Theatre Club

Just a reminder that the Trilogy Theatre Club meets every second Saturday of the month at 9:00 am in the 
 
Trilogy Ballroom
 
 

Theatre Club Article IX Standing Rules Proposed Changes

There are changes to the Standing Rules being proposed.  Please click on the links below to read the documents to compare so you will be familiar with the proposal before the next meeting:
 
ARTICLE IX - Standing Rules  These rules were adopted on December 9th, 2018
 

Membership Form - join the Theatre Club!

Great decision!  We'd love to have you.  Just click HERE and download the membership form, fill it out, and take it to the Front Desk in the Clubhouse along with your dues.

Theatre Club By-Laws

Just click on the link to view the Theatre Club Addendum and the Theatre Club Standing Rules.  If there is anything missing you can email any of the Club Officers. 
 
Currently the Officers are:
 
President:  Linda Lukey
Executive Vice-President:  Dave Brown
Senior Vice-President:  Marc Larson
Secretary:  Debbie Erickson
Treasurer:  Marilyn Flaherty
Membership Director:  Bonnie West
Publicity Director:  Mary Gates
 

Request for Workers at Club Events

This is for all events - plays, dinners, trips, dances, fundraisers - whatever!!   We are always looking for talent - not just “on stage”. You can satisfy your creative or technical skills behind the scenes. We need trip coordinators, logistics managers, committee chairpeople, carpenters, sound and light technicians, costume designers, writers, photographers, decorators, etc. Come join the fun!

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 Apparel

If you are interested in ordering Trilogy Theatre Club shirts, the process has changed.  Think of it more as a special order situation.  Individual orders can be placed, but it will cost more.  
 
Men's or Ladies Polos (scoop neck shirts are no longer available):
 
XS to XL     - $28.00
XXL            - $30.00
XXXL          - $33.00
 
HAT            - $15.00
 
These prices are based on a run of 12 pieces or more.  Shirts may be mixed and matched to make up the quantity, but not hats.
 
 
To run less then 12, (shirts or hats), there is an upcharge of $4.00 per garment.  So in other words, if you want to place an individual order, you must specify and authorize the upcharge.   Otherwise, the order must wait until 12 pieces have been ordered to be placed and we cannot guarantee time of delivery.
 
Or, if a group of people all get together and order 12 or more shirts (at the current prices without the upcharge) that is OK too.  Checks need to be made out to Trilogy at Power Ranch (for the Theatre Club) and paid to the vendor at time of delivery.   
 
Because the process has changed since last we met as the Theatre Club, Mary Gates (480-988-3297 or mooeyg@centurylink.net) will commit to being responsible for getting the vendor's payments to the Treasurer until a different process can be discussed and established.
 
 

Things to Do Around Town: General Information

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.

Higley Center for the Performing Arts (HCPA) always has something interesting going on.  Their website information for shows and tickets is:  Higley Center For The Performing Arts and to see their calendar go to HCPA Calendar

The Hale Theater has another season of marvelous productions available.  Here is the link to their website:  https://www.haletheatrearizona.com

The Queen Creek Performing Arts Center (QCPAC) website for information and tickets is:  Queen Creek Performing Arts Center 

Chandler Center For The Arts (CCA) website link is: Chandler Center For The Arts

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:  The Grand Canyon Railway Train

Barleen's Opera House in Apache Junction is still going strong, offering a variety of entertainments.  Check 'em out for shows and cost for dinner, menu, etc. at Barleen's Dinner Show

 

Support Our Local Talent!

The Music, Theater And Opera Student Organization of ASU is presenting Godspell 2012 at the Music Building, Evelyn Smith Music Theater at 50 E. Gammage Parkway in Tempe.
 
The dates are coming up soon:  January 14th at 7:30, January 15th at 2:00, January 15th at 7:30, and January 16th at 2:00
The tickets are $10.00 for general admission, and must be purchased online, in advance.  There are no "at the door" sales for this event.
 
For more information about this event and this program please refer to this website:   https://musicdancetheatre.asu.edu/

What Our Members Are Up To....

Several Theatre Club members, who are also members of the Tappers Club, decided to go on an "in house" vacation together.  This information was provided by our Treasurer, Marilyn Flaherty, who was one of the five ladies.  I am paraphrasing her own words:
 
They left Gilbert on Tuesday, June 4th headed for their first stop - lunch at "FARM  and CRAFT" in old town.  
 
 
They shopped a little...
 
 
...then they took a picture with "the cowboys" and checked in at the Scottsdale Links Resort at 4pm.  
 
 
That evening, they had some nibbles and relaxed with friendly conversation.  Wednesday, Marilyn made "Eggs Benedict" for the group in their condo, then it was off to see the play "Assisted Living" at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (SCPA).
 
On display at the SCPA are their individual T shirts they had made, attracting some attention and compliments.

 
Next was dinner at "Papas Tapas Fritas", a Spanish/Mexican Restaurant near
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!
 
 
Then to Casablanca's for drinks and a view of the city.  A young couple - patrons of
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...
 
What have you been doing, readers?  Let us know so we can share.

More member activities

A group of Theatre Club members congregated in an outing at Pinetop at a place called The Lion's Den.  It was reported that a good time was had by all.  The association with friends is one of the things we enjoy as Theatre Club members!
 

Holiday Dinner - 2019 December

The holiday dinner was held in our beautiful Trilogy Ballroom.  The tables were beautifully decorated, and all were different.  In addition to the usual choice of wine (if you offered that at your table) some hosts also brought other forms of Christmas cheer - like Amaretto and Irish Creme to share!!  Everyone was in a festive mood, and there were wonderful carolers to entertain us, dressed in period attire.
 
This is a sample of one of the tables in the room and the diners - looking at the picture, literally from left to right as the faces are visible, it is Larry & Elaine Thiel, Dave & Ann Brown, Annette Braun, Joe Morabito, Dave Braun, George Smith, and Cathy Smith.  Sorry - don't know who is walking behind the table.  I'll be glad to post the walkers' names on this site if someone emails me with the information.
 
 
NOTE:  Just a note for next year's event - no large salad bowls please, or, let the event organizers know you are going to do this so they can communicate it to the caterer.  The caterer plans on a "per person" estimate, so a big, heaping bowl of salad intended "for the table" takes up significantly more produce than individual bowls.  Some tables did not get any salad, and their salad is very good, so there were a few minor disappointments.

Consolidating all our events/trips into a table with links to the presentation - not finished - work in progress; as presentations are moved, the individual page will be deleted.

