DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, February 16 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m.
Program: Dolls and Minis in Olmsted Falls
MEMBERSHIP MEETING – January 19, 2015
Attendance: Georgann Blair, Betty Day, Nancy Gavin, Ilona Manista, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth and Vee Valega. Guest Speaker: Betty Lou Higgins. Ilona Manista, president, opened our meeting and introduced our speaker.
Program: Betty Lou Higgins from Eden Valley told us about Eden Valley. It provides educational experiences about historical occurrences. It began in 1976 when there was a need to provide a bicentennial show of the Sesquicentennial of the Ohio Canal. They, also, have Meet the People shows for elementary school students depicting various people in local history. They have story telling programs and murder mysteries as well as producing programs for local organizations. Some dramas have been held at True North Cultural Arts in Sheffield Village. Betty Lou read to us a story, “The Pull of the Land.” It is a story which was created for North Ridgeville’s Bicentennial but not used. It is a story of Lydia and Abby, written by Jonathan Wilhelm and their story of coming to North Ridgeville from Connecticut and what it was like once they arrived. They were a part of one of our founding families, the Terrell family.
Financial Report – Betty Day reported on our finances as of January 18, 2015. Our total bank balance was $4,330.84. Betty Lou Palmer made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report and Vee seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous in favor.
Christmas Dinner Party – A delicious dinner from Sterk’s Catering was enjoyed by all. We were entertained by a gentleman from Eden Valley as he played the keyboard and sang. He, also, gave us a little history of each song. Wrapped gifts were auctioned off and $513 went to Community Care as a result. This is the largest amount ever received for this event.
North Ridgeville Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair – Betty Lou Palmer will have contracts printed for 2015 Corn Fest later in January and mailed by early February.
North Ridgeville City Schools Endowment – Georgann reported that they are having an event at Bullfrog’s Sports Café on Thursday, March 19 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20. Betty Lou Palmer moved that we donate $60 to cover the cost of a tea basket for the event. Vee seconded the motion. The motion carried. We will, also, put together several books from the NR Library book sale put together with an old fashioned book strap for another raffle prize.
Program for February 16 – Dolls and Minis of Grand Pacific Junction in Olmsted Falls will speak to us at our February meeting. They sell doll houses and furniture as well as items for Fairy Gardens. This is open to everyone. Come and enjoy hearing about a large variety of miniature items.
Thank you Betty Palmer for the delicious refreshments you served.
Ilona made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Georgann Blair seconded the motion. The motion carried.