RE: Friends of the Multi Arts Center-First Annual Meeting
Date: January 10, 2006
From: Marjorie Hammer, Secretary
Minutes are as follows:
Lou Hale called to order the first annual meeting of the Friends of Multi Arts Center. She introduced special guests who were Jim Scott, Supervisor of Parks and Recreation, and Audrie Marks from the NewPress.
Sara Chappell, Helen Jordan, and Lou Hale have been the “Steering Committee” for the Friends of Multi Arts. They have signed in new members and taken dues, applied for our tax i.d. number, manned sign in tables, and generally gotten this organization off the ground. Close to one hundred (100) members have signed up. $980.00 from dues and donations has been collected and deposited. Our total balance in the bank is $1, 932.00. This is because the International Cultural Organization from OSU was kind enough to donate proceeds from their silent auction to us. Others who have been instrumental in beginning this organization and promoting knowledge of and helping with this first meeting are Staci Willis, Joe Ong (producing a wonderful video of our center), and Carol Bormann.
Chairperson, Sherryl Lewis, then read officer nominations. President-Debbie Maehs, possible Co-
Vice-Presidents-Earlene Strom and
Debbie Maehs, our new president, took the floor. She briefly discussed her goals for our organization. She distributed paper for all members to contribute to a survey of goals, possible problems, and solutions of goals and problems. She introduced the new Multi Arts Program Supervisor, Jessica Novak.
Jessica gave us
updated Multi Arts information. Over
$19,000.00 was deposited from holiday gallery sales. Enrollment for new classes has begun. Classes begin January 16th. Thirty-two (32) classes are now being
offered. The “Run for the Arts
Festival” has had its name changed to “Stillwater Arts & Heritage Festival.
The Festival may be a two day event this year on April 22nd and 23rd,
2006. Someone from the floor asked about
having the Festival at the
At the close of the meeting, new phone
numbers for the