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.


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.


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.

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


La Pointe Center for the Arts Winter Update

Wine Tasting at The Pub

Save the date for this year’s annual La Pointe Center FUNdraiser and Wine Tasting. Sunday, May 28, 2017 from 2:30 – 5 PM. The proceeds from this event have allowed us to provide grants for creative community projects for over 23 years. Taste fabulous wines, accompanied by fruits and artisan cheeses, and bid on hundreds of silent auction items, including many exclusive gifts for the Madeline Island aficionado. This is also a chance to meet the La Pointe Center grant recipients and see some of their work.

To contribute an item to the Silent Auction, or to volunteer to help, email for more information.

2017 Granting Cycle Spring Deadline

In 2016, we granted $8250 to individuals and other non-profit organizations to complete art projects that bring beauty to our community. How about that Madeline Island Historic Preservation Association (MIHPA) mural on the Rice Street side of the Angus Cheese house? Holly Marie Tourdot painted it via a grant to MIHPA!

The next granting deadline is May 31, 2017. Applications and instructions are available here or by emailing


Music on Madeline

Pat Donohue

2017 promises to be an exciting season for our free Music Affiliate “Picnic Concerts.” The series kicks off with Pat Donohue, back by popular demand on July 1st on the StageMobile at the Harry Nelson Recreational Center from 5:30 – 7:30. Bring your family and houseguests and fire up a grill to have a picnic dinner, or get dinner to go from one of the Island’s great restaurants. Our mission is to present local and regional music acts to Islanders and visitors in a family friendly setting while helping to support the local economy. Watch for details on our upcoming concert series throughout the summer at the Rec Center. We are in the process of confirming the acts.

Sponsors Needed!  Help us to continue offering these free concerts to the public. To become a sponsor of a concert, contact LeeAnn Schaub at or donate to the program here.

2017 Positivity Children’s Theatre:  July 24 – August 6

This year’s Positivity Children’s Theatre will soon be open for enrollment. Children ages 8 to 16 are welcome to attend. Tuition is $175 and includes two weeks of fun-filled theater studies, including acting, singing, dancing, costumes, and culminating in three performances of an original script which are open to the public. Email Julie Stryker at for more information.

Sponsor a Positivity Kid! Help send some deserving kids through the program this year. Sponsor a Positivity Kid—donate a scholarship here. $175

The La Pointe Center for the Arts relies on your support

We rely on the generosity of people like you to continue to grant artists in our community with assistance and support to envision and produce art, music, theater, and any other form of artistic expression that can be imagined. All donations are tax-deductable.

Use our easy Paypal button here:

To become a member of the La Pointe Center for the Arts, download a membership form here, email us at or call us at 715.747.3221.

Thank you to the Madeline Island Community
from the The LPC Board of Directors 

Michele Auger, Peg Bertel, Chris Brown, Sally Brown, Leslie Mack, Micaela Montagne, Erin Maday Rowson, Susan Sabre, Judy Sebranek, and Terrie Myers.