Published: Monday, 11 December 2017 21:42
Written by Julie Poux
You may remember that at last year's annual meeting, the amendment voted on at the 2016 Annual Meeting took effect. The amendment called for new members elected to the Board to serve a term of two years. In order to accomplish this task, once the members were elected, 5 of the members chose to serve only a one year term to ensure that close to 50% of the board would not need to be re-elected.
The six members of the Board of Directors who chose to serve a two-year term and will continue their service through the 2018 calendar year are: Jonathan Eckman, Jason Gonzalez, Eric Grimm, Peyton Hahn, Larry Hirth, and Matt Lisa The remaining 5 members have chosen not to seek re-election to the board. So, at the Annual Meeting in January, the Board of Directors will elect up to 5 new members to fill the vacancies.
Current President, Julie Poux, sought nominations from the membership throughout the month of November and the following members were nominated for the 2018 Board of Directors to serve a two-year term. Members in good standing will be given the opportunity to vote for up to 5 of the following individuals to serve as members of the 2018 Board at the Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet on Saturday, January 6, 2017.
Let's meet the Nominees:
Dana Davis (nominated by Matt Lisa) I would like to nominate Dana Davis for the board this year. She is a reliable, dependable, hardworking, fundraising young lady and I feel she would make a good addition to the board. Her heart lies with MCP and she participated in the success of so many shows.
Brandon Dunphy (nominated by Eric Grimm) Brandon has been involved with MCP since 2015. His involvement includes on stage performance, set construction, volunteering for fundraisers, and monetary donations. Brandon has been a board member with another community theater group and he understands the commitment that comes with being a board member. He has proven his dedication to MCP through his involvement. Brandon will be a great asset to the board by bringing fresh ideas and his knowledge of theater.
Bonnie Emmer (nominated by Eric Grimm) Bonnie has been involved with MCP in recent years mostly behind the scenes. She naturally was a great fit into the MCP family. Bonnie has contributed in on stage performance, directing, many hours of volunteer time for fundraisers, monetary donations, and is a member of the finance committee. Bonnie brings fresh ideas and suggestions to the group. Her most recent idea was directing our very successful Gender Bender fundraiser. Bonnie's involvement proves her dedication to MCP. She is always willing to help further the success of MCP.
Eric Johansen (nominated by Eric Grimm) Eric has been involved with MCP for many years. He was away for a while as he focused on his law degree, but has easily gotten back into the groove. He has always been part of the MCP family. Eric has contributed in on stage performance, back stage tech crew, set construction, master carpenter, countless hours of volunteer time for fundraisers, and monetary donations. He has made suggestions and brought ideas to MCP board members that have helped with ongoing improvements. Eric has shown his dedication to the success of MCP through his involvement. MCP always strives to create a family atmosphere and Eric embodies that same attitude. Eric is always willing to help further the success of MCP into the future.
Darren Lee (nominated by Phil Catlin) It is my honor to nominate Darren Lee for the Board of Directors of Mason Community Players, Inc. Many of you will know Darren for his many stage appearances, but you should also know that he has actively been working back stage, as well. Darren routinely makes a significant contribution through his ability with construction. Many of the significant features of our recent sets have been Darren’s handiwork. (Think stairs, upper levels, the extensions on the stage itself, and many others!) He’s also made a significant contribution to the group with his business expertise. He has given prudent advice to the board on many occasions and I think that the group would be well served by electing Darren to the board in 2018.
Robert Terry (nominated by Laureen Catlin) Robert has 15 years of service to the troupe. Formerly, he served as a member of the Board for three years, two as secretary. He has performed in Our Town, Stalag 17 and Is There a Comic in the House?. Though being on stage is a joy for him, he dedicates many, many hours behind the scenes. He has served as Assistant Producer, Stage Manager, Ticket Coordinator, Box Office Manager, Sound Technician and Lighting Technician. Robert has designed programs. He has been a member of numerous Stage and Set Construction Crews. Recently, he has become the group's go-to photographer, providing pictures for both Lobby Displays and a record of the troupe in performance. Always mindful of MCP's need for volunteers to staff its fund-raising events, Robert has participated in ATP Parking, Kings Island Staffing, and Lebanon, Mason & Monroe Railroad events. Back in the day, he was a part of the Haunted Hayride events. Currently, Robert is a member of the Communications Committee and for that body has become the social media coordinator spending numerous hours ... at all hours ... keeping MCP up to date. Representing the third generation of Terry Family participation in MCP, Robert holds the troupe close to his heart. He is an excellent collaborator and shares many fresh ideas as a part of his participation in committee. Robert would be an asset to the Board of Directors.