The Guilds

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 Alban Berg's Wozzeck on June 6, 2019 and the Threads and Trills Fashion Show and Luncheon on June 15, 2019, 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.

GUILD COUNCIL PRESIDENT
Julia Hagen

2018 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Joan Tyler


Ames Chapter

PRESIDENT
Marilu Raman

VICE-PRESIDENT
Roberta Abraham

 

PROGRAMS
Jaime Reyes
Carol Weber

SECRETARY
Barbara Brown

TREASURER
Sue Ravenscroft

 

PUBLICITY
Linda White
Connie Ringlee

MEMBERSHIP
Jane Farrell-Beck

REFRESHMENTS
Marge Gowdy
Hanna Gradwohl

Upcoming Events


Des Moines Chapter

PRESIDENT
Matt Huth

PAST PRESIDENT
Daryl Becicka

 

TREASURER
Crystal Burns

MEMBERSHIP
Melinda and Dennis Hendrickson

Upcoming Events


Indianola Chapter

PRESIDENT
Karen Langstraat

VICE-PRESIDENT
Hannah Moeller

SECRETARY
Nancy Lickiss

TREASURER
Arlen Schrum

 

MEMBERSHIP
Chari Kruse

HISTORIAN
Dru McLuen

PAST PRESIDENTS
Betsy Freese
Julia Hagen

PICNIC & PUCCINI CHAIR
Elizabeth Winjum

Upcoming Events


Newton Chapter

PRESIDENT
Joan Tyler

VICE-PRESIDENT
Virginia Bennett

SECRETARY
Jane Ann Cotton

 

TREASURER
Kay Fisher

PUBLICITY CHAIR
Judy Manusos

BOARD MEMBER AT-LARGE
Eric Lindberg

Upcoming Events