The Board Members of Friends of the Braumart are ready to launch their project to purchase, renovate, and operate the Braumart in Iron Mountain as an Art and Performance Center. Pictured in the photo are: (back row, left to right): Jinx Brew, President; Barbara Kramer, Treasurer; Robin Tchokreff, Sally Jacobs, and Duane Peck, Vice-President. (front row, left to right): Beth Provencher, Steering Committee; Shana Champeau, Secretary and Audrey Smith, Steering Committee.
The membership of Friends of the Braumart elected its first Board in January, 2009, taking the next step in creating an Arts Center in downtown Iron Mountain. The mission statement is 'to purchase, restore/renovate and operate the historic Braumart Theatre, developing a dynamic art center which embraces all arts and artists and provides cultural, educational, and economical stimulus for the tri-county area'.
"I'm very excited to be a part of this visionary group" - said Barb Kramer, Board Treasurer.
"Help us bring this historic theatre back to life! 2009 Annual memberships start at $10 and are open to all individuals and organizations who support this important community project. Join our fast-growing group today. We are over 200 members strong, from 6 states including Michigan." - Kramer continues.
The membership application can be downloaded from http://www.localtheater.org. Click on, Friends of the Braumart.
Board president, Jinx Brew reports, "Membership dues and donations, and the work of all volunteers are vital elements in the continuing success of Friends of the Braumart. Volunteers are needed in many areas, including Community Relations, Fundraising, and Grant Writing".
Interested persons can contact the Friends at: Friends of the Braumart, PO Box 156, Iron Mountain, MI 49801, or by calling 906-774-8837.
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