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It is time again for our Annual MCT Board of Directors Elections! Ballots will be emailed to all members and will also be available to pick up at the theatre box office beginning May 4th.
For next season, we have TEN (10) Board of Director Nominees. You will find that we have THREE (3) existing board members up for re-election along with seven (7) new faces! All Nominee Biographies and Photos are posted below. A link to this page is also posted on our Facebook, which you can share with other Theatre Members. If you wish to receive the biographies and photos by post mail or email, please contact our Box Office with your contact info at 305-743-0994, Monday through Friday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
The 4th Quarter Membership Meeting and Elections will be held in person on Wednesday, June 8th at 7:00pm. The Election will include three By-Law Revisions proposed by the MCT Board of Directors. These revisions are specifically for the DEFINITION, TERMS OF OFFICE and VACANCY of the OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS. Please take the time to review the Nominees and proposed By-Law Changes below. If you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our Box Office at 305-743-0994 or email@example.com.
May 4th - Ballots Available
May 6th - 3rd Member Meeting
June 8th - Final Member Meeting & BOD Election
* ALL BALLOTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE
My name is Maria and I was born in Tampa, FL, and moved to the fabulous Florida Keys at the age of 6, where I spent fifteen years of my adult life as a banker. I eventually retired as a branch manager from the bank and am now an entrepreneur running several businesses.
As a youth, I participated in competitive cheer and gymnastics, and now my daughter, Savannah, is following in my footsteps. Savannah has already expressed an interest in training and dancing professionally and hopes to own her own studio one day. In addition, she has been performing at the Marathon Community Theater for the past couple of years. I am always at my daughter’s side, volunteering and helping out.
When asked, I will tell you that I have always had a passion for the arts and a great love for helping others. I do my best to give back to the community by volunteering for numerous community events and currently serve as the Heart of the Keys Recreation Center President.
I keep up with my husband in my free time while chasing around my daughters and can always be caught chauffeuring them to anything from school functions to dance competitions.
I have enjoyed watching my daughters perform locally and would like to be given the opportunity to get more involved with MCT and its future.
Hi Everyone... Let me introduce myself. My name is Ilene Clark for all those that I have not already met. I have been a past renter and currently owner for almost 4 years at Coco Plum Beach Yacht Club here in Marathon. I would like to ask for your vote for the Marathon Community Theater Board of Directors in the upcoming election in June.
My personal & community goal is to help make our Marathon Community Theater the best theater in Marathon. I would like to support all the needs of the community theater and help to complete any tasks required. Also assist in the follow through of any existing and future projects. My strength is working with recruiting volunteers and motivation of all.
Currently a Certified Residential Property Appraiser with Florida license RD4327, self-employed working part time (almost full time) in Monroe County. I have been a certified licensed appraiser for over 20 years. I previously lived in Delray Beach, FL (Palm Beach County) for 20 plus years, before moving to Marathon/Coco Plum Beach Yacht Club.
While raising my kids, I was very active with the Delray Beach Soccer league for multiple years, being the administration/board positions, acquiring sponsors for over 55 teams, organize all aspects of uniforms and general organization needs. Thank you for your time in reading this and please consider voting for me.
Your future board member, Ilene B. Clark
PS: Please call me anytime (561) 542-2727 and ask me any questions you might have.
Charla Garrison is originally from Dayton, Ohio. She moved to Clearwater, Florida in 1998, and then to the Florida Keys in October of 2018. She and her husband, Larry Garrison, became involved with Marathon Community Theatre in 2019 when she portrayed “Nurse Ruby Sue” and he was rhe light tech for FOUR OLD BROADS, directed by Jackie O’Neil.
In addition to being in some MCT productions, Charla has also been a volunteer, helping wherever needed from bartending to setting up and tearing down and cleaning up. Charla is also involved with MCT’s Dance Department with interest in tap, belly dance and theatrical jazz.
Before moving to Marathon, Charla owned and operated a murder mystery dinner theater for eighteen years. She has written over seventeen comedic murder mystery plays, several skits and has sold some of her plays to other mystery dinner theaters around the United States. Charla is an accomplished writer, director, actor and business woman and is thrilled to be involved with Marathon Community Theatre in any way she can!
