The meeting was called to order by President Rich Burleson at 5:30 p.m. Board members present were Larry Baker, Donna Murphy, Kathy Seidling, Steve Steele, RC Wilkins and Marty Burleson. Board advisors Lisa Steele and Beryl Baker were also present. Board member Ken Trusty was absent. Kathy Madonna was a guest.

Volunteer Time sheets were completed.

The minutes of the February 19, 2019 meeting were approved upon the motion of RC and seconded by Steve.

The Treasurer’s Report was accepted as presented upon the motion of Marty and seconded by RC. RC also presented the ticket and proceeds report for Little Women.


KRLN Radio has a show every Wednesday at noon. We need to call the Chamber to reserve if we would like to promote events that we have coming up.


Rich and Barna have discussed a showing a during the Florence Car Show. The Rialto would show the My Classic Car video featuring last year’s Car Show.

The Board has discussed an Annual Membership proposal which would include tickets to four shows, pre-show party and preferred seating on opening night. Board members are looking at the bookkeeping and a name for the program.

By-laws were distributed. Updates and officer elections will be held at the March 19 Annual Meeting. The regular meeting will immediately follow the Annual Meeting.

Projects Committee

The projects committee is working on a Green Room proposal with expense sheet, and write-up for a website funding request and the possibility of requesting a grant. The committee is also proposing the removal of the plaster railing and smooth, paint, and add molding. The installation of a curtain across the top of the stage as been proposed. RC will look at the CCMS stage curtains.

Play Committee

The next meeting of the play committee will be Wednesday, March 13 at 10:00 a.m. The play committee will be looking at dates for plays for 2020. The Rialto Players are doing well. The formation of the Rialto Junior Players is very exciting. Michelle Hyatt has several volunteer helpers for the Rialto Junior Players organization and 20 kids have already expressed an interest in the program.

Rich has visited with Hans at the Florence Brewery about working together to promote the Rialto and the Brewery.


There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 7:11 p.m.

The Annual meeting will be held on March 19 at 5:30 p.m. with the regular meeting to follow.


Respectfully submitted,

Marty Burleson, Secretary