Just a reminder that the Trilogy Theatre Club meets every second Saturday of the month at 9:00 am in the new
Donuts will be served, and we are working on the coffee - but you are invited to bring your own beverage until that issue can be worked out

For more information contact Bob Krause at

Club Events

We are always looking for talent - not just “on stage”. You can satisfy your creative or technical skills behind the scene. We need 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..."

Questions: email Bob (Club President) at

Theatre Club Apparel Sale


Looks great to be coordinated and show our unity and numbers, especially when traveling outside of Trilogy. If ordered now, the items will be ready for use at our March play as well as our trip in April.




SIZES XS-XL - $26.00

SIZE XXL - $28.00

SIZE XXXL - $31.00


SIZES S-XL - $21.00


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Payment can be made to the club at time of delivery

Things to Do Around Town

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: and to see their calendar go to

The Hale Theater has another season of marvelous productions available.  Here is the link to their website:

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

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

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:

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


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!

Trip - Branson, Missouri - April - 2015

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Christmas Dinner - 2015

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Play - The Odd Couple (Female Version) April 2016

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Fall Kickoff - 2017 - Mark Cordes

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New York Trip - April 2018

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Branson Trip - 2018

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Dream City - December 2018

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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.

General Meeting Minutes Archives

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.
2016                                          2017                                          2018                                        2019          
10-08-2016                                 02-11-2017                                 04-14-2018                               01-12-2019 
11-12-2016                                 04-08-2017                                 05-12-2018                               02-09-2019
12-10-2016                                 05-06-2017                                 09-08-2018                               03-09-2019
                                                                                                    11-10-2018 (8:30)
                                                                                                    11-10-2018 (10:00)
Remember for 2018, our December meeting was considered to have been the trip to Dream City, so there are no minutes for that.

April 2019 General Meeting Minutes

Call to Order:
Bob Krause called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. Board members present were Bob Peterson, Cathy Gueci, Marilyn Flaherty, Mary Gates, Linda Fuhrmann, and Kathy Motush. A total of 102 members were present.
Approval of March 9, 2019, Minutes: Bob K stated that we need approval of the minutes from our meeting on March 9. Bonnie West moved that we approve the minutes. Joyce Johnson seconded, all approved.
Financial Report: Marilyn announced that the treasury balances from February and March have been verified with the CA. She stated our current balance and asked if there were any questions. There were none. George Smith moved that we approve the treasurer’s report. Kathy Gerdl seconded the motion and all approved.
2019 Review: Bob K stated that we started events off this year with the Fall Kickoff which was delayed until January due to the parking lot construction. Our well received comedian was Jeff Allen. Bob K reported that our costs for the event came out okay as the club made some money. Bob K reported that our club prepared this year for the cruise which did not happen. He explained that while the ship was in dry dock, the dock gave way causing a crane to come down on the ship. The ship had to go to Spain for repairs forcing us to cancel our plans. Bob K announced that at the end of the meeting Linda Lukey would be discussing the canceled cruise as well as discussing plans for a future cruise. Bob K stated our next activity, the End of Year Dinner, will be on April 22. Dinner will in the ballroom and start at 5:00 p.m. with entertainment following. Our dinner will be provided by Dickie’s BBQ with 2 meats and 2 sides.  Bob K reported that our 2019 play was a success and the club showed a profit on it. Bob asked each of the groups of volunteers to stand to be recognized for their contribution. Recognized were the construction crew, wait staff, decorating committee, actors, stage crew, prompters, the voice, director, ticket takers, light and sound producers, videographer, our vice president and overseer, as well as those who came. Great job everyone!