YEAR MONTH EVENT or TRIP with link to presentation
2015 April Branson, Missouri - TRIP
2015 December Christmas Dinner - EVENT
2016 April "The Odd Couple" (Female Version) - PLAY
2017 November Fall Kickoff - Mark CordesEVENT
2018 April New York Trip - TRIP
2018 December Branson, Missouri - TRIP
2018 December Dream City - EVENT
2019 February
(This event was originally supposed to be the Fall Kickoff in November 2018
but due to the parking lot refurbishing, we had to postpone)
2019 April
This presentation contains a myriad of pictures from the show itself from
beginning to end, as well as its set construction.  There was an attempt to
include each and every picture that was sent, but some were so similar to
others that it necessitated a choice to be made.  Also, there were pictures
from most of the scenes, but some scenes had none.  Any additional pictures
or information our members wish to share can be sent to the Publicity Chair. 
for inclusion in the presentation.
2019 December
Presentation coming soon - there is only one picture so for now that is
available in a separate window
     
     
     
     
     
 
These are presentations containing the pictures taken by or forwarded to Publicity for inclusion on the website.  The presentation documents can be updated and reloaded as additional information is received.  Any additional pictures or additional information about what happened on the trip or at the event can be incorporated into the presentation at any time.

General Meeting Minutes Archives

 
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To keep computer space to a minimum, only the latest 6 months of will be published.  The minutes from previous years were uploaded and stored on the server.  If you would like to review any past minutes from our General Meetings, just click on the link below representing the date in which you are interested.  As always, please send the Publicity Chair any copies of missing minutes and he/she will ensure they are uploaded to the server, and a link added.
 
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February 2022 General Meeting Minutes

Trilogy Theatre Club Minutes
February 12, 2022
 
Call to Order: 
 
Linda Lukey called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Officers Present
 
Linda Lukey, Dave Brown, Marc Larson, Marilyn Flaherty, Mary Gates, Bonnie West and Debbie Erickson. There were 88 members in attendance.
 
Approval of Minutes: 
 
Debbie Erickson asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the January meeting. There being none; Debbie asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the January 8, 2022, meeting. George Smith made a motion to approve the minutes. Peter Trowbridge seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Financial Report: 
 
Marilyn Flaherty gave a report of the Club’s finances. The Theatre Club had a balance of $11,807.54 as of 
December 31, 2021, which was verified by the CA. The balance at the end of January was $18,224, which has not been verified. The balance as of today’s date is $15,114, also not verified. Linda asked for a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. JoEllen Scott made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Marcia Dahl seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Membership: 
 
Bonnie West reported that 188 people out of the Club’s 216 members have paid their dues for 2022. Bonnie has emailed all the unpaid members individually to remind them that the deadline to pay Club dues for 2022 is today. After today anyone who has not paid their dues will be dropped from the Club’s membership list. Sixty-one of the paid members are new since last May.
 
Waivers of Liability: 
 
Bonnie reminded everyone that the waivers of liability as required by the CA need to be filled out prior to attending an offsite Club activity. On the sign-in sheet for today’s meeting, there was a column indicating whether members have filled out the waiver. Bonnie explained that if a member had filled out their waiver after January 28 and had not sent the waiver number to her, it would not indicate that they had submitted their waiver. Linda stated that some people were having trouble filling out their waivers online. She encouraged anyone having trouble to contact the front desk. 
 
Ballroom Update: 
 
Dave Brown announced that the CA has found a new architect. They are working on a final contract and hope the architect will sign the contract within the next week.  Dave stated that people have been asking him how long it will take to get things done. He explained that after the architect signs the contract, it will take a month and a half to two months to get the drawings done and approved by the Ballroom Team. Then the drawings will be sent to the Town of Gilbert (TOG) for approval, which will probably take another two and a half months. During the TOG approval process, the CA will develop the RFP for the construction and get a contractor on contract. Once the TOG approves the permit, construction will take approximately five months during which the audio, video, and lighting systems will be installed. This schedule could be impacted by the results of the upcoming community vote on the financing of the project.
 
Community Vote on Financing the Sports Courts and Ballroom: 
 
Marc Larson encouraged everyone to vote yes on the upcoming Community vote stating that the Theatre Club Board is unanimously recommending a yes vote.
 
Mama Won’t Fly: 
 
Marc reminded everyone that the Play will take place four weekends from now. Marc stated that as of last night,
there were still 11 tickets available for Thursday’s performance, three tickets available for Friday’s performance, three tickets available for Saturday’s performance, and 27 tickets available for Sunday’s matinee.
 
Dave Brown added that he needs two more people to help with moving the large props during the Play. If interested, see Dave after the meeting.
 
2023 Play: 
 
Marc reminded people that the Club will be putting on a play in 2023. The dates for the play are March 23, 24, 25 & 26.  He asked the members to let him know if they have an idea for a play they would like to see. He also asked people to let him know if they are interested on being on the selection committee for the 2023 Play.
 
Nomination of Officers: 
 
Debbie Erickson, Chairman of the Nominating Committee, announced the people nominated to run for office. They are: Marc Larson for Senior Vice President, Cathy Gueci for Secretary, Mary Gates for Publicity Director, and Bonnie West for Membership Director. At this time, Debbie asked for nominations from the Floor. There being none; Debbie asked someone to make a motion that nominations cease. Addie moved that nominations cease. Teresa Larson seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.  
 
Voting for Club Officers: 
 
Because there will be no Theatre Club meeting in March, the election will take place electronically. Ballots will be sent out on Sunday, February 13, via Constant Contact.  The ballot will be available on Constant Contact until February 28.
Please vote! We need a quorum (40%) of the members to vote for the election to be valid.
 
Kudos: 
 
Linda gave thanks to Linda Peterson for being the chair for the Hale Theater event to see the performance of Nunsense.
 
Murder Mystery Dinner at Silver Star Theater February 26: 
 
All 88 tickets for this event have been sold and there is a wait list. Addie is the contact person for this event. She has the tickets and will be giving them out after today’s meeting. Linda reminded everyone that this event is not in the main theater of the Silver Star Theater and the dinner tickets do not include alcohol. There will be a cash bar and the doors to the bar open at 5:00 p.m. Seating for the performance will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the performance and dinner beginning at 6:30.
 
Committee Chairs for Mama Won’t Fly:  
 
Linda announced the Committee Chairs for the Play.  Ballroom Managers: Ann Brown and Cathy Smith; Decorations and Setup: Joan Shotts and Sharon Castle-Bills; Snacks: Leslie Converse; Check-in: Judy Siegel; Tablecloths:  Marilyn Flaherty; and Cleanup:  Elaine Thiel.
 
