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.

Agenda:

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.

 

Grants Meeting Wednesday

Please join us at the Madeline Island Library at 6:30 PM Wednesday, October 4 for a meeting of the LPC Grants Committee. We will be discussing the merits of the current submissions for this grants cycle and how to allocate funds. Meeting is open to the public.

Re-Granting Meeting Wed June 7, 6:30 PM

The LPC Re-Granting Committee will be meeting at the Madeline Island Library to discuss the current grant applications. The committee reads and gives points for how each grant conforms to the grant requirements and will be  discussing each one.

Grant applicants are encouraged to apply. Open to the public as well.

 

Registration is Now Open for Positivity Children’s Theatre

Positivity begins its 23rd summer theater program on Monday, July 24 at 10 AM at the LaPointe School, and runs through Sunday, August 6.

“Three Little Wolves” 2012

A local playwright will be brought in to collaborate on an original script. The script will revolve around the island and/or the Lake Superior region. We bring in adult actors to work with the children, which in turn supports the creative energy of the kids in a fun and innovative atmosphere, helping to foster their self esteem.

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY AS SPACE IS LIMITED

Enrollment is based on the script. Late enrollments may constitute a non-speaking role.

Come join the fun! Ages 8 – 18 are welcome, no experience necessary, however child must be able to listen and take direction.

Download registration form here.

For more information, contact Julie Stryker @ 715-209-0417 or strykerjf@yahoo.com

LIVE AUCTION ITEM: New 17.5″ Trek Verve 1 Men’s Bike

The La Pointe Center for the Arts elves have been busy processing all the amazing donations that are coming in 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.

Another great live auction item is a new 17.5″ Trek Verve 1 Men’s Bike donated by Ronnie Harold and Motion-To-Go.

We have hundreds of great silent auction items, including gift certificates from some of your favorite area businesses, including Cafe Seiche, The Snug, Ashland Bakery, the Island Market, Bodin’s, Moore’s Army Navy, the Color Center, Deep Water Grill, Adventure Vacation and  so much more.

We have a private donation of a Sigma DR-28 acoustic steel-string guitar with a superbly well-built dreadnought, bursting with tone and representing excellent value for money. Donated by Barbara With.

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.

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

 

Grants Meeting Tonight at Library

Tonight at 6:30 PM grants committee members will be available at the Madeline Island Library to assist with help you may need in creating your grants for the La Pointe Center for the Arts. Come and get expert guidance for submitting a grant to receive support for your artistic project.

Deadline for submission is May 31, 2017. Applications available at the Library and the La Pointe Center Art Gallery. You can also download them here.

 

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