End of Year Dinner/Entertainment:
Bob K briefed that we have 136 members signed up for this dinner. He summarized the previously approved attendance policy for this club sponsored and paid for event. For “no shows” (members who signed up but do not show up), they will have to personally cover their cost of $16.00 per person paid by the club. Signed up members who let Bob or Faye know that they cannot attend due to illness, are not charged. Instead, a dinner plate is prepared and delivered to them. If something comes up and you cannot make it to this event, you must call Bob or Faye.
Bob K reported that Freddy G will provide our entertainment for this event. Freddy G is a singing impersonator of Johnny Cash, Elvis, Willie Nelson, and others as he mingles through the crowd.
Fall Kickoff:
Bob K announced that our Fall Kickoff will be November 2, 2019. Our entertainer will be Aaron Wilburn, a comedian and singer. Bob K stated that he has seen him perform several times and he is fantastic. Comedy seems to be very popular and so far, the shows in Trilogy have been successful.
Silver Star Theatre:
Bob K briefed that 70 members have signed up for this November 11, patriotic show to honor veterans. Let Faye know if you’d like to be added to the wait list. Payment for tickets will be collected when we resume meetings in September and October. Ticket price for the dinner and show is $40.00.
2020 Spring Trip:
Bob K reported that many club members want to do a club trip in April, 2020. The Trip Committee went by the last survey which showed interest for a trip to either Lancaster, Dallas, or Hollywood. Hollywood is the leading possibility. Faye Krause reported that the Trip Committee Members consists of Marc Larson, Ruth Cyr, herself, and Linda Lukey. Faye briefed on what the Hollywood Trip would look like. She stated it would be a bus trip on All Aboard America. Activities and tours being considered include: 
  • 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
Faye reported that two trip dates are being considered. The first would be to leave on Sunday, April 5, and return on Friday, April 10, which is Good Friday. The second option would be to leave on Sunday, April 19, and return on Friday, April 24. Faye asked for a show of hands for the first date, second date, then for either date being favored. April 19 was the favored date. The committee will gather more details, meet with All Aboard America, and present additional information at our End of Year Dinner on April 22.
Play for 2020:
Bob K asked all the men to stand up. He encouraged this fine group to audition for the next play. Auditions will be early in October. The play is scheduled for March 12, 13, and 14. Kathy Gerdl encouraged women to consider acting too and Bob K agreed.
Cruise Refunds: Bob K reported that originally the hotel was going to hold back the non refundable portion of $500.00. After consideration, the decision was made to return the entire amount. It may take another 30 days to get back this money back. Since many members will have gone to cooler climates by that time, Bob K stated that he  arranged for our Trilogy office to send out individual checks. Please make sure Bob K has your summer address. Bob K briefed that American Airlines is still working on getting our deposit refund. The airline may charge a $250.00 penalty fee which would amount to about $5.00 for each of us.
Canceled Cruise Clarifications:  
Linda reported that participants received an email from American Airlines which gave until April 22 for individuals to book a new flight. If booked by this date, the airline will waive the $200.00 rebooking fee. If you do not have a flight booked by April 22, you will not lose this money. American Airlines will charge the $200.00 rebooking fee. You will be reimbursed for this by submitting this cost to Royal Caribbean. They will reimburse the $200.00. Linda also clarified that the voucher is good only for Royal Caribbean Cruises.
New Cruise Plans 2020:
Linda announced that the new cruise is being planned for February 23, 2020. She explained several reasons for choosing this date including:
          1.  Royal Caribbean had no group cruise options left in 2019 as quotas had been met.
          2.  Cruise rates were found to increase in March.
          3.   The cruise date had to work with play rehearsals, the play, and the Hollywood Trip.
Linda met with Cathy Gueci and Bob Krause and they determined that the cruise date of February 23, will work for the club. Cathy G stated that play rehearsals will be arranged around the cruise date. This February 23, 2020, the cruise will be onboard the Oasis of the Seas for a Western Caribbean Cruise out of Miami, Florida. Ports will be Labadee, Haiti (RC’s private island), Falmouth, Jamaica, and Cozumel, Mexico. The play, Cats, will be performed onboard as well as the Aqua Show, Ice Skating Show, and their aerial show, Come Fly With Me.
Linda provided tentative pricing as follows:  
Ocean View with Balcony ............$898 to $854 depending on level      
*Boardwalk Balcony...........................................$821 per guest      
*Central Park Balcony........................................$804 per guest      
Ocean View with Window...................................$737 per guest      
Inside Cabin.......................................................$610 per guest                    
*Boardwalk Balconies and Central Park Balconies are eligible for a dining perk at Johnny Rockets and red wine perk. Tentative pricing does not include the per person taxes and port fees. You must add $136.16 per person. Insurance is also an extra cost. Linda stated she will contact Royal Caribbean this week with the number of rooms indicated by our show of hands today. The prices will lock in and participants will have 30 days to sign up. Linda stated she will send out an email with further details and instructions on how to sign up for the group cruise. Linda advised that when we do call Royal Caribbean to reserve our room, we should be prepared to pay the $500.00 deposit without using a voucher. She also advised we buy the travel insurance. (Voucher travelers: IF something should happen and you have to cancel this cruise, you will not lose your voucher. You will have to book another cruise before April 15, 2020.)
For this trip, we will fly into Miami the day before the cruise, February 22, 2020. Faye and Ruth Cyr will be handling arrangements for the flight, hotel, and shuttles. We save money by making these arrangements on our own. Royal Caribbean would charge a lot more to do this. Bob K stated Trilogy Theatre Club guests at this meeting may join by paying dues of $12.00 per person today which will cover their dues until September of 2020. This way, new members may sign up for the cruise when information becomes available. Linda, Faye, and Ruth were recognized for all the work they’ve done on the canceled cruise and for all the work they will do for the future cruise. Thank you!
Gary Scott moved that we adjourn the meeting. Terry Enders seconded the motion. All were in favor. We adjourned at 10:08 a.m.
Respectfully submitted, Kathy Motush TTC Secretary