Music Man at Hale Theatre: 
 
We have 30 tickets to a performance of the Music Man at the Hale Theater on April 2.  The ticket price is $33 and tickets will go on sale February 15 through Constant Contact.  Lynne Fabulich is the contact person for this event.
 
April 8th BBQ:  
 
Thanks to Pat Gallagher who has agreed to be chairman for this event. Linda announced this is a “give back to the you” event. The Club is finally in a financial position to give something back to the Members. It will be a BBQ event with hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, and desserts, at no charge. Please come to socialize and say "goodbye" to the Snowbirds who may be leaving.  Information for the BBQ will be coming out through Constant Contact and you will need to sign up for it. If your spouse is not a Theatre Club member they will not be able to attend. There will be a volunteer signup sheets for this event in the back. Pat needs two cooks and some servers. The cooks and servers will need to have a food handlers license. We will also need people to volunteer for decorations and setup, and volunteers for cleanup.
 
Comments: 
  • Marcia Dahl announced that the Trilogy Tappers are performing at Chandler Performing Arts Center on March 23, which is a matinee, and March 24, which is an evening show. Ticket information will be available March 1.
  • Ron Pale announced that tickets are now on sale for the Trilogy Singers’ performance on March 19
  • Ann Norbut announced that March 4 is the Country Swing Dance sponsored by the Line Dance Club. It is not a line dance, it is a couple’s dance in the ballroom. 
 
Announcements: 
 
There will be no Membership meeting in March because of the Play performance. The next meeting will be April 9.
 
Sports Courts and Ballroom Q&A: 
 
Bob Davis, from the CA Board of Directors, gave a brief presentation regarding the upcoming vote on financing the improvements to the sports courts and ballroom. Bob then answered questions from the Members.
 
Adjournment: 
 
Marc Larson made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Larry Thiel seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 10:15 a.m.
 
Respectfully submitted,
Debbie Erickson, Secretary

 

November 2020 General Meeting Minutes - all three sessions included

8:00 a.m. Meeting:
 
President Krause called the meeting to order at 8:09 a.m. Officers present were Bob Krause, Marc Larson, Debbie Erickson and Bonnie West. There were 16 members in attendance. There was no Treasurer’s Report at the 8:00 a.m. meeting.
 
10:00 a.m. Meeting:
 
President Krause called the meeting to order at 10:04 a.m. Officers present were Bob Krause, Marc Larson, Marilyn Flaherty, Mary Gates, Debbie Erickson and Bonnie West. There were 35 members in attendance.
 
Noon Meeting:
 
President Krause called the meeting to order at 12:02 p.m. Officers present were Bob Krause, Marc Larson, Marilyn Flaherty, Mary Gates, Debbie Erickson and Bonnie West. There were 16 members in attendance. Before asking for the Treasurer’s Report, President Krause gave a brief explanation of the losses the Club has incurred as a result of the cancellation of “Mama Won’t Fly” (the Play).
 
Treasurer’s Report:
 
The Treasurer, Marilyn Flaherty, stated that the last Theatre Club meeting was February 8, 2020. At that time, the Club’s treasury balance was $14,429.44. During March and April, the Club paid out expenses for the Play, as well as the monthly expense for storage. At the end of the fiscal year, May 2019- April 2020, the treasury balance was $10,644.77. During the months of May through October, the Club issued refunds for all the tickets purchased for the Play as well as the expense for storage. Leaving a balance of $1,680.77 as of today’s date. This amount was verified by the CA as of October 31, 2020. President Krause asked for a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report.
 
  • At the 10:00 meeting, Gary Scott made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report; seconded by Dean Colligan. Motion carried.
  • At the Noon meeting, Bryan Coussens made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report; seconded by Marcia Dahl. Motion carried. 2
Election of Officers:
 
President Krause introduced the Officers up for election: Marc Larson for Vice President, the position vacated by Cathy Gueci; Debbie Erickson for Secretary, the position vacated by Kathy Motush; Bonnie West for Membership Director, the position vacated by Linda Fuhrmann; and Mary Gates for re-election as Publicity Director. President Krause asked the Membership to vote for the candidates by raising their hands. The vote was unanimous at all three meetings. President Krause explained that the Club will be having another election of officers in March 2021. Officers up for election at that time are President (Bob Krause), Executive Vice President (Bob Peterson), and Treasurer (Marilyn Flaherty). Bob Krause and Bob Peterson are both retiring and will not seek reelection. Marilyn Flaherty has offered to continue as Treasurer. If anyone is interested in running for these positions, please let Bob Peterson know.
 
Dues:
 
President Krause announced that because of the pandemic and the lack of Club activities this year, the dues paid for the year 2019-2020 will carry over for the year 2020-2021. Dues will not be payable again until October 2021.
 
Mama Won’t Fly:
 
President Krause announced the new dates for the Play are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 12, 13 and 14, 2021. The Sunday, November 14, performance will be a matinee. He also stated that at the next Board meeting he will be asking the Board to increase the admission price of the Play by one dollar.
 
Hollywood Trip:
 
President Krause stated that he has been negotiating with the travel agency to get a refund of the money members paid for the Hollywood Trip. (Couples had paid $1,280/person and singles paid $1,669/person for the trip.) As of today’s date, he has negotiated a refund of $1,000/person for couples, and additional $1,389 for singles. This offer is good until the end of December. However, he is continuing to negotiate for a full refund. He asked the members who had planned to go on the Hollywood Trip to indicate by a show of hands if they would be willing to accept this negotiated amount if he was not able to get a full refund. All members raised their hands in approval of accepting the refund negotiated with the travel company. At the 10:00 meeting Chuck Tebelius 3 suggested that we take the refund amount that is being offered right now, commenting that “a bird in the hand is worth much more than two in the bush.” The members present agreed with Chuck’s suggestion and authorized President Krause to accept the refund amount of $1,000/person for couples and $1,389/person for singles. JoEllen Scott asked if anyone at the 8:00 meeting had suggested taking the refund right now. President Krause replied that it had not been brought up at the earlier meeting.
 
Kitchen Band:
 
President Krause stated that a member has suggested bringing back the Kitchen Band for a performance. If anyone is interested in being in the Kitchen Band, please see Bob Krause or Alice Joyce.
 
Silver Star Theatre (Beach Boys):
 
Faye Krause reported on the status of the tickets that members purchased for the Beach Boys. The Theatre Club is planning to attend the Silver Star’s Christmas performance as a group on December 10. Members have a choice to use their tickets for the Christmas performance or exchange their tickets to attend a performance of their choice at a future date. Please let Faye know if you plan to attend the December 10 Christmas performance. If you do not attend the December 10 performance, Faye will give your name to the Silver Star staff, so they will have your name when you do decide to attend a performance. Faye has six additional tickets for sale for the Christmas performance at a price of $42.00 each.
 
