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

PRESIDENT: LORRAINE DALLA-LONGA

PAST PRESIDENT: JUDY MORRIS

1st VICE-PRESIDENT: DANNY FIELDBERG

SECRETARY: LIZ AUCOIN

TREASURER: LINDA FLETCHER

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DIRECTOR: GERRY BEEBE

DIRECTOR: IRENE DOUGLAS-GEISLER

DIRECTOR: LaVERNE GUILD

DIRECTOR: TOM HAMP

DIRECTOR: MURRAY IRVING

DIRECTOR: MATT KLIMASZEWSKI – In charge of volunteers & representing the Society to the Theatre’s own board.

DIRECTOR: EARL MORRIS – (Website)

DIRECTOR: BRUCE SHEPARD

 (Some of the above members are also on adhoc committees such as Promotions, Fund Raising. etc.)

FOR INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Lorraine at 403-977-1363  or Judy at 403-529-9231 or 403-952-7796

VISION STATEMENT

A preserved historic Monarch Theatre, which is a vital cultural component of an energized downtown Medicine Hat.

MISSION STATEMENT

To coordinate activities at the Monarch to keep it financially viable, preserving and sustaining this historic community centre in downtown Medicine Hat.