May 2019 General Meeting Minutes

Call to Order:  
Bob Peterson called the meeting to order at 9:03 am.  Board members present were Bob Peterson, Marilyn Flaherty, Linda Fuhrmann, and Mary Gates.  A total of 59 members were in attendance. 
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. 
Treasurer’s Report:  
Marilyn Flaherty delivered the Treasurer’s report.  She said at the COA gave the necessary financial information, so the financial report has been verified.  
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 Lukey said everyone should have gotten their refunds back by now.  Some excursion money has not been refunded, per some members.  Linda said call the Royal Caribbean customer service number to investigate or get the refund process escalated.  Some members reported having some minor trouble with Royal Caribbean but said Royal Caribbean committed to resolve the issue.  Bonnie West said she just emailed Royal Caribbean about her excursions and they did refund hers without calling them.  Bob Krause had indicated that the trip insurance was going to be refunded, but Linda said that was not happening as he said it would be.  The original notice from Royal Caribbean said it would not be refunded.    
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.  
Play Update: 
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.   
Christmas Dinner: 
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. 
Bob Peterson adjourned the meeting at 9:26 AM.   Margie DeCavage made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Larry Thiel seconded.  All approved. 
Respectfully submitted, Mary Gates, Publicity Chair for Kathy Motush, Secretary  