The Hale Theatre (Patsy Cline):
 
The Club has no plans to attend the Hale Theatre as a group. However, the Hale will honor the tickets purchased for Patsy Cline. You will need your ticket to exchange it for a future performance.
 
Snacks for Sale:
 
Faye stated that the Club is selling the snacks that were purchased for the Play (cookies, trail mix, almonds, mini candy bars). They will be sold at a discount in an effort to recoup some of the loss sustained by the Club as a result of the cancellation of the Play. Faye Krause will be available after the meeting to take orders.
 
Board Comment:
 
Vice President, Marc Larson, stated that in this challenging time he hoped the Club will be able continue as a viable part of the community. He encouraged everyone to do their part to keep the Club thriving by promoting the Play and stepping up to help with Club activities.
 
Next Club Meeting:
 
The next meeting of the Theatre Club will be January 9, 2021. There will be no meeting in December. The Theatre Board will meet December 7, 2020.
 
Adjournment:
 
President Krause asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting.
  • At the 8:00 meeting Debbie Erickson made a motion to adjourn the meeting; seconded by Teresa Larson. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 8:46 a.m.
  • At the 10:00 meeting Pius Lacher made a motion to adjourn the meeting; seconded by George Smith. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 10:40 a.m.
  • At the Noon meeting James Marbury made a motion to adjourn the meeting; seconded by Kathleen Carey. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 12:32 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, Debbie Erickson TTC Secretary.

April 2021 General Meeting Minutes

Trilogy Theatre Club General Membership Meeting Minutes April 17, 2021
 
Call to Order: 
 
Bob Krause called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.  Officers present were Bob Peterson, Marc Larson, Marilyn Flaherty, Mary Gates, Bonnie West and Debbie Erickson.  There were 67 members in attendance.
 
As this is Bob K.’s last meeting as President, he spoke about the past 14 years as President of the Club.  He spoke about the financial condition of the Club and how we have arrived at this point.  He recognized Members Susan Lacher and Judy Harman as being on the Board when he first took office in 2007.  He gave special thanks to his wife Faye Krause and Bob Peterson for all their help and support for the past 14 years. 
 
Approval of Minutes: 
 
Chuck Tebelius made a motion to approve the minutes of the November 14, 2020 meeting.  Addie Abbruscato seconded the motion.  Motion carried unanimously. 
 
Election of Officers: 
 
Up for election:  Linda Lukey for President, Dave Brown for Executive Vice President and Marilyn Flaherty for Treasurer.  Because of the pandemic, many members had voted electronically prior to the meeting; however, Bob asked the Members present to vote for the three candidates by a show of hands.  All three officers were unanimously elected as Board Members for 2021-2022.
 
Bob Peterson spoke to the Members and thanked everyone for their support and help during his 14 years as Executive Vice President.
 
Bob K. then asked Linda Lukey to take over as the new President.  Linda gave a brief statement thanking everyone for their support and then turned the meeting over to Marilyn Flaherty. 
 
Treasurer’s Report: 
 
Marilyn gave a brief Treasurer’s Report stating that the Club has a balance of $156.77.
 
Thank you: 
 
The meeting was then turned over to Mary Gates.  Mary recited a poem she had written in honor of “K. Bob’s and P. Bob’s” retirement.  Marilyn then presented Bob K. and Bob P. with thank you cards and gifts from the Members.
New Member:  Bonnie West introduced new member Teresa McCarthy.
 
Update on the Play: 
 
Marc Larson presented a brief update on the Play, stating that the new dates for the Play are March 11, 12 and 13, 2022.  The set will be put up Sunday, March 6.  Cathy Gueci, Director, and Dave Brown, Stage Manager, have agreed to continue in their respective roles for the Play.  Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled to begin on January 18, 2022.  Tickets are tentatively scheduled to go on sale on December 11, 2021.  The price of the tickets will be set by the new TTC BOD.
 
Ballroom Update: 
 
Dave Brown gave an update on the renovation of the ballroom and answered questions posed by the Members.
 
Adjournment: 
 
Before the meeting was adjourned, the Members gave Bob K. and Faye and Bob P. a standing ovation.  Chuck Tebelius moved that the meeting be adjourned; Teresa Larson seconded the motion.  Motion carried unanimously.  The meeting was adjourned at 9:38 a.m.
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
Debbie Erickson
TTC Secretary
 

May 2021 General Meeting Minutes

Trilogy Theatre Club General Membership Meeting Minutes May 8, 2021
 
Call to Order:
 
Linda Lukey called the meeting to order at 9:04 a.m. and led the Members in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Officers Present: Officers present were Linda Lukey, Dave Brown, Marc Larson, Marilyn Flaherty, Mary Gates, Bonnie West and Debbie Erickson. There were 59 members in attendance.
 
Approval of Minutes:
 
Debbie Erickson asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the April 17, 2021 meeting. Addie Abbruscato made a motion to approve the minutes. Elaine Thiel seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Treasurer’s Report:
 
Marilyn stated that the Club now has a balance of $736.77 in the treasury as a result of the $580 collected at the Highland High School Concert streamed in the Ballroom on May 7. Linda asked for a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Marcia Dahl made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Debbie Gallagher seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Update on the Play:
 
Marc Larson gave an update on the performance of Mama Won’t Fly. The play will take place March 11, 12 and 13, 2021. The stage will be set up on March 6. Rehearsals will begin January 18, 2021. Marc also announced that the Board wants the Club to put on a play or some type of performance in the Spring of 2023 and asked the Members to be thinking about what they would like to do. If anyone has any ideas for a performance, they should contact a Board member with their suggestion.
 
Ballroom Update:
 
Dave Brown gave an update on the ballroom. A 100-page document has been presented to the Finance Committee. The document outlines all the finance requirements as well as a recommendation for a contractor. The Finance Committee will decide if the project meets all requirements and if there is money for it. After that they will pass the document on to the Trilogy Board for approval. After the Town of Gilbert approves all the drawings, construction will begin. Dave announced we are looking at an August through December timeframe for the renovation. Dave also announced that they will be looking for people who are interested in learning how to run the AVL equipment.2
 
Clarification about the Theatre Club:
 
Linda thanked everyone for their support and wanted to clarify a few things. As many know, she was the president of Fun Savers, which is an activity club, the Theatre Club is not an activity club. There will be activities, but the intent of the Theatre Club is to support the Arts, whether here in Trilogy or attending concerts, plays, etc. in the surrounding communities.
 
