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.

GUILD COUNCIL PRESIDENT
Julia Hagen

2020 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Nancy Main


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
Becky Hastie

TREASURER
Arlen Schrum

MEMBERSHIP
Chari Kruse

HISTORIAN
Dru McLuen

PAST PRESIDENTS
Betsy Freese
Julia Hagen
Karen Langstraat

PICNIC & PUCCINI CHAIR
Elizabeth Winjum

MEMBERS

Patti Abild
Betty Augspurger
Nancy Baethke
Katherine Bendon
Karey Bishop
Martha and Gordon Bivens
Ardie and Jim Carson
Christine Clogg
Melody and Jeffrey Clutter
Denise Core
John Crouch
Charlie Dissell
Ardene and Bob Downing
Amy Duncan and Mark Davitt
Michael Egel
Kathie and Al Farris
Bob and Betsy Freese
Joyce Godwin
Marylin Gorham
Janella Guilford

Julia Hagen
Becky Hastie
Louise Hebron
Jan Hereid
Kiersten and Nick Johnson
Annette and Richard Kerr
Roberta Kerr
Mary Ellen and Jim Kimball
Steve and Judy Kirby
Bob and Susie Kling
Tim Klinkner
Chari and Matt Kruse
Karen and Phil Langstraat
Dr. Robert L. Larsen
William Larson
Nancy Lickiss
Diana Ludovici
Dru McLuen
Peg and Jim Mikulanec
David Moeller and Rita Reidy

Hannah and Carsten Moeller
Jean Newman
Dennis Nicholson
Frank Nowasell
Michael Patterson
Marcia Peeler
Mary Donaghy Richards
Jill Rossiter and Dennis Lamport
Leila and Mark Schlenker
Arlen and Jean Schrum
Paula Schultz
René and Mike Staudacher
Vickie and Darrell Till
William Tomlinson
Judy and Phil Watson
Bob Watts
Paul and Laura Whipple
Gaye Wiekierak
Tim Wilson and Heidi Levine
Elizabeth and Craig Winjum
Janet Wood

Become a member of the Indianola Chapter!

Fill out the 2021 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