The meeting was called to order at 5:35 p.m. by President Rich Burleson. Board members present were Larry Baker, Kathy Seidling, Steve Steele, Ken Trusty, RC Wilkins and Marty Burleson. Donna Murphy was absent. Board Advisors, Beryl Baker and Lisa Steele were also present.

The Volunteer Time Sheets were passed around for the Board to record their volunteer hours.

The minutes of the December 18, 2018 meeting were approved upon the motion of RC and seconded by Steve.

Kathy presented the Treasurer’s report. The treasurer’s report was accepted upon the motion of RC and seconded by Larry.


The New Year’s Eve Gala was reviewed. Attendance was low. Thanks to the workers and the decorators. Final numbers are being reviewed. The future of the event was discussed. A decision has been put on hold for now.

The Business Plan Workshop will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. After the workshop, the Board will have a dinner.

A grant application has been submitted to Hoag Rawlins in the amount of $4,000 to refinish the theater floor.


The Board discussed the Rialto’s financial status. Upcoming fund raisers were discussed.

The Steele’s and the Burleson’s have purchased 100 cushioned and locking chairs for the theater.

RC gave an update on the Little Women play coming in February.

Marty reported the Enterprise Zone report has been submitted.

The Haunted Java cast would like to visit the Rialto some Monday evening. Rich will give them a tour of the theater.

Projects Committee

Everything is on hold pending income.

Play Committee

The Play Committee will meet on January 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. The committee will be looking at play for December 2019.

Events Committee

The Play Committee will meet at 1:00 p.m., January 9, 2019. Play dates for 2019 will be reviewed and the committee will be selecting a play for December 2019.


The next Board meeting will be held January 22 at 5:30 p.m.

There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Marty Burleson, Secretary