Finances:
 
Linda reiterated that the Club has very little money and talked about the challenges this presents going forward. Because of this fact the Board has decided to raise the Club dues to $15. If Members would like to pay their dues at this time, they will be paid up until December 2022. Linda stated that the Club has a storage unit at U-Haul where we store all the sets and play equipment. The rent for the storage unit is $149 a month and right now the CA is paying the rent for the Club. Linda wants the Club to raise money so we can pay the storage rent and pay back the CA for the amount they paid. To date the amount the Club owes the CA is $447. Linda thanked Lori Larson and Dave Brown for putting together the Highland High Event, and also thanked Bonnie West for creating the flyer for the Highland High Event. Not only did the Club collect $580 in donations from the people that attended, a member of the audience came forward and offered to anonymously match the $580 to support Highland High School.
 
Social Events:
 
Because of the need to raise money for the Club, the BOD has decided to sponsor a couple social events over the summer. The first event will be an ice cream social on May 21, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in the Ballroom. Tickets will be $5.00 and there will be a 50/50 raffle. Lori Larson is the host for this event and a there will be an email sent out later today with details for signing up for the event. The second event is a pie night in the Ballroom. Lynne Fabulich has volunteered to be the host. There will be a 50/50 raffle and possible entertainment. There is no definite date at this time, but it will be in the second half of July. More information about cost and other details will be forthcoming.
 
Potential Club Outings:
 
Hamilton is coming to ASU Gammage in September. Bonnie West announced the ticket prices ($135 in the Orchestra Section and $120 in the Pink Section, which includes the cost of a 40-passenger bus). Because of the short notice and lack of Club money, we need a definite commitment from the Members if they are interested in going. Bonnie asked by a show of hands how many people would be interested in going. More details will be forthcoming now that we know there is an interest. There is also a new comedy club in Gilbert JP’s Comedy Club. Tickets are $17 at the door; however, we may be able to get a group rate if we go as a Club. Bonnie asked the members to indicate by a show of hands how many people would be interested in attending the comedy club, either as a club or individually. There was a definite interest by the Members so Bonnie will gather more information and get it out to the Club.3
 
Constant Contact:
 
Constant Contact is a software program used by Fun Savers. The Theatre Club is trying out this program, at a minimal cost, on a trial basis to determine if it is something that fits the needs of the Theatre Club. Bonnie West gave a brief demonstration on how Constant Contact works, the benefits to the Club, how to register for an event through the program, and how to pay for an event. Linda asked if there were any questions regarding Constant Contact. One member asked what the cost would be to the Club if we decide to continue using the software. The licensing fee is $407 per year. Linda stressed that we would not purchase the program if it is decided that it is not beneficial to the Club or if we are not financially able to afford it. Right now the Club’s main concern is paying our bills.
 
Fall Kickoff, Holiday Event and Future Trips:
 
Because of the financial situation and the Ballroom renovation, the Fall Kickoff and Holiday Event are up in the air. Linda would like to set up a committee for a potential Fall Kickoff and a committee for a potential Holiday Event. She asked that anyone interested in being on either of the committees, please send her an email. Linda would also like to set up a committee for future annual trips. Anyone interested in being on the committee to plan an annual trip, please email Linda.
 
Comments:
 
Linda asked if there were any questions or concerns regarding what is happening with the Club. Chuck Tebelius stated his concern about the storage rental amount. There was a discussion on the Club’s storage history and storage needs. Dave Brown is pursuing other options for storage. Chuck Tebelius also asked if we are changing the dues year are we in compliance with the bylaws. Linda explained that the Club will be voting on changing the dues year at the next general meeting in September, when it is anticipated there will be more Members present.
 
Adjournment:
 
Lynne Fabulich made a motion that we adjourn the meeting. George Smith seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 10:05 a.m.
 
The next Theatre Club meeting will be September 11, 2021.
 
Respectfully submitted, Debbie Erickson, Secretary

September 2021 General Meeting Minutes

Minutes TTC General Membership Meeting September 11, 2021
 
Call to Order:
 
Linda Lukey called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. and led the Members in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Officers Present:
 
Linda Lukey, Dave Brown, Marilyn Flaherty, Mary Gates, Bonnie West and Debbie Erickson.
 
Absent: Marc Larson. There were 89 Members in attendance.
 
Approval of Minutes:
 
Debbie Erickson asked for a motion to approve the corrected minutes of the May 8, 2021 meeting. Cathy Gueci made a motion to approve the minutes. Bob Peterson seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Financial Report: Marilyn Flaherty gave a report of the Club's finances. In June the Club had a balance of $7,330.04, which was verified by the CA. In July the Club had a balance of $1,108.22, also verified by the CA. In August the Club had a balance of $2,035.29, which has not been verified by the CA. As of today's date the Club has a balance of $2,010.29, also not verified by the CA. Linda asked for a motion to approve the Financial Report. Susan O'Connell made a motion to approve the Financial Report. Bryan Coussens seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Ballroom Update:
 
Dave Brown gave an update on the ballroom renovation stating that the ballroom will be shut down beginning April 2, 2022. This will allow use of the ballroom during the 2021-22 winter season and also means the Play, Mama Won't Fly, will take place in March of next year as planned. A Member asked if there was a projected completion date. Dave responded that the anticipated completion is mid-August. Linda asked the Members to give Dave a round of applause for all the hard work he has put in on the ballroom project.
 
Membership:
 
Bonnie West reported that up until today the Club had 181 Members. That number includes 15 new Members since April and today we had at eight new Members join. At the beginning of today's meeting, 79 Members had paid their dues through the end of 2022; however, quite a few people paid their dues at today's meeting.
 
Kudos:
 
Linda thanked Lynne Fabulich, the volunteers and skit performers for the successful pie night in July. Linda also thanked Bonnie West for her work on the Constant Contact financial arrangement with Fun Savors.
 
Update:
 
Linda gave a brief history of the impact the pandemic has had on the financial condition of the Club. Because of the current financial situation, the Club will no longer be offering two free meals during the year. The TTC BOD will be asking the Members to vote on changes to the Standing Rules of the Club at the October Membership meeting.
 
Celebrate the Arts:
 
The purpose of the Club is to "celebrate the arts." In accordance with this purpose, we have procured 56 tickets to Hamilton at the Gammage on September 30. There is a short wait list for this event, so if you are interested in attending, please contact Bonnie West.
 
