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Annual Membership Meeting – Sunday, September 16

Annual meeting graphicThe Annual Meeting of the members of the St. Clair Theatre Guild will be on Sunday, September 16, 2018, beginning at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Guild Building on Goffe St. in St. Clair.

The Board wishes to update attendees as to the Guild’s future plans and request input.

We welcome all past members, friends and potential members.  We will have snacks and beverages on hand and look forward to your attending.

The agenda includes a vote on a proposed bylaw change and elections for the Guild’s Board of Directors. Four current members will run again for two-year terms.

Details of the proposed bylaw change:

Current 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.

Proposed new wording:

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

Proposed removed wording:

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

Read a related message from Guild President Brian Moss.

SCTG Board of Directors, 2017-18

(The year each director’s term ends is shown in parentheses.)

President: Jo-Anne Wilkie (2018)

Vice President: Brian Moss (2018)

Treasurer: Kim LaDuke (2019)

Secretary: Holly Cross (2018)

Member: Sue Daniels (2018)

Member: Bob Swain (2019)

Member: Melanie Freeman (2019)

Member: Wendy Harder (2019)

Member: Wayne Weber (2019)

Remembering Russ Braden

Long-time Guild member Russ Braden passed away on February 26. Russ was involved in many shows and was a huge supporter of live theatre and the Guild. We remember him fondly, and our thoughts and prayers go out to Cathy and his family. We dim our lights in his memory.

His obituary as printed in the Times Herald, via Legacy.com:

Col. Russ BradenColonel Russell James “Russ” Braden, USMC (Ret), 86, of Fort Gratiot, formerly of Marysville, left this earth to guard the Gates of Heaven with his fellow Marines on Monday, February 26, 2018.

He was born June 6, 1931, in Flint to the late Carl and Louise Braden. He married M. Catherine Doolan on August 22, 1953, in Flint.

Col Braden earned his undergraduate and MBA degrees from the University of Michigan. He served 31 years in the U.S. Marine Corps in active and reserve service, with the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, in Korea, and he was a longtime member of the 1st Battalion 24th Marines. He retired from Chrysler Corporation as Business Practices Executive. He was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church and choir, the St. Clair Theatre Guild, Port Huron Civic Theater, the City of Marysville Charter Commission, and American Legion J. Edward Mallorey Post #449.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Cathy; four children, Col James (Patricia) Braden, USMC (Ret), Lt Col Thomas (Johanna) Braden, USMC (Ret), Brian Braden, and Catherine Braden; seven grandchildren, John Hartig, and Katherine, Samuel, Rachel, Alexander, Benjamin, and Matthew Braden; his brother, Franklin Braden; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Ford.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Colonel Braden will lie in state from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018, in St. Christopher Catholic Church.

Burial will be in Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. His sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Great Lakes Caring. To send condolences, visit pollockrandall.com

Cobb Memorial Arts Scholarship applications being accepted

Applications for the 2018 John and Avis Cobb Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship are now being accepted. One or more scholarships are given each year to persons who will be pursuing arts-related education or training.

To qualify, you must be a current student in the East China School District or at Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School, or be a homeschooled student within the East China Schools boundaries. You may also be a graduate of Marine City, St. Clair, or Cardinal Mooney high schools, or an adult living in the school district. Alternatively, Guild members who are residents of other school districts in the area are also eligible.

Applications are available on the Cobb Scholarships page. Deadline for applications is April 15, 2018.

Annual Guild Christmas caroling December 11th

Our annual gathering to visit our local seniors and bring some holiday cheer through caroling will be Monday, December 11. Kim LaDuke will accompany us on the piano. No rehearsals necessary (you know these songs!), so come out and be part of the fun.

We’ll meet at Medilodge behind River District Hospital at 6:30 p.m., then move on to Mallard’s Landing at 7:30. The traditional afterglow at Tony and Janelle Cavis’s house will follow.

Hope to see you there! Remember: Sing everyday whether you can carry a tune or not!