Orchard Players Newsletter March 2019
Hello and welcome back to another complete guide to everything Orchard Players!! Ever wonder exactly what goes on in those committee meetings??......No?...Well just IN CASE you wondered, the answers are all in these newsletters!! So it's already March and there is plenty to report so listen closely. I shall literally say this only once!!
Summer Show 2019
Once again a massive THANK YOU to everybody who has showed an interest and supported this project. Newsletter understands that the audition panel had a very tough job casting the show (they always do). It's very early days into rehearsals but so far the time has been used productively with blocking already being looked at and lines being learned..............................................................................................so anyway yeah, keep up the good work.
Annual General Meeting!!
As previously mentioned there is an AGM approaching! Can you feel it? Can you sense it? Are you getting those meeting vibes? Good! You are prepared! The AGM is on the 25th of April and is a friendly meeting for the ENTIRE group so that EVERYONE can get together and express their feelings about what they are experiencing and hearing. It's so nice when EVERYONE is in the same room and can show a mtual interest in the goings on of their favourite group. It's not a compulsory meeting but everyone will be called that evening and it would be lovely to see as many people show an interest as possible.
So! I'll keep this simple....it's a simple enough subject.... you may have noticed that In this group we pay the membership. Membership money goes towards various show expenses. Paying the membership is a delicate subject becauseit involves money....your money...MY MONEY!! hmmmmmmmmmm......anyway, membership paperwork will be circulating very soon. The sooner the membership is paid the sooner you can forget about it. Please pay membership BEFORE you forget about it. Committee prefers it that way around. Anyway just pay it. Any questions or queries about membership, don't worry!! Molly G is on hand to troubleshoot your worries.
Newsletter knows how much you all love a quiz night. It's been a tough job trying to pinpoint the perfect quiz night date BUT hard persistence from committee has concluded that an OCTOBER QUIZ NIGHT IS ON THE CARDS!!! We currently have the 12th of October penciled in SO start thinking about your teams NOW!! No harm in being prepared!! More info about this event to follow in coming months so don't stop reading!!
The annual day of Capel St Mary fun (although folk in Capel are a riot 24/7) is on Saturday the 8th of June 2019. Committee has an official Fun Team in place organising the group's stand at the fun day BUT....Team Fun would very much appreciate help from as many people as possible on the day to supervise, advertise and encourage the public to spend spend SPEND!! We may also be doing a special performance on the day so as many people for this would be beneficial. Don't be forcing any of us to do any solos!!!!!!
SPEAKING OF MAKING MONEY, IF ANYONE HAS ANY IDEAS ON HOW TO RAISE EXTRA FUNDS FOR THE GROUP (THAT ISN'T FUN DAY OR QUIZ, YOU FUNNY LOT) THEN COMMITTEE WOULD BE DEEEELIGHTED TO HEAR YOUR IDEAS.
Ok SO the Orchard Players has always had an internet presence BUT we've never really been associated with heavy website activity!! Well, people, that's all about to change because the Orchard Players website is very nearly in it's completion! A few tweaks and additions to go and we'll be hot to trot!! The site, however, is officially LIVE so don't forget to check it out!!! The address is www.theorchardplayers.com OR you could just type the name of the group into Google....that always tends to do the job.
This is the final opportunity to put your pantomime proposals forward for next year. Committee would like a proposal from every group member by the end of the month.........nah, just kidding of course! But if you do have the desire to put forward a proposal for the next pantomime then you have until the end of this month. Not long. Spit spot.
LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST......
A MASSIVE "THANK YOU" AND "CONGRATULATIONS" TO A ONE SUE MAPLESTONE!!!! ....SUE HAS TIRELESSLY SERVED THE ORCHARD PLAYERS COMMITTEE AS TREASURER FOR...WAIT FOR IT.....20 YEARS!!! YOU READ CORRECTLY, 20 YEARS!! AMAZING!! SO A HUGE HUGE THANK YOU, SUE!! THE WORK YOU DO IS VERYMUCH APPRECIATED!! <3 <3 <3
Attached to Newsletter will be a few documents for your perusal. Our policies. Anti-bullying and Health and Safety. These will be touched upon at the AGM but peruse beforehand, please. ALSO THE COMMITTEE NOMINATION FORM WILL BE CIRCULATED. IF YOU HAVE THE DESIRE TO BE ON THE COMMITTEE THEN PRINT ONE OFF AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE FORM!!!!!
So I think that's everything for now. If you've skipped straight to the end here then please read the above!!
LOVE TO YOU ALL