Fall Kick Off:
 
The fall kick off event will be for TTC Members only. It is being featured as "Theatre Club's Got Talent and Pizza Party." It will take place on November 4. Cathy Gueci and Marc Larson are co-chairs for the talent portion of the event. If Members have a talent they would like to share for this event, contact Cathy or Marc. Linda asked for a volunteer to Chair the food (pizza) portion of this event as well as volunteers to hand out food and clean up after the event. The ticket price will be minimal; however, the price has not yet been determined.
 
Holiday Event:
 
The Holiday Event, Jingle and Mingle, will be Saturday, December 11. It will feature a dance with DJ Jamal, a silent auction, and the food will be a charcuterie plate and desert. Co-chairs for this event are Barbara Huff and Cindy Halvorsen. Volunteers needed for this event are food handlers and a clean-up crew. The ticket price will be minimal; however, the price has not yet been determined.
 
Hale Theatre:
 
Bonnie West has procured 30 tickets for Nunsense at the Hale Theatre on January 24, and 30 tickets for The Music Man at the Hale Theatre on April 2. Bonnie asked for a volunteer(s) to coordinate these events. More information on these two performances will be forthcoming. Possible Future Event: Highland High Concert at Highland High School on December 4. More information regarding this event will be forthcoming.
 
Theatre Club Trip:
 
Because of the financial condition of the Club and the ongoing pandemic, Linda is looking at possible trips relatively close to home. Two possible trips the Club is considering are: (1) Las Vegas in April with a stay at a resort/spa off the strip, which may include three Vegas shows, a tour of the Titanic Exhibit and/or Hoover Dam; and (2) Pageant of the Masters and the Sawdust Festival in August. Because of the challenges involved in planning a trip in today's world, the Club will be sending out a travel survey via Constant Contact to determine what interest the Members may have in taking one or both of these trips. The survey will be sent out in the next day or two and it is extremely important to get the Members' feedback before we proceed with planning.
 
Questions, Comments, Adjournment:
 
A member asked what are the dates of the Play next March. Linda replied March 10, 11, 12 and 13. The performance on Sunday the 13th, will be a matinee. There being no further questions, Marcia Dahl made a motion that we adjourn the meeting. Gail Ballman seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 10:50 a.m.
 
The next Theatre Club meeting will be at 9:00 a.m. on October 9, 2021. Respectfully submitted, Debbie Erickson, Secretary Clubs at Trilogy at Power Ranch | 4369 Village Parkway, Gilbert, AZ 8529

October 2021 General Meeting Minutes

Minutes TTC General Membership Meeting  October 9, 2021
 
 
Call to Order: Linda Lukey called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and led the Members in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Officers Present: Linda Lukey, Dave Brown, Marc Larson, Marilyn Flaherty, Mary Gates, Bonnie West and Debbie Erickson.  There were 101 Members in attendance.
 
Approval of Minutes: Debbie Erickson explained that she had made a typo in the “Membership” section of the Minutes from the last meeting. Since the typo didn’t change the meaning of the Minutes, she asked for a motion to approve the Minutes of the 
September 11  meeting. Joyce Johnson made a motion to approve the Minutes. Elaine Thiel seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Financial Report: Marilyn Flaherty gave a report of the Club’s finances. The last time the Club balance was verified by the CA was September 21, 2021, at which time we had a balance of $2,610. The current balance is $2,940.29, which has not been verified. Marcia Dahl made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Nan Angelotti seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Ballroom Update: Dave Brown explained that because of delays in the construction process, the CA Board has delayed the start of construction on the ballroom until April 4, 2022. This will make the ballroom available throughout the winter and spring months.  Bids are currently being reviewed for the architect.
 
Mama Won’t Fly: Cathy Gueci gave an update on the play. Rehearsals will begin the middle of January and will be during the day on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The dates for the Play are 
March 10, 11, 12 and 13. The performance on Sunday, March 13, will be a matinee. Marc Larson gave a few more details regarding the Play, announcing that all the cast members who were picked for the Play in 2020 would be back for the performance in 2022, except Pam Vander Heyden. Marc asked the Members to give Pam a round of applause for all her hard work. Bonnie West and Addie Abbruscato will take the roles that were vacated by Pam. Marc encouraged the Members to get involved in the Play, if not as actors, then to help with the set or various other tasks involved in putting on a play. 
 
Kudos: Linda thanked Bonnie West for all her hard work in planning and putting together the successful trip to The Gammage to see Hamilton on September 30.
 
Vote to Change the Standing Rules: Marc Larson explained that because of the Club’s lack of money, the Club is unable to offer the two free dinners in December and in the Spring. The Board is asking the Members to vote to change the Standing Rules which govern the operation of the Club to take care of this.  In addition, the Board is asking the Members to change the membership year to January 1 through December 31. A quorum is needed to vote on the changes and because we have a quorum present at 
today’s meeting, Marc made a motion to change Article IX of the Standing Rules of the Club to read as follows:
 
“The Standing Rules that document the operation of the Club may be adopted or amended by a majority vote of the membership present if quorum rules are fulfilled.
 
To continue to remain financially sound and successful in our events, we need members to assist in the endeavors of the Club. The Club’s year runs from January 1 to December 31  of the same year. Annual dues become payable on January 1  and must be paid by the General Membership Meeting in February. The amount of each year’s dues shall be set by the Board.
 
Members can utilize several communication tools available to keep informed, i.e., Theatre Club minutes and emails, San Tan Press, MyTPR website, or by contacting a Board member. General membership meetings will be held on the morning of the second Saturday of the month. Members will be reminded of meetings by email.”
 
Marc then asked for a second to his motion. James Marbury seconded the motion. By a show of hands, the motion passed unanimously. Marc explained that the changes will take affect when the CA Board approves the wording.
 
Membership: Bonnie West reported that at the beginning of today’s meeting, the Club had 197 Members. We had six new Members join today, and Bonnie asked them to stand and be recognized. We now have 40 new Members since the first of May. As of today’s date, 120 Members have paid their dues through the end of 2022. Bonnie explained the process of paying the Club dues and filling out the Theatre Club Membership Form found on MyTPR. Dues paid now will be good until December 31, 2022. 
 
Constant Contact: Bonnie gave a video demonstration on how to sign up for Club activities through the emails that come out through Constant Contact, emphasizing that after you fill out the required information, you need to click “register” at the bottom of the email. If you do not receive an email confirming that you have successfully registered for the event, you will need to go back and register again.
 
Linda emphasized the importance of completing the surveys sent out to the Members through Constant Contact.  Planning activities and trips is very difficult as a result of the pandemic, which makes it extremely important to get feedback from the Members before proceeding with any commitment.
 
