November 10, 2021 Minutes

Grap's Wine Room/Zoom
6:30 PM

Call To Order:

Toi Lyn

Roll Call:

Toi Lyn Flick, Nathan Schreier, Kelsey Gronlund, Heather Pittman, Angela Hastings, Becky Tinsley, Derek Olson

Executive Director Report:

I have been working in the Rec Center over the last month on improving the sound in there. I have now made it so we have four speakers instead of two, and two will be in the back of the house to help with the overall sound. There is now easy access to use a monitor on the stage.

I have also been working hard on grants and sponsorships. As of today we have Schreier Engineering, Double Star Computing, tdg, Open Space Creative, Tim Speidel Business and Tax Service, and First Interstate Bank as sponsors. FLyT, Pioneer Bank & Trust and Runnings are all going to sponsor again, I am just waiting on checks. Morris Law Office also donated $100. Once Mr. Beautiful Fork is finished I will hit sponsorships very hard. I applied for another grant through Black Hills Energy but we won’t hear back on that for a while. I looked into Wal-Mart, but we can’t apply again until next year.

I heard back that we will be receiving another SD Arts Council Grant. I don’t have details yet but I did apply for $5,000 so we will see the full amount. Update: We have been awarded $5,500!

Officer Reports: 

  • President
    • Nothing to report
  • Vice President
    • Helping Derek with promotion of Mr Beautiful Fork
  • Secretary
    • Assisting ToiLyn with Christmas show
  • Treasurer
    • Current bank balance $7114.77 
  • Creative Committee
    • I am working on scheduling a committee meeting this month. Right now we have a good plan for the coming season, but there are still a lot of specifics to figure out.
    • Christmas Show
      • I think the Christmas Show is moving forward well right now. Toi is handling the show but I will start working on marketing this week for the show and work closely with Toi on it. Are there people interested in helping with the bake sale with this show?
    • Mr. Beautiful Fork
      • Everything is progressing well with the show. We have sold 22 tickets so far, which I think is pretty good. I am hoping for a full house. I will talk to specific people about specific jobs this week.
  • Public Relations
    • Need to elect new person who will work on social media 
  • Membership Committee
    • Need to elect new person to chair 
  • Grant & Fundraising Committee
    • Need people to sign up for the Christmas Show bake sale. Working with Derek on contacting businesses. Thinking of additional ideas during Christmas Show- cookie contest, ugly sweaters

Old Business:

Upcoming show updates

  • Mr. Beautiful Fork- Workers need to wear jeans/black shirt and arrive at 5:30 for setup.
  • Christmas Show- 32 at auditions (even between adult/kids)
  • Quilt fundraiser- The quilt is being made by Kathy Pounds with a theater/Christmas theme.

New Business:

Assign new committee chairs to vacant positions

  • Public Relations: Angela Hastings
  • Membership: Emma Tinsley

Next meeting:

Dec 13, [email protected] 6:30pm

Adjournment:

Motion Nathan, Angela second.

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