wish you the best of luck in your new venture.

Membership – Nancy Gavin reported that as of our June 16 meeting we have received $1320 in donations and membership dues. Thank you notes have been mailed to those who donated more than the $20 membership dues. For those donating $100 or more they received a certificate good for two tickets to see an Olde Towne Hall Theatre production next season. We thank those generous individuals and businesses for helping us.

Program for September 15 – Sam Bogner, daughter of our member, Mary Beth Bogner, is a 2014 graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. She will be talking to us about the college and her experiences during her four years there…

Thank you, Ilona Manista and her helpers, for the tea party to celebrate England. We all enjoyed it.

Betty Palmer made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Janet Willoughby seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Gavin

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