September 2019 General Meeting Minutes

Call to Order:  
Bob Peterson called the meeting to order at 9:01 am.  Board members present were Bob Krause, Bob Peterson, Cathy Gueci, Marilyn Flaherty, Linda Fuhrmann, and Mary Gates.  There were 115 members present. 
Approval of May 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 Gary Scott seconded.  All approved. 
Treasurer’s Report:  
Marilyn Flaherty delivered the Treasurer’s report.  Marilyn explained the money that was on the books at the end of the season, and what was carried over.   Everyone who needed to be paid back for the canceled cruise was paid.  The airlines refunded what was owed, and money was deposited for the upcoming cruise.  Marilyn reviewed several line items in the report. 
Marsha Dahl made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report and Diana Brewer seconded.  All approved. 
Updates to February Cruise:    
Linda reminded everyone of the dates that money is due.  She also said there were some cabins that were available and to see her if interested.  Faye Krause spoke about the money owed for the ground portion of the trip in February.  There was a sheet distributed showing the itinerary for Miami and the airline, the monies due, and when.   Payment for the airlines, ground transportation, meals, the hotel in Miami on arrival, and the Miami excursion on the day of return will be collected at the October/November meetings. 
Play – Discuss play picked:    
Cathy Gueci started by thanking the play selection committee.  The new play is called, “Mama Won’t Fly” and is written by the same author who wrote Hallelujah Girls.  There are multiple roles available for actors that can be broken up into smaller roles to allow more people to participate. 
March 12th, 13th, and 14th (Thursday, Friday and Saturday again)  The play is designed for one actor to perform several roles, but these can be broken up into several roles for other actors, as mentioned.  Otherwise one person can do all the parts required.  This means that if parts are broken up and distributed to many different actors, you would not have to commit to each and every rehearsal – only the rehearsals that involve your particular part.  Some of the parts would be no more than 5 or 6 lines.  This would allow a person to get their feet wet and try out their stage presence without a huge commitment in time. 
Actor’s tryouts will be in October 8th, and the 15th if necessary.  If we get an overwhelming response, there will be additional tryouts on the 15th.   If parts can all be assigned by the 8th, then the 15th will be an actual first rehearsal.  Rehearsals will be scheduled for afternoons, and the  majority will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays with only a few on other days.   Evening rehearsals are scheduled when we get closer to performance dates. 
Marilyn asked if a person who played multiple parts would have several costume changes, and Cathy confirmed that would be the case.   
Comedy night in November:    
Bob Krause said there are only a few tickets left.  The ballroom will be opened and it looks really good.  Dave said the curtains will be up October 1st.   We are still looking for catering for the event.  Slate is too expensive.  Bob also said the entertainment is very clean, and let Bob know if there are any objections or if you did not like his presentation.   
Ballroom Co-ordinators:  
Faye also talked about the ballroom coordinators.  The first event is the Fall Kickoff, and Faye needs someone to work with her to handle the details.  It is a lot of work for one person, and many hands make light work so she was asking for help.  She will oversee and function as the problem solver, but she can’t do all the detailed work all the time anymore.   
The next event that needs a coordinator is the Christmas Event.  Chuck Tebelius is returning and want to get involved, so we are hoping to have them get involved with this effort, as they have in the past. 
Coffee for the Meetings:  
