Minutes of June 18, 2018 membership meeting


Monday, July 16 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7:00 p.m.


August 10, 11, and 12 – Arts and Crafts Fair at the Corn Festival


Attendance: Julie Bajda, Georgann Blair, Nancy Franks, Nancy Gavin, Ludina Mills, Cindy Naprestek, Betty Lou Palmer; Karen Sigsworth, and Vee Valega. Guest: Harry Berg

Program – Harry Berg is a self-taught artist who carves wood figures as a hobby. He gives many of them to family and friends and enjoys creating them. He uses many kinds of small knives to carve them and paints many of his pieces. He has taken a few classes to learn more about his hobby. Most of his pieces are made from basswood and include many animals, a fisherman, cowboy, Santa Claus, etc. He, also, created a cane from Queen Palm seed pods on Willow wood and a walking stick. Both are very unique. Harry worked a variety of jobs over the years including 30 years of service as a Fireman in Elyria. Thanks to Nancy Franks for bringing a friend she has met through her church who is very talented.

Betty Lou Palmer, president, brought our meeting to order. She welcomed all of us.

Minutes – We unanimously approved the minutes as distributed.

Financial Report – Ludina Mills, treasurer, distributed the report. Our bank balance is $4,113.28. The statement was approved as received.

The Senior Breakfast – Member, Toni Krone, presented our Artistic Endeavor Award Scholarship winner, Sidney Ann Coleman, with a $1500 scholarship. She will be attending the University of Akron and majoring in Graphic Design and Photography. The winner must be attending a school majoring in some form of the Arts and live in North Ridgeville in order to qualify for the award. Congratulations, Sidney!

Arts and Crafts Fair at the Corn Festival – Our Arts and Crafts Fair will be coming up soon on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday August 10, 11, and 12 at the Office for Older Adults. We currently have 15 contracts and expect a few more. If you are interested in being a vendor, contact Betty Lou Palmer at 440-327-9751 for more information. In addition to the Arts and Crafts, we will have a Raffle with many fine prizes for the weekend and Bake Sale on Saturday. We need many baked goods and can use several workers. If you are interested in helping, call Nancy Gavin at 440-353-9395.

Ohio Citizen for the Arts – The members in attendance voted unanimously to donate $30 to the Ohio Citizen for the Arts.

Membership dues of $20 are currently due and donations to Arts Council are graciously accepted. A letter will be mailed.

Thanks to Nancy Bowman for auditing our financial records. We appreciate it.
Thank you, Georgann, for the delicious refreshments which we all enjoyed while we visited among ourselves.

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.

Georgann made a motion to close the meeting and Julie seconded the motion. All approved.

Respectfully submitted,
Nancy Gavin

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