The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by President Rich Burleson.Board members present
were Larry Baker, Kathy Madonna, Steve Steele, Kathy Seidling, R.C. Wilkins, Donna Murphy, and Marty Burleson.

Also present were advisors, Beryl Baker and Lisa Steele.

Visitors:Ken Trusty, Todd Williams, and Dave West.

A motion was made by Larry Baker, seconded by Kathy Madonna that after guests address the board, they will be excused from the meeting. The motion was unanimously passed.

Ken Trusty requested his reinstatement as a board member. He will be able to attend meetings since the time was changed to the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m.

Dave West stated that now that he is commuting with Ken, he would like to be a regular volunteer at the Rialto.

Todd Williams requested that he be an active Board member when his leave of absence expires on September 14, 2018. He will begin attending meetings on September 18, 2018.

The guests were then excused from the meeting.

Upon the motion of Larry Baker, seconded by Kathy Madonna, the minutes of the August 17, 2018 meeting were unanimously approved as presented.

The Treasurer’s repost was unanimously accepted as presented upon the motion of Marty, and seconded by R.C.


The internet/phone service has been installed. The Rialto phone number is 784-7255. Kathy M. will record a message on the answering machine. The Alcohol Server Training classes have been completed and copies of the certificates will be forwarded to our insurance co. We have selected our wine and beer distributors.

A workshop has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 12 at 4:00 p.m. to complete the income/expense categories and fine tune our Business plan.


Donna made a motion, seconded by Steve Steele that Ken Trusty be reinstated to the Board. The motion was unanimously passed.

Upon a motion by Marty, seconded by R.C., Ron Hinkle’s letter of resignation was accepted by the Board.

Rich, Kathy, and Marty will meet with Larry Heid on Tuesday to discuss having concerts at the Rialto. On Thursday they will meet with Amy Whitesell, a music agent.

Lisa Steele has volunteered to help us with advertising and marketing our events at the Rialto.

Projects Committee

The project committee continues to work on the checklist of projects to be completed. The main hallway baseboards and concession window trim has been completed. The painting of the hallway to the restrooms, baseboard, and sconces have been completed. The curtain for the Tom Bruno play has been installed. The design will be reviewed after the play is over. We are still waiting on advice regarding the ceiling in the hallway to the restrooms. The project committee is working on a solution to our lack of storage space. Larry and Rich are working on a design and cost estimate for a dance floor (24’x16’). The next big project will be the theater/concert hall room and the removal of the projector from the Concession Room window into the West room (future welcome center and history display room).

Play Committee

The play committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Next meeting will be September 12, 2018. The Play Selection Information Process and the New Director Guidelines were not adopted this meeting as some revisions are being made. The committee will be looking at play dates for 2019.

Events Committee

The events committee will meet following the board meetings. Bands, concerts and programs will be discussed to complete the calendar. The “Sons and Brothers” concerts “Tribute to Fred” will be a benefit for Hospice and will be held on October 20, 2018.

Upcoming Pioneer Day and Apple Day events were discussed. The New Year’s Eve party committee of Kathy M, Steve, and RC will meet with the Chamber committee on Monday, September 24, at 6 p.m. at the Chamber Office.

There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 6:40 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Marty Burleson, Secretary