We need talent for all kinds of things - not just plays! We are always exploring different entertainment offerings, so keep your ears open. To quote a bit from the West Side Story song..."somethin's comin', I don't know what it is, but it is gonna be great..."
THEATRE CLUB CAPS AND SHIRTS FOR SALE!
Events suggested here are for personal participation. These are just a few of the community's entertainment options:
Theater Trivia Night: Bonnie suggested having a group come in that does Trivia and we could make it all about plays, TV, movies etc. This would be at Trilogy. No information yet, but perhaps this would be a great summer activity for our year-rounders, and it could be continued during full occupancy months! If you are interested in starting this or hosting, contact Bonnie West.
The Hale Theater has some marvelous productions. Here is the link to their website: https://www.haletheatrearizona.com
In 2019 Queen Creek Center Performing Arts Center (QCPAC) will show Oklahoma! June 21-24 as part of their Family Theater Series. Contact them for tickets at this link: https://qcpac.com
Barleen’s Opera House in Apache Junction is still going strong, offering a variety of entertainments. Cost with Dinner is $40. Contact them for more information here: https://www.barleensdinnershow.com
Chandler Center For The Arts (CCA) has some great entertainment this summer. Their website link is: https://chandlercenter.org
The Grand Canyon Railway that leaves from Williams, AZ is operating and you can even stay at the historic hotel there. For more information, click this link: https://www.thetrain.com
Higley Center for the Performing Arts (HCPA) will soon be announcing their 2019-2020 lineup! For that announcement as well as a month by month calendar for HCPA, go to :
Old Town Scottsdale. They saw the T-shirts, asked the ladies what the celebration
was and treated them like royalty. Churros for desert was on them! Whoo hoo!
the lounge - heard what the women were celebrating and bought a round of drinks for the intrepid group!
On Thursday, we checked out at noon and went to "Maggiano's" in Scottsdale
for lunch. They also knew of our celebration and treated us like royalty. The "Canoli Cake" in the picture was their gift to us!
The ladies all had a great time playing, bonding, laughing, and crying. They'll have those memories for years to come...
Call to Order: President Bob Krause called the meeting to order at 9:02 a.m. Other ofﬁcers present were Bob Peterson, Cathy Gueci, Mary Gates, Marilyn Flaherty, Linda Fuhrmann, and Kathy Motush. A total of 109 members were in attendance.
Approval of November 10, 2018, Minutes: A motion was made by Marcia Dahl to approve the minutes as written and seconded by Susan O’Connell. All were in favor to approve the minutes.
Treasury Report: Marilyn thanked members who helped her transition into her new position as treasurer including Bob K and Janet Peterson. Marilyn stated that Bob K worked with her in projecting the 2019 budget which ends the year with an acceptable balance of approximately $1700.00. She explained that a balance less than $5,000.00 is in compliance with club rules. Marilyn provided our current cash balance, stated the amounts to paid out of that, then provided the resulting available cash balance. Diana Brewer moved to accept the Treasury Report as written, Jo Ellen Scott seconded, and all were in favor approving the report. Marilyn briefed on the 2018 budget which was completed but needed to be voted on by the membership. Pat Lunne moved to approve the 2018 budget, Larry Thiel seconded, and the 2018 budget was unanimously approved.
TTC Bylaws: Bob K briefed on the situation regarding our club bylaws. The wording used for membership approval of bylaws needed to be speciﬁc. Bob K provided this speciﬁc wording. Jo Ellen Scott properly stated, “I motion to approve the Theatre Club Standard Bylaws.” Addie Abbruscato stated “I second the motion to approve the Theatre Club Standard Bylaws.” All were in favor.
Delayed Fall Kickoff with Jeff Allen: Bob K reported that the maximum number of tickets have sold for this event while keeping our number in compliance with the ﬁre code. Bob K assured us that we were in for a good show. Doors opened at 5:15 p.m. Faye Krause introduced the decorating committee for this event. They are Sandee Johnson, Deb Hanson, and Susan O’Connell. Faye stated that anyone wishing to help with the decorations is welcome to meet the group in the ballroom at 2:00 p.m.
“Don’t Mention My Name” Play Update: Bob K reported that the cast is now off book and doing very well. He reported the number of tickets sold for each evening performance and reminded the club that tickets are still available. The 30 days of ticket sales will be reached on January 22. On this date, one may buy however many tickets they desire.
Faye added that a sign up sheet to help with decorations for the play was available. Kathy Motush and Theresa Larson are heading up this decorating committee. Faye explained that there will be one meeting for sit down work for the group to put together decorations. Faye introduced Deb and Mike Hanson who are in charge of the wait staff for this event. Deb Hanson assured everyone that should they need to change the evenings they are available, not to worry. They will make sure every position is covered.
