General OAI Meeting Minutes - September 23, 2020
- Category: Board Meeting Notes
- Published: Sat. Oct 10, 2020
Omaha Artists Inc. (OAI) General Meeting
Place: Charlie’s on the Lake
1. President, Barbara Egr – Called to order 12:00pm
2. Treasurer Report, Jo Anne Nielsen – Checking Account Balance: $5016.16
President Barbara Egr welcomed members to the general meeting.
Art Shows - Barbara Egr reported the November Gallery 92 show in Fremont is cancelled since no reception is possible, the gallery is open only 9 hours a week and it is a long distance. It costs $400 for a judge, prize winners’ awards and there would be less volunteer workers due to covid.
Cookbooks - Jo Anne Nielsen reported the recipes are slowly coming in.
Community Art Outreach - Sara Wamsat reported Linda Jones found a 70% off sale and purchased all the colored pencils from a store. Sara told about a young hospital patient wanting to sketch. He was elated when the nurse brought him colored pencils and a sketchpad.
Fun Shop - Shirley Schmidt reported 15 attended the watercolor class presented by Judy Freeland. October’s Fun Shop will be a plein air class with the option of oil, acrylic or watercolor. No rsvp is necessary.
Hostesses - Linda Guynn will take reservations by phone or email at lunch@omahaartistsinc to rsvp for dinner before October 15. Valentino’s, 102nd and Maple-Dinner-$14.50 includes pizza, bread sticks and lasagna with social distanced seating.
Program - Sue Loyd reported to Barbara Egr the October 26, 2020 program will be Photographer Ashley Stevens. Ashley has works in 5 local galleries, is a go getter and will appeal to the younger members.
Membership - Jo Anne Nielsen is updating the roster as members send dues. There are 100 members as of September 22, 2020.
Newsletter - Barbara Egr reported 50 members get a hard copy and no one received the September newsletters. An inquiry is being made with the United State Postal Service.
Vice-President - Sherry Reese reported the roster will be completed by the October meeting. The non-members are deleted from the website gallery pages.
Jo Anne pointed out in past years the rosters were distributed at the October meeting and she did not mail the remaining rosters until January of the following year. In person distribution saved $.80 a roster in addition to an envelope cost.
New Business – Bylaws Committee - Jo Anne Nielsen reported the bylaws changes were in the newsletter. Carol Coppi made the motion and Rhonda Bruggeman seconded the motion to accept the bylaws changes. The vote to accept the bylaws changes was unanimous.
Adjournment motion Karen Laskovicka, Shirley Schmidt seconded
Barbara Egr adjourned the general meeting.