Held on the first Monday of each month (except July and August). Most meetings are held at 12:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room on the Sierra College Rocklin Campus. Meetings include lunch, business and a short program that highlights artists, musicians, students and more. Programs are always interesting and informative or entertaining.
Lunch reservations can be made by calling Joan Edwards at 916-663-3408 by the Thursday prior to the meeting.
Annually Patrons provide $5000 in grants to the Arts and Humanities Departments. Emphasis is on grants that directly affect students. Faculty applications are due September 30th and February 10th. Here is a link to application.
Additional funding is awarded during the year as the opportunity arises. Patrons award an annual $500 scholarship to a student in the Arts. (Music, Art, Drama) Patrons give three $50 awards annually to students competing in the student art show.
Since Patrons was established in 1984 more than $260,000 has been donated to Sierra College. Notable work includes the “Take a Seat Project” which raised $16,500 to refurbish the seats in Dietrich Theatre, and over $9000 given as scholarships to local music students to attend Donner Mine Music Camp (grades 6-12).
Membership dues are $40 per year. Members joining after January 1 pay a prorated amount.
Honors Program: Patrons members serve as hosts - distributing programs and providing a floral tribute to each honoree.
Graduation: Rocklin Campus - Patrons members serve as hosts and distribute programs.
President: Ann Fellows
Vice Presidents: Julie Stringham and Candy Lehman
Recording Secretary: Carole Kane
Corresponding Secretary: Lenore Blaauw
Treasurer: Barbara Vineyard
Membership Chair: Jo Ann Cookman
Hospitality Chair: Joan Edwards