Theatre Club’s Got Talent and Pizza Party:  On November 4 the Club is presenting “Theatre Club’s Got Talent and Pizza Party.” This event is for Members only and there are still tickets available. The cost is $6.00.  The time is 6-8 p.m. and doors open at 5:30 p.m. Linda thanked Marc Larson and Cathy Gueci for co-chairing the talent portion of the event, Gary Motush for chairing the food portion, Joan Shotts for decorations and table set up, Larry Thiel for programs, and Lynne Fabulich for check-in. Rehearsal for the talent acts will be at 7:00 on November 3.
 
Jingle and Mingle Holiday Event: The Jingle and Mingle Holiday Event will be Saturday, December 11. The exact time and cost have not been determined. This event will also be for Members only. DJ Jamal will be here for dancing. Barbara Huff and Cindy Halvorsen are co-chairs for this event, and they are putting together a charcuterie board for appetizers and dessert, as well as a raffle for “goodie baskets.” More details will be coming out at the end of October.
 
Upcoming Events: The Club has obtained 30 tickets for a performance of Nunsense at the Hale Theatre on January 24, 2022, as well as 30 tickets for a performance of The Music Man on April 2, 2022, at the Hale.  Linda Peterson is the chair for Nunsense and Lynne Fabulich is the chair for The Music Man. More details on these two events will be sent out through Constant Contact.
 
Fun Savors Event: Addie Abruscatto gave details of a Fun Savors trip to Tucson on Sunday, October 17, to Casino del Sol and Gaslight Theatre for a performance of “Frankenstein.” There are 6-10 tickets available for the trip and Fun Savors is asking if any Theatre Club members would like to attend. 
 
Future Possibilities: 
 
1.   Lori Larson is going to get tickets to the December 4 Highland High Orchestra Concert. Highland is going to open registration for Trilogy Theatre Club members to obtain tickets, after family and friends, hopefully to the afternoon performance. More information will be coming out through Constant Contact.
 
2.   As a result of the survey sent out via Constant Contact, Linda has signed an open-ended contract with South Point Casino in Las Vegas. This trip will be the first full week in April. Linda is planning a trip to Las Vegas in the next week to check out the casino to determine if it is a place we want to go. More details will be coming after her trip.
 
3.   Pageant of the Masters is a potential trip the Club is considering for August of 2022. Linda briefly explained what the event is. If any “Snow Birds” are interested in this trip, they are encouraged to join the Club in California for this event
 
Community Events: Next weekend Williams Field High School is putting on a play titled “Clue.” Also next week Chandler-Gilbert Community College is putting on a play titled “The Beverly Hillbillies.”
 
The next Theatre Club meeting will be at 9:00 a.m. on November 13, 2021. There will be no Theatre Club meeting in December because of the Holiday Event. 
 
Adjournment: There being no further questions or comments, Teresa Larson made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Elaine Thiel seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 10:08 a.m.
 
Respectfully submitted,
Debbie Erickson, Secretary
 
 
 

November 2021 General Meeting Minutes

Minutes TTC General Membership Meeting November 13, 2021
 
Call to Order: Linda Lukey called the meeting to order at 09:00 a.m. and led the Members in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Officers Present: Linda Lukey, Dave Brown, Marilyn Flaherty, Mary Gates, Bonnie West and Marc Larson.  Absent was Deb Erickson.  There were 77 Members in attendance.
 
Approval of Minutes: Linda Lukey asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the October 9, 2021 meeting. Elaine Thiel made a motion to approve the minutes. Bryan Coussens seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
 
Financial Report: Marilyn Flaherty gave a report of the Club's finances.  As of today 's date the Club has a balance of $3538.79. Linda asked for a motion to approve the Financial Report. Marcia Dahl made a motion to approve the Financial Report. Wendy Warne seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. 
 
Membership: Bonnie West reported that up until today the Club had 218 Members. That number includes 55 new members since May.  She reminded us that dues paid after May 2nd pay up through December 31st, 2022. 
 
Ballroom Update: Dave Brown gave an update on the ballroom renovation stating that the plans are moving forward.  The bid for the architect is going to the Finance Committee, and then to the Full Board with the hope that the architect will be under contract by December 1, 2021.  Linda L. commented that the issues we experienced with the Trilogy Theatre Club’s Got Talent event underscore the necessity for the ballroom overhaul, especially the sound system.  Tony Gardella donated four speakers and two mixers to the Club and Steve Huff and Dave Brown worked tirelessly to get it to work as well as possible. 
 
Play Update:  The play’s actual rehearsal dates will be made available, but essentially they will be every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:00, except for the week right before the play.  Rehearsals start January 18, 2022.  Most of the crew that were involved last time, signed up again to be a part of this attempt.  Cathy Gueci confirmed that, indeed, in March, Mama WILL “fly.”  Tickets will be $18.00 and there will be four days in which the play will be presented – Thursday, March 10, Friday, March 11, Saturday, March 12 and a matinee on Sunday, March 13.  Tickets go on sale December 11, 2021.  One of the main reasons for that is there will only be 20 tables with 8 people per table.  This time there will be no wait staff, as any snacks provided will be already on the tables.  The question was asked about why and Linda answered that we need the room and would not be able to accommodate any additional people especially if ticket sales allow the addition of extra tables.  The other change for people will be the lack of paper programs at the tables.  Instead, there will be an acrylic sleeve that will house one program, per table.  There will also be a QR code (the little square with the squiggly black marks inside for those of you who do not know what a QR code looks like) on the program for you to access the program via your Smartphone.   
 
Marc also put out the call for people to sign up for anything involving the play, such as decorating, set up and clean up.  The Theatre Club is looking to do another play in 2023.  He said there are plays under consideration, and asked for general membership input if they saw a play that they felt would be a particularly good fit for our Club to do.
 
Mary Gates suggested that if there was anyone now present who thought they might be interested in performing a part, but were unsure if they could do it, to ask Cathy Gueci or Marc Larson if they could understudy a part just to get the sense of what it is like to perform.  She agreed to help anyone out if they were interested.  We have never had an understudy in the past, and it might be an easy way for someone to “get their feet wet” with regard to a part.  Linda L. said that the reason some people perceive the same people are in the plays all the time is because they are the ones who show up and commit to the schedule.
 
Kudos: Linda L. gave a nice acknowledgement to everyone, the volunteers and skit performers, for the successful talent show and pizza party this month.  She had everyone stand up for applause and appreciation: Gary Motush for food handlers and cleanup; Joan Shotts for decorating; Lynn Fabulich and Joan Miller check-in; Marc Larson; Mary Ann Eddy for taking pictures; special thanks to Steve Huff and Dave Brown for the audio who worked tirelessly to make it work; Addie Abbruscato and Linda Lukey for being the magician and the magician assistant; Cathy Gueci for organizing everything.
 
