FRIENDS OF THE EASTGATE – AUGUST NEWSLETTER

As we write this, the refurbishment work at the theatre is nearing completion! The cafe will reopened on Thursday 22nd August. The main auditorium is expected to be ready for its first performance – The Fitzwilliam String Quartet presented by Music in Peebles on Sunday 8th September.

The Eastgate Programme for the rest of the year is also available – get ready to receive your copy and come into the theatre again.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY………….

Friends AGM – Sunday 29 September at 2pm
Watch out for your AGM information pack in early September which will give you all the important details including how to vote on proposed changes.  We need you there!

LAUNCH OF FRIENDS OF THE EASTGATE LOTTERY 

At the Friends Get Together in March 2019, we suggested the setting up of a Friends lottery to raise money for the Eastgate Theatre.  The idea was enthusiastically received and now here we have the launch!! You will find a letter, some rules and an application form in your envelope.  We hope you will join us!

Important notice: “Have you renewed your membership for this year?  We don’t want you to lose out!

ACTIVITIES AND FUNDRAISING IN LAST THREE MONTHS

There have been two very successful FRIENDS SHARING events in June.  The first was a fabulous tea party which brought in £280 and the second a joyful “gin and shortbread in a secret garden” which brought in £170.  Thank you so much for the hard work and contribution to the Eastgate!

There was a very successful trip to Pitlochry Festival Theatre on 31 July to see Blithe Spirit.  We had no idea if we would manage to completely fill a 49 seater coach so we worked out the costs on the basis of 40 people.  And then we had more and more interest and ended up with a coach full and a profit of £100 to give to the Eastgate! And we had a raffle on board which brought in an additional £170.

MORE NEWS ………………

“Five year membership” – the Committee has now decided to end this membership deal.   But don’t worry, anyone who signed up will continue to benefit from the saving.

Changes to the Friends Committee
Victoria Hardcastle stood down from Membership Secretary in June after many years of hard, dedicated service.  Thank you, Victoria.  We miss you!  Rosemary Donald has taken over this position.
Clive Hamilton and Ian Buckingham are standing down in September after many, many years on the Committee.  We will sadly have to say goodbye to them at the AGM.

So, we need new Committee membersWould you be able to join us as a Committee member or do you know anyone else who might like to join us?  We are a friendly bunch and we have quite a lot of fun!

 Prize Draw……..the lucky winner this time is HELEN HOLT of Peebles –  Congratulations and a prize will be delivered to you soon!

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