BY JUDY THOMPSON
Tim Hesse, president of Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT), announced that the Annual Membership Meeting for the theatre will be on Tuesday, May 20, 5:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the theatre at 610 Mena Street. In addition to general business, the membership will vote on new officers and open board slots.
Nominees for officers are as follow: President – Tim Hesse (incumbent); Vice-President – Scotty Jenkins; Secretary – Judy Kropp (incumbent); and Treasurer – Marilyn Brown (has served as interim treasurer since last October).
There will be seven open slots on the board. The following have been nominated: Lamar Austin (incumbent); Phyllis Bell; Chris Benner; Sandy Brooks (incumbent); Melanie Buck; Robby Burt; Bill Hays (incumbent); Wayne Johnson, Chris Kuskie; and Jennifer Ogger (incumbent). Nominations for both officers and board members will also be taken from the floor at the meeting and written in on printed ballots. Those nominated for the board will have an opportunity to briefly tell about themselves and why they feel they should receive the membership’s votes. In addition, if there are any nominations for officers, the contested office nominees will have that same opportunity.
Eligible voters are 2014 Season Ticket Holders, Major Donors, Patrons, Commercial Members and Angels. To check eligibility or to request an absentee ballot, contact Marilyn Brown, Membership Chairman, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 394-3646. Absentee ballots must be requested no later than Friday, May 16.
OLT members are encouraged to attend the meeting and be a part of theatre decisions.