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Cobb Memorial Arts Scholarship applications being accepted

Applications for the 2019 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 home schooled 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, 2019.

“Community Sings” continue on March 21st

Two more opportunities to come out and sing with old and new friends are coming up in February and March. Everyone is invited to come out and sing at the St. Clair Library!

Tom Kephart will be our performer and song leader on Thursday, March 21, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the library. The St. Clair Library is located at 310 S. Second St. in St. Clair. Admission is free!

This event is co-sponsored by the St. Clair Rotary, the City of St. Clair’s Recreation Department, and the St. Clair branch of the St. Clair County Library System.

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

Officers elected for 2018-19

At the organizational board meeting on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, the board elected the following members as officers for the upcoming year: Tom Kephart, president; Brian Moss, vice president; Melanie Freeman, secretary; Kim LaDuke, treasurer.

The board also took care of routine business, reviewed upcoming events, and discussed future plans.

The next meeting of the board will be Tuesday, November 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Guild Building. All members are welcome.

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.