The meeting was called to order at 5:32 p.m. by President Rich Burleson. Board members present were Larry Baker, Donna Murphy, Kathy Seidling, RC Wilkins, Kathy Madonna and Marty Burleson. Also present was Board Advisor Beryl Baker. Board members Steve Steele and Ken Trusty were not present as well as Board Advisor, Lisa Steele.

Volunteer time sheets were completed by Board members to record their volunteer hours.

The minutes of the March 19, 2019 were unanimously approved upon the motion of Kathy Seidling and seconded by RC.

Kathy presented the treasurer’s report. The report was accepted upon the motion of Marty and seconded by Kathy Madonna.


The March 10 Business Plan workshop was discussed. The date for the next Business Plan meeting at the Burleson’s has been changed to April 28 at 1:00 p.m.

Beth Lenz and Susan Frushour are now also looking for grants. In order to secure a Federal Grant we will need to get a Dunn and Bradstreet number.

The PCC Senior Mini College class was attended by about 16 seniors. About 20 people enjoyed the tour of the Rialto on the following Friday.

Dehl Wolfers has taken pictures of old playbills, posters of shows and construction photos of the Rialto and he will make those available to us.

The Humane Society Fashion Dog Show will be held on April 13. They will set up on Friday, April 12 at 10:00 A.M. Our help should be at the Rialto by 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. At the Dog Show we will have a picture taken of the Board with the photo check showing our Grant from Rawlings.

Rich is still working on the shadow box for Fifi Dyes can-can dress.

We are waiting to hear from Jeff Peterson about the Canon City Middle School lights, etc. We are continuing to look for additional auditorium seats.

KRLN has a show every week for promoting your business or events. Call the Chamber to reserve.

At the end of each month the treasurer will transfer 10% of our new revenues into the savings account.


We welcomed Kathy Madonna back on our Board.

Kathy M. is inviting Karl Wurzbach to our next Board meeting to talk to us on how we can better use his paper.

Thanks to Steve for the newsletter that was sent out in March to our e-mail and mailing lists.

The annual membership proposal was discussed. It was the consensus of the Board that we need to discuss this some more at our business plan meeting.

Rocky Mountain Bank and Trust has offered some file cabinets that they no longer use. We just need to pick them up and send a thank you note to the bank for their contribution. RC will make arrangements to pick up the files and Marty will send the thank you.

We have received the notice and fee for the renewal of our liquor license.

Projects Committee

Larry and RC are working on expense proposals for the Green room for grant funding requests. We have started painting the walls in the auditorium. Removing the plaster railing, and sheet rock and new molding are also on the schedule. The ceiling under the balcony has been painted. Committee is waiting to hear from Bob Armon for the options for stairways down from the balcony to the alley.

Discussion was held on how we should address the bathroom hall ceiling. Upon the motion of RC, seconded by Kathy M. the board voted to take a picture of the ceiling showing the original ceiling and display that photo. Then the ceiling should be repaired and paint all of it and try to replicate the origin design. RC will contact Kathy Kennedy to take photos.

Play Committee

The committee meets this month on April 24 at 5:30 p.m. Kathy Herrin will attend. The Agatha Christie play “The Mousetrap” has been replaced with “Death Trap” because we have not heard back and would not have time to produce the play. The “Death Trap” will be performed May 24, 25, 26, 31 and June 1 and 2. RC presented his budget for the play and it was approved upon the motion of Marty and seconded by Larry.

“Dracula” has been scheduled for October 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27. “Fruitcakes” has been scheduled for December 6, 7, 8,13,14,15.

Michelle is reading scripts for the summer Rialto Junior Players to perform.

There are 16 acts for the Fremont County Has Talent 2.0 on April 19, 20. The performers will perform on both nights.

Events Committee

Coming events are the December Holiday Fundraising Party, hosted by the Bakers, silent auctions, food, and release of Annual membership plans.

Steampunk was not on the City Council agenda. We will not make a decision until we see if the event is supported by the merchants and that the street will be closed. Barb wants the Rialto for the Ball regardless of the street closure.

There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 7:22 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Marty Burleson, Secretary