Jerry joined MCT about 14 years ago, initially performing in holiday shows and One Weekend Only. In 2012, he was cast in his first stage show (Forever Plaid) and has since been in a number of plays and musicals, most recently in Suite Surrender, and the Carol Burnett Show Skits.
Beginning this season, Jerry has also begun running the lights - specifically for January's production of Sunset Village. Besides teching at MCT, Jerry has been in several readings and plays, directed this season's fall reading of Talley's Folly, and has volunteered for front of house duties on almost every show that he was not part of the cast.
Jerry also has a bit of relevant experience, having been on the Board for The Dessoff Choirs in NYC for a short time. He believes that his extensive experience with MCT makes him well suited to be on the Board of Directors. .
Deborah is currently the Director of Operations for Keys All Area Roofing & Construction. She is also Co-Owner of SeaSquared Charters, Inc.
Deborah moved to Marathon in 2006 from Arkansas. Since moving to the Keys, she has been involved with the Zonta Club of Marathon, volunteering at Crane Point Museum along with several other organizations that helped rebuild the community after hurricane Irma.
Deborah is married to fellow nominee Dion Watson and has 2 daughters and one granddaughter. With a background in sales, customer service, permitting, fundraising and special event planning she feels she would be an asset to the Theater.
Recently she has been volunteering at the Theater and looks forward to assisting with growth and continued success of the Marathon Community Theater.
Contact Number: 305 587-9077
I was born in 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in northeast Georgia. During my teenage years growing and learning in high school I was a part of the fine arts program, participating in my school's band, chorus and the drama program. I preformed on stage in many shows for all three of the above school programs. Singing, Dancing, Acting, and playing music became my passion. I became a theatre technician for lighting and sound. Upon graduating high school in 1996, I immediately went into the regional police academy.
Graduating from the police academy, I continued my career until retirement in April of 2015. During my career in law enforcement, I worked in different divisions through several law enforcement agencies. Also, during that time, I met my wife, Robyn. We have been married since 2005 and have 3 boys ages 22, 18 and 16 plus Max, our dog. We moved to Marathon in 2015 to enjoy our retirements. Part of that move was purchasing The Tackle Box, which Robyn and I now currently own and operate. Besides the store, we operate charter fishing boat fleet.
The Marathon Community Theater's functions have become a part of my family's routine. Robyn and I enjoy attending any function that the theatre hosts whenever we have the time. I recently started hosting free fishing seminars at MCT in February 2022 and plan on continuing them monthly for the community. Robyn and I also enjoy volunteering at MCT when we can to help with functions.
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My name is Dayanara Terpos and I am currently serving as a Board Member and as Marathon Community Theatre’s Treasurer. I hope to be re-elected to our Board of Directors and continue to help guide the theatre back to the robust cultural venue it was before the pandemic.
I became a full time resident of Marathon in September 2013. I did not originally intend to stay in the Keys, but looking back over the past 9-years (which includes meeting my fantastic husband Jacob), I am truly grateful that I did!
I started volunteering at MCT as an Usher, Will Call and Ticket Taking during shows. After becoming acquainted with the theatre and its wonderful family of members and volunteers, I was asked to work the sound booth during the run of FOR OLD BROADS (2019/20 Season). While working with this amazing cast & crew, I caught the theater bug and never looked back - appearing in TALLY’S FOLLY, SUITE SURRENDER, THE CAROL BURNET SHOW SKITS and INVITATION TO MURDER!
I have been a member of the MCT Board of Directors and held the position of Treasurer since 2020. I hopefully will continue to serve our members and community as MCT's Treasurer if re-elected. Thank you for your time and support!
Dion moved to Marathon in 2006 and is currently the Owner/ Operator of Keys All Area Roofing & Construction. Dion has worked with many local charities including coaching youth softball at the Marathon Community Park and Crane Point Museum.
After Hurricane Irma she partnered with Habitat for Humanity, Monroe County Long Term Recovery, United Methodist and many others to help get those who suffered loss during the storm. She recently begin volunteering at the Marathon Community Theater and wants to become more involved with the workings of the Theater.
