ABOUT THE SOCIETY
The Society of the Friends of the Monarch Theatre was registered and incorporated in the fall of 2009 with the Province of Alberta.
The Theatre is owned by the City Centre Development Agency (CCDA) and has its own Theatre Management Committee. This Society has no direct connection with the Theatre or the CCDA.
In 2010 the Friends received charitable status from the Federal Government, thus allowing donors to the Society to obtain a tax credit for donations (Given that the CCDA is not a registered not-for-profit society and thus cannot have charitable status, it cannot give tax receipts. Thus, the Friends has the functions of putting on fund-raising events as well as applying for grants, many of which are of the matching funds variety. The money thus raised is forwarded to the CCDA for use for capital expenditures. To date, the Friends have provided virtually all the funding for the digital projector and the HVAC system.
CURRENT EXECUTIVE & BOARD OF DIRECTORS
JUDY MORRIS President and founder
DANNY FIELDBERG Past-president
LORAINE DALLA-LONGA 1st Vice-President
BEV BOTTER Secretary
ROBERT HARVERY Treasurer
LIZ AUCOIN Director
IRENE DOUGLAS-GEISLER Director
TOM HAMP Director
MATT KLIMASZEWSKI Director – In charge of volunteers & representing the Society to the Theatre’s own board.
EARL MORRIS Director (Website)
SHILA SHARPS Director
(Some of the above members are also on adhoc committees such as Promotions, Fund Raising. etc.)
FOR INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT JUDY MORRIS AT 403-529-9231
A preserved historic Monarch Theatre which is a vital cultural component of an energized downtown Medicine Hat.
To coordinate activities at the Monarch to keep it financially viable, preserving and sustaining this historic community centre in downtown Medicine Hat.