The board of directors is the governing body of Porthole Players Ltd. They are required to be knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and helpful in safeguarding the mission and values of the company. A board position will last for one year with the option of renewal after a peer evaluation.
Directors will participate in reviewing policies, fundraising, show productions, and using their personal skill set to donate time and effort to the vision of the company. Through direct donations or in-kind contributions, each board member is responsible for adding value to the company.
Another aspect of the job is the expectation that directors will assist the officers with building community relationships, and promoting Porthole Players productions and education efforts. Also by joining committees and participating in the election or removal of officers and board members. Recruiting future potential board members is another important task that falls to each director.
All directors are required to attend all monthly meetings except when excused, and maintain the confidentiality of their proceedings. Board members will ensure that the president is made aware of all new developments, and ensure that requests of officers are reasonable and timely.
Finally, all directors will sign and adhere to the conflict of interest document as it is developed and refined.
Morgan is an accomplished actor who loves music and writing. Together with his wife, he owns his own publishing company. He is always willing to fill in whenever and wherever needed. President@portholeplayers.com
Miranda has been involved with Performing Arts since she was a tot. She is honored that her community has nominated her to this role and promises to uphold Portholes legacy. Vicepresident@portholeplayers.com
Jennifer has lent her grant writing skills to Porthole and has adopted the secretary role. A writer to the core, she hopes to bring more opportunities to the theater community.
Alex is a maintenance tech living in Toledo, OR who has been on again off again “treading the boards” as they say, since 2005. Alex is thankful to have the theatre and surrounding community here in the coastal sphere, and hopes both entities continue to blossom and thrive in these ever evolving times. Treasurer@portholeplayers.com
A lifetime member of Porthole Players and a skilled playwright and dramaturg, Jennifer is pleased to serve on the Porthole Board. She has a Master's in Theater Arts from the University of Idaho and manages marketing for the University of Oregon events.
Jennifer directed Matilda the Musical, which hit the boards last November to rave reviews. She enjoys teaching at Toledo Elementary and has been a board member of the American Association of Community Theater since 2018 after joining in 2008. Jennifer holds a Master's in Theater from Kansas University.
Cassandra came to Porthole Players after a many year hiatus from theater, a life long resident of Newport and lover of all things theater. She is also an Herbalist by trade and excited to join Porthole Players Board.
As a first-time board member, Rebeccah is excited to learn the ropes and find new, innovative ways to foster a spirit of mentorship and community engagement within the organization. She's been involved in the local theater scene on-and-off since 2003, most recently as the costumer for Fall 2024's run of Matilda The Musical. With a specia
As a first-time board member, Rebeccah is excited to learn the ropes and find new, innovative ways to foster a spirit of mentorship and community engagement within the organization. She's been involved in the local theater scene on-and-off since 2003, most recently as the costumer for Fall 2024's run of Matilda The Musical. With a special interest in theatrical hair and makeup design, Rebeccahs looking forward to a very creative 2024.
As our current board president, Morgan is your go-to for all things Spirits of Sylvia Beach (he's directing!) He can also answer questions regarding our day-to day operations.
Miranda has a handle on all things tech related. The website, emails, and socials are her domain (pun intended!) and she also steps in when Morgan isn't available.
The keeper of the minutes and other specific documents relating to Porthole Players business, Jennifer has all our protocols in line!
This email will get you a direct line to Alex for all your financial transaction needs! Email him receipts or invoices and he'll make sure everyone is paid on time!
This is our general email box where you can ask us anything! Suggest a play, nominate a lifetime member, apply for the board of directors next year...the possibilities are endless and we're here for you!
Lifetime Members are nominated for sharing their talents over countless hours that are pivotal to the success of Porthole Players. Our Lifetime Members are recognized in all playbills, on the website and receive complimentary tickets to every Porthole Players production. They have made significant contributions that far exceed any individual expectations. They prove to be our biggest supporters and Porthole would not be the same without them.
(from left to right, Stephan, Chris Graamans, Carol Duvall, and Rick LeDoux)
Stephan has worn every hat imaginable for Porthole. He has served many years on the board of directors, directed shows, produced, performed as well as designed and hand painted gorgeous sets over decades. He has been a valued asset as the "go-to" person and skilled calligrapher at the PAC. If you haven't enjoyed his delectable fudge, you are missing out!
A large portion of the dynamic shots of our productions have been captured by the talented photographer, Chris Graamans. His services have allowed us to have the perfect moments featured in our marketing materials, grant proposals, and news stories. We wish Chris a happy retirement from his professional career this year, he has certainly earned it! See his work at https://portholeplayers.com/thank-you-chris-gramaans
When she received her award at our annual meeting, Carol had a touching moment when she realized the logo she created for Porthole Players was used on the award itself. Carol's accomplishments don't end there. She has been a Music Director, Producer, Artist and Board Member over her decades of giving to Porthole Players success.
If you've enjoyed musicals put on by Porthole Players, chances are pretty good that you've tapped your foot along to the beat of Rick's drums in the pit. Our orchestra members go mostly unseen, but the caliber of their performances make the shows unforgettable. Rick is an outstandingly positive influence on all he encounters.
Email us, write us a letter, message us on social media or approach any board member! We want to acknowledge the extraordinary commitment of our volunteers.
Stephan, Kay Austin, Jill Baker, Ernie Brown, Anthony Bucas, Dan Buckout, Joann Buckout, Jennifer Chaney, Sara Coxen, Carol Duvall, Jan Eastman, Mike Eastman, Chris Graamans, Erling Grimstad, Pat Grimstad, Kathryn Heater, Linda Johnson, Rick, LeDouox, Ramona Martin, Cindy McConnell, Mark McConnell, Dick Poole, Rose Poole, Lee Ritzman, George Schoonover, Robbie Schoonover, Mary Lee Scoville, Neil Staufenbiel, Sandra Staufenbiel, John Steen, Vickie Steen, Marv Vernon, Nance Vernon, and Cyn Wilkes
These are members who have made a profound impact on shaping the legacy of Porthole Players and have proven their commitment to community theater excellence. Some are no longer with us, but their contributions are ever present in our productions today. New members are nominated annually by the current Board of Directors based on significant dedicated service to the Performing Arts.
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