The meeting was called to order at 5:36 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 September 3 meeting did not have a quorum so minutes were not available.

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


Larry did not have a report regarding the insurance coverage of Kenneth Samento regarding the damage to our handrail. Rich will contact our insurance company and have them contact Samento’s insurance company.

RC was able to get scaffolding from Canon Rental and the valance has been hung. Thanks RC and Tom for the valance. It looks great!

RC will get with Michelle for the final review of the 2nd Session of the Junior Rialto Players.

After the meeting we will look at the floor. One section will be prepped and painted and then the board will decide on the final color.

We need to have some new board members. The current board was asked to contact anyone that has shown an interest in serving on the Board.

RC reported on Count Dracula. They are still working on the set. The auditions for the “Fruitcakes” play have been held. A cast of 20 has been selected and 1 major and 2 minor roles still need to be filled.

We have not heard from Stan Bullis of Unbridled regarding their interest in the Rialto.

Junktique went well. There was a lot of activity in downtown Florence.

The Rialto Players float in the parade was great. Thanks to Tom for his excellent float building!


Larry reported that the AC units were inspected. Two units will require some repairs. The fire extinguishers have also been inspected.

Marty reported that after the end of this year the Rialto would not be participating in the Enterprise Zone. Focus for funding will be on grants.

The Board discussed the advantages of several Theater memberships. RC will send out a print out of the different memberships and what they offer. The Board will review and make a decision at the November meeting.

Jennifer Bowers will be representing the Rialto Junior Players with a Pitch to get FEDC grants for children’s theatre on October 3.

Projects Committee

Number one project is to finish the theater floor. The area under the stage needs to be cleaned up so that it can be used for the casts during the plays. Walls of the auditorium need sheet rock, electrical, paint and molding. Options for stairways down from the balcony to the alley need to be reviewed. The ceiling in the restroom hallway needs to be addressed.

Larry will have an electrician add a circuit breaker for the concession room.

Play Committee

The play committee will meet with Kathy Herrin on October 30 at 5:00 p.m. regarding the “Fools” play.
Dracula will be October 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27.

Fruitcakes will be December 6, 7, 8, 13, 14,15.

Events Committee

On November 7, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Rocky Mountain Bank and Trust will hold a Fraud/Scam class presented by Greg their IT administrator. There is no charge for attending the presentation.


There being no further business to bring before the board, the meeting was adjourned at 6:35 p.m.

The next meeting will be held Tuesday, November 5 at 5:30 p.m. (Election Day)

Respectfully submitted,

Marty Burleson, Secretary