June 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

SMCT Board Meeting Minutes – June 2016

June 18th, 2016, 6:00pm Benjamin Eddy Building, Foster, RI

Members present (voting members in bold): Dennis Chretien, Shane Inman, Artie Robillard, Kaila Rubin, Laura Giorgianni, Bob Hollis, Mary-Jo Chretien, Carol Mauro, Joe Giorgianni, Michelle Chretien, Emily Chretien, Nikki Boss, Olivia Hussey, Jake Eldred, Izzi Giorgianni, Cameron Waitkun, Emily Carter, Alicia Mancini, Rob Lebeau, Ruth Lear, Ben Stanfield, Alice Lear, Eric Dubois, Liz Dubois, Evelyn Dubois, Millie Dubois

Meeting Begins – 6:55pm


-Due to damaged wires and missing lavalier mics, SMCT is short on working microphones

-Proposal has been made for purchase of replacement and spare microphones and belt packs

-May not be necessary to purchase extras at the moment, as there is no financial incentive to do so

-Extra wires seem to be most important component of purchase

-Additional efforts will have to be made to encourage gentle treatment of microphones by actors


-Have not yet heard back about extension on Community Building Grant


-It was decided that Carrie could not be performed as part of the 2016-2017 season due to the exorbitantly high cost of rights

-James and the Giant Peach is likely to be summer children’s theatre production in 2017

Public Relations

-SMCT should be more aggressive in pursuing connections within the RI theatre community

Creative Studio

-Extension of one year has been given for obligation related to CAST grant


-Executive Director: Dennis Chretien

-Finance Director: Laura Giorgianni

-Public Relations Director: Eric Dubois

-Technical and Facilities Director: Ben Stanfield

-Membership Director: Leslie Carter

-Asst. Finance Director for Fundraising: Meryn Flynn

-Asst. Creative Director for Productions: Liz Dubois

-Asst. Creative Director for Events: Nikki Boss

-Asst. Creative Director for Education: Bob Hollis

-Director at Large: Artie Robillard

Motion to accept election slate as presented with exception of Technical and Facilities Director, which will go to Ben Stanfield – Seconded/Passed

Meeting adjourned – 8:33pm