Save the date for our next General Meeting, which takes place on April 25, 2018 at 6:30pm at Quaker House (5616 S. Woodlawn Avenue).
What is a General Meeting?
Our general meetings are open to the public. Usually we play some theater games, and we also conduct business (preparing for future productions, reporting on past productions, etc.). If you are interested in getting involved with the HPCP but haven’t done so yet, a general meeting is a good place to start. In this case, we will most likely be planning for our remaining 2017-2018 season events (Anton in Show Business, As You Like It, Shakespeare Workshop) and reporting on Collected Stories.
Is this April 25 meeting special?
YES! This is the meeting where we will be electing board members for the following year. We have a nine-member board of directors, including four officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer). The 2017-2018 board was elected at last spring’s general meeting, and now it’s time to vote again. At the meeting we will nominate candidates and the top nine will become the 2018-2019 board. (Once elected, the nine board members will determine who fills each of the four offices.) If you would like to be on the board, you may nominate yourself (or get a friend to do it for you if you are shy). There are no term limits.
A well-functioning board is essential to the health and longevity of any non-profit. We encourage all active members to attend on April 25 and participate in this important annual election.
Who is eligible to vote in the board election?
Active members of the HPCP over the age of 16 who attend the April 25 meeting are eligible to vote. We define an active member as someone who is involved in some way with every production that season, and who has bought or sold two tickets to each production that season.
What does the board do?
The board is the leadership of the HPCP. Collectively, board members make decisions about what to do in current and future seasons, how to allocate resources, policies, fund-raising, and so on. Board members are expected to attend board meetings and be actively involved in helping out with that season’s shows.
Do I have to be on the board to be on the play selection committee?
No. The play selection committee is organized by the board, but it is open to all interested active members. Members of the play selection committee must commit to reading at least one (usually two) of the proposed plays, communicating via email with other committee members in a timely way, and attending one fairly heavy-duty face-to-face meeting. The play selection committee for 2018-2019 has already been chosen and will meet on May 14, 2018.