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2022 Theatre Alberta Annual General Meeting

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We are pleased to share the details of our upcoming Annual General Meeting!

You are invited to attend the Theatre Alberta AGM on Monday, November 21th at 7:00pm via Zoom. We will aim to wrap up the meeting by 8:00pm.

RSVP
Please RSVP for the 2022 AGM using this webform:

Once you’ve RSVP’d, you will receive meeting materials a few days in advance. Members in good standing will receive the Zoom link the day of the AGM. 

You or your group’s membership must be in good standing in order to attend and participate/vote. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact Kate Kosinski, Office and Membership Coordinator, at kate@theatrealberta.com

If Zoom poses any accessibility concerns, please let us know as soon as possible so we can do our best to accommodate. Participation via Zoom’s desktop or mobile application is recommended, but participation via landline telephone can also be arranged. 

Only members in good standing will be able to attend and participate in the meeting proper, to facilitate accurate voting. Group members, as always, may send a single representative to vote on any/all motions on behalf of the group (*see additional information for group members below). After we’ve attended to the formal business of the AGM, we’ll provide additional time for conversation, questions, camaraderie, and community.

To ensure everyone in attendance is a member in good standing, members who RSVP will receive the Zoom link shortly before the meeting, and are not permitted to share the link with others. Everyone who RSVPs will also receive the meeting materials a few days in advance.

*Important note for group members: the AGM notice will be sent to the person who currently has voting rights for your group. If you wish to send a different representative you must officially designate them by informing Kate Kosinski, Office and Membership Coordinator, at kate@theatrealberta.com.

Board Nominations

The Theatre Alberta Board of Directors’ Human Resources and Nominating Committee is pleased to present two community members who have been duly nominated to stand for election to the Board of Directors at our AGM: Albertus Koett from Red Deer and Jaclynn Elfring from Coaldale.

Also standing for re-election to a second term are current board members Desiree Klause from Grande Prairie and Patricia Cerra from Edmonton. Board members continuing their current terms are Ashley King from Calgary, Caleigh Crow from Calgary, Julie Brown from Edmonton, Kelly Reay from Lethbridge, Luay Eljamal from Fort MacMurray, Lana Hughes from Edmonton, and Paul Muir from Rosebud. 

A huge thank you to outgoing board member Jenna Goldade from Red Deer for all of the hard work she’s shared over the past four years! 

Albertus Koett is the Artistic Director of Tree House Youth Theatre (THYT) in Red Deer. He is a graduate of RDC’s Motion Picture Arts program and also studied Theatre there. He prides himself on ensuring that each participant of THYT is given the opportunity to try any role in theatre they want to, in a safe and supported environment. As a director, he has worked with Primestock Theatre, Ignition Theatre, and Central Alberta Theatre. Albertus has appeared in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Primestock Theatre), The Laramie Project (Ignition Theatre), and Anne of Green Gables, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and Opening Night (Central Alberta Theatre). He also collaborated with Central Alberta Theatre to write and direct The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Theatre Series. Albertus previously served on the board of directors for CAT as Vice-President of Training and Vice-President of Productions.

Jaclynn Elfring joined the community theatre business in 2011 as an actor with Taber Players in A Streetcar Named Desire. From then on Jaclynn did many shows with Taber Players, as well as Playgoers of Lethbridge, learning as much as she could about what was involved with putting on a show. Outside of the theatre Jaclynn is a ticketed Journeyman Welder, as well as a VoiceOver actor who has narrated ten audiobooks. A lover of the arts, Jaclynn is involved in dance, piano, painting, singing, and leads a very active lifestyle. Jaclynn has been the Vice President of the Taber Players for the past year, and she is currently producing her second show of 2022 with the company. She performed at the 2022 Chinook Region One Act Festival in Lethbridge, and her group won best play. From there they went on to perform at the ADFA Provincial One Act Festival, where she took home the award for outstanding performance. Jaclynn has a zest for life and is looking forward to seeing what the universe has yet to unfold.

We look forward to seeing many of our members on October 17th! As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to info@theatrealberta.com or call our office at 780-422-8162.

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