Coffee is getting expensive for the meetings, since it is being provided by Slate.  We need to change the sourcing, such as everyone brings their own coffee, or see if Ian can do something for us.  But the cost is becoming prohibitive. 
Silver Star – Veterans’ Dinner and show November 11th, 2019:  
Sign up list is in the back.  Faye asked if you are no longer able to go, let her know because there is a short wait list.  The cost is $40.00 per person, cash or check payable to Bob Krause. 
Christmas Dinner – December 12th, 2019:  
Sign up is in the back for this.  It is a Thursday.  Again, coordinators will be needed for this event.  
Hale – Patsy Cline show March 24th, 2020:  
There are sign ups in the back for this event as well.  We have limited tickets and the cost is $27.00 per person.  Again, money is to be paid to Bob Krause (cash or check).  This money will probably be collected in January, but you can pay now if desired. 
Trip for April 2020: 
The trip is scheduled for 4-19-2020 (Sunday) through 4-25-2020 (Saturday).  Our previous tour  provider is no longer offering this service.  Linda Lukey stepped in to arrange the new itinerary, with her Fun Savors contacts.  Sign-ups for this event will be taken in October.  Right now, we are only providing basic information.  Sunday will be a travel day and we will be staying at the Embassy Suites; city tour on Monday and Huntington Library, Museum and Gardens; Academy of Motion Pictures museum and possibly a Universal Studios tour, self-guided tour of The J. 
Paul Getty Villa, Santa Monica Pier with self-guided walking tour and sunset harbor cruise, a play Sarah Bernhardt Shocks The World with is Bernhardt’s performance of Hamlet.  There may be the possibility of another play during this trip, but no decision has been made.   
There will be a play available during this time frame, but the play being considered it is also being offered at Gammage, so many of our members will already have seen it.  Hamilton was mentioned before at a previous meeting as a possibility for that second play, but it is as difficult play to see since it is very fast moving, and has rap music which may be difficult to follow.  Stay tuned for more information. 
Nominating Committee for outgoing Officers:  
Vice President for Drama, Publicity Director, Treasurer, Membership Director are all available to be filled.  Bob Krause will form a committee for that with nominations next month. 
The club has made enough money from their events to keep the dues at the level of $12.00 per person.  You can pay now, but not due until next month. 
Questions And Concerns: 
Four new members were introduced:  Dan and Ruth Ann Thetford, Donetta Van Haren, and Laurene Van Engelen 
Next month there will be a holiday tree decorating sign up.  A coordinator will also be necessary. 
There was a question about the use of the kitchen.  You can use Slate as the caterer or you can hire an outside vendor, but they cannot use the kitchen.  There used to be a way for the outside caterers to use the kitchen by paying a fee, but that is no longer an option. 
There was a question about the Theatre Club owning their own coffee pot.  Bob Peterson said we did that in the past but the COA requested we stop for liability, so we started using the Café to brew and provide the coffee.  The latest change, with Slate running the Café, is a work in progress and was discussed earlier in the meeting. 
Addie Abbruscato talked about the upcoming Fun Savors trip which includes a kayak excursion.  She said you can sign up for the kayak part as late as when you board the bus.     
Marcia Dahl said if you signed up for the Tappers Speakeasy event, it is a themed event so, if you can, dress in the era of the 20’s.   
Adjournment:  Bob Peterson adjourned the meeting at 9:44 AM.   Larry Thiel made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Gary Scott seconded.  All approved. 
Respectfully submitted, Mary Gates, Publicity Chair for Kathy Motush, Secretary  

