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Susquatch rehearsals

“Susquatch” is a barbershop-style vocal group that is supported by the Guild. It originally formed for the city of St. Clair’s sesquicentennial celebrations and continued after those events ended. The name is a play on “sesquicentennial.” The group is open to all interested singers, male and female.

Susquatch normally has rehearsals at the Guild building on Monday evenings, but for the next few months they’ll be taking place at the home of Brian Moss. For more details and directions to Brian’s place, leave us a message using our Contact form and we’ll get back to you.

Annual Meeting and Picnic on September 15

The Annual Meeting of the St. Clair Theatre Guild will take place, as required by our by-laws, on the third Sunday of September at 4:00 p.m. This year that’s September 15, and we’re going to have a picnic before so current members and interested future members can discuss our future plans for 2019-2020.

Annual meeting graphic

The picnic will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Guild Building, located in Klecha Park on Goffe St. in St. Clair, near the intersection with Palmer St. Bring a dish to pass and your own beverages.

At 4:00 p.m., the Annual Meeting will begin. Reports will be given to the membership and an election for the board of directors will be conducted. If you are interested in standing for election to the SCTG board for a two-year term (September 2019 to August 2021), please use our Contact form to let President Tom Kephart know.

In order to participate in the Annual Meeting part of the afternoon, you will need to join the Guild or renew your membership for 2019-20. Membership forms will be available at the picnic, or you can download one here in advance. Dues are $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 17 or younger.

We’re having a picnic on July 9

These guys are not invited.

The Guild will host a picnic for current members, their families, and anyone interested in joining. The picnic will be on Tuesday evening, July 9, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the St. Clair Boat Harbor Pavilion, 902 S. 2nd St. (at Fort St.).

(This would be our regularly scheduled board meeting evening, but the meeting has been cancelled for July so we could have the picnic!)

Bring your own beverages, table settings, and a dish to pass. We’ll have a kiddie pool with ice to keep things cold.

Please RSVP using this form by July 5 so we know how many tables to set up.

Remembering Bob Swain

Robert Swain

St. Clair Theatre Guild board member Robert “Bob” Swain died on Sunday, April 21 at the age of 90. Bob was a member of the Guild’s “Susquatch” vocal group and was a generous supporter of his adopted community, especially the arts.

Bob was born in New Jersey but lived in several places around the U.S. as he pursued his career in the plastics industry. He was an innovator, manufacturer and leader in that industry, becoming an honorary member of the Plastics Pioneers Association and being elected to the Plastics Hall of Fame in 2009.

He moved to Michigan in 2005 and quickly became involved in the St. Clair community. In addition to the Guild, Bob was also active with Kids In Distress Services (K.I.D.S.) and the Rotary Club.

Bob’s obituary is available here. A remembrance gathering will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019 in the Marysville Funeral Home, 1200 Michigan Avenue, Marysville, MI with a Memorial Service following at 12:00 p.m. A reception will immediately follow at the Voyageur Restaurant, 525 S. Riverside Ave. St. Clair MI until 4:00pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Water Hospice. To send condolences, visit

We will miss Bob’s good humor and positive attitude, and our thoughts are with his family and friends in this time of loss.