Christmas Tree Decorating:  Linda L. said our tree decorating schedule is Friday, November 19, 2021 at 12:30 PM.  The COA makes the schedule and they also determined the tree deconstruction will take place on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 19:30 AM.  Four volunteers are needed for both events.
 
Highland High Concert:  Linda L. confirmed there are 50 tickets courtesy of Lori Larson.  The cost is $5.00 per person and there will be a Constant Contact email push on Sunday, November 13, 2021 at 3:00 PM.  There will be a wait list.  Lori L. will watch ticket sales in case there is an opportunity to get additional tickets for us.  The entire orchestra will be performing.  The show starts at 1:30 PM but the doors close at 1:20 PM. 
 
Also, there will be no bus, so you must get there on your own, or carpool.  There is plenty of parking at the school.  The school’s address is 4301 E. Guadalupe Road in Gilbert 85234.  Remember the doors close at 1:20 PM.
 
You pay for them by writing a check to Trilogy at Power Ranch and put the event on the memo line.  Put the check or checks into an envelope marked “TRILOGY THEATRE CLUB” (caps are mine…) and turn it into the front desk.
There will be an email sent out separately dealing with the method for obtaining your tickets once purchased. 
 
Mingle & Jingle Holiday Event:  There are only 15 tickets left for this event. Doors open at 5:30. Charcuterie plates and mini desserts will be served from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM and after that we will be dancing to DJ Jamal from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  The tickets are $15.00.  Co-chairs Barbara Huff and Cindy Halvorsen have planned a fun evening and ask that you bring some cash for tickets for their chance auction.  There will be six baskets worth over $100 each, and you will get one ticket just for showing up.  Additional tickets will be $2.00 each or six for $10.00.  You can then put your ticket or tickets in whatever box you want for the gift you desire.  There is no limit to the number of tickets you can buy.  To make this event successful, they are asking for two volunteers to set up, three volunteers for check-in and manage the auction tickets, and four volunteers to wash the tablecloths after the event.  After washing they should be returned to Mary Gates for return to the storage facility.
 
Additional Upcoming Events: 
 
·         Nunsense at the Hale Theatre on January 24, 2022.  Those tickets will cost $33.00 per person and there will be 30 tickets available.  Linda Peterson is the chair for this event, and tickets will go on sale on November 29, 2021.  Again, this event will be handled through Constant Contact.  When you register, you need to see the confirmation email otherwise the registration did not “take” and you will have to do it again.  The payment is the same for the Mingle & Jingle event – check to TPR; put in envelope; put Theatre Club on the envelope; drop at front desk.
·         Music Man at the Hale Theatre on April 2, 2022.  Lynne Fabulich is the chair for this event, and it too will be handled through Constant Contact.  More information to come on that event.
 
Future Event Considerations: 
 
·         Silver Star Murder Mystery – This would be scheduled for February; and the venue reports this is always very successful.  The performance would be a little bit different than you experienced before.  There is a side room where they hold smaller venues for 80 people or less.   Also, food is served – it is not a buffet.  If we had enough interest and had 80 people participate, we could have the room to ourselves.  The performance is very interactive.  You get assigned a name/part as you enter the venue and may even be asked to say a few lines in the show. 
 
·         BBQ – March or April we were thinking a BBQ event to say “goodbye” for our departing snow birds.
 
Theatre Club Las Vegas Trip:  Linda L. said working on this trip has been very challenging and stressful, not only because of COVID, but because of supply chain issues.  Both challenges have served to change rules suddenly, limited availability of dates and opportunities, and general uncertainty.   However, the trip is still being planned for the first full week in April, 2022 because we had more options, and there was a level of interest in this location for a trip.  More information will be coming.  We would stay at South Point Resort and Linda L. took a trip to the resort to check them out.  They are twelve miles away from the Strip and there is no longer a shuttle to the Strip (that question was asked by a member).  There are not as many bells and whistles, but it is a very large resort. National rodeos perform there, a bowling alley that hosts international competitions, and an impressive number of restaurants.  It tends to be more laid back than locations on the Strip. 
 
There are refundable contracts in place for the resort and the bus company, but the shows present a problem.  The Club has no money for reservations so that means that shows can’t be booked until we know the trip is a “go.”  You have to pay for the shows within seventy-two hours and there are no refunds.  That means if the trip gets canceled, you are stuck.  So we need a commitment for 40 people to make the trip work.  Linda L. can only give us an estimate.  We would leave on Sunday, April 3, 2022 and return on April 7, 2022. 
 
The shows we would be considering are:  Terry Fater on the first night at New York, New York; Shim Lin and Colin Cloud the Mentalist on the second night at the Mirage; on the third night, Cirque du Soleil’s Ka at the MGM Grand; and the fourth night, America’s Got Talent performers at the Luxor.  On one of the afternoons, the bus will take us to the Mob Museum on Fremont Street and there will be plenty of time for strolling on Fremont Street.  And by the way – the Mob Museum has a “speakeasy” in the basement.  On another day there may be an optional package to see the Hoover Dam and the Hoover Dam museum with lunch, as well as a possible optional package to see the Titanic Exhibit.  While we now know there is no shuttle any longer, there is no problem going to the Strip via Uber.  There would be one open day for going to the Strip on your own, or you can just stay at the resort and do things there.  There are  no meals included on this trip due to the extreme challenges of getting a large group together at the same time to go to one venue for a meal.   
 
Right now, nothing has been finalized.  The biggest challenges are the shows but with that said, the estimated cost would be around $1100.00 per person for double occupancy, and that would include the shows, the bus, the resort, and the Mob Museum.  There would be a little more for single occupancy.  Expect more information to come to you next week.  Linda L. said she needs a commitment for 40 people and a deposit, once arrangements have been finalized, of $500.00 per person.  COVID restrictions are in place for many venues; most of the time it is just masks.  This is something that will have to be monitored as it is a changing environment.
 
Pageant Of The Masters:  The Pageant and Sawdust Festival take place in August next year.  As plans form up, information will be provided.
 
Questions, Comments, Adjournment: 
 
There will be no meeting in December because of our holiday event, which falls on the same day. 
 
The next Theatre Club meeting will be at 9:00 a.m. on January 8, 2022.
 
Linda L. asked for a motion to adjourn, and Larry Thiel made the motion, seconded by Jenda Jones.
 
Respectfully submitted,
Mary Gates, for Secretary Deb Erickson