Branson Final Figures: Bob K announced that he has refunds to distribute. He explained the reason for refunds as prices are determined during the planning phase of each trip which is a year or so in advance. Fees are set adding 5% to cover any increases that may occur. This time, the fees came down. Each person must see Bob K to personally sign for their refund.
Hale Theatre: Bob K briefed that the Hale Theatre Tickets for “Singing in the Rain” on March 1, are $24.00. This is expected to be a great show with “rain” coming down during the performance. Payments are due by February 1st which is before our next meeting. You may pay by cash or by check made payable to Bob Krause. If participants are not prepared to pay today, call Bob and Faye to arrange to drop your payment off at their house. Currently, there are 50 participants with a wait list of 4. Bob K encouraged members to sign up on the wait list as there are usually cancellations. Participants are to arrange their own transportation.
2019 Budget: Bob K explained the steps he and Marilyn took to project the 2019 Budget. They estimated all the event revenues and expenses. The events for 2019 include the dinner/comedy show January 12, our play in March, the Annual Meeting/ Party in April, our Fall Kickoff, and our Holiday Party. Dues and miscellaneous expenses for coffee, donuts, etc. are included. Considering everything, an estimated balance of $1596.00 remained. Marc Larson moved to accept the 2019 Budget as presented, Pete Trowbridge seconded. Approval of the 2019 Budget was unanimous.
Email Addresses: Bob K emphasized the importance of keeping Kathy M up to date with email changes and phone number changes. He noted that Cox email has been known to have problems with bulk emails. Kathy M asked that members verify that they have been receiving TTC emails and asked that if not, please let her know. Kathy keeps a running list of members who need to be sent individual emails.
April Cruise Update: Bob K briefed that some participants have not paid for the hotel and required shuttles. That money is due today, January 12. Linda Lukey reported that currently there is one person on the wait list. Linda asked if others want to be added to this list, contact her. Also, any participant needing to cancel should call her ﬁrst. This way, she can offer this cruise opportunity to members on the wait list. Linda reports that all 53 people have paid for the cruise but not everyone has paid for their airfare. That needs to be taken care of immediately. Faye added that she will need to release unpaid seats this week. Participants have been given a locator number and will be responsible for printing their own boarding passes.
Faye clariﬁed that Linda Lukey takes care of cruise portion only. Ruth Cyr and Faye are working on the hotel and the shuttles. If you have questions, please contact the appropriate person. Faye reported that instead of using the hotel shuttle from the Orlando airport, a motor coach will pick the entire group up at the airport and take us to Cheddar’s Restaurant for a meal. A sign up sheet for the four meal options will later be available. A fee of $15.00 per person will be collected for this meal. Ruth Cyr will present these details at our next meeting.
After dinner we head to the hotel to relax for the evening. AA Departure from Sky Harbor has changed to 8:45 a.m. We will arrive in Orlando at 3:52 p.m. Our departure time on April 14 is at 5:05 p.m. on ﬂight 1022. Our arrival time in Phoenix is now 6:55 p.m. Susan O’Connell asked about the times for the shows. Linda Lukey replied that our cruise event planner is working on this and will contact her when the dates and times are released. When this occurs, Linda will send out a complete itinerary.
Ballroom Update: Bob K suggested that any resident feeling strongly about the state of our ballroom, take a few minutes to write the board and let them know how you feel. Forms are available at the front desk to send messages to the board. Nominations: Bob K briefed that next month we will have nominations for the positions available on the board. There will be three positions open which include the ofﬁces of president, executive vice president, and treasurer. Anyone wishing to run is encouraged to have someone nominate you OR let Kathy M know as she is in charge of the nominations.
Update with Mary Gates: Mary thanked everyone who participated in the tree set up and take down. Mary briefed on the disaster relief fund that was collected today. Mary has a box for our collection and is providing a receipt for each person. This fund began for the Florida hurricane victims and then the disastrous ﬁres in California occurred. The BOD and the club must decide on where to donate the funds.
Bob K stated that he has been working on these funds going through a local church. Mary has been working on publishing pictures as requested by members. She has found out that to accomplish this, someone must build a website and maintain it which can be very expensive. My tpr.com website does have pages available for clubs. Mary is attempting to ﬁnd out more about how this is done. In the meantime, Mary will put the pictures sent to her in a word document and publish those on mytpr.com.
Membership Update: Linda F reported that we had ﬁve new members join TTC today and introduced them. The new members are Bob Bowers, Ed Eilers, Sandy Mankin, Carol Offenberg, and Michelle Tyler. Welcome!
Adjournment: Kathy M moved that we adjourn our meeting, Diana Brewer seconded. All were in favor to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 9:52 a.m
Mary gave kudos to Bonnie West for meeting with her to discuss publishing pictures and club information on the mytpr.com website. Mary has started putting minutes on the website. She has been putting this in PDF ﬁles so everyone has access to it.
