Lakewood Associates: 28 Years supporting Lakewood programs
Thank you for your interest in learning about the Lakewood Center Associates (LCA). We are a supporting auxiliary of the Lakewood Center for the Arts. In 1984 the Associates were launched with eighteen (18) members and now we number over one-hundred-seventy (170). Since our inception, the Associates have raised over $1 million for the Center. The funds has been used for Center renovations, repairs and maintenance, education programs, scholarships, production sponsorships and other emergency situations. We have contributed to the "New Stage House" which is now completed and to the "Lakewood Center Endowment Fund." Our newest project is the Phase One renovation campaign at Lakewood. The Associates have pledged to raise $60,000 towards this $1 million dollar project which includes a new rehearsal hall/artist training facility, new entry, remodeled art studio, sewer upgrade, and an enhanced Lakewood Gallery.
The Associates major fund raiser is the Re-Runs shop, housed at the south end of the main floor of the Lakewood Center for the Arts. The Shop has an ever-changing inventory of antiques, collectibles, second hand treasures, donated items and is operated by volunteer members of the LCA organization.
The Re-Runs Shop is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. and Thursday performance nights from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Re-Runs welcomes donations of used items in good condition and accepts consignment items on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM with a minimum value of $35.00 per item.
In addition to working in the Re-Runs Shop once a month, an active Associates member is expected to help with fund raising events and 1 monthly luncheon a year. The Associates meet each third (3rd) Thursday of the month, September through May. Coffee and conversations start at 10:00 AM , followed by our Business Meeting at 10:30 AM which is followed by a guest speaker/program and then lunch is served at noon. Please note that prospective members and visitors are always welcome to attend a meeting. Our fiscal year runs from July 1st - June 30th. Our member dues (which help offset our activities) are payable by June 1st of each year. If you are interested in joining the Lakewood Center Associates, we welcome your inquiry. Please call us at 503-636-8377.