NAPA VALLEY OPERA HOUSE LEAGUE
The Napa Valley Opera House League is an organization consisting of women who are dedicated to supporting the Napa Valley Opera House.
The Primary purposes of the League are:
- To support the performing arts productions and educational activities of the Napa Valley Opera House by organizing and implementing fundraising events.
- To help the Napa Valley Opera House Board of Directors in it's fundraising efforts.
- To promote the Napa Valley Opera House through community ambassadorship.
- To foster and encourage stron personal ties among League members and to function as a support group to members.
The League holds several fundraisers throughout the year, including "Dinner is Served" and "A Razzle Dazzle Evening". The League is also active in supporting the Napa Valley Opera House by attending performances, hosting post-performance receptions, and promoting upcoming events to the community. Social activities include luncheons, Boys of the League Dinner and League Night Out.
Membership in the League is open to anyone who would like to actively support the Napa Valley Opera House. A prospective member must be sponsored by a League member and co-sponsored by two other members.
An ACTIVE MEMBER is expected to pay yearly dues and attend at least 5 business meetings or other League sponsored events a year. An Active Member participates in the social events and contributes to the success of the organization by supporting fundraising activities and serving on at least one committee. Business meeting are held on the second Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m.
Yearly dues are $125, payable by January 15th. For new members, the amount may be prorated for the first year.
An AFFILIATED MEMBER is a past active member who pays annual dues of $250 in lieu of meeting the requirements for active membership.
HONORED MEMBER status requires extraordinary service to the League in time, effort, and leadership. Honored members are not expected to attend meetings or serve on committees. An Active member may be invited to become an Honored Member.
Putting the Fun in Fundraising
The League was founded in 1989. Dinner is Served is our longest-running fundraiser, introduced in 2001. It began with sixteen restaurants offering 130 seats and raised approximately $10,000. In 2011, 44 restaurants participated raising approximately $20,000.
It continues to be one of our most popular and successful fundraisers. The League appoints ad hoc committees to propose and plan other fundraising events throughout the year. These are intended to be fun as well as fundraising events. We work hard, but we also have fun and make wonderful friendships in the process.
In addition to the fun we have working together, we schedule purely social events for members. The September business meeting is often replaced by an evening BOYS OF THE LEAGUE party for members and their spouses or significant others. The meetings for May and December are replaced by LUNCHEONS for members and prospective members. We periodically hold a LEAGUE NIGHT OUT, where members and their guests attend an Opera House performance as a group and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before the show.
Many exciting League events have captivated the minds, appetites, and checkbooks of friends of the Opera House, who have given generously to help restore—and now support—the theatre. Intimate Evenings of Commentary and dialogue with Dan Rather and Paul Erdman set a scholarly tone to early fundraisers. We have sponsored an eclectic mix of White House dignitaries, world-renowned soloists, and rock ’n’ roll bands. We have helped several Napa Valley restaurants such a Coles and Morimoto Napa open with a splash, and parties up and down the Valley have contributed enthusiasm and donations.
The League meets periodically to plan fundraising events and enjoy the camaraderie of working together for a good cause. We are always looking for new energy, ideas, and help. It is open to anyone in the community who wants to work—and have fun—and to support the Napa Valley Opera House.
Ready to Join?
To learn more about the League and join please write to or email:
P.O Box 772 • Napa, CA 94559 Telephone: 707.266.6030