MEET OUR COMMITTEE
The COVID-19 social distancing rules mean we have so far been unable to hold this year's AGM, which was scheduled for May and should take place before June each year, according to our Constitution. This is when a new Committee is elected and, this year, one Ordinary Committee Member and two Office Bearers were due to step down.
Given the exceptional circumstances we find ourselves in, the 2019-20 Committee has agreed to remain in place until such times as we are able to hold the AGM, currently scheduled for Thursday 3rd September. All Club Members have been consulted and, of those who responded, all were happy for the Committee to proceed as it sees fit.
As an actress and director, Cindy has been a highly-valued member of FADS for many years. She has also introduced her daughters, Ella and Maddie, to the club and, more recently, Teaga the Jack Russell. (Teaga has yet to be invited to take to the stage, although it hasn't stopped her trying!) This year is Cindy's second stint as Chair.
Acting and admin are two of Sarah's favourite things (behind her whippet, and skiing), so she's delighted to have taken on the role of Secretary for the Club. Since joining FADS in 2016, Sarah has appeared in a number of productions, painted sets, written/directed/produced a panto and travelled to Orkney as part of a FADS delegation.
Having been invaluable behind the scenes on numerous FADS productions over the years, as producer, director and prompt, Ellen is now holding the financial reins for the Club for a second year. Between hops back and forth to Amsterdam to visit her grandson, Ellen's great at organising local get-togethers and is a keen member of the FADS social committee.
In addition to her role on the Committee, Jane has been the Club's Front of House Manager for several years now and does a fantastic job of ensuring things run like clockwork when we welcome audiences in for performances. She's a proud mother to two other Stephenson Members: Heather, who's taken the lead in two recent pantos, and Gail, who does a sterling job crewing behind the scenes.
Laura is a talented and dependable actress who's been a member of the Club for many years and handled a wide variety of major roles with flair. Her daughter, Freya, is following her mother's footsteps into the spotlight and has taken part in a number of pantos. Their dog, Lily, completes the cheery threesome!
A successful artist by day, Rowena loves the creative side of drama. In 2009, she produced one of the Club's most successful shows, The Full Monty, and she has been involved in the production and costuming of many others. Her sociable collie, Finbar, can be seen most days taking her for a walk around the village.