October 2019 General Meeting Minutes

Call to Order:
Bob K called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. Officers present were Bob Krause, Bob Peterson, Cathy Gueci, Linda Fuhrmann, Kathy Motush, and Mary Gates. There were 112 members present.
Approval of September 14, 2019, Minutes:
Bob K stated that we need to approve these minutes that everyone received in their email. Jo Ellen Scott moved that we approve the minutes. Wendy Warne seconded, all approved.
Treasury Report:
Bob K presented the report beginning with the carry over amount from the previous month. He explained expenses for the month stating the amount paid for storage and for our meeting. He reported the amount we have taken in for ticket sales for the Fall Kickoff and stated that we still need to pay for the dinner and entertainment for this event.
New Members:
Bob K asked Linda for the names of new members so they could be introduced. They were Donetta Van Haren, Laurene Van Engelen, and Ruth and Dan Thetford.
2019 Dues:
Bob K stated that our dues need to be paid by November 2nd. Dues have been kept at $12.00 and are being accepted by Linda Fuhrmann.
Event Coordinators:
Faye Krause stated that for most events last year, she had three coordinators for each event with one person overseeing. Duties for Coordinators are to prepare sign up sheets for the event, email the volunteers, and to determine decorations. Faye stated she helps each group as needed. A notebook is provided that contains helpful information, example forms, and pictures of how the event was previously done. Faye announced that we have four events this year including the Fall Kickoff on November 2, our Holiday Dinner on December 12, our play on March 12, 13, and 14, and our End of Year Party on April 9. Faye promised her help but definitely needs coordinators.
Kick Off Event November 2nd:
Bob K reported that to date, there are 23 tickets remaining to sell.  Slate’s will be catering a turkey dinner with all the trimmings including coffee and tea. Bob K promises an interesting, entertaining night with our comedian, story teller, writer, and musician, Aaron Wilburn. Faye was pleased that enough volunteers had signed up to prepare the tablecloths. After the event, the volunteers are needed to wash the tablecloths and return them to Rita Kucharski for storage. Volunteers will receive written instructions for each step.
Funds due for Veteran’s Day Dinner/Entertainment November 11:
Bob K stated that we had 70+ people sign up. The cost for both dinner and entertainment is $40.00 per person and some still need to pay. Bob K accepts payment either in cash or by check made payable to him.  Faye added that we have some people attending the event that cannot drive at night. This is a carpool event. Volunteers having room in their cars for more people raised their hands.
Deposit Hollywood Trip:
Faye explained that the flyers are available today and the trip takes place April 19 - April 24, 2020. We leave on Sunday morning and return to Trilogy on Friday night at approximately 9:30 p.m. (The itinerary is attached.) The back of the flyer provides descriptions of some of the things we will be doing. One of the highlights is that we will be seeing the play Hamilton at the Pantages Theatre. Faye explained that there is no sign up sheet for this event. Your deposit of $300 per person serves as your sign up. This is because the play tickets have to be guaranteed. They are not refundable. Several have paid their deposit. This trip is limited to 50 participants but keep in mind, a wait list is often needed for members with unplanned events that make it impossible for them to attend. Bob K stated that deposits for this trip are due by November 2, 2019.
Annual Christmas Dinner:
Bob K stated that our Christmas Dinner is December 12. He invited members to serve as a table host. Faye explained what it means to be a table host. She stated that an individual, a couple, or two members host a table by providing the table settings as well as the centerpiece. The hosts may invite whomever they wish to share their table. Faye will need to get each host’s list of table guests so she can verify that everyone has a seat. Hosts may choose to use their own dishes or use paper products. See Faye to sign up to host a table and/or sign up for the dinner. Non member guests must pay $16.00 according to TTC rules.
Holiday Tree:
Bob P explained that each club decorates a tree in the ballroom. He needs 8 or 9 people to sign up to decorate our tree and/or take the ornaments down. The set up will be Friday, November 22, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. It is fun and always a treat to see each club’s tree.
