FACT's Mission Statement:
FACT is a corporation organized and operated exclusively for the charitable, literary and educational purposes focused upon encouraging the performance and appreciation of the theater arts.
As stated in Article 1, Section 2 of the constitution: The Fort Atkinson Community Theater (F.A.C.T.) is a corporation organized and operated exclusively for the charitable, literary and educational purposes focused upon encouraging the performance and appreciation of the theatre arts. No part of the net earnings of this organization shall be used for anything but the implementation of this organizations charitable purpose. No part of the net earnings of this organization shall under any circumstances, including dissolution, inure to the benefit of any private shareholder, member or individual. None of the activities of this organization shall be for the purpose of influencing legislation, contributing to candidates for public office, or the promotion of propaganda.
FACT's Constitution is public and available for download here.
FACT's previous annual meeting minutes are avalavble as well:
2014 Annual Meeting Minutes
2015 Annual Meeting Minutes
Board of directors:
FACT is comprised of members (friends of FACT) whom, if 18 years of age or older, have full voting rights at the annual meeting and may attend monthly meetings of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is comprised of at least 6 members but not more than 12 and are elected by members at the annual meeting, with 6 members holding 2 year terms (3 offset every-other year). For details, please see the FACT Constitution. FACT season's run September 1st through the following August 31st.
The Executive Board is elected at the first meeting of each season by the Board of Directors. The executive board is comprised of the following positions:
President (Nick Dingman): The President shall preside at all meetings of the members and of the Directors; shall be an ex officio member of all committees, voting only in case of a tie of the members of such committee present; and shall perform such additional duties as are prescribed from time to time by the Board of Directors.
Vice President (Amy Nelson): The Vice-President shall act in the absence of the President for any cause whatsoever, and shall be possessed of all powers and perform all duties of the president during such absence or disability and shall perform such additional duties as are prescribed from time to time by the Board of Directors. The Vice-President shall be responsible for all aspects of membership.
Secretary (Jason Teeter): The Secretary shall give notice of meetings as may be required by the Constitution, Articles of Incorporation, or order of the Board of Directors; record minutes of all meetings and attend to correspondence; shall have custody of the Constitution, Articles of Incorporation and any other records, books, papers, and documents belonging to this organization; and shall perform such additional duties as are prescribed by the Constitution, or as may be prescribed from time to time by the Board of Directors.
Treasurer (Jocelyn McGurk): The Treasurer shall collect and disburse all funds and shall keep an accurate account of receipts and disbursements; shall render a report to the Board of Directors at the annual meeting and from time to time at the request of the Board of Directors; and shall perform such additional duties as are prescribed by the Constitution, or as may be prescribed from time to time by the Board of Directors.
Additionally, the FACT board can create Committee Coordinators which may or may not be members of the Board of Directors but should be members. The Committee Coordinators currently assigned are as follows:
Costume Coordinator (Jocelyn McGurk): Costume coordinator is responsible for the physical costume storage space, including keeping a key and communicating with the site owner (bank). Costume coordinator will also be responsible for providing costumes as rentals and as required for the director of any FACT-sponsored shows and taking donations to the costume shop.
Webmaster (Nick Dingman): The webmaster is responsible for maintaining the structure of the website, ensuring that the content developed by the PR coordinator is able to be posted on the site and keeping backups of the information related to the site.
Historian (Beth Miller): The historian is responsible for collecting news releases, posters and playbills pertaining to all FACT related activities. These artifacts will be compiled in folders and maintained in the historian’s possession with the past history files until the position is resigned. If the historian does not have a subscription to the local newspaper, FACT will provide a subscription delivered to the historian. The subscription will be transferred as needed to the next historian.
Public Relations Coordinator (Alyssa DeJong): The Public Relations Coordinator is responsible for publicizing FACT information, events, and show- specific PR efforts. The coordinator will be the main contact for FACT when sending information to media outlets and contacts; however, articles and materials may be written/gathered by others and sent to the coordinator for submission. The coordinator will also be responsible for communicating PR material & efforts to board members, updating/ maintaining the FACT PR kit, working with production directors on show PR material, and keeping record of past PR efforts. The coordinator will also continually seek new PR opportunities and outlets.
Duties include but are not limited to:
- Writing press releases and articles about FACT events and efforts in the community
- Writing/ updating website with latest news and information
- Developing posters and other print material for FACT-sponsored events
- Gathering pictures of FACT events to send out to various media outlets
- Contact media outlets and contacts for ad space, newspaper submissions, and reserving
- Sending news updates and information written to Facebook admin and webmaster for posting
- Provide FACT.org PR material for display at shows and events
- Update FACT PR kit with new PR opportunities, information and contacts
- Keep track of show, event and organization PR efforts
- Audition PR (posters, articles, ads, social media & web posts)
- Meeting with directors to discuss images, posters and show PR efforts coordinator will be
- Updating director and stay in contact about show PR efforts and needs
- Writing articles/submit pictures to newspaper, social media, and web outlets for publishing production rehearsal and prep
- Designing and arranging printing of posters, playbills and other materials (flyers, handouts, playbills, etc)
- Arranging show media appearances (Radio show interviews, farmer’s market appearances,
- Arranging reviewer to preview show and write article to be printed in the newspaper
- Purchasing ad space in local newspaper