The meeting was called to order at 5:35 p.m. by President Rich Burleson. Board members present were Larry Baker, Donna Murphy, Steve Steele, Ken Trusty, RC Wilkins and Marty Burleson. Kathy Seidling was absent. Board Advisors, Beryl Baker and Lisa Steele were also present.

Tom Bruno was a guest. Tom said tickets are still available for the New Years’ Masquerade Gala. The Rialto also has some tickets to sell.

The Volunteer Time Sheets was passed around to the Board to record their volunteer hours.

The minutes of the December 4, 2018 meeting were approved upon the motion of R.C and seconded by Ken.


The New Year’s Eve committee and the Board reviewed the worksheet and assigned the responsibilities for decorations and workers for the evening. Tuesday, December 27 at 6:00 p.m. the board and the Chamber will be decorating.

The consensus of the board was to sell the Silent Auction tickets for $5.00 for six tickets.

The Ben Younger Band did a very nice job and the Board hopes to have them back again.

Marty will be in contact with our Grant writer. One of the grants will probably be support for a children’s theatre group.

The dinner on the 21st of December has been postponed until sometime in January.


Todd Williams has submitted his resignation as of December 16, 2018. Upon the motion of RC and seconded by Larry, the Board unanimously accepted the resignation.

RC gave an update on the “Little Women” play. Rehearsals are going very well.

Projects Committee

Projects have been on hold but the committee recommended that we finish the theater floor. The committee will be getting the floor ready for painting and looking at type of finishes recommended and color.

Play Committee

The Play Committee will meet on January 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. The committee will be looking at play for December 2019.

Events Committee

No report.


The Board was reminded that the annual meeting will be in March. Election of officers will be held at that time.

The next meeting will be January 8, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. At that meeting a date will be set for a Business Plan workshop.

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


Respectfully submitted,

Marty Burleson, Secretary