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

The minutes of the Oct 2, 2018 meeting were unanimously approved upon the motion of Todd and seconded by R.C.

OLD BUSINESS

No decision will be made on the ceiling in the hallway to the restrooms until Elaine Green has looked at it.

The New Year’s Eve Committee reported that the Rialto will be in charge of the decorations and the bar. It was the consensus of the Board that the only alcohol served will be beer, wine and champagne. The committee is still looking for a caterer and will be hiring a DJ for the music. The cost will be $50.00 per person.

Steve has prepared an updated Business Plan. He gave the board members some papers to review and come prepared to discuss at the workshop to be held on November 14 at 11:00 a.m.

Nothing new on the storage situation.

The construction of the dance floor was discussed. It was the consensus of the Board to not have a dance floor at this time. The slope is not enough to justify the cost of the dance floor.

The Board is still pursuing bands and a music series. “Ben Younger Band” will perform on December 8, 2018. The Sons and Brothers Concert will be held October 20, 2018. The doors upon at 6:00 p.m. and the concert will be at 7:00 p.m.

Rich has contacted the CSU business department regarding a marketing major and business management internships. He was contacted by Jami Lopez, a junior business student who is interested in working with the Rialto on the Business Plan and Marketing.

The Rialto Players participated in the Penrose Apple Day Parade and received a third place ribbon.

Rich has sent an invitation to Vance Crocker of Black Hills Energy to evaluate our electricity usage. He has not received a reply as of this date.

NEW BUSINESS

We need a Grant writer. Marty will contact Beth Lenz and see when they can meet and begin looking at possible grants. Fundraising will be a part of our Business Plan.

Lisa has been working on Advertising and Marketing. She had postcards printed advertising the “Vintage Hitchcock” play. Lisa had information about the Rialto becoming a member of the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitor Bureau magazine. Marty paid the membership fee of $166.

PR for the Ben Younger Band concert was discussed. We will get a poster out as soon as we get a picture of the band. Admission to the concert will be $10.00 and everyone will receive a ticket to get a $1 beer or wine.

Rich has also contacted the CSU Pueblo Performing Arts/Music department to see if we can partner with them in some way.

Projects Committee

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, history display room). Projects are on hold pending income.

Play Committee

The Play Selection Information Process and the New Director Guidelines will be reviewed at the next committee meeting on November 14 at 10:00 a.m. 2019 Play Dates have been selected.

Events Committee

The events committee will be working on Bands, concerts, and programs to complete this year’s calendar and work on 2019. The Board received copies of upcoming events in 2018 and tentative event schedule for 2019.

 

The next meeting will be Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Marty Burleson, Secretary

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