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 Billy Budd on June 1, 2017 and the Threads and Trills Fashion Show and Luncheon on June 10, 2017, at the Embassy Club West. Separately, each chapter organizes at least one event every month, with activities such as previews, tours, and even full-scale concerts.
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AMES CHAPTER PresidentDilys Morris ProgramsJaime Reyes SecretaryBarbara Brown TreasurerSue Ravenscroft MembershipJane Farrell-Beck PublicityLinda 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEWTON CHAPTER PresidentJoan Tyler Vice-presidentVirginia Bennett SecretaryJane Ann Cotton TreasurerKay Fisher Social chairDot Logan Publicity chairJudy Manusos