March 2015 Board Meeting Minutes

The following text are the minutes from the SMCT Board Meeting on March 28, 2015. Click the link below for a downloadable PDF version.

SMCT Board Meeting Minutes 28 March 2015 (public)


March 28, 2015
10:00 AM
Benjamin Eddy Building, Foster, RI

In attendance (bold indicates voting member): Dennis Chretien, MaryJo Chretien, Gabbi, Bob Hollis, Artie Robillard, Steve Carter, Kaila Rubin, Laura Giorgianni, Andy Affleck, Ann Affleck

Called to order at 10:08am

    • Problem: Our Box Office Manager has had to step down.
      • Solution: Joe Giorgianni has been approved to take over the post.
    • Problem: We currently only accept credit cards in our online orders, but it would be nice to do that at the door.
      • Solution: SMCT is debating whether to purchase Square or something similar. It would also extend our reservation times. The Chretiens are looking into it.
    • The meeting was productive, but only covered money handling policies and box office policies, and only at a fairly preliminary level. We will have others, Fridays are what we’ve chosen before, and the meetings are generally potluck. Well let everyone know when the next one is.
    • We have applied for a license to sell our Old Home Days raffle tickets at Little Shop of Horrors as well as Old Home Days.
    • Foster Follies
      • We’re right on schedule, with one rehearsal taking place the night before. There’s a fair amount of tech, we may need to adjust what we use.
    • Little Shop of Horrors
      • LSH is doing well! We’ve had some weather issues, but we’re generally where we hoped to be around this time. People can now reserve tickets on the phone and online!
    • Tom Sawyer
      • Planning is in the early stages. Andy Affleck is directing. He wants to do some script adjustment and will sketch out some set design.
      • Help Needed: Interested teenagers who would like to direct or help on the production/technical side of things should contact Andy at
    • USO show-
      • 1 year from October, dinner theatre. Artie Robillard is writing the script and directing. We’re thinking of having musical accompaniment, but the details are unsure.
    • Still working on logistics for selling some of our equipment and reorganizing the storage units
    • We’ve got a new light board, which is VERY cool and powerful. Learning how to use it is going really well!
    • Bob Hollis will be teaching an Intro to Acting program afterschool at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School for six weeks. The program starts soon.
    • Preservation Society– We are helping the preservation society with some costumed interpretation at various places in Foster during their meeting. They would like those involved to know the history so they can hold conversation with people, but not have it scripted. The tour will be April 25 3:00-4:30pm.
    • Creative– We’ve got our 2015-2016 season, but we’re trying to relate our 2016 season to WWI and the USO show. Spring is M*A*S*H, trying to figure out other shows. If anyone has ideas or comments, please send an email to
  • Adjourned at 11:45pm.