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 for its popular annual event, the Threads and Trills Fashion Show and Luncheon, on June 10, 2020, at the Des Moines Embassy Club West. 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

2019 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Marilu Raman


Ames Chapter

PRESIDENT
Marilu Raman

SECRETARY
Barbara Brown

TREASURER
Sue Ravenscroft

 

PROGRAMS
Jaime Reyes
Carol Weber 

PUBLICITY
Connie Ringlee

MEMBERSHIP
Jane Farrell-Beck

REFRESHMENTS
Hanna Gradwohl
Martha Miles


Des Moines Chapter

PRESIDENT
Matt Huth

 

TREASURER
Wendy Samuelson

MEMBERSHIP
Melinda and Dennis Hendrickson

Become a member of the Des Moines Chapter!

Fill out the 2020 Membership Form and return to Dennis Hendrickson at 515-961-6221 or dhendrickson@dmmo.org


Indianola Chapter

PRESIDENT
Hannah Moeller

VICE-PRESIDENT
Melody Clutter

SECRETARY
Adam Bradley

 

TREASURER
Arlen Schrum

MEMBERSHIP
Chari Kruse

HISTORIAN
Dru McLuen

 

PAST PRESIDENTS
Betsy Freese
Julia Hagen

PICNIC & PUCCINI CHAIR
Elizabeth Winjum

Become a member of the Indianola Chapter!

Fill out the 2020 Membership Form and return to Chari Kruse at 515-961-6221 or ckruse@dmmo.org


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