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1107, 2019

Meet the Interim Festival Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Lollis

July 11th, 2019|

We are happy to welcome Sarah Lollis to be our 2019 Interim Festival Volunteer Coordinator! Sarah is a senior at Indiana University, majoring in Arts Management, with a concentration in music, and minoring in Folklore and Ethnomusicology. She is originally from Northwest Indiana, and music has always been her passion. Her past three years volunteering […]

2606, 2018

2018 Festival Shirt Artist, Julie Barnett

June 26th, 2018|

When was your first Lotus Fest?
The second year, in ‘95

How many have you attended?
I’ve attended at least one event of about 10 festivals. 

How did you first cross paths with Lotus?Favorite Festival memories?
I first learned about the festival from James Combs when it was still just an idea he was cooking up with Lee Williams and […]

1406, 2018

A Celebration of Lotus Volunteers

June 14th, 2018|

The annual Lotus Volunteer Appreciation Party took place on Thursday, June 7, at Fountain Square Ballroom.  The fun-filled event packed camaraderie, conversation, and appreciation into an evening focused on celebrating our amazing Lotus volunteers.

 

In addition to honoring volunteers who hit benchmarks of 5, 10, 15, and 20 years of service, we also gave “Home Team” and […]

2606, 2017

Guest Blogger: Rob Shakespeare

June 26th, 2017|

We invite you to read why Lotus Education & Arts Foundation board president Rob Shakespeare is passionate about supporting the Lotus mission:
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Lotus is such a gift to Bloomington, the surrounding counties, and to Indiana! I am so appreciative of serving on the board of this organization with its far reaching mission and impact.
The Festival is […]

1612, 2018

Volunteer Profile: Cherri DuPree

December 16th, 2018|

How did you first hear about the Lotus organization?
Cindy L. (now Beaule) came to Sunrise Greetings with a ton of little index cards 20 years ago looking for volunteers.

What initially inspired you to volunteer for our organization?
I was interested in being more involved in the community and I love music.

What volunteer jobs have you performed?
Ticket sales, […]

608, 2018

Volunteer Profile: Jacob Smith

August 6th, 2018|

How did you first hear about the Lotus organization?
As with most of the best things in my life- purely a happy accident. My freshman year at IU, I took a class that required each of us to join any campus organization. I randomly choose Union Board. At the call out meeting, I had to choose […]

1501, 2019

Volunteer Profile: Andy Qualls

January 15th, 2019|

How did you first hear about the Lotus organization
Promotional material for the Festival.
What initially inspired you to volunteer for our organization?
I thought it was so cool that such a broadly diverse world music event was happening in my hometown and was excited to learn that I could be part of it and so I volunteered.

What […]

1605, 2018

Volunteer Profile: Bill Holladay

May 16th, 2018|

How did you first hear about the Lotus organization
Lee told us about the very first one, which we attended. Been volunteering ever since the following week or so.
What initially inspired you to volunteer for our organization?
The first Lotus Festival was such a vibrant, exciting evening of music and community that it COULD NOT be a […]

1601, 2018

Volunteer Profile: Lynn Schwartzberg

January 16th, 2018|

How did you first hear about the Lotus organization?
I can’t remember, it’s been a long time!

What initially inspired you to volunteer for our organization?
We loved the event, volunteering is always my next logical step! I love working behind the scenes to help make events successful!

What volunteer jobs have you performed?
I worked my very first shift […]

2007, 2017

Meet Margie VanAuken, Volunteer Shirt Artist

July 20th, 2017|

Artist Margie VanAuken shares the background on this year’s Volunteer T-Shirt art as well as some of her favorite Lotus highlights in a special pre-Festival behind-the-scenes peak at some of the moving parts that converge during Festival weekend!

When was your first Lotus Fest?
It was the very first one. I forget exactly which year that was, but […]