Call to Order: Bob P called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. Ofﬁcers present were Bob Peterson, Cathy Gueci, Linda Fuhrmann, Kathy Motush, Mary Gates, and Marilyn Flaherty. There were 126 members present.
Approval of October 12, 2019, Minutes:
Bob P asked for a motion to approve the minutes. Dan Thetford made a motion to approve the October minutes and George Smith seconded. All approved.
Marilyn reported that the September balance had been veriﬁed by the CA. In October, payments were made for the Fall Kickoff Event, including costs for the entertainer and the meal. Marilyn stated our unverified balance. A question was raised regarding our dues. How much are they and when are they due. Marilyn replied they are $12.00 and are due now. Bob P stated they must be paid by November 15. Bob asked if there was a motion to accept the treasurer’s report. Marsha Dahl moved to accept the treasurer’s report. Gary Scott seconded the motion and all were in favor.
Bob P asked Linda if there were any new members she’d like to introduce. Linda stated that several new members attended the Club Exposition Event. Linda introduced them. They were Connie Kenney, Cathy Larson, Joe and Shirline Kish, Linda Synstegard, Tom and Mary Manning, Veronica Dechiario and Bryan and Noreen Cousens. New members were welcomed with a round of applause.
Veteran’s Day Silver Star Event, Monday, November 11:
Bob P reminded participants to pick up their tickets after the meeting from Linda Peterson. Bob stated that attendees are to meet by 5:00 p.m. on the East side of theatre and to be escorted in as a group. Linda Peterson stated that anyone needing to cancel this event must ﬁnd someone to sell their tickets to as there is no wait list. The $40.00 tickets for the dinner and show are paid for and are not refundable. Christmas Tree Decorating November 22, 1:00 p.m.: Bob P briefed that last month members signed up to decorate our club tree. A few more volunteers would be welcomed.
Holiday Dinner, December 12:
Bob P stated that guests are $16.00 per person. All requests for guests must be in before the end of November to plan seating. Faye Krause is planning the seating arrangements. To qualify for the club to pay for your dinner and entertainment, members must have attended one meeting before Christmas and have made plans to volunteer for one or more club events scheduled this year. Bob P stated that Bella’s Restaurant is catering an Italian meal for this event. Entertainment is being arranged. Bob P reported that two more hosts are needed for the holiday event. Bob explained that hosting tables is a tradition of our club. A host may be a single person or a couple of people. Hosts may invite particular members to their table or choose to have Faye Krause assign table guests. There will be eight chairs at a table unless the host requests ten chairs. Hosts must send Faye their list of table guests and the number of guests at your table so the ballroom is correctly set up.
Caribbean Cruise, February 22, 2020:
Linda Lukey reminded travelers that the ﬁnal payment to Royal Caribbean is due November 25, 2019. Linda stated that she has the invoice and can tell you how much you owe or if you have credit coming due to the previously canceled cruise. Royal Caribbean has told Linda they are not doing anything with the credits until they are paid. RC will either leave your credit on your account or issue refunds but either way, you will get your credit back. Airlines fares are due by December 10. Each person must pay directly to the airline. Fees for the ground portion of the trip are being collected by Chuck and Sandy Tebelius today. The ground portion is due by December 12. Linda stated she will be sending out an email this week with all the information.
TTC Play - “Mama Won’t Fly”:
Cathy G reported that she is very excited about our play. The cast is amazing and the play is hilarious. Performance dates are March 12, 13, and 14, 2020. Cathy G reported that we absolutely need a sound person. This person will be in charge of the mics and run the sound effects. Without a sound person or persons, Cathy states, we will not have a play. This play depends on many sound effects and has 14 cast members. She asked for someone to please step up. Dave Brown reiterated the importance of ﬁnding a sound person and backups. The cast of 14 changes mics quickly. The sound person will create the sound track for the play, program it, and time it. Dave stated we need someone to step up to take this position right away. Dave Brown explained that during phase two of the ballroom renovation, we will be going digital for the audio, video and lighting. Dave stated that he would like our sound person to be willing to learn the digital soundboard too. Dave has the job description for this position. Dave emphasized that if we don’t have someone do this, we won’t have a play. Bob added that training will be provided. Dave stated that we will also need six to eight people to help backstage to assist with fast costume changes and curtain activity. Dave encouraged anyone interested in the sound position or for helping backstage, to talk with him. Kathy M asked if anyone would consider planning the decorations for the ballroom for the play. Kathy explained that some things have come up and she may not be able to do this. Bob was asked when tickets for the play would go on sale. He replied that tickets will go on sale the beginning of December although the exact date has not been determined. Bob reported that Pius and Susan Lacher have generously agreed to coordinate the wait staff. In January, there will be sign ups for the wait staff and for the decorating committee.
Hale Theatre, March 24, Always, Patsy Cline:
Bob P stated that Chuck and Sandy are accepting payment now or payment may be made at our meeting on January 11. Tickets are $27.00 per person and the performer is phenomenal.
Tribute to the Beach Boys at Silver Star Theatre, March 31, 2020:
Bob P stated that we have a sign up sheet for members interested. Ticket price covers the meal and show. Bob explained that checks for this show or for Patsy Cline, are to be made payable to Bob Krause and are due at the January 11, 2020, meeting. We save sales tax paying this way.
Hollywood Trip April 19 - 24, 2020:
Bob P reported that this trip is sold out but we are taking a wait list. The price is $1,280.00 per person which includes meals, hotel, transportation, and show costs.
End of Year Dinner, April 9, 2020:
Bob P reported that participation rules are the same for members to attend this event. There will be entertainment and a meal provided by the club for qualifying members. Board Elections Coming in March: Bob P announced that we have four positions opening in March. The positions are for Vice-president, Secretary, Publicity Director, and Membership Director. Bob asked that anyone interested in these positions, please let someone on the board know.
Bob P reported that last year we took up a collection for a crises in the U.S. We have been researching a place to donate this money that will use 100% of the money for relief. Mary G stated that one member suggested a local option that did not pan out. Another member suggested the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Mary researched this organization and reported that it looked good. Bob Krause requested that Mary get a cashiers check and send our donation of $130.00. Susan O’Connell asked if more donations would be accepted. Mary stated, yes, but she would have to have the cash donation by Tuesday.
Coffee: Bob P reported that the price for coffee has been reduced to $25.00 per urn. The club requires 2 urns per meeting for total of $50.00. Bob asked for a show of hands for members that feel the club should provide coffee. Bob then asked for a show of hands for people who would rather continue to bring their own coffee. There were many more hands for bringing our own coffee. Bob stated we will continue to bring our own coffee or beverage until members change their minds.
Theatre Club Shirts:
If interested in getting a shirt, contact Tom and Karen Flynn to let them know. They will collect orders until an adequate number is reached to get a discounted price.
Comments from the Board:
Kathy M pointed out that our club is now paying $150.00 a month for our storage unit and that is why she supports bringing our own coffee.
Adjournment: Bob P asked if there were any other member comments. There were none. Pius Lacher moved that we adjourn the meeting. Marc Larson seconded. All were in favor. We adjourned at 9:36.