Officers Elected for 2014
October 2013

Message from the Editor
Volume 1: Edition 2

Welcome to the second edition of the Pinewood Players Newsletter. The response to the inaugural letter last month was enthusiastic and I hope you all will continue to enjoy the news and updates from the organization. We look forward to your comments and suggestions. Just click on the "Suggestions" link in the sidebar to let us know what you think and to offer your suggestions for upcoming issues. 

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2014 Officers Elected

Pinewood Players Board of Directors Elects Officers and Appoints Committee Chairpersons  for the 2014 Season

The Pinewood Players Board of Directors met on September 14, 2013 to elect officers and assign committee chair responsibilities for the coming season. The two new board members elected by the membership in the August 17, 2013 General Membership Meeting were officially seated on the board. The new board members are Kathy Abramowitz and Melanie Westmark. Individual profiles for Kathy and Melanie as well as for all current board members may be viewed on the Pinewood Players web site at:

Les Maurseth was elected President for the 2014 season. Les held the office of Treasurer for the past three seasons and he will now take over the duties of President from Lu Cross. Lu will continue to serve on the board as Past President and Advisor for the 2014 season. Bill Gibney will continue to serve as Vice President. Dan Slocum will join the Executive Committee as Treasurer to replace Les Maurseth and Melanie Westmark will also serve on the Executive Committee as Secretary. 

Committee Chairperson responsibilities were also assigned for the various working committees. The Committee Chairpersons are as follows:
Membership: Kathy Abramowitz
Play Selection: Frank Hess
House Management: Linda Morrison
Sound & Lights: Ron Peterson
Set Construction/Playhouse Management: Art Powell
Marketing & Publicity: Dan Slocum
Social: Margaret Sprink
Ticket Sales Manager: Dovie Templeton

Historian and Sunshine: Pam Uvegas

The new officers and committee chairpersons are looking forward to a fun and successful 2014 season. Plays have been selected (as previewed in last months newsletter) and the wheels are already in motion to ensure another entertaining season of plays and other events to enhance your summer enjoyment in Munds Park. 

Pinewood Players Give Back to the Community

(Reprinted from web site)

In addition to providing high quality adult theatre performances, youth drama camps and recitals and other forms of entertainment such as Reader’s Theatre and Chaos Comedy Improvisation performances to the Munds Park community during the summer season, Pinewood Players members are good citizens who generously give back to the community in many ways.

For years Pinewood Players volunteers have produced the annual Kid’s Fourth of July Carnival free of charge in association with other community organizations such as the Pinewood Property Owners Association and Pinewood Country Club. This year’s Carnival was one of the best attended on record and could not have taken place without Pinewood Players support to organize, set up, man the booths and then restore the grounds to pristine condition afterwards. Many of the prizes awarded to all of the youthful participants in the carnival events were donated by the Players membership.

But the Player’s contributions are not limited to volunteer activities. This season the membership of Pinewood Players personally donated $852 during their June General Membership Meeting to support the Wounded Warrior Project. This amount was matched by the Pinewood Players organization to increase the donation to $1704. An additional $1198 was donated from proceeds of the very successful Cabaret Nights Reader’s Theatre events to bring the grand total contributed to $2902. Play tickets were also donated to Wounded Warriors for their raffle to help raise additional funds for the Project.

Pinewood Players donated gift certificates for theatre tickets to the Munds Park Business Alliance Beautification Project for their “silent auction” fund raiser held in late August. The Players organization also donated 200 tickets for the upcoming 2014 season to the MPBA for “Welcome Baskets” to be distributed to new residents of the community.

So next time you attend a Pinewood Players performance or other sponsored event, while you are enjoying the entertainment also be aware that you are supporting worthy causes in the community supported by Pinewood Players volunteers and members.


October News Clips

2014 Season Volunteers Needed!
The Board wishes to thank all those who served and volunteered in 2013. Pinewood Players is an organization of volunteers and without the active participation of the membership the organization would not be able to provide the high quality productions and community services for which Pinewood Players is known. If you have an area of special interest or expertise, or if you are just willing to donate some of your valuable time to assist on one of the committees in 2014, please put your energy and talents to work for Pinewood Players and the community by contacting the appropriate committee chairperson or by clicking on the "Volunteer Now" button in the sidebar. You will find it to be a fulfilling and rewarding experience. Working with others to create unique cultural experiences and provide high quality entertainment for the community while making new friends and memories that will last a lifetime will be satisfying beyond your expectations. Volunteer now and join in the fun!

Theater Seating Update
The theater seating upgrade has been completed. New carpeting has been installed and the upgraded seating is also in place (see photos below). The theater seating configuration was changed slightly to accommodate additional seats to bring the total seating capacity of the Pinewood Playhouse to 104. There is some painting yet to be completed and depending upon temperature some of the painting may be delayed until spring. However, the project is over 90% complete and the seats are in! While we may not be able to fully enjoy the new seating and flooring until next season, at least we are able to view the finished result and anticipate enjoying our upgraded amenities next summer.

Photo: New Seating  viewed from Center Stage

Photo: New Seating viewed from Stage Left

Pinewood Players Membership Drive
If you are interested in becoming a member of this energetic, community oriented organization, please fill out a membership application and join in the fun! Your do not have to be a performer to enjoy being a member of this dynamic community group. Annual membership dues are $10 for single and $18 for family memberships and all donations to the organization are tax deductible. Become a member, patron, sponsor or supporter of Pinewood Players. You will find the experience to be fun and rewarding at whatever level you decide to participate. Click on the "Join Now" button in the sidebar for more information and to access the membership application form.

Pinewood Players is a non-profit organization bringing cultural opportunities to all ages. Each summer the Pinewood Players entertain the community by presenting live theatre and by providing various venues where children and adults learn about the performing arts through participation in workshops, drama camps and plays of all kinds.

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Drama Camps

Schedules for 2014 kids Drama Camps have been established. Click below to get the details!

Drama Camp

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