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 Flight on May 31, 2018 and the Threads and Trills Fashion Show and Luncheon on June 9, 2018, 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.

GUILD COUNCIL PRESIDENT
Julia Hagen

2017 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Vickie Till


Ames Chapter

PRESIDENT
Marilu Raman

VICE-PRESIDENT
Roberta Abraham

 

PROGRAMS
Jaime Reyes

SECRETARY
Barbara Brown

TREASURER
Sue Ravenscroft

 

PUBLICITY
Linda White

MEMBERSHIP
Jane Farrell-Beck

REFRESHMENTS
Marge Gowdy
Marilyn Johnson

Upcoming Events

Ames Guild "Drake Music Concert"

Tuesday January 9, 2018 8:00 PM

Ames Guild "DMMO History"

Tuesday February 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Ames Guild "Rusalka Preview"

Tuesday March 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Des Moines Chapter

PRESIDENT
Daryl Becicka

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Matt Huth

SECRETARY
Kelly Schall

 

TREASURER
Crystal Burns

MEMBERSHIP
Melinda and Dennis Hendrickson

Upcoming Events

Des Moines Guild "Martinis in March"

Tuesday March 6, 2018 6:00 PM

Des Moines Guild "OPERA Iowa Arias in Concert"

Thursday March 8, 2018 7:00 PM

Des Moines Guild "Wine Tasting 101"

Thursday March 22, 2018 6:30 PM

Indianola Chapter

PRESIDENT
Karen Langstraat

SECRETARY
Nancy Lickiss

TREASURER
Arlen Schrum

 

MEMBERSHIP
Chari Kruse

HISTORIAN
Dru McLuen

PAST PRESIDENTS
Betsy Freese
Julia Hagen

PEANUT BUTTER & PUCCINI CHAIR
Elizabeth Winjum

Upcoming Events

Indianola Guild "Rusalka Preview"

Thursday January 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Indianola Guild "OPERA Iowa Potluck"

Sunday February 11, 2018 5:30 PM

Indianola Guild "Die Fledermaus Preview"

Thursday March 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Newton Chapter

PRESIDENT
Joan Tyler

VICE-PRESIDENT
Virginia Bennett

SECRETARY
Jane Ann Cotton

 

TREASURER
Kay Fisher

SOCIAL CHAIR
Dot Logan

PUBLICITY CHAIR
Judy Manusos

Upcoming Events

Newton Guild "Die Fledermaus Preview"

Sunday February 18, 2018 3:00 PM

Newton Guild "OPERA Iowa Notes in Newton!"

Sunday March 11, 2018 3:00 PM

Newton Guild "Rusalka Preview"

Sunday March 18, 2018 3:00 PM