“Mama Won’t Fly” Play Update: Cathy G stated she is very excited about the play. It is by the same author as “Hallelujah Girls” and it is hilarious! Production dates are March 12, 13, and 14. Everyone who came to audition got a part as this play has multiple small parts. Cathy G introduced the cast, Linda Lukey, Mary Gates, Kathy Gerdl, Bonnie West, Bob Mummelthie, Addie Abbruscato, Elaine Healion, Pam Vander Heyden, Marc Larson, Bob Peterson, Joyce Johnson, Roger Erickson, Laurene Van Engelen, Pat Gallagher, and Bob Krause. Ann Brown will serve as assistant director, Dave Brown will be our set designer and crew director, and Linda Fuhrmann, our backstage prop director.  Dave Brown explained that this play will not have one big set design. Instead, it will have many props and pieces to provide a variety of scenes that will change at a quick pace. We will need a larger than usual backstage crew to change scenes. We will also need people to help with fast costume changes. Dave reported that one of the props to be built is a truck. It will need to hold 4 people and turn 360 degrees. Dave provided a sign up sheet and asked new members to sign up to be part of the building crew. Dave stated that if you have previously been part of the crew, he has your information.
February Cruise Update:
Linda Lukey stated that last week she sent out an informational email to participants. She asked that anyone having a question or problem, contact her. Ruth Cyr stated that Macaroni Grill has been chosen for the meal in Miami. It is located across the street from the hotel. After the meal, participants may ride the bus or walk over to the hotel. Macaroni Grill gave an option of 3 dishes: lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, or chicken scallopini. This meal will include a side salad and dessert. Ruth asked that each participant indicate their meal preference on a sign up sheet. The cost of the meal and gratuity has been included in the price. Faye thanked Ruth for arranging our ground transportation in Miami, the restaurant, and the excursion planned after the cruise. Faye stated that she has not canceled any seats on the flight. Faye asked participants using frequent flyer points or making other arrangements, to let her know only after your arrangements are made. December 14 is the last day to pay the ground portion of the trip. It will be after that date that Faye will cancel seats on the group flights.  
Hale Theatre “Patsy Cline” Performance - March 24, 2020:
Bob K reported that they have been able to get 30 more tickets for this event. The total number of tickets available is now 70. Forty will be on one side of the theater, thirty on the other. Members may sign up now for the increased number of seats. Payment will be due after the first of the year.
Monies Previously Collected - Hurricane Victims:
Mary reported that we have a collection of over $200.00. Last year, Bob K explained, we had problems finding a place to accept our donation without taking 20% out for handling fees. Ruth Cyr stated that she knows that Woodlawn Church accepts donations for disaster relief. Bob K would like the donation to go to the Bahamas. Ruth stated that Panama City was also devastated by a recent hurricane. Updated information to follow.
Club Exposition:
It will be on Saturday, October 19, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm. Bob P explained that the CA does the exposition every year. Each club has a table with volunteers available to invite people to join the club, explain what the club does, and answer any questions.  Bob P provided a sign up sheet. He would like to have 3 volunteers for each hour of the exposition.
TTC Board Elections, March, 2020:
Bob K stated that we have four positions opening up in March. They are for Vice President (Cathy Guecci), Secretary (Kathy Motush), Membership Chair (Linda Fuhrmann), and Publicity Chair, (Mary Gates).  Bob K advised  members to look at the descriptions of the positions on the website. The board meets the first Monday of every month. Bob K encouraged members to consider running for an office.
Comments from Mary Gates:
Mary encouraged members to look at Trilogy Theater Club on and let her know by email if anything is wrong or outdated. She will fix it. Mary has power points and pictures on the site from previous events.
Mary let us know that she and Tony Gardella will be performing for a free concert on October 23, 2019, from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the ballroom. They call themselves the Twilight Blues Project and they play all kinds of music. The cafe will be open during this time so attendees may buy lunch or bring their own. This is an opportunity to enjoy their music with your lunch.
Bob K corrected our next meeting date to November 9, 2019. Diana Brewer made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Kathy Gerdl seconded. All were in favor.
Respectfully submitted,
Kathy Motush
TTC Secretary

