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Membership Meeting Agenda

When:  7pm, Sunday, October 25th, 2015
Where: SunShine Pizza, 2424  Columbia Blvd., St. Helens, OR 

  • Chaired by and Time meeting called to order
  • Roll Call of Board members.
  • Additional Members in attendance, Visitors, and/or total.
  • Presidents Report.
  • Secretary’s Report including Minutes of previous meeting and Communications.
  • Financial Report.
  • Membership Report.
  • Special Projects Report.
  • Public Relations Report.
  • Maintenance Report.
  • Producers Report.
  • Youth Coordinator.
  • Special Committee Reports.
    • Changes to the bylaws
    • Removing Producer board position and Youth Coordinator positions.
    • Adding a non voting high school youth representative.
  • Old Business.
  • New Business.
  • Elections.
  • For the good of the Players.
  • Set date/time of next meeting.
  • Adjournment time.

Amended 9/29/2015
Amended 10/12/15 Moved meeting from Bertucci’s to SunShine Pizza due to increased number of members attending.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare AbridgedFor Immediate Release, ShoeString Community Players, Columbia County, Oregon—


For a fun night out the ShoeString Community Players present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) a play written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield that parodies the plays of William Shakespeare with all of them being performed by only three actors.  The fourth wall is nonexistent in the performance with the actors speaking directly to the audience during much of the play, and some scenes involve audience participation.

ShoeString Community Players is dedicating these performances as a direct benefit for the Rainier High School DRAMA program.   The DRAMA department needs equipment to be replaced and modernized for the ongoing needs and continuing future productions.  This fundraiser is great way to be entertained and help the DRAMA students out.

The complete works of William Shakespeare — 37 plays — are performed here by ShoeString Community Players in only 90 minutes.  Why truncate some of the greatest drama in history?  Because life is short and the complete works of The Bard are long.  The play contains many humorous footnotes on the script that are often not included in the full performances.  As a result, each performance can be vastly different from another, even with the same cast.  No two shows are alike.  Cast: Anthony Ditto, Joey Baker, Sarah Carmen and directed by Shannon Vaerewyck

Buy your tickets now for performances September 25 – 27, 2015 at Bertucci’s, 2017 Columbia Blvd., St. Helens, ONLINE at, and at the door.  Performance Date & Times: Friday & Saturday at 7pm, and Sunday at 2pm.  Where: RAINIER HIGH SCHOOL Auditorium, 28170 Old Rainier Rd, Rainier, OR 97048.  Tickets are $10 Adults and $8 Student/Seniors, online and credit sales 50¢ convenience fee.  Performances are a fund raiser for the Rainier High School DRAMA program.  Donations are gladly accepted.  Help support a great cause for the student for the Rainier High School DRAMA program.  For more information please contact see website at, or 503-366-4406.

The ShoeString Community Players has been producing plays and other performances in Columbia County for over 30 years.  Formed from a dedicated group of “Reader’s Theater” performers, SSCP was officially founded in 1982.  The first production was Brigadoon, performed at the St.  Helens High School Olmscheid Auditorium.  SSCP has consistently produced productions and performances since that time, tapping into the rich and “undiscovered” talent Columbia County and its surrounding areas have to offer.  We perform Revues, Musicals, Dramas, Comedies, Children’s Theater, and any other type of production that captures the attention of the community.  In fact SSCP is recognized in the Cultural Inventory of St. Helens in the Columbia County Cultural Coalition Summary.  ShoeString was also recently recognized by the National Endowment of the Arts for it participation in the “Big Read” with its performance of “The Persian” a Sam Spade radio play.  We have been a long-standing, well-respected community group.  SSCP is a fully non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, relying on volunteers for every aspect of our operation.  Our mission is to support theater and arts through successful productions and participation of the community.