You are invited to LPC Annual Meeting

Annual Membership Meeting and Picnic

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Joni’s Beach @ 4:00


Please join the LPC Board for our Annual Membership Meeting and Picnic at the beach. Chris Brown, our picnic chef, will be serving grilled brats, potato salad, and beverages.

Thank you for your 2018 membership support of La Pointe Center (LPC) for the Arts. We are hoping you will choose to become a member of our organization in 2018 and attend our membership meeting. Our by-laws state that every year we must have a membership meeting to inform our members of our finances and other business plans. We also need you as members to vote on the new Board Directors that have been selected. We need a quorum of 15 members. It has been challenging some years to get 15 folks together some Sundays afternoons. We are hoping that this special invitation and meeting notice rallies the crew! Your meeting participation is much needed and greatly appreciated.

Artfully yours, The LPC Board of Directors:
Peg Bertel (chair), Susan Sabre (treasurer), Michele Auger, Chris Brown, Sally Brown, Leslie Mack, Micaela Montagne, and Carol Sowl.

We will have a short business meeting followed by presentations from our affiliate organizations and the winners of our 2017/18 grant awards.


Call the meeting to order

Approve Minutes from the 08-27-18 Annual Meeting

Vote on re-election of current Board Directors:
Peg Bertel as Chair; Susan Sabre as Treasurer

Vote on new Board Directors:
Beth Speckien and Ruth Anne Tiesberg

President’s Report

Treasurer’s Report

Business Manager Report

Adjourn the meeting

Affiliates: La Pointe Center Gallery, Positivity Children’s Theatre, Performing Arts Committee, Madeline Island Book Club, and Garden Masters.


Live Auction Item: Murder Mystery Dinner for 8 at Wood’s Manor

The La Pointe Center for the Arts is gearing up for our Annual Wine Tasting Gala and Fundraiser taking place this Sunday, May 28 at the Pub Restaurant and Wine Bar. $30 tickets include round-trip passenger ferry fee for those on the mainland. Come and bid on hundreds of intriguing and one-of-a-kind silent auction items while sipping wine on the shores of the lake. Doors open at 2 PM.

This year our live auction includes a Murder Mystery Dinner for eight, catered by Seiche and to take place at Wood’s Manor, a spectacular 12-bedroom island home built in 1924.

The package includes food, booze, and Murder Mystery Dinner hosts Peg and Charlie leading your group through the action-packed dinner party game called The Hollywood Premiere of Powar and Greede:

Wood’s Manor, circa 1938. Photo: Wisconsin Historical Society

Imagine Wood’s Manor is the famous Powar Oriental Gardens Theater in Hollywood. It’s 1936 and guests are gathered to enjoy the glitter and glare of the Powar Film Studio’s newest release, Powar and Greede. A dinner for the cast is being hosted by W. Anton Powar in a private dining room adjacent to the party. Excitement turns to horror when a murder is discovered, and guests must decide who amongst them have committed the crime.

Pick a beautiful autumn evening between September 7 and October 10, 2017 and bring your friends for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enjoy Wood’s Manor, now the private residence Jean Mescher and Paul Guerin, who are generously opening their home to help benefit the La Pointe Center for the Arts.

Wine Tasting tickets are available at the Madeline Island Ferry Office, the Madeline Island Chamber of Commerce, Stone’s Throw in Bayfield. $5 off at the door if you bring a glass from a prior wine tasting.

Photos of Wood’s Manor: Erik Kodner, Madeline Island Realty


LPC at Wisconsin Arts Day in Madison

LPC Board Members Terrie Myers and Judy Sebranek, and Positivity Children’s Theatre Director Julie Stryker-North met with Sen. Janet Bewley on March 9 for Arts Day in Madison, hosted by the Wisconsin Arts Board and Arts Wisconsin.

During the important 2017-2019 state budget season, Arts Wisconsin will be advocating with the Wisconsin State Legislature to create this program as a 21st century strategy to invest in creative people, institutions, businesses, and communities throughout the state. On Arts Day and over the next few months, they will help us tell our stories to decision-makers, to demonstrate the power, impact, and benefits of the arts and creative development throughout Wisconsin.

Way to represent Madeline Island and La Pointe Center for the Arts!

Julie Stryker-North, Sen. Janet Bewley and LPC Board Member Terrie Myers at Arts Day Wisconsin, Madison, WI March 9, 2017