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

The minutes of the July 2, 2019 meeting were approved as presented on the motion of RC and seconded by Kathy Seidling.

The Treasurer’s Report was accepted as presented upon the motion of Marty and seconded by RC.


The archives are looking for the names of previous donors. When we get a list then we can go forward with our wall display of donors.

Larry reported that the driver that damaged the handrail had a court appearance on July 17. He does have insurance and Larry will find out if the insurance was in place at the time of the accident. If so, we will contact our insurance company.

Kathy Kennedy is working on a 100 year anniversary book and will be taking a photo of the ceiling in the restroom hallway

RC is looking for a construction company that may allow us to use their scaffolding so that we can hang the valance.

The second session for the Junior Rialto Players is in progress. There are 23 Junior Rialto players in this session. Their play “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” will be this weekend.

The Playwright, Kevin Reese, who wrote the plays being performed by the Rialto Junior Players will be attending the performance of “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” The Board has a gift for him.

Larry will be bringing color samples for the floor on Thursday. The dates we have to finish the floor are between August 18 and September 26.

We will be needing workers for the plays on Friday August 16 at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday August 17 at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Upon a motion by Marty and seconded by Kathy Madonna the budget for “Count Dracula” was discussed and those funds will be put in the savings account. RC is forwarding information about several community theatre organizations for the Board to consider joining. These organization are very helpful by providing assistance with scripts and royalty fees for plays.


The Board discussed their vision of Theater vs. multi-purpose. The consensus of the Board was to remain multi-purpose for now.

Larry reported on the AC inspection/repairs. Two units are not working. We have not received our billing yet or the estimate of the repairs needed.

Darcy Accounting has submitted our 990 Tax return for our fiscal year ending March 2019. She has also renewed our 501c-3 status with the State of Colorado.

The Board discussed whether to continue with the Enterprise Zone. There are a couple questions that need to be answered before a final decision is made.

The Rural Philanthropy committee visit on August 6 and the Downtown Revitalization workshop held on August 8 were discussed.

Unbridled as requested a meeting with the Board on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. It will be held in their office.

Projects Committee

The projects committee will get the expense proposals for the Green Room for website/grant funding requests. There are several painting projects and decisions on colors.

Play Committee

The play committee will meet on August 14 at 10:00 a.m. to discuss upcoming plays and schedules.

The Board reviewed the events, activities, programs remaining in 2019. Tentative Play dates and events for 2020 were also reviewed.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

The next meeting will be held Tuesday, September 3, at 5:30 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Marty Burleson, Secretary