Minutes of July 18, 2016 membership meeting


August 12-14 – Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair


September 19, 2016 – Membership Meeting at the North Ridgeville Library 7:00 p.m. Garden Club will present the Art of Garden Design.


Attendance:  Georgann Blair, Mary Beth Bogner, Nancy Bowman, Nancy Franks, Bob Franks, Nancy Gavin,  Cindy Naprestek, Ludina Mills, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth and Vee Valega.

Went to the Elyria Arts Works Community Arts Center, which is located where Brandau Jewelry used to be on Broad Street.  It exhibits a variety of original art for display and sale.  Classes are offered in pottery, watercolors, Romanian Point Lace, beginning and advanced photography, beading, drawing and glass fusing.  The website is www.elyriaartscouncil.org   Thank you Nancy Franks for setting this up for us.

Betty Lou Palmer, President, brought our meeting to order.

Ludina made a motion to approve the minutes from June meeting, Nancy B. seconded.  All in favor.

Financial Report – Ludina Mills, our treasurer, reported our current bank balance is $4306.94.  She gave copies of the financial statement of the period from June 20 to July 18 to members.

North Ridgeville Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair This will be held on the weekend of August 12 – 14 in the air conditioned North Ridgeville Senior Center. We currently have 16 paid contracts and 4 more that are pending. Anyone wishing to donate a prize for our Chinese Raffle would be appreciated. Nancy Gavin will again be in charge of the bake sale. Baked goods are, also, needed. We decided to order Wendy’s coupons. These will sell for $1 and with every purchase you receive a small Wendy’s frosty. They are good for a year.

Mary Beth ordered 1,000 raffle tickets.

Future Meetings – October will have a hands-on art experience led by our own Georgann Blair. In November there will be a program about the Art of Gourd Carving. Our December Christmas dinner will be held on the usual 3rd Monday, December 19 with entertainment. Betty P. will get in contact with Kenny Gilder for the Christmas entertainment. The charge for him will be $100.

Community Care Fundraiser – On August 18th at Fiesta Jalapenos, 20% of your bill will go to Community Care.

Senior Art Award  Georgann came up with the idea of expanding the opportunity for North Ridgeville kids that attend Lake Ridge Academy and Elyria Catholic to be involved in the Senior Art Show. Georgann made a motion to include Lake Ridge Academy and Elyria Catholic in the Senior Art Show. Nancy Bowman seconded. All in favor. Motion carried.

Scholarship Award – We also had discussion on sending out applications to schools that North Ridgeville students attend such as Magnificat, St. Ed’s, St. Ignatius, Church of the Open Door, Elyria Catholic, Lake Ridge Academy.

Library Book sale on July 29 & 30th.

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.

Our fiscal year is from April through May, membership dues are due at this time.  If you would like to use our website, a membership card can be obtained at the above address.  It can be used for donations, as well.  It can be mailed to our P. O. Box 39283 or brought to our next meeting.  Thank you

Thank you, Karen Sigsworth, for the delicious refreshments!

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner, Secretary

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