November 2019 General Meeting Minutes

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.
Treasury Report:
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.
New Members:
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.
Charity Donation:
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.
Respectfully submitted,
Kathy Motush
TTC Secretary

January 2020 General Meeting Minutes

Call to Order:
Bob Peterson called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. Officers present were Cathy Gueci, Linda Fuhrmann, Kathy Motush, Mary Gates, and Marilyn Flaherty. There were 114 members present.
Treasurer’s Report:
Marilyn reported that our November transactions had been verified by the CA. Marilyn stated our current balance after deposits and expenses were calculated. She said that much of this balance is for deposits for the cruise and the Hollywood trip. Marilyn reported that Linda, Membership Director, had deposited dues for the year totaling $2,028.00 from 169 members. Marilyn asked if there were any questions. There were none. Marc Larson moved that we accept the treasurer’s report. Tom Mayhew seconded, all approved. Cruise Update:
Linda Lukey stated that she will be sending out an informational email this week. She will include a link to check-in and a link for excursions. Linda reported that members that had credit coming from the canceled cruise and paid the $500.00 deposit, should have received their appropriate credit. She encouraged travelers to check their statements. Linda reported that all shows are scheduled. The Aqua Show is scheduled on Day 1 and Day 4. This is in case it rains on Day 1 as it is an outdoor show. The group does not have assigned seats. Participants were advised to complete their online check-in and to purchase excursions as some may sell out. Faye and Linda will schedule an informational get-together for all travelers. Single members will have an additional meeting to plan excursions together.
Hollywood Trip:
Linda stated that Chuck Tebelius is collecting the final payment today. Final payment for a single room is $1370.00. Final payment for a double room is $980.00 per person.
Play Update:
Bob P stated that Mickey Tyler is taking sign ups for the Decorating Committee and for the volunteers to set up the ballroom for the play. Mickey is looking for donations of the following items: 1. Maps of Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and California, Las Vegas and Southern California 2. Card stock in various shades of green and white, 80 to 110 pounds 3. Poker chips 4. Dice Trilogy Theatre Club General Membership Meeting Minutes January 11, 2020 Bob stated that Pius and Susan Lacher are taking sign ups for wait staff for all three nights. Pius reported that several more people are needed. Bob added that although scheduling is easier if wait staff can be counted on for all three nights, it is not required. Cathy G reported that this year’s cast is amazing and the play is hilarious. Cathy thanked Dave Brown for the outstanding job he is doing. Dave Brown was given an enthusiastic round of applause. Cathy G stated that tickets have been on sale for a while and reminded members that ticket sales will open up to the public this week. She encouraged members to get the best seats now.
Dave Brown reported that props are being constructed for 15 scenes with 6 of them being heavy. His crew will work every Thursday and Friday for the next 4 or 5 weeks. His goal is to get the pieces on stage by February to allow the actors to work with the pieces and choreography so that the changing of set pieces can be worked out. Dave stated that about 18 additional people are needed for the backstage crew and to run the lighting and sound. This commitment is for 9 rehearsals starting in February and availability for all 3 performances. This will make training the stage crew members feasible. Dave added that the volunteers helping to change the women will not be required to be there for all the rehearsals. Dave stated he is taking sign ups for the work crew and backstage crew. Dave requested that if anyone has questions, see him. Bob P explained that this play is challenging in the number and speed required for set changes. He asked everyone to help our club by serving on the wait staff, working backstage, or decorating.
Hale Theater - Patsy Cline Show, March 24, 2020:
Bob stated that sign ups and payments are being collected by Linda Peterson. Checks are to be payable to Bob Krause. The show is at 7:30 p.m. and it is a carpool event. Bus trip to Hollywood in April: Bob stated that Chuck and Sandy Tebelius are collecting final payments that are due today. Yellow slips are also due for room arrangements.
Silver Star Theater - Beach Boys Tribute, March 31, 2020:
Bob stated that Linda Peterson is collecting checks for this event. Checks are to be payable to Bob Krause. This is a carpool event.
Bob P reported that every year we have an election to rotate officers. This year we have Marc Larson running for VP of Drama, Deb Erickson running for Secretary, Bonnie West and Joan Shotts running for Membership Director, and Mary Gates running for a second term as Publicity Director. Trilogy Theatre Club General Membership Meeting Minutes January 11, 2020 Bob stated that as our bylaws are written, we are going to close nominations at our meeting in February and vote at our March meeting. In April, the new officers step into their positions. Bob asked if anyone else was interested in these positions. There were no responses. Bob asked if there were any questions. There were none. Bob reminded members that next year three positions will open up. These openings include Vice-president, President, and Treasurer. We will be looking for people to fill these positions.
Final remarks:
Mary Gates reminded members of the information she has posted under Theatre Club website. Mary requested that anyone with questions, pictures of places they have visited, or things they have done, send it to her. Six months of minutes are available on the website and older ones are archived. Mary asked that anyone having copies of minutes not listed, send them to her. Mary stated she also provides a “things to do in Gilbert” category as well as links to local performing arts centers.
Chuck Tebelius stated that the final payment for the Hollywood Trip is due today. A few participants still need to pay. Chuck said he will be home all day for anyone wishing to drop off their final payment.
Dave Brown updated members on the ballroom. He reported that Phase 1 is complete. Phase 2 will be bigger with audio, lighting, and video systems being completed. He stated that the current plan is to close the ballroom down in June and reopen in September. At the same time this is done, the bathrooms near the ballroom will be renovated. After the ballroom restrooms are reopened, the pool restrooms will be redone.
George Smith asked about restroom accommodations during this time. Dave stated that temporary deluxe portable restrooms will be rented.
Bob asked for any additional comments or questions. There were none. Bryan Coussens moved that we close the meeting. George seconded. We adjourned at 9:45 a.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Kathy Motush Secretary Trilogy Theatre Club