With a background in Human Resources and a business owner, she believes she can be of value in working to increase membership and growth. Dion is married to her wife of 22 years and fellow nominee, Deborah Shirley, and has 2 daughters and 1 granddaughter. She loves the water, fishing and her butterfly garden.
My name is Sharon Young and I am currently new to the MCT main-stage theatrical productions. Previously, I was in two productions in Junior high school and took part in Drama Club.
Outside of acting, I have been part of the MCT family for three years - specifically in the dance department - enjoying both Tap and Jazz classes, along with MCT's annual Holiday Shows, One Weekend Only's and the theatre's community dance showcase tah-DANCE!.
I am originally from Maryland where I met my husband and had two children. We moved to Virginia, and then to Florida. We’ve been in Florida for 14 years - 4 years full time here in Marathon.
I’ve explored many avenues when it came to jobs. From accounting data entry clerk, jazzercise instructor, aesthetician/nail tech, and a local Turtle Hospital educational tour guide. Now that I am retired I am enjoying MCT, art classes, and the beauty that surrounds us here in the Florida Keys.
The reason I am running for the MCT Board of Directors is to further my relationship with MCT, become more involved and helping MCT continue to grow and support our community through the arts.
Marathon Community Theater (MCT) has become an important part of my life, not only with participating in shows and dancing, but also with having the privilege of serving on the Board of Directors for the last 4 years. As Executive Vice-President for 2 of those years, I learned the different facets of the governance of the business and also took on different roles from a theater aspect.
I was honored to be your President this past 2021-22 fiscal year. Recognizing the effects of less participation by patrons due to the effects of COVID, I was instrumental in introducing different venues such as Murder Mystery Dinner Shows, Drag Queen Bingo, and Dinner Concerts (all which sold out!) to help achieve a sustainable revenue flow after being shuttered for a year which was devastating to our reserves. Just like “the show must go on”, it was necessary during a year without revenues to keep up with building and employee expenses to assure everyone that MCT would be back. I’m proud to say that with our different events and shows, we have restored over ½ of the used reserves and are working diligently to keep the reserves growing as an extra insurance for any unforeseen needs at MCT.
As a practicing Certified Public Accountant (CPA), I have assisted with the financial information for successful grand awards for several years. I complete the payroll tax filings and year end tax returns, pro bono, as a service to MCT.
There is still more that I would like to achieve at MCT and hope that you will vote me in for another term so that I may continue to work hard to make MCT the center of entertainment for the Florida Keys! Thank you, everyone, for your support.
The 2021-22 Marathon Community Theatre Board of Directors has approved for member consideration the below revisions to the existing Marathon Community Theater By-Laws. The proposed By-Law changes are specifically for the DEFINITION, TERMS OF OFFICE and VACANCY of the OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
The By-Law changes proposed are to revise the DEFINITION of a board member to reflect the reduction of the number of Directors from a minimum of 11 to a minimum of 9 and a maximum of 15 to a maximum of 11; to revise the current TERM OF OFFICE for an elected Board Member from three successive 2-year terms to two successive 3-year terms, in a staggered manner. The term of President is to also be revised to three successive 1-year terms, allowing a President the time needed to learn the job and effectively make changes during their presidency; and to revise the VACANCY of a Board Member, making this action necessary only if the total number of board members drops below the specified minimum number of Directors.
The Board of Directors find that the existing clauses do not meet the changing needs of the organization. The purpose of this revision is to bring the By-Laws up to date with the operations of Marathon Community Theatre.
Please find BELOW:
• Attachment 1– MCT By-Laws Proposed Revisions May 2022 (specifically pages 5 & 6)
• Attachment 2– MCT By-Laws Revision Ballot May 03 2022
Please print and review the attached forms, as they contain important information about the proposed revision to the MCT By-Laws as well as the upcoming June 8th 2022/23 MCT Board of Directors Election & General Membership Meeting.
Please remember that Individual Memberships have one (1) vote and Household Memberships have two (2) votes for the By-Laws Revision Ballot.
Implementation: The change will be implemented upon passage of the suggested by-laws change by the general membership voting results on THURSDAY, JUNE 9TH, 2022.