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Last Updated: 28th May

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Membership Subscriptions
Our Membership Secretary would like to remind members who have not yet renewed their subscriptions that they are overdue and, unless payment is received by the end of May, membership of the Society will cease.
A reminder of the annual charges:

Full Member
£45 for couples
Audience Member
£12 for couples (residing at the same address)
Student Member
£12 (proof may be required if in higher education)

We are encouraging members to pay their subscriptions by either:

When renewing, could you please provide, as a minimum, your email address so that future newsletters can be sent electronically. Why not add a reminder of your contact details (address, phone number) to your renewal so that we can make sure we have the most up to date details for you.
Could we also ask that you let the Membership Secretary know if you do not intend renewing your subscription as this will prevent reminders being sent to you.

Please Note:
New membership cards will be held at the Box Office for personal collection the next time you attend the theatre. They will not be posted.

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This year's AGM will be held at the theatre on Friday 28th July, starting at 8pm. Please come along to hear what has been happening and what is planned at YOUR theatre. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

There will be the usual elections for various positions on the Executive Committee.

A sheet for prospective candidates/proposers/seconders will be posted on the Foyer notice board in the coming weeks. Any motions that you wish to raise should be put in writing and submitted to the Secretary, Melody Harbour.

During the AGM, the directors for next season's productions will give a synopsis of their plays so that you may find out about what parts are on offer.

At the first committee meeting following the AGM sub-committees for the ensuing year will be selected. A full list of sub-committees will be posted on the foyer notice board in the theatre and you are encouraged to consider thinking about offering your support.

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Theatre Snippets

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Building Manager
We have had an offer from Steve Harbour to be the new Building Manager coordinator. Steve has been a member for many years and used to be heavily involved in Set Building and stage managing. Steve has recently retired and is keen to become more involved in the theatre again and will be organising the various repair jobs that we need around the theatre.

If you are a suitably qualified builder, plumber, electrician, plasterer, painter, decorator or odd job person who would like to be considered to be hired to carry out work around the theatre, please contact Steve on 07760 119309. He can then begin to build up a contact list of workers we can call on for future work.

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Newsletter Delivery
We would like some assistance in getting the newsletters out to members. Although many members have moved across to having their newsletters delivered electronically, there are still approximately 150 that need to be delivered either by hand or post. This requires emvelopes to be addressed and filled. If you can spare any time to help with this task (or with the delivery) then please contact Helen or Dean Caston.

If you would like to receive your newsletter electronically then please use the same link and tell us your name and preferred email address.

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Help Wanted

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Promotion and Advertising

The monitor in the foyer is now available to promote future productions and events at the theatre. It is also available for advertising purposes if you know of any suitable companies or organizations.

Please contact Dean Caston for fees and details.

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RaTS Merchandise
Kathy West has been working with a clothing company to produce some garments that have the RaTS logo embroidered on them. A selection of polo shirts (£10), hoodies (£15) and fleeces (£20) are available to order and samples will be on display during the panto. Order forms are available in the foyer. A great way to promote our theatre and an ideal gift! We look forward to seeing lots of them being worn around the theatre.

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