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Matt Watroba free concert on October 19th

The St. Clair Theatre Guild is pleased to present Matt Watroba in concert on Friday, October 19, at 7:00 p.m. The concert will take place at First Congregational Church, 300 Adams St. in St. Clair. Admission is free!

This concert is the first in what will become a series of “community sings” events sponsored by the Guild. Future events will take place at the St. Clair Library… watch the website for details.

Special thanks to the St. Clair Rotary Club and First Congregational Church for making this event possible. Additional thanks to Matt Watroba for helping us launch this concept, and Lisa Fountain for the poster art shown above.

If you have any questions, use our Contact Form and we’ll get back with you ASAP.

Annual Meeting held September 16

Annual meeting graphicThe Annual Membership Meeting of the St. Clair Theatre Guild was held on Sunday, September 16, 2018. A change to the by-laws was approved and an election for the board of directors was held.

The following by-laws change approved by the members attending the meeting:

Previous wording:

Board of Directors

a.     Power, Number and Eligibility – There shall be no more than sixteen and no fewer than eight members of the Board of Directors, which include the officers of the Guild. The exact number of directors shall be determined by the membership at the Annual Meeting. Directors must have been an active member for the Guild for one year or more.

New wording:

There shall be no more than twelve and no fewer than six members of the Board of Directors,

Removed wording:

Directors must have been an active member for the Guild for one year or more.

Four board members’ terms were expiring, and all four were willing to be considered for re-election to another two-year term. Additionally, three new or returning members were nominated from the floor. The seven candidates were elected by acclimation of the assembled membership. All seven will serve through the 2020 annual meeting. They are:

  • Holly Cross (incumbent)
  • Sue Daniels (incumbent)
  • Stacey Jowett (nominated from the floor)
  • Tom Kephart (nominated from the floor)
  • Owen McIntyre (nominated from the floor)
  • Brian Moss (incumbent)
  • Jo-Anne Wilkie (incumbent)

The following board members are continuing, their terms end in 2019:

  • Wendy Harder
  • Kim LaDuke
  • Bob Swain
  • Wayne Weber

The new board will meet in October to select officers and begin planning for the next year.

An informal social gathering following the business meeting. Total attendance was 17 members.

What has become of the St. Clair Theatre Guild?

A message from SCTG President Brian Moss:

Nothing…… and Everything.

The Board of Directors while recovering from the “Fifty Years of Broadway” production celebrating our fifty years of existence, has been hard at work looking to insure the organizations ability to continue for at least another fifty years.

Consequently, we have not put forward any membership or patron drives in 2018 as we regroup and reorganize. All of this will change in preparation for a 2019 SCTG Season. The Board has begun negotiations with a talented group of young adults to prepare a theatre season for 2019.

In the last few years we were forced to abandon non-musical productions as the interest in ‘straight’ plays declined.  More recently, however, we have not been able to do major musicals due to lack of participation (a major musical requires 40-50 on stage). As a result we are going to revert to non-musical, small cast plays requiring a smaller venue than the Performing Arts Center [seating 600+], and the venue search continues.

2018 did see our Annual Fundraiser “Dueling Pianos” benefiting the John and Avis Cobb Fine Arts Scholarship. A 2019 fund raiser planning is already under way scheduled for March 2nd at Columbia Banquet Center. SCTG / Susquatch will again prepare and enter a float for the Saint Clair Lighted Santa Parade.

Please stand by as we prepare as many as four small cast plays for 2019.