To Be Approved

General Membership Meeting

Durango Friends of the Arts

May 11th, 2019

Held at Holt Sheet Metal

Call to Order : Debra May

Attendance: Please see attached. 30 members in attendance.

Debra calls for an approval of the April Minutes.

Motion: Carol B Second: Susan W. All in favor.

Officer’s Reports:

Treasurer’s Report : Georgeann R not present.

As of April 30, 2019 we have $17,573 in our operating accounts and $12,481n our grant accounts. Total income year to date is $11,646 with expenses of $1,470 for a net income of $10,176. Year to date we have raised $7,856 from fundraisers and have disbursed a total of $27,640 in grants. We still have $12,360 to be disbursed this year.

A summarization of key items during April:

$64.28 from City Market Community Rewards Program

$13.50 from Nature’s Oasis Wooden Nickel Program

$97.20 donation from Carol Treat to cover Website update expenses

$60 donation from Mah Jong Mavens

$100 from Mystery Book Club

Income from membership: Family $50

Individuals $140

Expenses of $185 for general liability insurance for bOX. Performance

Purchased merchandise for $78.96

DFA’s annual federal 990N was completed and filed this month as well as the Colorado  annual filing for registration and financial statements.

Fundraising: Nancy M

Nancy Macho FUNdraising Report for May 9, 2019 Meeting ~Money from today’s Book Sale of donated books goes 100% to our Grant Fund, so be sure to “check OUT” some books. Lisa, anything to add? UPCOMING EVENTS: The box. benefit on June 1st. Karren …. On June 6th, a benefit for DFA hosted by Kristi Nelson with co-hosts: Carol Treat and Marian Pierce. Kristi …. On Saturday, June 15th, day before Fathers’ Day our again annual Pie Sale at Farmers’ Market, Chaired once again by JoAnn Trimberger. JoAnn has a list of pie donors, but if you haven’t signed up yet to donate pies or volunteer, sign up or contact JoAnn.

We’ve started a tradition with our Pie Sale, so be a part of it. On Saturday, June 29th it’s a Barn & Bar BQ Party at Debra and Jeff May’s Party Barn in Destination Ranch. Co-hostess Carol House will tell us more about it. Carol…. Sign up and give or send in your checks to Carol House.

Other activities on the horizon this summer and fall: Mah Jong Days, one this Summer and another in October, around Halloween; our “Prospecting for the Arts” on Sept. 27th excavated by Karren Little and her Mining for Money Crew. Perhaps a Cookin’ Class abrewin’ and another very popular Leather Cuff Class produced by Lisa and Loren Skyhorse at their Ranch Studio in Mancos. If you can’t wait to create with them, they are giving a class at a Mancos school on June 29th . See or contact Lisa for that class.

~Be sure and sign up and use your Krogers/City Mkt. Loyalty Cards. You just have to sign this year and good to go for years. We did receive $65 for 1st quarter of this year. It all adds up to helping attain our Grant Fund Goal, which this year we hope to raise enough money to award $45,000 in Grants. Help out the cause with your Amazon purchases too. Reminders and details are in DFA Newsletters. AND I HAVE EXCITING NEWS of a local contributor and event; We have been accepted to be a participant in the Money Booth at Sky Ute Casino a week from TODAY, Thursday, May 16th at 7 p.m. in the Lobby near the “Will Call Booth.” We get to keep whatever $s grabbed, but they are generously donating $500 to DFA that night. We need a volunteer to be a greedy, quick money grabber and we need lots of DFA members to show up and cheer her on.

Programs: Karren L. 2019 Programs

July 11, 2019, Annual Pot Luck. Mary Husemoller’s lovely home on Lake Durango

September 12, 2019, Annual Grant Recipient Report Meeting. Location to Be Determined


November 2019. Katheryn Shaffer (plays flute) Has 8 year old daughter Johanna (cellist) Son, Aiden, who is cellist contest winner—plays violin and younger son now playing. Location to Be Determined

Jan, 2020

Kennebec Café Barb Hillmer 247-5674 4 CR 124, Hesperus

Tara Travis Mesa Verde Natl Park curator 970.529.4614

Creative District Hayley Kirkman “creative Arts $special Projects Coordinator 970.799.6618 x3

Monique DiGiorgio “managing director of Local First 970.799.6618 x1


Original Oil paint Elizabeth Kinahan 903-403-9975

Donna Frank.  Gives lectures at FLC on American Indian artifacts. She owns the Shared Blanket

Lanny Barnes.  Debra has her contact info

Local Public artists Bryce Pettit, Cindy Atchison

The San Juan String Band: Carol Calkin, Joni Vanderbilt, Joan Green, Laurie Swisher

Kelly Kilgore, Lori Preusch. Public art slide show telling history of each piece

Rocky Mountain PBS Carol Fleisher Ballantine Studio Center 307.690.7427

Myriam. Southwest Cultural Center in Ignacio

Kathy Myrick—San Juan Symphony

Also Patrick McBraier is truly a child prodigy (piano/composer—

Publicty: Leslee S.

We have a very strong publicity team with a lot going on. Please take the opportunity to purchase tickets to see bOX at DAC or on their website they will have an AM or a PM showings and tickets are still available. Don’t miss it.

Social Media: Rani H.

You can also purchase tickets to bOX through a FB link so utilize that opportunity as well. Also utilize our FB page to expose DFA to other link minded people who may wish to donate to our organization.

Outreach: Judy F.

Judy has sent out over 59 cards and notes this year. Please let her know if anyone needs a sympathy card, birthday card, get well card, etc. and she will send it out.

Merchandise – NancyJane and Sue W.

The Stillwater “Party in the Park” is May 18th Saturday. Event 12-6

They are asking that we not leave before 6 – since there will be performers on stage till 6.

They will have a table and a tent for us to use.

We will be selling water/soda, snacks/merchandise. It should be lots of fun.

Therefore – there will be little set-up or take down.

The event begins at 12 noon, so if we are there by 11:30 to set up – I believe we will be ready.

Anyone interested in helping with this event. It could be broken down into two shifts 11:30-3 and 3-6:30. Any participation would be wonderful. – please contact NancyJane Haar if you are interested 970-799-6714 or

Grants – Carol T.

It is already time to start planning for our 2020 grants. This is the core of what we do and we have openings on the Grants Committee for next year. This is a ten person committee (we currently have 5 returning members). Serving on this committee is a 2 year commitment as well as being available the ENTIRE day of the selection meeting and time to personally interview the grant recipients prior to the meeting. There is a sheet (at this meeting) where you can volunteer to be on the committee. Should more members volunteer than needed, a blind drawing will be held. If you have any questions, please contact Carol Treat, Grants Committee Chair at 375-7781.

New Business:  No.

Debra May: Motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion: Judy F. Second: Carol H.

Thank you to Rani Holt for hosting our membership meeting at Holt Sheet Metal today and thank you for providing the refreshments.

Minutes submitted by JoAnn Trimberger/Secretary