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YVES DROPPER newsletter - April 2013 issue
available by clicking here. (PDF format - approx 1MB)
The latest issue of our newsletter is available to all members via email (or post if you prefer).
Non-members can view the previous newsletter by clicking on the link above
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Last Sunday of the Month "Catch Up" at The Miller Bar - 2pm to 4pm
One of the great attractions of being part of the Riccarton Players "family" is the fantastic social atmosphere of the theatre and the wonderful people.
our "home" currently inaccessible we have organised a regular gathering to give members the opportunity to catch up.
All members and "friends of Riccarton" are welcome to join us at the Miller Bar (308 Lincoln Rd) for a catch up and chat over a drink or two on the last Sunday of each month from 2pm to 4pm.
Help rebuild The Mill Theatre
The future of our beloved Mill Theatre remains uncertain while we wait for insurance and engineering assessments to be completed following the February 22nd earthquake.
The theatre may be battered and broken but the Riccarton Players family remains strong.
One thing that we do know for sure is that we will rebuild...someday, somewhere and somehow.
We are currently accepting donations towards the rebuild effort.
Some members have elected to make a one-off donation while others have organised small weekly or fortnightly deposits over a period of time.
We understand that many
members will be facing tough financial times as a result of the earthquake, however if you are in a position to help we would appreciate your support in rebuilding our home.
If you would like to contribute to the "REBUILD TMT" fund to assist us in rebuilding The Mill Theatre, in whatever form it may take, you my do so via the account listed below. Thank you.
The New Mill Theatre – Major News - 28th January 2013
We are very pleased to announce that on Fri 25th January, we finally signed Agreements for Sale and Purchase (ASAPs) with Woods Mill Developments Ltd (WMDL). WMDL is a new company, formed earlier in 2012, which took over the role of developer previously held by Woods Mill Ltd.
One ASAP is for the sale by Riccarton Players to WMDL of the Mill Theatre and the other ASAP is for the sale by WMDL to Riccarton Players of a nearby plot of land once it has been subdivided.
The committee wishes to acknowledge two members of Riccarton Players who have contributed to this outcome. Phil Payton, Senior Solicitor at Mortlock McCormack Law, for his extensive legal advice and assistance on the property transactions and Stephen Tomlinson, Principal at Tomlinson Law, for his invaluable advice on GST issues. Both have provided their services free of charge.
One key thing we’ve learned from this lengthy process is that delay is inevitable and patience is essential. The members of the TRG have worked consistently and tirelessly to achieve an extremely good outcome for the society.
Those who attended Riccarton Player’s Annual General Meeting on Sun 27th January received a detailed written report from Graeme Randle, on behalf of the Theatre Redevelopment Group, about events since the Special General Meeting in November 2011, culminating in the signing of the ASAPs on Fri 25th January. If you would like to receive a copy of that report, please email a request to Doug Clarke (email@example.com) who will send one to you.