End of Year Dinner/Entertainment:
- Paramont Studios tour
- J. Paul Getty Museum
- Academy of Motion Pictures Museum
- Hollywood Pantages Theatre (Hamilton will playing in April, tickets are not yet available but might be a possibility)
- Egyption Theater (a premiere movie followed by a talk from an actor or producer)
- Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
- tour of homes
- Walk of Fame
- Rodeo Drive
Bob reminded everyone this is our last official membership meeting for the summer, as we go dark until the second Saturday of September (9-14-2019.)
Approval of April 13th Minutes: Bob asked if there were any corrections to the previous minutes. There were no corrections. Larry Thiel made a motion to accept the minutes, and Bonnie West seconded. All approved.
Marilyn said the financial reports from the COA are coming sooner which makes collecting the information easier. This is financial information that has to be collected and balanced against the Theatre Club’s financial records.
Marilyn reviewed several line items in the report.
Marsha Dahl made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report and Jo Ellen Scott seconded. All approved.
Updates to Canceled Cruise:
Linda said some rooms are still available, but will be released this week if no one wants to go. All cabins will be released by the end of the coming week unless you contact Linda. She will tell you what you need to know to sign up for the cruise in February.
Shuttle service money will be refunded. The transportation money will be refunded through the Theatre Club, and Bob Krause is working on that. The refund of the hotel money presented a snag as the hotel was trying to treat the refund using a process that put it on the Theatre Club. Since it was not a service WE provided, there should be no issues. Bob Krause has already escalated the situation to higher management so we can get a full and no strings attached refund.
Bob Peterson said that since refund checks would be processed by the COA, the Theatre Club was trying to coordinate refunds so everything could be refunded together instead of piecemeal. This makes it easier, less time consuming and more efficient for the COA to process the refunds so they cut one check for each person that includes all monies owed, instead of one for each individual line item being returned.
Cathy Gueci is out of town but Bob P said the play committee wanted to look at one more play before making a final selection. The first week in October will be tryouts.
Mark the date 12-10-2019 on your calendar. The dinner is for all dues paying members (who paid by 12-1-19)
November 2nd Comedy Night:
The comedian contracted is Aaron Wilburn. This is a public event and fundraiser for the Club. Mr. Wilburn’s comedy was described as “a little different”. Bob P reminded everyone that tickets will go on sale in August 2019. This event sells out pretty quickly so if you are not here, make sure you make arrangements for someone to buy tickets for you.
Silver Star Veteran’s Day Dinner Event:
Bob Peterson said this event was in October. Some members thought they remembered the original sign-up sheet said it was on November 11th – the actual date of Veteran’s Day this year. Bob P was not 100% sure what date it was, but he said there were about 50 slots reserved for this event. There will be a sign-up sheet in the back just in case you missed the original, and Bob will verify the actual date and have Kathy Motush send out the information to the membership.
Money will be collected for this in September – not now.
Hale Theater - Patsy Kline Show:
This would be an event held in February 2020. Bob will have the dates for the proposed Hale Theater show in September. He had no other information about it now.
Trip for April 2020:
The final decision, based on membership input, was to go on a bus trip to Hollywood, California. Committee members Marc Larson, Faye Krause, Ruth Cyr and Linda Lukey are working on all the options and other details for the trip. The trip is scheduled for 4-19-2020 (Sunday) through 4-25-2020 (Saturday). Sign-ups for his event will be taken at our September meeting (9-14-19).
The club has made enough money from their events to keep the dues at the level of $12.00 per person. Addie Abbruscato asked if we would stick with the 3 days for the play. Bob Peterson said that was asked for, but there is no guarantee if it will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday – or – Friday, Saturday and Sunday matinee. If it is a Sunday matinee, it would likely interfere with Bingo as the set has to be dismantled and that takes a lot of time and Bingo has their event Sunday evenings. We need time to dismantle the set and that is always the problem with Bingo if a Sunday show is entertained. Bob P was not sure if the date in 2020 would interfere with Bingo or not. So, either way it looks like there will be a 3rd show in 2020 – just no confirmation if it is Thursday – Saturday or Friday – Sunday matinee.
Questions And Concerns:
Mary Gates asked for the membership to send her emails detailing what they are doing over the summer. The reason for this is we go dark so there is not a lot of subject matter to put in the San Tan Press. We want to put information about the club and keep interest up. She also suggested that, if there were a lot of submissions, that some of it could go into the article, and the rest could be input to the website (our Trilogy Theatre Club page) as a “Members Update” section.
Marc Larson asked if Dave Brown could update us on the ballroom upgrade. Dave said Phase 1 is on schedule for this year with regard to the update of the ballroom.
One new member was introduced.
Respectfully submitted, Mary Gates, Publicity Chair for Kathy Motush, Secretary