dmmo guild events

Ames ChapterDes Moines ChapterIndianola ChapterNewton Chapter


Guild Council President
Julia Hagen

Volunteer of the Year for 2017
Vickie Till

Des Moines Metro Opera is unique in many ways among local arts entities and regional opera companies. The company is particularly proud of its guild chapters that encompass a nearly 150-mile radius from our home offices. DMMO would not be able to generate the reach and scope of its activities without the tireless work from its four guild chapters in Ames, Des Moines, Indianola and Newton. Together, they make up a corps of volunteers that assist the DMMO office in many ways. This year the chapters will join together to host the preview of Flight at a TBD date and the Threads and Trills Fashion Show and Luncheon on June 9, 2018, at the Embassy Club downtown. Separately, each chapter organizes at least one event every month, with activities such as previews, tours, and even full-scale concerts.

Click HERE to purhcase tickets for our annual Threads & Trills event.

President Dilys Morris
Programs Jaime Reyes
Secretary Barbara Brown
Treasurer Sue Ravenscroft
Membership Jane Farrell-Beck
Publicity Linda White

The Ames Chapter of the Guild involves just over 50 members who enjoy the monthly, 2nd Tuesday, programs on various operatic topics.

Meetings are held at the First United Methodist Church, 516 Kellogg, Ames unless otherwise noted.

For more information contact Dilys Morris, President,

Presidents Sheila and Roger Hudson
President Elect Daryl Becicka
Secretary Kelly Schall
Treasurer Alex Clemons
Membership Melinda and Dennis Hendrickson

For more information please contact Dennis Hendrickson at

President Karen Langstraat
Secretary Nancy Lickiss
Treasurer Arlen Schrum
Membership Chari Kruse
Past President Betsy Freese & Julia Hagen
Historian Dru McLuen
Peanut Butter & Puccini Chair Elizabeth Winjum

In addition to raising funds to support DMMO and learning more about the world of opera, Indianola guild members provide hospitality, e.g. welcome bags, housing, and dinners, to DMMO artists and staff as well as office support for DMMO. For more information contact Chari Kruse, at

President Joan Tyler
Vice-president Virginia Bennett
Secretary Jane Ann Cotton
Treasurer Kay Fisher
Social chair Dot Logan
Publicity chair Judy Manusos

For more information please contact Virginia Bennett at