Minutes of March 21, 2016 membership meeting


Monday, April 18 MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7:00 p.m.


Attendance: Georgann Blair, Nancy Bowman, Nancy Franks, Nancy Gavin, Ludina Mills, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth, Vee Valega and Janet Willoughby.

Betty Lou Palmer, president, brought our meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. We had hoped that Dana Frieg, art teacher at North Ridgeville High School, would be here to explain the procedure in selecting the Senior Art Gallery Award to be hung in the high school. In the past we have paid to have it framed.

Finance Report – Vee Valega, our treasurer, reported our current bank balance is $4,803.93

Election of Officers – Election of Officers will be held at our April meeting. Officers chosen for our fiscal year beginning April 1 are: President; Betty Palmer; Treasurer; Ludina Mills; Secretary; Mary Beth Bogner; and Program Chairperson, Nancy Franks. The position of Vice President is still open. If you are interested, please contact Betty Palmer.

North Ridgeville Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair – Eight contracts have been received for our Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair in August, 2016. North Ridgeville City Schools

Endowment – Georgann Blair reported that an Annual Golf Outing and dinner will be held on June 9. The cost for golf and dinner is $80 and dinner only is $30.

Donations in Memory of Lorrie Ternes – Thank you for the donations by family and friends in memory of Lorrie Ternes. Nancy Franks reported that we plan to have a tree planted in South Central Park. This is a new program. We will select a tree we feel she would have liked and it will be planted with a 6” x 9” plaque. Lorrie was a long-time member and friend of North Ridgeville Arts Council.

North Ridgeville Library – Karen Sigsworth reported that many activities are going on at the Library. Watch in the newspaper or Library news flier, which you can pick up at the library.

Major School Performance – Janet Willoughby reported that this year Wilcox Elementary School will receive Arts-Inspired Learning, formerly called Young Audiences, assemblies from Arts Council. Cindy Naprestek, Art Teacher, planned the programs. For the 4th grade Robin Pease, a story teller, performs “The Runaway Slave,” with student participation. This follows the 4th grade curriculum and is a one hour performance for the entire 4 th grade on May 26th at 9 a.m. For the 5th grade Jim Gill, a cartoonist, will visit and teach cartooning to all 5th grade classes for three days, which is scheduled for May 10, 12 and 13th, visiting all 5th grade classrooms all day. Thank you, Cindy, for arranging this. The Nordson Foundation, Wilcox PTA and Arts Council are each picking up a portion of the cost. Our portion is approximately $400.

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, Vee Valega, for the refreshments. Everyone enjoyed the conversation and the delicious food.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Gavin

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