Regular meeting held in the green room of Cedar Community Hall, September 12, 2017
President Armando dos Santos welcomed 6 members to the meeting.
Other members are upstairs rehearsing the fall play, “Alterations”.
- The agenda for the meeting was moved approved by Ted Girard and 2nd by Kathleen Schenker Carried
- August 8th 2017 minutes: moved accepted by Ted Girard, 2nd by Brian March. Carried
- No correspondence
- Membership report: Bruce Rowland reported that there are 47 paid up members and several paid at this meeting. As noted in the August minutes, Bruce produced a budget form to be submitted before each production.
- Financial Report: A copy of the full report is attached to the minutes.
Treasurer Kathleen Schenker reported the balance in the bank account is $7070.04. The spring production revenue was $1219.65 and the one act festival revenue was $1176.23. Moved by Kathleen Schenker that the financial report be accepted as presented, 2nd by Ted Girard, Carried
- Fall Production “Alterations” Report: An assistant Stage manager is still needed; Ted Girard will ask at the high school if there is a student interested.
A sound person is also needed for the production.
Kate Girard has done a press release it is attached to these minutes.
Armando reported distributed the posters and presented the budget estimate: royalties @ $700 per night, total $3578.50. Hall rental $1837.00. Publicity $750.
- Short Plays were performed at the Unitarian Church Hall and Ladysmith Gallery. The revenue was $635. These are intimate venues with fewer seats but well received. The Ladysmith Gallery is receptive to hosting plays again.
- Arts on the Avenue in Ladysmith – cost $15. YPDG had a good display booth thanks to Vonda Croissant for the wardrobe display and thanks to all the members “manning” the booth on a very hot day. We spoke to many future theatre goers and potential actors. YPDG raffled tickets and got contact information from the entries.
- Christmas Radio Plays are scheduled for December 28,29 & 30, 2017.
Ted Girard has reserve the Cedar Community Hall for those dates.
Barrie Baker reported that he is considering “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”
Brian March is reading a radio version of “A Christmas Carol” and Lorne Kraft is planning a Christmas themed video production.
- Murder Mystery and dinner: Brian March reported it will be produced in the Spring 2018. Moira Fox and her husband, Jim volunteered to cater the dinner.
- Play reading in the Green Room, Thursday September 14th “A Flea in her Ear” a French Farce, rewritten by David Ives. Gordon McInnes is directing this for spring 2018.
- New Business: Brian March is working on a submission for RDN Community Culture Grants. The deadline is September 24th. A new copier and a lighting board for the LED lights are needed. Kathleen Schenker will put a budget together with information required for the grant proposal.
- Adjournment moved by Ted Girard 8:15pm